May 21 2012: “In the history of Nepal a leader who fights for the right of the common men, becomes popular and establishes himself in Nepali politics meets with an accident.”
In an exclusive interview with Annapurna Post Daily, May 21, 2012 Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Unified Maoists’ Party made these remarks.
“It is not the issue of my personal interest. People need to be aware that if a leader in Nepal becomes popular for standing in favor of people's rights is marginalized for all time to come through an ‘accident’, he claims.
Dahal was responding to a query by the Annapura Post on the personal security of Nepal’s political leaders of his sorts.
To recall, January 9, 2010, Chairman Dahal had claimed that the then popular King Birendra and veteran communist leader Madan Bhandari were basically killed because they were both strong nationalists.
“King Birendra and Madan Bhandari were killed because they were both staunch nationalists”, Dahal had claimed while addressing a program organized by Maoists’ Party affiliate Newa: Autonomous State, in Kathmandu.
Nonetheless, Dahal also claimed in the interaction with Annapurna Post that a section of the society is hell bent on deriding at his political credentials. So he has some left yet?
The section of the society is conspiring to marginalize me and make me weaker, he also claims.
However, amidst all these conspiracies, I will not escape from my duties rather continue to fight in favor of political stability, people’s welfare and economic prosperity, he adds.
In the course of the interview, Dahal claims that Nepal’s northern neighbor China has been keeping itself far from Nepali politics. Hasn't he invited Jayant babu to act of behalf of Chinese Ambassador Houlan?
“China is basically concerned over the state of security in China’s autonomous region of Tibet. The Chinese are of the view that political stability, peace and prosperity in Nepal will be in the larger interest of China,” he adds.
Vis-à-vis India claims Dahal, “Nonetheless, the position adopted by Indian government on Nepal bears great impact in Nepali politics. India played an active and positive role in the process of finalizing the 12 Points Agreement. However, while I was the prime minister we had cold relations. I expressed my resentments in public, which is known to all.”
He, however, did not tell the paper that he was hiding in NOIDA under the Indian protection.
“Lately, India has begun playing positive role in Nepal’s peace and constitutional process”, he adds.