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Prachanda's charges expose his 'bias' against India: Nepal PM

world Updated: Jan 19, 2010 13:47 IST

Slamming Maoist leader Prachanda for alleging Indian interference in Nepal's affairs, Premier Madhav Kumar Nepal has said his charges expose the "bias" of an "unpredictable" person against the neighbouring country.

Nepal asserted that his country was a sovereign nation and all talk about his government taking "dictation" from India is "baseless".

Prachanda, after resigning as Prime Minister in May last year, is "restless and creating all sorts of problems", he told PTI in an interview here.

"At times he is behaving responsibly. So he is behaving in an unpredictable manner," the Prime Minister said about the Chairman of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).

Asked about Prachanda's allegation recently that India was interfering in his country's affairs and dictating to its leaders, Nepal said, "I have not seen any interference. I have not seen any dictation."

Prachanda, whose actual name is Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has recently been engaged in a sharp attack on India and went to the extent of describing it as "master" of Nepalese leaders.

Nepal said if Maoists have "knowledge of dictation or interference, they should elaborate."

He said Prachanda had resigned as Prime Minister in May last year of his own will and "not out of pressure from outside".