Nepal’s Prachanda: No Current Links to Indian Maoists
Posted by Ka Frank on November 11, 2009
This article appeared at the same time as the Nepali Maoist leader responsible for international relations confirmed support for the revolution in India.
Nepal Maoists have no links with Indian Maoists: Prachanda
TGW, November 9, 2009
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Unified Maoists’ Party chairman has said that there exists no links between the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist and the Unified Maoists’ Party of Nepal.
Mr. Dahal’s remarks came just a day after the Indian Home Secretary Mr. Goal K Pillai, addressing a joint press conference after the completion of a two day Home Secretary level security talks between India and Nepal, November 7, 2009, had said that there existed some sort of links between the two Maoists’ Parties and that the government of India was fully aware of that.
Addressing a press meet in Birgunj, Sunday, November 8, 2009, Dahal said that in the past the two parties had political relationship but with the Maoists’ Party in Nepal becoming a part of the peace process, the political link as such has been broken.
“After we joined the peace process in Nepal, they have been blaming our party as to have turned a revisionist one, in such a situation there is no chance of having ideological links with the Indian Maoists”, he continued.
“Even while we were carrying out peoples’ war in Nepal, we never asked for physical support from them”, he told the journalists.