At a Nepal-India Journalists’ meet in Biratnagar, Friday 31 August 2012, India’s ambassador to Nepal Sri Jayanat Prasad Srivastav appealed Nepal’s political actors to unite to resolve their common problems.
“Nepal’s constitution drafting is possible only through consensus and unity between Nepal’s political leadership,” claimed Jayant.
Instructions or suggestions?
He did not clarify however, India’s direct role in Nepal’s present political mess. And why should he as the Nepali population know it better because they have been feeling the Indian scorching heat each day.
The program was sponsored by B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation.
Ambassador Prasad also claimed referring to India’s first prime minister late Jawaharlal Nehru that Nepal has since ancient times remained an independent and sovereign nation.
Appears to have studied Nehru’s “World History”.
“Nepal had been sovereign and independent nation much before the United States and India had been free,” he stressed.
Nepal was among the first fifteen states to have been in the globe when the notion of nation-state came into existence.
None of the journalists present at the program dared to ask the mighty Indian envoy the reason behind India nurturing the then terrorist declared Nepal’s Maoists who went on to kill more than fifteen thousand of their own brothers and sisters.
To recall, recently veteran communist and Chairman of Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party, Narayan Man Bijukche Rohit had labeled Nepal’s Maoists as India’s ‘Trojan Horse’.
Nepal Maoists had signed a Treaty with Atal Bihari Bajpayee government, in June 2002, as informed by S. D. Muni recently.
Bijucke is taken as the Nepali version of North Korea’s Kim Il-Sung.
“I am not making comments without proof,” said Bijukche confidently and added, “It was India that supplied substandard Insas Rifles and Night vision helicopters to the state and at the same time it was also supplying trucks full of modern arms and artilleries to the Maoists”. Full of ill intent.
India is yet to rebuke Bijukche’s allegations.
Ambassador Prasad also went on to say that journalists from across the country working along the border were the real ambassadors of their countries.