Nepal: Maoists Accuse India of Using Nepal Media to Divide Party
Posted by n3wday on January 11, 2010
This article was published on Telegraph Nepal on January 10, 2010.
India using Nepal media to create fissures in Maoist top leadership
One of the Unified Maoists’ Party leaders has claimed that India was behind unnecessarily flaring up the issue of Prachanda-Babu Ram fresh feud by provoking some media houses in Nepal.
Lila Mani Pokharel, the Unified Maoists Party central committee member told at an interaction program held in Dhangadi, January 9, 2010, that India was provoking some media houses in Nepal to blow the issue out of proportion. In his entire one hour long speech, say reports, Mr. Pokharel heavily criticized Nepali media for over ten minutes. “India is using Nepali media as its convenient tool to create fissures in the Unified Maoists’ Party,” Lila Mani also said.
Mr. Pokharel demanded immediate abrogation of the Sugauli Treaty of 1816 and said that the Pancheshwor Project undertaken by India was only for the benefit of India. Similarly, Giriraj Mani Pokharel another Maoists’ leader speaking in Siraha district, demanded immediate scrapping of all unequal and secret treaties Nepal has signed with India in the past. He also urged all Madhesis, Dalits and the marginalized population to go to each and every village in Tarai and tear apart unequal treaties signed with India including the treaty of 1950.