The Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, got in touch with Oli on Monday, and has kept the communication channels open since.
On Monday, Oli, 64, became the sixth democratically elected communist Prime Minister of Nepal in 22 years.
Lines of cars and motorcycles stretched for kilometers (miles) from gasoline pumps in Kathmandu, as people rushed to fill up before the Hindu festival of Dasain, the country’s biggest holiday.
Last week, the Nepal Armed Police had requested Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), which guards the Indo-Nepal border, to remove Madhesis blockading the route of the trucks.
Oli listed his priorities soon after he and two Deputy Prime Ministers and five cabinet ministers were administered the oath of office by President Ram Baran Yadav at his office.
New Delhi needs to take him at his word — and trust the people of Nepal.
Narendra Modi’s impressive outreach to the neighbours when he took charge of Indian diplomacy in May 2014 has seen some unfortunate stumbles — in the Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan.
Oli defeated the incumbent Prime Minister and Nepali Congress Chief Sushil Koirala by a huge margin. In the House of 597 members, Oli secured 338 votes against Koirala’s 249.
The NGO was planning to build 100 health posts in the country and Nepal wanted granite finish on all tops of work counters, besides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Can a sovereign parliament, after having passed such a vote, be expected to yield to overt outside pressure? Modi’s neighbourhood policy is about to suffer a mortal blow — if it has not already.
The notice published by the state-run Nepal Oil Corp has asked suppliers to submit proposals to supply gasoline, kerosene and diesel and aviation fuel to the capital Kathmandu by air or by land.
Nepal alleged that India has imposed an economic blockade on the country following the announcement of its new Constitution.
Standing committee of the UML on Sunday fielded Oli as its candidate for the top post. On the other hand, Koirala who is also the chairman of the Nepali Congress, told his party colleagues that he was keen to lead the “national government”.
The state-sponsored celebrations to welcome the constitution were cut short and anti-India rhetoric and protests have now become routine.
Several freight trucks, including some fuel tankers, which were stranded on the Indian side for over 11 days, entered the Nepali side through different border check-points.