China buying Nepal MPs to form Communist govt?
China seems to be trying to influence the govt formation in Nepal in its favour.
New Delhi: In a shocking development, China seems to be intervening in the government formation in Nepal so that a pro-Chinese government which would be against New Delhi`s interest is fromed.
In an exclusive disclosure by Zee News on Friday, an alleged Chinese intelligence agent has been caught on tape, negotiating with an aide of ex-Nepal PM Prachanda.
The entire negotiation was to woo Nepal MPs in exchange of money, so that a Communist govt could be formed in the country.
“How much money you want for your MPs?”, the Chinese ‘spy’ is heard asking the MP, to which the latter answers Rs 1 million for each MP.
“I will able to confirm you only after this conversation reaches to our leader Prachanda”, said the Nepal MP.
The agent also asks if Communists will be able to form the government to which the MP says that is nearly impossible.
“We need to neutralize the influence of many MPs,” he says.
China-India bilateral relationships have reached a fresh low over Jammu & Kashmir visa row. Earlier India had also cancelled Defence exchanges with China in a new flare-up in relations between the two Asian giants
Nepal`s lawmakers have rejected Nepali Congress vice
president Ramchandra Poudyal and his rival Maoist chief
Prachanda in five rounds of vote since Prime Minister Madhav
Kumar Nepal quit on June 30 amid intense pressure from the
former rebels, plunging the country into a deep political
crisis in the absence of a government.
CPN-Maoist, which ended its decade-long civil war in
2006, is the single largest party with 238 seats in the
601-member Constituent Assembly, while Nepali Congress has 114
members in the House whose two-year term was extended by one
year on May 28.
The country has been in political limbo since the
resignation of Nepal, who is currently heading a caretaker
With PTI inputs