India should keep close watch: BJP on Nepal wiretap
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 22:40
  
New Delhi: Taking a serious note of reports about Nepal's Maoist leaders seeking money from China, BJP today said the government should keep a "close vigil" of the situation as such "interference" into the internal affairs of Nepal could be a "big threat" to the security of India.

"We have received news from there (Nepal) that Maoist leader Prachanda's friends have asked for Rs 50 crore from China to purchase the parliamentarians of the country," BJP spokesperson Tarun Vijay said at a press conference here.

"We demand that the government of India should keep a close vigil on the situation and in any condition, should not allow the interference of China into internal affairs of Nepal," he said.

Vijay underlined that Nepal is passing through a very "critical phase" and said that in such circumstances, China's interference into the internal affairs of Nepal will not only be a threat to the future of the neighbouring country but also the security of India.

He said whatever happens in Nepal should be according to the "democratic" wishes of the people of that country.

Any interference by any country or individual should not be acceptable in Nepal, he said.

"The way China came in Gilgit... In a statement released by China's foreign ministry, Indian territory, which is in illegal possession of Pakistan, was declared as Pakistan's northern area and later removed from its website....all these things create a serious threat situation for India. It is extremely worrisome for us," he said.

If in Nepal, China attempts to install the government it favours by apparently interfering into its internal matter, it will not only be a threat to the future of Nepal but may also become a big threat to India "which we can not accept", he said.

A wiretap conversation leaked to Nepalese media has alleged that the party had sought Rs 50 crore from China to "buy" lawmakers to get their supremo elected to the post of premier after five rounds of voting failed to produce a winner.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 22:40


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