Rajendra Mahato's warning
Rajendra Mahato, one among the members of the Council of Chairmen of the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), has warned that his party may start fresh agitation after the festival (Chhat festival) and warn the government about its demands. Meanwhile, his party has handed over a memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with the warning that the party may withdraw its support to the government if the party's concerns are not addressed by the government. Political observers, who have been closely following Delhi's activities, believe that Delhi is trying to develop a different front against PM Oli. They believe, the tarai agitation can be intensified immediately after the festival and also a strong group can emerge within the Communist Party of Nepal to challenge Oli. Therefore, PM Oli is likely to face many challenges in the days to come, they have observed. The Indian establishment has reached to the conclusion that PM Oli should be punished as he didn't reciprocate the Indian gesture for developing good relations with Indian PM Narendra Modi. Since Nepal decided for not participating at the BIMSTEC joint military exercise in India, PM Modi has become furious with Oli, they say. Mahato's warning is in line with the Indian strategy, the very observers say.