NEPAL-INDIA RELATIONS: OPEN SECRET DIPLOMACY
COMMENTARY ARCHIVES, 31 May 2009
The United Maoist-led Government resigned as of May 4, 2009 and its resignation has been accepted. Almost three weeks back, the senior UML leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal, who failed to win people’s trust in two constituencies he challenged in the last Constituent Assembly (CA) election, was unanimously elected as the second Prime Minister of republican Nepal on May 23, 2009.
The largest party with 238 members out of 601, the united Maoists, boycotted the election, protesting against the move of the president. The ceremonial president reinstated the CoAS to let him continue in his office despite the executive decision. India has now become the butt of controversy among all players – political parties, media, civil society, etc. – both in and outside the land. This article attempts to address India’s role in Nepal, its next-door neighbor in the central Himalayas.
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