Deuba de­val­ues his pro­to­col

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Prime Min­is­ter Sher Ba­hadur Deuba has de­val­ued his pro­to­col by at­tend­ing a pro­gramme hosted by the Indian Em­bassy in hon­our of Indian Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Sushma Sworaj. On 11 Au­gust, the Indian Em­bassy had hosted a re­cep­tion in hon­our of Indian vis­it­ing min­is­ter Sworaj. Deuba not only at­tended the re­cep­tion but also de­liv­ered a speech. Deuba was seen sit­ting at the podium along with Sworaj as if he was the coun­ter­part of Sworaj. Be­sides Deuba, for­mer prime min­is­ter Push­paka­mal Da­hal had also at­tended the re­cep­tion. Also, all the DPMs had at­tended a re­cep­tion hosted in hon­our of an Indian min­is­ter. Pro­to­col­wise, the DPM and for­eign min­is­ter should have at­tended the re­cep­tion as Sworaj was vis­it­ing Kath­mandu at his in­vi­ta­tion. For­mer prime min­is­ter KP Oli was also invited at the re­cep­tion but he de­nied to at­tend the re­cep­tion say­ing that he was al­ready oc­cu­pied with an­other pro­gramme that day. He went to Mus­tang to in­au­gu­rate a wind­tur­bine elec­tric­ity gen­er­at­ing project. For­mer PM Mad­hav Nepal was out of station, how­ever, for­mer PMs Jha­lanath Khanal and Lo­k­endra Ba­hadur Chand didn't at­tend the func­tion. The pres­ence of Deuba and Da­hal at the re­cep­tion hosted in hon­our of the Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs min­is­ter of India is taken as an ex­am­ple of sur­ren­derism.

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