Chorus to remove Nepal PM becomes louder after his attack on India backfires

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s recent remarks that efforts are being made by India to oust him after his government redrew Nepal’s political map has backfired, with top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party demanding his resignation. Top leaders of the ruling party demanded that the prime minister step down immediately because the remarks he made were “neither politically correct, nor diplomatically appropriate,”

As soon as the powerful Standing Committee meeting of the ruling party started at the PM’s official residence at Baluwatar on Tuesday, former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” slammed KP Oli for the remarks he made on Sunday.

“The Prime Minister’s remarks that India was conspiring to remove him was neither politically correct, nor diplomatically appropriate. Such a statement by the Prime Minister may damage our relations with the neighbour,” he warned.

Prime Minister KP Oli on Sunday said that there have been various kinds of activities in the “embassies and hotels” to remove him from power. He said some Nepalese leaders were also involved in the game.

It was not appropriate for the prime minister to accuse the southern neighbour and leaders of his own party, a senior leader of the party quoted Prachanda as saying during the meeting.