UML leader doubts Prachanda’s India visit

KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the CPN-UML Pradeep Gyawali claimed that Chairman of the UCPN-M Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s upcoming four day official visit to India, the southern neighbour scheduled for Saturday was centered mainly on improving the steady relationship with India.

Speaking at the Reporters Club here in the capital on Friday, Gyawali said that opposing India cannot be termed nationalism.

Furthermore, former minister for culture, tourism and civil aviation Gyawali said that the tour would be fruitful and positive if the visit spreads the message that Nepal’s wellbeing lies in nationalism.

However, he smelled a rat about Dahal’s erstwhile two pronged strategy.

The CPN-UML politburo leader claimed that earlier, problems had arisen while garnering the constitution due to the cold relationship between UCPN-M and India and warned that if the UCPN-M tries to make opaque relationship with southern neighbouring country then it would be unsafe for the country.

UML leader further requested UCPN-M boss Prachanda to develop good relationship with the neighbouring countries.

He stressed that holding elections to the CA and resolving burning issues are the responsibilities of Nepal alone and not of New Delhi.

The former minister urged the parties to create conducive environment in the country to garner consensus on the problems between the parties.