Kathmandu, 21 July: The alliance of 33 fringe parties in Nepal led by the CPN-Maoist today alleged that some foreign missions were interfering in the country’s internal affairs and appealed to the world community not to support the forthcoming Constituent Assembly elections.
The parties have said foreign "meddling" in Nepal’s internal matters such as the electoral process and drafting of constitution, was "weakening Nepal’s sovereignty and democracy" and want the polls to be deferred.
The dissenting parties’ call comes at a time when the CPN-Maoist has been invited by the government and the high level political committee for talks to resolve the prevailing political crisis in the country.
In a statement issued today on behalf of the 33 parties, CPN-Maoist Secretary Dev Prasad Gurung described some foreign envoys’ public speeches and
political parleys with Nepali stakeholders as “increasing diplomatic manoeuvring and interference in domestic affairs of Nepal”. pti