US trying to see peace talks fail: Bijukchhe

Biratnagar, September 7 :

Chairman of the Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party (NWPP) Narayan Man Bijukchhe today said that United States and other international forces were conspiring to foil the government-Maoist peace talks.

He also accused the US of trying to create an environment for its army to enter Nepal. “The US is making every effort to declare Maoist supremo Prachanda an international criminal,” he said, adding, “For the sake of sovereignty and security, we need to keep the increasing American interference in check.”

“US pl-ans for 20 years before entering any country, as it did in Vietnam,” Bijukchhe said, adding, “I had protested the idea of supervision by the UN even when the 12-point agreement was being signed.”

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Morang chapter of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists in Biratnagar, Bijukchhe said the government would be responsible if the talks failed. Saying that the United Nations was not needed to solve the country’s problem, Bijukchhe said, “Nepalis themselves are capable of solving their problem. A new problem will arise if we permit foreign meddling.”

“The Nepalis should solve their problem on their own like they did in 2007 BS.”

Bijukchhe said political indecision was to blame for the delay in drafting an interim statute. “The interim statute is being delayed as all the political parties have yet come to a consensus on issues like monarchy and the Maoist peoples’ courts,” he said, adding that the buzz that the interim statute would not be drafted now was false.