Sunday, September 14, 2008

Did India shelter terrorist `Prachanda'?

By Manuwant Choudhary

The `Fierce One' is in New Delhi and the bombs that struck Delhi on the eve of his arrival was perhaps only a warning.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda is the Maoist Prime Minister of Nepal on his first official visit to New Delhi, having broken traditions by making his first foriegn trip to Beijing..even as the Kosi breached an embankment in Nepal and drowned five
districts of Bihar.

After the Nepalese Maoist leader had come out from hiding he had declared that all these years he had been living in Delhi colony, while he waged a war in Nepal which killed 12,000 people.

It is very hard to believe that Prachanda could stay in Delhi without the knowledge of India's intelligence wings and politicians.

So one must read between the lines when Prachanda says, "India is Nepal's best friend."

"We got a lot of support from India in our armed struggle."

No Indian political party openly says anything on their proximity with Prachanda.

But on August 18 when Bihar drowned a three-member parliamentary delegation led by JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav met Prachanda in Kathmandu handing him India's invitation to visit New Delhi.

Of course, Prachanda instead went to Beijing and Bihar drowned.

This piece of news of Sharad Yadav's visit was deliberately kept away from the Indian media.

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