Former king holds secret talks with Indian envoy
Gyanendra Shah, who recently hit the headlines for his ‘possible move’ after the dissolution of Constituent Assembly (CA), has held secret meeting with Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad.
Immediately after the unilateral decision of the Unified CPN (Maoist) led coalition government to dissolve the CA and declare another round of CA elections, former King Gyanendra had met with the Indian ambassador, Vernacular weekly Sanghu reports.
The weekly however, reports that the meet between the two has not yet been independently confirmed. And it also has not been confirmed whether Jayant went to see Shah or the former king meet Jayanta.
In the meantime, sources even claim that a grand reception/luncheon was freshly organized by some noted royalists at a hotel in Kathmandu wherein some top brass of Nepali Congress like, Shekhar Koirala, and United Marxist Leninist had been invited.
The Prime Minister too has been informed by government intelligence sources of the said meeting, also adds Sanghu.
Analysts now guess that Sonia’s international relations advisor, Dr. Karan Singh may land in Kathmandu any time soon. Dr. Karan Singh, the son of former Kashmir King, is also a close relative of former Nepal monarch. He lands in Kathmandu as and when Nepal is in trouble of India making.
To recall, Ambassador Rakesh Sood, December 9, 2009, had secretly met the former Nepal King at Soaltee hotel and had sought the support of Nepali monarch in lessening China’s increasing influence in Nepal.
The meet had taken just after the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister, Yang Jiechi, had openly told a Nepali gathering, December 3, 2009, inside the Chinese embassy that “China will not tolerate any foreign interference in Nepal”.
Ambassador Jayant thus may have met Nepal’s former Monarch under some compelling circumstances. Reports have it that Chinese Ambassador Yang Houlan during his fresh meet with caretaker Nepal PM had point blank told Bhattarai not to undermine the Chinese security interests from the Nepali soil or else China will do all it can in order to preserve her vital security concerns.