UN Mission in Nepal objects to Nepal PM's accusation
The UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) has published its objection to Nepal’s Caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal’s accusation that the UNMIN is causing the delay in the constitution-drafting work in the country. “The UNMIN has exceeded its limits, it is totally wrong and unacceptable,” Mr. Nepal had told reporters in Kathmandu on Friday.
Responding to this remark by the Nepali Prime Minister, UNMIN on Monday produced a statement stating that everything it was doing was within the mandate framework given by Nepal.The UNMIN statement further stresses that its actions were consistent with the calls by the Security Council regarding the support to the peace process.
A day ago, Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala had accused the UNMIN of becoming Maoist advocate. Mr. Koirala has frequently demanded the immediate departure of the UNMIN from Nepal.
Especially, the Nepali Congress and the Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML)—Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal is one of its leaders—have been accusing the UNMIN of having worked in favor of Maoists in Nepal.
However, independent critics believe that the diplomatic battles are going on between pro-Indian and pro-European forces regarding the existence of UNMIN in Nepal.
Tags: UN , UNMIN , Nepal , Nepali Congress , UML , Prime Minister , Peace Process , Constitution
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