What has made the occasion momentous is the fact that he is the first Prime Minister of the republic of Nepal after an elected CA had adopted a popular Constitution.
Madhesis are as Nepali as anyone else, so the government must address their concerns
In the current geopolitical circumstances, India should ensure a stable Madhes, both as a buffer, given Nepal’s China tilt, as well as a special transit zone for SAARC integration, writes Divya Kumar Soti for South Asia Monitor.
Nepal can cut down its dependency on fossil fuels by generating electricity to meet its household demands
India has often exploited Nepal's vulnerability to serve its interests
If India cannot have stable relationship with neighbors like Nepal, there will be doubts about its global role
It is far easier for the Nepali ruling elite to point an accusing finger at India than negotiate in earnest with its own people
Lashing out in anger against a weak country has only served to reinforce India’s image as a regional bully
There are talks about amending the new statute even before it has been enforced
Despite the strain in ties with Kathmandu establishment, India believes it has taken the right call in asking Nepal’s political leadership to draw out a more inclusive constitution, which should have the ownership of the broadest section of Nepali people, including the Madhesis of the plains.
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