According to rumors, the Nepal Army chief was not pleased with Pokhrel’s words on the national defense force. Pokhrel was outspoken in his criticism of the Indian Army chief over a statement in which he said Nepal was taking umbrage at India at China’s request.
Observers believe Oli’s meeting with Samant Goel is aimed at healing Nepal’s fragile ties with India, while party leaders oppose it, claiming it violates diplomatic rules.
A no-confidence motion was submitted against Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi by roughly a dozen and a half members of the province parliament in Karnali, deepening the split within the ruling party. 15 of those who attempted to depose Shahi are former CPN-UML members, with at least eight from the Oli group.
Oli’s decision to nominate certain ministers has sown dissension within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with the other chair, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, expressing displeasure with the prime minister’s “unilateral move.”
“As we know, there are some disagreements between Nepal and India,” Bijaya Kant Lal Karna, a former ambassador, told the Post, “Goel’s visit may be aimed at breaking the deadlock and getting the bilateral ties back on track.” “I believe both parties want to interact at the highest level, and Goel’s visit might be the first step.”
Even though a request to enable the Indian Air Force jet on which the Indian official landed in Kathmandu was made through the ministry, Nepal’s Foreign Ministry maintained ignorance about Goel’s visit. Due of the epidemic, flights between Nepal and India have been halted. India has requested that flights be resumed, but the Oli administration has yet to react.