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Prachanda conveyed to India not to doubt his intentions: Report

world Updated: Oct 12, 2009 14:40 IST

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Nepal's opposition Maoist chief Prachanda, currently on a week-long tour of China, had conveyed to India through a former NC lawmaker that it should not doubt his intentions as his visit was not aimed at harming its interests, a media report claimed on Monday.

Prachanda had informed India about his China visit through a former Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker a few days before leaving for Beijing on Saturday, Rajdhani daily reported.

The Maoist chief and former Premier had asked the NC politician to convey that his intention to visit China was not against India's interests, it claimed.

The paper said the former NC MP, who was not identified, has already returned here after paying a visit to Delhi with the message of Prachanda.

During his meeting with Indian Ambassador Rakesh Sood recently, Prachanda had expressed willingness to visit India, it said.

When Prachanda last year visited China first after assuming office as Prime Minister to attend the closing ceremony of Beijing Olympics, he was forced to issue a statement to clarify that his maiden political trip as Premier would be to India.