Public discontent with Nepal's worsening political condition is spilling over into social networking sites as ordinary Nepalis take part in online diplomacy via Facebook with US ambassador Scott H. DeLisi. However, politicians in Kathmandu are upset with the ambassador and the amount of media attention these interactions are generating.
Throughout his time in office, DeLisi has been openly critical of political parties who have called nationwide strikes. In May 2010 he condemned the indefinite strike called by the Maoists and appealed to them to solve the political deadlock through dialogue. This past week he criticised the NC banda as being undemocratic, angering the party which describes itself as the 'most democratic'. NC leaders have labelled DeLisi's facebook campaign as 'irrelevant and uninformed'. Minendra Rijal was especially critical saying political parties in Nepal do not organise protest programs according to a foreign diplomat's whims, and dismissed DeLisi's remarks as 'unbalanced' and entirely personal.
There are people who see DeLisi's facebook campaign as part of his larger support for the peace process. However, ex-foreign minister Ramesh Nath Pandey feels such statements and actions go against the Vienna Convention and warned the diplomatic community that unnecessary interference in domestic affairs will make them unpopular among the people.