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.
Oli’s statement signalled a change in his rhetoric for the first time since the beginning of his term in mid-February, indicating that he is either tired of criticism or has become more realistic and even apologetic.
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.
Rahul Gandhi spent a couple of hours with three others in a restaurant, and posed for photographs. Then he checked into a hotel for the night and avoided being photographed at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where he boarded a flight for Lhasa on the way to Kailash Mansarovar.
The 750-MW project, the first reservoir project in Nepal, was to be completed by next year as per the CTGI’s earliest commitment, but its pull-out without even beginning construction may have an adverse impact on China’s credibility.
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.