KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has accused India of being behind a conspiracy to throw him out of power, the Press Trust of India reported.
Nepal Prime Minister made the remarks while addressing a ceremony in Kathmandu. He said, “Efforts are being made to remove me from power, but that will not succeed.”
“I have smelt undercurrent movements. There have been various kinds of activities in the embassies and hotels. If you listen to the news media from Delhi, you will get the gesture,” he alleged.
Nepal Prime Minister’s remark came over a week after the country approved a bill to redraw the country’s map demarcating the Lipulekh mountain pass, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory. These areas are at the centre of the dispute between India and Nepal.
KP Sharma Oli further said that external forces will not be able to hurt Nepal’s interests. “You all must know Nepal’s nationalism is not that weak that outside forces will be able to topple it,” he added.
“We have changed our map and if the prime minister of the country is deposed, then that will be unthinkable to Nepal,” he concluded. However, there was no immediate reaction to Oli’s remarks from Indian officials.
According to a report, differences have emerged between Oli and Nepal Communist Party’s Executive Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” over the party’s leadership.
Border tensions between Nepal and India have also grown over the past few months. India has warned the country to not resort to any artificial enlargement of territorial claims.