Maoist chief Prachanda has made a sensational charge that India and the US had planned to launch anti-China campaign, even a possible attack on the Communist giant, using Nepalese territory.
“I had to quit the post of Prime Minister as my party was opposed to allow our territory to be used against China,” Prachanda was quoted as saying by the Rajdhani daily.
“The US-India plan had to face challenge from our party and that triggered the conspiracy against my government,” Prachanda, who quit following a rift with his coalition partners over the controversial decision to sack the army chief, said at a training programme of the Maoists here.
Prachanda had earlier blamed India for toppling his eight-month old government in May this year. The Maoist chief said he was quoting a senior Indian professor while making these statements but did not name the Indian scholar.
He alleged that reactionary and conspiratorial elements have been deceiving the Nepalese people by acting as agents of the foreign powers.
“But we will never bow down before any power for the establishment of peace and writing the constitution,” he said.
Conspiracy is being hatched to sabotage against the writing of the constitution, he pointed out.
Prachanda’s allegations came ahead of a month long protest programme by his party starting tomorrow with the aimed at maintaining “civilian supremacy” and forming a government of national consensus under Maoists’ leadership.