Nepal PM Bhattarai to visit India, scraping unequal treaties main agenda

Oct 7, 2011

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s political advisor and Unified Maoists’ Party politburo member Devendra Poudel ‘Sunil’ told media representatives that the Prime Minister in his upcoming trip to India will mainly raise issues related to all unequal treaties that were signed between Nepal and India after the signing of Sugauli Treaty of 1816 with the East-India company.

India was born in 1947.The Prime Minister is set to embark on a trip to India October 21, 2011.“The prioritized issues are mainly “scrapping or at least revising the treaty of 1950 and letter of exchanges of 1965”, informed Sunil, Saturday October 1, 2011.“Without compromising Nepal’s sovereignty and territorial integrity during his trip to India no commitment to Indian investment will be sought”, he said and added, “The objective is also to strengthen existing cordial bilateral ties.”“Another important issue that will surface is also to transform Nepal into a bridge between India and China”, informed Poudel.

Sunil kept stoic silence over the widespread presumption that basically the government under Baburam Bhattarai’s command was put in place by India to sign the extradition treaty and allow India to deploy Air Marshals at the Tribhuwan International Airport.

Experts believe that if Bhattarai makes any commitment towards these highly sensitive issues then Nepal will no longer remain a sovereign state and that its status will be that similar of Bhutan and he will be taken as a Nepali version of Lendhup Dorje.

(Telegraph Nepal)

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