Sunday, December 04, 2005

India has no role in Maoist-parties agreement: Maoist leader

India has no role to play in the signing of the landmark agreement between Maoists and the seven-party alliance which was arrived at the initiative of Nepalese political parties, senior Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai has said.

"There is no truth in the propaganda that the Maoist-parties dialogue was held in a government guest house in Delhi or central level Maoist leaders Kiran and Gaurav serving jail term in India were also invited during the talks," Bhattarai said in an article in 'Nepal', a Nepalese-language weekly.

"The 12-point agreement between the Maoists and the pro-democracy parties was reached at the initiative of Nepalese political parties with their own decision and there is no direct or indirect involvement of any foreign element in it," he claimed.

The veteran Left leader, a member of the politburo of Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, charged the 'supporters of autocratic monarchy' with spreading rumor directed against the agreement.

"We challenge those who tried to spread rumor to prove it," Bhattarai said in the article, adding, "The present understanding was reached after passing through a series of direct and indirect talks held within and outside the country for months."
By signing the agreement, the CPN-M has accepted the principles of 'Complete Democracy' which includes competitive multiparty system, civil liberties, human rights, rule of law and fundamental rights, he said.

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