Nepal has recalled its ambassador to India and cancelled an upcoming visit by its president to New Delhi, officials said on Saturday (May 7), further straining ties between the two neighbours after months of tension. Mr Deep Kumar Upadhyay was recalled to Kathmandu late on Friday after allegedly siding with the Nepali Congress opposition in supporting a threat by the Maoist party to topple Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli’s government, sources said. Nepal’s Parliament was thrown into chaos last week after the Maoists threatened to pull out of the ruling coalition and dislodge the prime minister – a move reportedly also backed by India. The Maoists later decided to continue supporting the government.
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