Kathmandu: The impressive victory of the Narendra Modi-led BJP in India's Lok Shaba elections has generated a foreign policy debate in Nepal and has lent fresh impetus to the simmering discontent against the Himalayan nation adopting secularism as against being a Hindu state till 2008.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's splendid victory was widely covered in Nepali media Saturday, though India watchers here were mixed in their opinion on whether India's policy towards Nepal would shift during the BJP-led regime.
Almost all Nepali dailies -- both vernacular and English, TV news channels, radio, internet portals and even social media were flooded with news of BJP's victory and the rise of Narendra Modi.
Modi's pictures were splashed across all national dailies. One picture was of him taking the blessings of his mother while another showed him addressing a rally immediately after his victory in his home state Gujarat.