KATHMANDU, July 14 - In a blunt statement, Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli has blamed India for being behind the CPN (Maoist Centre) pulling out support to his government.
�India�s role was primarily behind� the pulling out of support by the Maoists, Oli said on Thursday in a conference on National Security in Kathmandu, adding that the process of government change was �not an automatic process but conducted by remote control�.
The Indo-Nepal ties took a dip after Oli came into power last October, which was followed by the five-month-long economic blockage on the Nepal-India border by the Madhesi protesters. Oli, since the very beginning, has been a critic of the alleged �Indian high-handedness� in Nepal�s internal political affairs.
Nepal�s Maoists pulled out support from the government on Tuesday and a no-trust motion was registered by the CPN (Maoist Centre) and Nepali Congress in Parliament against Oli after the latter refused to resign.
Oli said, �There was a feast in a five-star hotel� after the Maoist Centre pulled out support. � IANS