The Indian Ambassador continues to hit the media headlines but unfortunately in a negative manner. But for what fault? The fault that he committed is not only a grave one but also demands that he be declared a persona non grata. Yet some of the Nepali intellectuals in an indirect manner have come forth to save Ambassador Jayan’t already tarnished image as an Indian diplomat posted in Nepal.
In fact, Jayant babu presided over a meeting of the Nepali parties, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Look what the Political Science veteran, Professor Lok Raj Baral has to say about the Indian Ambassador’s mis-adventure to which it is not in the eyes of Professor Baral, yet another JNU Student. Ambassador Jayant too is a JNU student. What a coincidence?
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Below we have unofficial translation of what Professor Baral said in this regard while talking to the Sourya daily dated May 6, 2012.
“Beginning with the Sugauli treaty, one could notice that the foreign powers since then have exhibited their interests In Nepali political affairs.
To boot, since the early 1950s till 1990s, what has been noticed that foreigners have increased their interests and activities after the political changes embraced by this country then.
To recall, when we have had Nepali Monarchy, the foreigners then used to seduce the King alone. Those secret seductions used to be limited within the confines of the Royal Palace only. However, with the overwhelming presence of the media, we now come to understand that the foreigners, say diplomats, were in close contacts with the Nepali leaders.
First of all, we should keep our own house in perfect order. The Nepalese affairs are surely to be handled and managed by us-the Nepalese ourselves.
The increased interests of the foreigners in Nepali affairs are not at all a new time affair. It has been long that they have enlarged their interests on Nepali affairs.
I would take it in just another manner. What I would say that it is not their increased interests or for that matter any sort of intervention instead it is more close to what could be taken as “invited intervention”.
The fault lay with us because we have been “inviting” and encouraging as well them to sort our internal problems.
It is almost a tradition and is in practice that a diplomat meets the political leaders. There is nothing unusual as and when such meet takes place.
It has been learnt that the Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad did not participate in the meeting. To my knowledge, Jayant Prasad could have met with some Nepali leaders.