China restless with the upheavals in Nepal

Kathmandu: – China has become extremely restless as the power is slipping out of the hand of its agents, in Nepal. A high-level Chinese delegation has reached Nepal given this. The Chinese delegation has pleaded that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Prachanda should resolve the disputes amicably. The Chinese opposition parties have started demonstrations demanding that China stop all the political interference in Nepal. Whereas, former Prime Minister Prachanda, has appealed to India to intervene, saying that It is incorrect on India to remain silent, while the Nepalese democracy is under threat. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has recommended dissolution of the Nepal parliament; President Bidya Devi Bhandari has decided to that effect.


General elections will soon be held in Nepal and China is panicking with the thought. China had sent its delegation to Nepal to try and retain the Oli government in power. This high-level delegation had rounds of meetings with Prime Minister Oli and his main rival Prachanda, trying to clear the dispute between them. But the dispute has aggravated further and there is no possibility that the divide in the ruling communist coalition, can be mended. Besides, a mighty country like China, taking an interest in political developments in a small country like Nepal is surprising. The opposition parties in Nepal have accused that Prime Minister Oli is a Chinese pawn and working under the Chinese rulers’ direct instructions. Former Prime Minister Prachanda also endorsed these accusations and shocked Oli and China. This destabilised the Nepalese government and finally, Prime Minister Oli recommended dissolution of the parliament to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

The Indian media had taken cognisance of the political upheavals in Nepal. Simultaneously, the Indian media presented the government stand that these are internal matters of Nepal. The Indian stand regarding the developments in Nepal is very patient and mature. Global Times, the mouthpiece newspaper in China, who is disturbed with this, criticised India. Global Times made a laughable claim that China has a right to send a delegation to Nepal, but India has no rights to intervene in Nepal. Against this background, it has been reported that former Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda appealed to India, while speaking to a local news channel.  Prachanda demanded India’s help by saying that it is incorrect to remain silent on the Indian part when democracy is being murdered in Nepal. This demand made to India by Prachanda, once a China supporter and Indian opponent, becomes significant. Prachanda said that along with India, the United States and European countries also need to take cognisance of Nepal’s developments. 

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