Maoist's do's and don'ts for PM

KATHMANDU: Unified CPN-Maoist leader CP Gajurel today urged Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal not to sign any agreement of national importance during his India visit.

Speaking at an interaction programme organised by the Reporter's Club Nepal in the capital, he said that the present government did not have the authority to sign such agreements, including the one of the Pancheshwor project.

"The PM cannot make any agreement regarding the project as Pancheshwor is part of the Mahakali treaty." He also warned of a nationwide protest if PM Nepal failed to heed to the request. He, however, advised the the PM to raise the issue of the Bhutanese refugees.

He also urged the PM not to ink any deal on purchasing arms and ammunition from India. "It's also against the Comprehensive Peace Accord."

However, Minister for Energy Dr Prakash Saran Mahat said that the government was free to purchase weapons from any country. "Though purchasing weapons is not the agenda of PM Nepal's India visit, the government can buy arms for national security as per the need of the security forces," he said.