Prachanda stands invited to visit Delhi on a climacteric visit
N24, KATHMANDU: Prachanda is being invited by the Indian side to New Delhi in the latest series of development.
It has come to light following a report in the vernacular Himalayan Times that the idea is to have Prachanda do what Indians think best while the peace process is expected to conclude.
Interestingly the invitation to Prachanda has come from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Report quotes K.C. Tyagi telling journalist “We had forwarded invitation twice in the past. But, the visit could not take place due to various reasons. We are forwarding the invitation again. His New Delhi visit at this juncture will be important considering peace and constitutional process in Nepal has reached its final stage.”
Ironically Tyagi has been quoted saying that “I would not like to pinpoint any one as such but some people tried to deteriorate relations between the Unified Maoists’ Party and the Indian administration.”
The person who is said to have spoiled the ties is former Indian ambassador Rakesh Sood.” “Time is appropriate for Chairman Prachanda to visit New Delhi,” Tyagi further reiterated.
“There is no obstacle whatsoever for Chairman Prachanda to meet Prime Minister Manmohan and Chairwoman Sonia Gandhi of Congress-I,” Tyagi has been further reported to have added.
However, analysts claim that New Delhi’s sudden soft stamce may be to convince through him to his Indian comrades not to go on rampage and seek assistance from the visiting Nepali guests that no weapons as such approach to the Indian Maoists through Nepali soil.
India suspects the Nepal Maoists hardliners supplying lethal weapons to their Indian comrade-in-arms.
Very freshly, the Indian SSB has reported that the Nepali Maoists were sending AK-47 Rifles to their Indian Comrades. DR. Singh has already mentioned that the biggest security threat to India is from the Indian Maoists itself.
He had said “terrorism is terrorism” whether it be in Nepal or in any part of the world.
Secondly, Prachanda in all likelihood will be told to accept the 1990 constitution as is being planned by the Indian regime for Nepal.
Dahal hopefully will simply provide his positive nod to the Indian dictates, analysts guess.
He has to for some understandable reasons.