Chairman Kamal Thapa of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, presented the Birjung episode wherein a counsel, S. D. Mehta, at the Indian Consulate office had reportedly encouraged Nepal’s Tarai based political leaders to ‘shake’ the entire Madhesh much before May 27, 2012, in a slightly different manner.
If a report by Kantipur National Daily May 18, 2012 is to be believed then S.D. Mehta- the consul for political affairs at the Consulate Office at a meeting with the local Madhesi leaders belonging to Nepali Congress, United Marxist Leninist Party and Madhesi Forum had urged them all to unite and strongly fight for Madhesi right.
“If you need any support we are at your back,” Mehta had reportedly told.
Thapa opined, “Not have fifteen days passed (for the record it was May 2nd, 2012) since the Indian Ambassador was invited to preside over the four party meeting. He was made the prime witness of the five point deal.”
“The strong and hasty reaction forwarded by parties who are themselves nurturing India’s interference in Nepal’s internal matters has made us all suspect the very intent of the entire episode”.
Is Thapa speaking in favor or against of India?
“I, however, deplore the incident if that had indeed taken place yet I have deep suspicion in the manner the episode has been framed.”
“This episode has come to the fore at a time when the population in the hilly region are opposing ethnic-federalism and in Tarai people have strongly stood in favor of the same”, he said and added, “The major parties have already termed the dissatisfaction brewing in the Hilly region as a reactionary conspiracy whereas in Tarai they want to shift the blames on to the heads of the foreigners through such (fabricated) news.”
Is Thapa trying to save India? After all Thapa also is not that much far from RAW machinery, analysts have been told.
Anyway, Thapa a clever politician by all means presented himself in a balanced manner while being grilled by Avenues Television, May 18, 2012 evening.
He added, “The 12 Point Agreement was made between Nepali political parties with the support and under direct protection of the Indian regime. The Nepali political actors have themselves laid red-carpet to welcome the Indian interference since then.”
“Had monarchy been there, India would not have dared to present itself in such an undiplomatic manner. It was also impossible for an Indian ambassador to preside over a meeting between Nepali political parties had the monarchy been in place,” he also said.
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