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President approves resignation of Economic Advisor Nepal


 |  Kathmandu

Chiranjeevi Nepal, theEconomic Advisor to President. (File Photo)

The resignation tendered by Chiranjeevi Nepal, the Economic Advisor to President Ramchandra Paudel, has been approved.

President Paudel on Saturday approved the resignation submitted by Nepal, the Office of the President said in a press note issued today. Paudel has also thanked Nepal for his services rendered so far in his capacity as the Economic Advisor of the President.  

Nepal tendered his resignation following pressures from all quarters after he gave controversial statements over the government’s decision to issue a 100-rupee note with a pointed map of Nepal.

Civil Society members including former minister and Nepali Ambassador to India, Nilamber Acharya on Wednesday demanded Nepal’s resignation dubbing his statements as “irresponsible” and “against the national interest.”

Talking to Desh Sanchar, a news portal based in Nepal, on May 5, 2024, Mr Nepal said, “The decision of the government has come at the most inappropriate time and without thinking of its larger implications.”

Similarly, former Vice President of CPN (UML) criticized Nepal for his controversial statement on the government’s decision to print a 100-rupee depicting a pointed map of Nepal in line with the amended Constitution of Nepal.

A cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on May 2 had decided to issue a 100-rupee note with the pointed map of Nepal that depicts Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh.

Reacting to the government decision, External Affairs Minister of India had said Nepal’s decision to include Kalapani, Limpiyadhura, and Lipulekh in a 100-rupee note will not change the situation or the reality on the ground.


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