Nepal appears to be drifting close to political chaos, with soldiers deployed to protect key areas of the capital, Katmandu, today. Yesterday, police clashed with protesting supporters of former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who resigned on Sunday amid a dispute with the country's president. Mr Dahal was a member of the Maoist guerrilla movement that ended its 10-year insurgency three years ago to pursue its goals via politics. He resigned on Sunday when President Ram Baran Yadav overruled an order to sack the country's army chief. The Maoists are also unhappy with President Yadav over the delay in integrating former guerrillas into the national army.