Bimalendra Nidhi, vice-chairman of Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, and a former deputy PM of Nepal, who had opposed Adityanath’s presence at the event, retracted his statement issued a week ago.
Traders say the plan to connect the country with China could face issues due to a lack of proper roads and customs infrastructure on the Nepalese side of the border. The nearest Chinese port is also located more than 2,600 km from its border.
“Neither did we raise activities about China, nor did they. The sense we got after the meetings was that we have been able to restore a certain level of political trust between the two sides,” informed a source to The Indian Express.
Although the new Constitution promulgated in 2015 guarantees press freedom and right to information, the new code introduced by the government has raised suspicion in the minds of journalists and rights activists.
While major political parties including the Communists, Nepali Congress and those based in Madhes over the years have been packing the judiciary with their party loyalists, KP Oli allegedly began directly interfering on the issue, especially on the choice of Chief Justice.