Maoists, India to benefit from 7-pt deal: RPP-N chair
BIRATNAGAR, Nov 10: Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP-N) Chairman Kamal Thapa said on Thursday there is no significance of the seven-point agreement as the peace deal only serves interests of Maoists and India.
In his address to party cadres in Biratnagar, the RPP Nepal chairman said, “The seven-point deal is primarily about lust for power,” adding that the signatory parties would involve in a blame-game the moment the deal stops serving their own interests.
He further said, “The seven-point deal is the new face of the 12-point pact [that saw Maoists relinquish insurgency and join mainstream politics]. India and Maoists are the architect of both the pacts.”
Thapa added that other political parties namely Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Madhes-based parties agreed upon the deal just because of their penchant for power.
“I don’t see any political cause why the parties should agree on the deal. The seven-point [pact] is definitely going to make foreign powers dominant over democratic forces,” Thapa said.
In another context, the pro-royalist leader said it would be mockery of the rule of law if the state grants amnesty to muirder-accused Maoist lawmaker Bal Krishna Dhungel and made it clear that his party would oppose the government decision to withdraw charges against Dhungel.