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Nepal PM denies making `merger` remarks

Addressing Parliament, Bhattarai of UCPN-Maoist party said that "no one can weaken the national independence."



Kathmandu: Facing intense criticism over his
alleged remarks that Nepal may be merged with either India or
China if its peace process failed, Premier Baburam Bhattarai
on Thursday asserted that he had not made any such statement.

Addressing Parliament, Bhattarai of UCPN-Maoist party
said that "no one can weaken the national independence."

The Prime Minister also claimed that significant
achievements have been made in the country`s peace process.

Bhattarai was responding to the opposition parties`
questions over his alleged statement last week that Nepal may
be merged with either India or China if its peace process
failed.

Bhattarai clarified that he had not made any such
statement.

PTI

From Zee News

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