Indian ambassador meets Nepal’s leaders in Bund Day
Nepal’s capital Kathmandu remains completely paralyzed and life came to a grinding halt due to the Bund sponsored by the local indigenous ethnic Newar Community, today, June 1, 2009.
No public vehicles could be located in Kathmandu’s otherwise congested roads and the entire shops are closed that provides the metropolitan city a deserted look.
Yet braving the Bund, a White colored Mercedes Benz carrying a highflying dignitary with Diplomatic Number Plate 22 is moving from one political corner to the other.
The Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood early in the morning met with the Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala and later during the day met with K.P. Sharma Oli, the UML influential leader.
Both Oli and Koirala are taken in Nepal as Indo-centric leaders.
Sood, as usual, met Koirala at his private residence in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu and provided some instructions.
Sood’s mental agony is visible from the manner he is traveling from one door to the other and apparently, in the process, pushing the names of his preferred ones for the post of the ministers to be inducted in the Cabinet.
The delay in the expansion of the cabinet led by the UML, with the fall of the Maoists led government, has put the neighbor in the South into a difficult position.
With Maoists heavily coming down against India day in day out, blaming it entirely for the fall of their government, Sood in his meet with the two leaders told them point blank that any further delay in the cabinet expansion will not be taken in good taste by his country-the former British colony.
Sood has met Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal four times within a week or so after the latter got elected as Prime Minister of this country May 23, 2009.2009-06-01 16:30:00