Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

It has been reported that in the meeting at Dhaka between the King of Nepal and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, India has been assured that a “carefully worked out roadmap would be prepared to usher in the democratic process in Nepal”.

Such an assurance is meaningless given the actual state of affairs within Nepal where the King continues to suppress all political and democratic activities. All the political parties in Nepal have rejected the roadmap set out by the king which envisaged parliament elections in 2007.

Under these circumstances, the Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) reiterates that India should not in any way provide any legitimacy to the Nepal King in the suppression of democracy in the country. India must not resume arms supplies to Nepal until the complete restoration of democracy.