Political crisis in Nepal could shake up its ties with India and China

Nepalese Communist activists rally against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, on 29 Dec, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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NEW DELHI - An unfolding political crisis in Nepal is not only shaking up the nation, but could also fuel a reshaping of its relations with its two giant neighbours - India and China.

Nepal's Prime Minister, Mr K.P. Sharma Oli, fearing a no-confidence motion, has recommended the dissolution of Parliament two years before its five-year term ends, setting off a fresh bout of political instability. The move was approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Dec 20.

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