NEW DELHI, MAR 03 – Former Prime Minister and senior UCPN (Maoist) leader Baburam Bhattarai has said India should play a positive role, similar to one during the 12-point agreement in 2005, in order to end the existing political deadlock in Nepal.
Speaking at an interaction attended by former ambassadors and think tanks in New Delhi on Monday, Bhattarai said India’s expectation of peace and stability in its neighbourhood should not be misinterpreted. “Your role is essential to conclude peace process and the political-economic prosperity in Nepal,” he said.
The interaction on “Current Developments in Nepal” was organised by the Society for Policy Studies, a think tank of Indian journalists and policy analysts, and the India International Nepal.
Stating that a conservative force in Nepal is creating illusion that India was behind the Maoist movement in Nepal, Bhattarai said his party sought India’s support and cooperation whenever needed. (more…)
The Independent Madhesh Movement led by CK Raut got a conditional backing from the senior Madheshi leader Mahant Thakur—Chairman of Tarai-Madhes Loktantrik Party—when he told a gathering in Rajbiraj that if the new constitution gets promulgated without federalism and autonomy for Madhesh, this will strengthen separatist movements in Madhesh like the one championed by Raut. – See more at: http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_category&news_category_id=19#sthash.1RTUkv9n.dpuf
आफूलाई मधेशी अभियान्ता भन्न मन पराउने डा सीके राउत वर्तमान नेपाली राजनीतिको चर्चा र विवादमा रहेका पात्र हुन् । मधेशलाई छुट्टै देश बनाउने अभियानमा रहेका उनले राज्य विप्लवको मुद्धा खेपिरहेका छन् । यही अभियानकै क्रममा उनी पटक पटक पक्राउ पर्दै छुट्ने क्रम पनि चलिरहेको छ । एकथरी सीके राउतलाई ‘देशद्रोही’को रुपमा हेर्छन् भने मधेशभित्र भने कतिपयको आँखामा उनी ‘मुक्ति योद्धा’ हुन् । तिनै विवादित सीके राउतसँग नेपाली हेडलाइन्सका सरोज गौतम र प्रयास पराजुलीले ‘तपाइँले चाहेको के हो?’ भनेर सोधेका थिए । कुराकानीमा सीके राउतले मधेश छुट्टै देश भएपनि अहिले औपनिवेशिक शासन अन्तर्गत शोषित र प्रताडित भैरहेको तर्क गर्दै आफ्नो अभियान मधेशलाई औपनिवेशिक शासनबाट मुक्त गरेरै छोड्ने रहेको बताए । मधेशलाई छुट्टै देश नबनाए सम्म आफूले विश्राम नलिने पनि उनको भनाइ छ । कुराकानीको सम्पादित अंशः - (more…)
The people of the Tarai are angry, but not angry enough to join another protest movement led by Madhesi politicians
Navin Jha in NAWALPARASI
After the CA Chair Subhas Nembang, apparently under pressure from the ruling coalition, initiated a vote on the new constitution last month, the Maoist-Madhesi opposition alliance has been on warpath — not withdrawing their protest programs even after Nembang halted the voting process.
UCPN(M) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has declared Kathmandu, Madhes and ethnic strongholds of the hills as three ‘fronts’ of the alliance’s protests. But he knows that the real test of the success of his agitation will be the Madhes if it is to have any effect in pressuring the government. (more…)