“It was India that thwarted the prospect of promulgating the new constitution in Nepal”.
The United Marxist Leninist central committee member Bhim Acharya claims majority of political parties in Nepal including the Madhesi parties had come to terms over 11-State Federal model.
India dragged. Better late than never.
He further claims, “There suddenly appeared a counselor at the Indian consulate office in Birgunj who organized a party at a local hotel to provoke the Madhesi leaders. The Madhesi parties then withdrew from their stand in favor of the 11-State Federal Model,” the Message National Daily published from Itahari, Sunarai, October 18, 2012 quotes the UML leader as saying.
To recall, at a dinner hosted by the Indian consulate S.D. Mehta at Vishwa Hotel in Birgunj, present were local Madhesi leaders from Nepali Congress, United Marxist Leninist and Madhesi Forum, it had been reported by Kantipur National Daily, May 18, 2012.
Local Indian King, Mehta, according to Kantipur had said, “Splitting Madhesh into several provinces would be similar to breaking my heart into pieces. Much ahead of May 27 entire Madhesh should be under the spell of a political blizzard.”
Nevertheless, Message Daily reports from Itahari quoting Bhim Acharya, “With the Madhesi parties withdrawing from their earlier stands, the Unified Maoists also moved back from their stand in favor of the 11-State Model.”
The string lay elsewhere. Now stamped.
At the press meet organized by Reporters’ Club, Ithari, Acharya said, “Mainly, the European Union and India pumped billions of rupees to derail the constitution drafting process. The Europeans continue to provoke the ethnic communities. Their prime objective is to ensure Nepal turned into a failed state.”
Are the EU nations listening?