As the luck would have it, while the leaders of newly formed Nepal Communist Party-Maoist were officially handing-over a list of ‘70 points demands’ to the Prime Minister, India’s Ambassador Jayant Prasad was also present at the Prime Ministerial secretariat. This happened September 10, 2012. Juicy news. May be he was in the track suit and may have entered Singh Durbar while having his morning walk. After all he is de facto Nepal PM.
Whether South Block has already transferred Jayant to Nepal’s PMO is not known to critics. If not then Jayant might have inherited the habit from his father who preferred to remain glued with the then Nepal PM Girija Prasad Koirala. Like father, like son.
Majority of the demands in the list are concerning India’s unequal and hegemonic treatment towards its smaller neighbor, Nepal.
While reading the demands, C.P Gajurel of the new party said, “We have added 30 points in the list of 40 Point demands that you had yourself submitted to the then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on 1996 February 4.”
Later talking to the press also said Gajurel, “Seventeen years back the same person who had handed over the list to the then prime minister is himself the prime minister. Is it not a memorable moment”?
Secretary Netra Bikam Chand ‘Biplav’ claimed, “It must have happened for the first time in the world history that demands prepared by a person are being forwarded to the same person.”
But isn’t it that both the drafts have had the same source?
Baburam in reply said that majority of the demands presented by the new party were publicity oriented.
“Some of your demands are publicity oriented that cannot be fulfilled”, said the PM.
Masala for the CIA-RAW funded Indian media now.