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Prachanda resignation a missile against 'foreign masters'

world Updated: May 10, 2009 19:11 IST
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Maoist supremo Prachanda has said his resignation as prime minister of Nepal was "a missile" fired against "foreign masters" and accused his opponents of trying to indulge in horse-trading at the behest of foreign power centres to forge a coalition government.

Prachanda, who quit on Monday after his move to sack Army Chief General Rukmangad Katawal was blocked by President Ram Baran Yadav, alleged at a function in Kathmandu on Saturday that "old parties" are trying to pay out "tens of millions of rupees" to gain a majority in the Constituent Assembly.

"I just heard from a leader of a party that tens of millions of rupees are being spent to buy CA members. The parties have started engaging in the same old game," he said adding, the parties were trying to "buy MPs" at the behest of foreign power centres.

Without naming any country, Prachanda said "I fired a missile through my resignation against the foreign masters who want to keep this country in their grip.

"This will be a strong weapon against foreign intervention in our country's internal affairs," he said at the first national convention of 'Society of Families of Those Disappeared by the State'.