Resignation threat looms over Nepal PM after remarks on India
Nepal : Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli recently claimed that Indian government is making efforts to oust him after his government passed a new map of the country, his remarks did what he claimed and top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party demanded his resignation.
At a meeting at Oli's residence, former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" raised demands of his resignation for his remarks against India.
"The Prime Minister's remarks that India was conspiring to remove him was neither politically correct, nor diplomatically appropriate," he said.
"Such a statement by the Prime Minister may damage our relations with the neighbour," he warned.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday alleged that there are some activities in embassies and hotels that hint processes are being made to oust him from power.
Prachanda claimed that it is not appropriate of Oli to blame the neighbours and leaders of his own party.
Besides top leader Prachanda, senior leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam and spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha also asked Prime Minister Oli to provide evidence of his accusations and asked him to quit, he said.
They said the prime minister should resign on moral grounds after making such "undiplomatic and nonpolitical remarks." However, KP Oli, who was also present at the meeting, did not make any comments.