You are here: Rediff Home » India » News » PTI
Search: The Web
  Discuss this Article   |      Email this Article   |      Print this Article

Maoist victory in Nepal positive development: Pranab
Related Articles
Images: Maoist victory march continues in Nepal

Get news updates:What's this?
April 14, 2008 09:18 IST

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday hailed the victory of Maoists in Nepal, calling it a 'positive development'.

"The Maoists have successfully taken part in the democratic process in Nepal," Mukherjee said.

Recalling an article in an United States newspaper that warned Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru when the Communist Party of India-Marxist came to power in Kerala [Images], Mukherjee said, "Nehru had said they will fit into the country's political mainstream as they had participated in the political process".

He said India had told the Maoists in Nepal that they would benefit if they emerge from the shadow of the gun and violence.

According to Mukherjee, India would be better off with democratically elected governments in place in the neighbouring countries.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
 Email this Article      Print this Article

© 2008 India Limited. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Feedback