Dahal betrayed Nepal to stay in power, says Bhattarai

KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has accused Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of betraying the nation in order to maintain his power during his recent India visit.

Recalling the 25-point joint communiqué issued during PM's Dahal state visit to India, the Naya Shakti Party Coordinator claimed it to be against the national interests. He also shed light on the lack of protest from other political parties on the issue.

"The communiqué made me sleepless. It is still troubling me that the government has made an unfair deal with the southern neighbour," Bhattarai added.

He has urged the common people to be aware of the points in the communiqué and their consequences.

Expressing his concerns over the credibility of the 'nine-month government', he especially raised questions on points 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 20 of the statement.

Underlining the situation that Nepal government had to deal with India repeatedly for maintaining its power, he stressed the need of an amendment to the Constitution to introduce an executive presidential system so as to effect stability in the nation.

"An stable government is the key to bar any international interference in our political situations and to make necessary developments," he added.