When Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took reins two and a half years ago, hopes ran high
When Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took reins two and a half years ago, hopes ran high. He led a powerful government, courtesy the alliance of his CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre which had swept the elections. As the leader of the Nepal Communist Party, the strongest communist force in the country, Oli had the electoral mandate to run the government for the full five-year term, something that had never happened in the country for more than two and a half decades.
But the Oli administration failed—almost on all fronts. Despite “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali” promise, his administration failed to connect with the people.
Even in the face of growing criticism, Oli refused to admit that his administration was failing, rather he kept on boasting how his government was performing well.