Kathmandu: Maoist supremo Prachanda Thursday said his party will not tolerate “any kind of interference” into internal affairs of Nepal from “any part of the world” as he accused India of “breaking the politics of consensus” in the country.
Addressing his first press conference after resigning as premier, he also dubbed a videotape purportedly showing him as taking pride over making a false claim about the strength of Maoist combatants as a “conspiracy” against the peace process.
Claiming that the Maoists will return to power, he said “After some time... an atmosphere of trust will be created and we will in a position to lead the new government.”
Prachanda denied that he made any remarks against India while announcing his resignation. “I have not blamed either India, China or USA in my speech by calling (their) names, what I have done is only opposed foreign intervention.”
However, he said that “people here feel India’s role was not positive” in the army chief issue.
India “denied support” to his government to uphold “civilian supremacy” and its “lack of support” for institutionalising democratic norms has created suspicion, he said and blamed New Delhi for “breaking politics of consensus” after the constituent assembly elections.
“We will never tolerate any kind of interference into internal affairs of Nepal from any part of the world,” Prachanda said.