Sources close to Madhav Kumar Nepal said the two leaders did not hold any consultation with him prior to their departure to New Delhi. "This is not a pre-scheduled visit. We are surprised to learn that they have flown to New Delhi," said a leader close to Nepal, asking not to be named.

Pandey accuses Oli of misusing state power and resources to fulfill vested interests

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Surendra Pandey, a key leader of the agitating Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, on Sunday said that speculation is rife that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is going to proclaim Nepal as a Hindu state later this week.

NCP cadres allegedly close to Prime Minister Oli obstruct program attended by rival faction leader Pandey in Chitwan on Saturday.