Reports have it that India’s Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is likely to make a whirlwind trip to Nepal within this month.
The Annapurna Post daily April 20, 2012, has it that Dr. Singh is willing to visit Nepal mainly because peace and constitutional processes are heading towards a positive conclusion.
The visit schedule though yet remains to be confirmed, reports the Annapurna daily.
“With the contentious issue of integration of Maoists’ combatants being already settled and likelihood of constitution drafted within the deadline remaining high, Prime Minister Singh has expressed his willingness to visit Nepal”, it is also reported.
Dr. Singh’s eagerness to visit Nepal may have been to handover, analysts guess, the India made Nepal Constitution. The likelihood remains as hinted by C. P. Gajurel some days back.
Notably, Prime Minister Singh has expressed willingness to visit Nepal close on the heels of the self-humiliating admission of India’s former friend turned bête noir ( temporarily) Chairman Pushpa Kamal wherein he stated recently that “without India’s direct involvement, the formation of constituent assembly, the forced ouster of 240 years old Hindu monarchy and conclusion of peace and constitutional processes would have been impossible”.
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“Would it be right to say that Nepal's peace and constitutional processes would not have been possible without Indian support”, responding to this somewhat painful query by a Kathmandu based Indian journalist, Dahal had admitted in a shameful manner saying that(sic), “Definitely! In saying that the 12-point understanding was signed in Delhi means that there was India's active support-otherwise it was not possible. CA elections would not have been possible. There could have been problems with the declaration of a republic. Now also, to take peace and the constitution to a logical conclusion, without Indian support, it will be very complex and difficult.”
Dahal by implication has “exposed” India to the hilt.
What remains from Nepali politicos of the sort of Pushpa Kamal and his ilk to expect than to voluntarily accept the graceful “merger” of mother Nepal into the Indian union, critics conclude.
Strikingly similar Lendhup phenomenon, if one were to recall the early years of 1970s.
Sikkim felt the same pains prior to the merger, analysts opine.