The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist led by former premier K. P. Oli and the CPN-Maoist led by former premier Prachanda have forged electoral alliance
Shirish B Pradhan
Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara wants India and China to use “peaceful diplomatic means” to resolve the issue.
The three-time PM takes over at a crucial time in Nepal, which is holding the first local-level polls in 20 years, resisted by Madhesi groups.
Prachanda stepped down after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power-sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling Nepali Congress.
The local body elections should have been held in every five years in Nepal. Due to political instability, they have been halted since May 1997.
India has provided extensive support in the form of vehicles to the amount of 90 million Nepali rupees to be used during the local body elections.
The impeachment motion accused Sushila Karki of “interfering in the jurisdiction of the executive and failing to issue verdicts without being prejudiced”.