Hardly has a month passed since the leak that Chairman Pushpa Kamal and Vice Chairman Baburam had assured the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Bajpai, June 2002, that they will not stand against India’s long-term interests in Nepal, former Chief of India’s notorious intelligence agency, RAW (Research & Analysis Wing), P.K. Hormis through his write-up published in an Indian newspaper has also claimed that Dahal and Bhattarai were indeed working in favor of India.
Indian “traditional and age old” friendship exposed.
Dahal and Bhattarai during the revolt days (in 2002) while comfortably seated in New Delhi had written a letter to Prime Minister Bajpai assuring him that the Maoists will not go against India’s interest, so has revealed S.D. Muni in a recently published book.
Thus writes, Sanghu vernacular National Weekly in its latest edition, Monday July 30, 2012.
Nevertheless, in his write-up for Indian Express, Hormis writes, “Most importantly, we need to examine whether we failed at crucial junctures to assess political personalities properly. There was a time when Prachanda was perceived as anti-Indian. But recent events show that he stood firmly with Baburam as a bulwark against anti-India forces in their party.”
Damaging campaign begins.
Thus Dahal took the risk to manage ouster of anti-India forces (read Baidya panel) from the party and sided with Baburam (a declared India man) but preferred not to hurt India’s interests in Nepal, comments Sanghu.
To recall, when Hormis was at RAW’s steering seat Maoists signed the 12-Point Agreement and thus joined the main stream politics. It was Hormis who had pressurized Dahal when Baburam was detained by Peoples’ Liberation Army at the fag end of the so-called ‘peoples’ revolt’, also claims Sanghu.
Interestingly Hormis writes, “In a bizarre turn of events, a certain Gyanendra Shah has let it be known that he does not mind getting his old job back. Since the job in question is that of constitutional monarch, the major political parties were quick to close ranks against him.
“It would be amusing, although good for Nepal, if the former king managed, by raising the spectre of a royal return, to bring all the feuding political parties together”, so writes the number one Nepal enemy.
In all, Hormis by penning this special story has completely denuded his former Nepali secret partners.
Too much love is not good for India’s political health. India stands exposed to the hilt.