30 April 2021, 04:00 pm
The Political Conundrum in Nepal
Programme Type
Discussions, Webcasts

Coordinator: Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Ashok K. Mehta

Panelists: Mr. Radheshyam Adhikari, Advocate and Constitution expert; Mr. Amish Raj Mulmi, Nepali author and columnist; and Amb. Dinesh Bhattarai, former Nepali diplomat and Foreign Affairs Advisor

Panelist & Moderator: Maj Gen. Ashok K. Mehta

Nepal’s constitution crisis seemed to have been resolved in February 2021 after the Supreme Court overturned Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s December 2020 decision to dissolve the Parliament. However, the revival of the House has not helped as neither has the Oli government been challenged with a no-confidence motion, nor have the Maoists withdrawn support to it; nor has Oli resigned on moral grounds. The discussion will try to understand the political conundrum that has lasted more than two months and trace its root causes. 

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