Two recent incidents in Nepal have intensified the debate in the diplomatic and political corridors of the capital Kathmandu. The first of these incidents is the visit of Samantha Kumar Goel of Nepal, head of the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). During this time, he met privately with Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli. While the second incident is the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to South Asia. During this time, Pompeo visited India-Sri Lanka and the Maldives, but kept his distance from Nepal.
Oli’s criticism intensifies, president may disappear
Leaders of the ruling Nepalese Communist Party have also expressed their displeasure at the incident of Raw Chief’s meeting alone with PM Oli. The leaders of the opposition parties also raised questions about the meeting. It is not that Oli was only criticized after meeting the head of the Indian Intelligence Agency, but there are also a large number of people who believe that this will improve the political and diplomatic situation between the two countries.
Ruckus started after the Raw Chief tour
According to the Nepalese media report Moy Republika, there is no good thought in the political class of Nepal regarding Raw. Many people claim that foreign forces are behind the ongoing political upheaval in Nepal. In which they also see RAW as a factor. At the same time, there are already rumors in Kathmandu that India wants to change power in Nepal. PM Oli himself has made baseless allegations against India on this matter.
Rumors in Nepal regarding Bhattarai
There is a rumor in Nepal that India wants to see Oli out of power and see party leader Janata Samajwadi, Dr Baburam Bhattarai, as prime minister again. There were also allegations that Baburam Bhattarai had a meeting with the head of the Indian Intelligence Agency in Kathmandu, but he dismissed this as a rumor. Bhattarai was appointed chairman of the federal council of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) a day before the RAW leader’s visit to Nepal.
Conspiracy to remove Ollie under the pretext of winter session!
Nepal’s main opposition party, the Nepalese Congress, is also calling for the winter session of Parliament to be called as soon as possible. He says this will allow a debate on the situation arising from the Corona virus in the country. At the same time, many people claim that the Nepalese Congress is calling this session a conspiracy. His real motive is to join the rebel leaders of the ruling Nepalese Communist Party in bringing forward a motion of no confidence against the Oli government. So that Oli can be kicked out of power.
A former Nepalese diplomat also expressed doubts
According to former Ambassador Dr Dinesh Bhattarai, foreign affairs adviser to the two former prime ministers of Nepal Sushil Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba, the visit of the head of RAW to Nepal is not fair at this time of diplomatic crisis between India and Nepal. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nepal in 2014 after a 17-year hiatus, we all believed our relations with India had reached a political level. But, when the head of RAW met PM Oli, his meaning changed.
Peace at the top even with dahl
Even peace between Prime Minister Oli and Party Chairman Pushp Kamal Dahal Prachanda was only established at the top. There are still internal tensions between the two leaders regarding participation in power. Oli refused to hand over several ministries to the Dahal faction leaders. It is also alleged that the head of RAW also met Dahal. In such a situation, it is possible that when the no-confidence motion is brought against Prime Minister Oli, Dahal will support the opposition.