Opposition says ‘sold out’ Nepal interest on India visit

Former Prime Minister and chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist K P Oli said Prachanda had stooped “too low.

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Updated: September 19, 2016 12:39 am
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Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” called his visit to India a “grand success” that managed to clear all the misunderstanding with India in the past, but the main opposition party accused him of “selling out” Nepal’s interest and asserted that “the understandings reached with India will not be acceptable to the country.”

Former Prime Minister and chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist K P Oli said Prachanda had stooped “too low” and compromised on the independence of Nepal’s foreign policy by agreeing to work together with India in international fora.

Oli added that Prachanda, by agreeing to have Indian embassy officials as part of the “oversight” joint team to monitor Indian projects with the government of Nepal, has equated the Indian embassy with the Nepal government. “We are not bound to accept these agreements as they are against the national interest and national sentiments,” he added.

After returning to Kathmandu following the four-day visit at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Prachanda had declared that the decision to work with India was in continuation of Nepal’s longstanding approach.
During Prachanda’s four-day visit to India, the two countries had signed a 25-point joint communique.