Twenty-one months after they split, Nepal`s two Maoist parties led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda and Mohan Baidhya `Kiran` Thursday announced a working alliance which may just be the first step towards their re-unification.
A call to political parties by a breakaway faction of Nepal`s Maoist party to forge an alliance with deposed king Gyanendra Shah "to protect the country`s nationality" has alarmed many in the Himalayan nation.
Days after they sparred over who
is India`s favourite for Nepal`s premiership, Maoist number
two Baburam Bhattarai has flayed party chief Prachanda for his
anti-India stance and said "blind nationalism" does not work.