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A file photo of K.P. Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal. Photo: Reuters
A file photo of K.P. Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal. Photo: Reuters

What is happening in Nepal is its internal issue: India

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli accused India of bringing the Maoist party and the Nepali Congress together to form a new government

New Delhi: India on Thursday rejected reports that it was behind the political turmoil in Nepal. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said what was happening in Nepal was its “internal issue" and India would not like to comment on it.

He was asked about reported comments by Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli that the exercise to form a new government is moving ahead with involvement of India.

According to reports, he also accused India of bringing the Maoist party and the Nepali Congress together to form a new government.

Nepal’s opposition parties on Wednesday tabled a no-confidence motion against Oli after he refused to resign despite his coalition government being reduced to a minority, plunging the country into fresh political instability.

CPN (Maoist Center), Nepali Congress and CPN (United) tabled the no-confidence motion to oust Oli a day after Prachanda’s Maoist party withdrew support to the nine-month-old CPN-UML coalition government. He claimed that he would form the new government with the backing of the opposition.

Prachanda proposed the motion while Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba seconded it. NC leader Ram Krishna Yadav said the motion was filed after 183 NC parliamentarians—70 from Maoist and three of CPN (United)—put their signatures in the 601-member constituent assembly, Kathmandu Post reported.

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