Royalists offer to join hands with Maoists against India

Charging that India was conspiring to prevent the formation of a new Maoist led government in Nepal, the ex-royalists on Wednesday offered to join hands with the former ultras to form a united front.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 16:58 PM IST

Kathmandu: Charging that India was
conspiring to prevent the formation of a new Maoist led
government in Nepal, the ex-royalists on Wednesday offered to join
hands with the former ultras to form a united front.

Alleging that New Delhi was backing an anti-Maoist
alliance of other parties, Kamal Thapa, a former Nepalese home
minister and president of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, which is
a pro-royalist group has urged the UCPN-Maoist to join forces
with his party to fight against India.

Speaking in Palpa district of western Nepal he even
suggested the Maoists to declare India and the ruling parties
of Nepal as the main enemy and remain wary of them.

He claimed that India would not allow the Maoists to
form a government even if they secure majority in the
Parliament.

It was India that foiled the Maoists` efforts to form
a new government when the party was about to materialise its
plan to form a new government, Thapa said.

Thapa`s remarks came at a time when Maoist chief
Prachanda has addressing his cadres in the plenum being
organised in Gorkha district saying that "we should be ready
for a people`s revolt to fight possible foreign intervention."

Foreign stooges, domestic feudalism and Indian
expansionism have become our class enemy today, he pointed
out. Thapa also claimed that the Maoists were attempting to
join hand with the then King but the latter had rejected the
idea.

Meanwhile, Maoist hardliner leader Mohan Vaidya Kiran
was quoted as saying by Republica, English daily that the
party (Maoist) should develop solid links with the Indian
Naxalites and that will help the Maoists of both the countries
fight against the ruling class.

PTI