Prime Minister Oli’s legal and moral standing is under question in Nepal’s Supreme Court. Pradeep Gyawali, his minister, lacks legitimacy to talk to his Indian counterpart on strategic issue of long-term implications for Nepal.
The demand for the monarchy's restoration and the desire to reinstate the importance of Prithvi Narayan Shah and national unification day is a desire to revert to an era where both caste and cultural dominance had the overt backing of the state.
January 12, 2021 09:43 AM NPT
By: Mukesh Baral
If President Bhandari had downplayed her party affiliation, revisited the list of her duties as a President and sought counsel, instead of rushing to satisfy Oli, she could have reached a different conclusion.
If Nepal was defeated in the battle of Sindhuli, unification would not have been possible. The British would make Kathmandu Valley their colony, a point to access Tibet and China, which might as well have become the British colony later on.