Unequal India-Nepal accords need to be reworked: Prachanda

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Kathmandu: Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda on January 19 sought to allay India’s concerns that his party was strongly anti-Indian, but underlined that the two countries need to redefine the ‘’unequal’’ accords of the past given the dramatic changes  of the past few years.

On the second day of her three-day visit, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on January 19 met the Maoist chairman, who also told her that his party was committed to honor the agreements signed in line with the peace process in Nepal.

Rao went to Prachanda’s residence at Nayabazaar on the outskirts of Kathmandu to meet the former Prime Minister on January 19 as she intensified consultations with top leaders of Nepal. Her visit comes at a time when Nepal’s political parties are struggling to bring the tottering peace process on track.

The Maoist chief told media persons after the meeting that he also assured Rao that his party is committed to fully abide by the peace agreements signed in the past including the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

During the meeting, Prachanda also said that the two countries need to redefine the past agreements and accords in line with the changed circumstances.

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