Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Prachanda: India’s Meddling in Nepal’s Affairs is a Barrier to Integration


UPCN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Sunday charged that the incumbent ruling coalition and neighbouring India are bidding to derail the peace process by standing against the army integration.

Speaking at the inaugural of a youth festival in Diktel of eastern hilly district Khotang, the former Prime Minister said the fact that statements of ruling parties and the ministers, and the chief of Indian Army regarding the army integration were identical cannot be a mere coincidence. Dahal arrived in Diktel from Kathmandu today itself boarding a chopper.

According to him, his party resorted to the movement for national sovereignty as foreign countries like India intervened in the internal affairs including implementation of civilian supremancy.

The Maoist Chairman accused New Delhi of toppling the Maoist-led government and helping the UML, which he said was rejected by the people, for the fulfillment of its ulterior motives. He said India of striving against international missions like UNMIN, European Union, which have played vital role in the peace process, through Nepal government and its ministers.

Dahal further said his party began the agitation for national sovereignty and civilian supremacy by holding interaction and discussion across the national as the current government was Indian agent. The Maoist leader spent much of his time on criticising the government and India.

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