India describes political developments of Nepal as its internal matter

India News Network

New Dilli, May 27. Taking note of the recent political developments in Nepal, India on Wednesday said that it views them as internal matters of the Himalayan country.

“We have taken note of the recent political developments in Nepal. We view these as internal matters of Nepal to be dealt by them under their own domestic framework and democratic processes,” Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi said in response to media queries.

He also said that as a neighbour and friend, India remains unwavering in its support for Nepal and its people on their journey toward progress, peace, stability and development.

Nepal found itself in a grip of fresh political turmoil after Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli last week recommended the dissolution of the House of Representatives amid the surging Covid-19 pandemic.

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari, following the recommendation, dissolved the House of Representatives on Saturday—second time in five months and announced snap elections in November.

President Bhandari rejected bids of both embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the Opposition’s alliance led by former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s claims to form a government. Prime Minister Oli and former PM Deuba had staked separate claims to the premiership.

Aggrieved at the President’s decision, Nepal’s opposition parties on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding restoration of the House of Representatives and appointment of Nepali Congress leader Deuba as the Prime Minister.

As per the media reports, the Nepal Supreme Court will hear the writ petitions on Thursday and Friday.