Perhaps Congress-I had not reasoned enough how self-suicidal the design was. As an implementation of the design, it imposed 18 months of embargo on Nepal in 1989-90. Its downfall started then. Indians were not happy with the ban. The brotherly people of India’s northern border side –as they descended from the same origin –helped Nepalis with salt and fuel supplied by hiding the goods in their bags.
By Dr. Raju Chitrakar