CPN-Maoist says will oppose Nepal Government’s power pact with India

Kathmandu, July 23 (ANI-Xinhua): With Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj scheduled to undertake a three-day visit to Nepal from July 25, during which it is expected that India and Nepal will ink a major power trading agreement (PTA), the hardline CPN-Maoist Party has decided to protest against it.

A decision to this effect was taken by leaders of five parties headed by the CPN-Maoist. They said that the planned PTA would be an utter intervention in Nepal’s sovereignty by India as well as anti-nationalist.

According to a Xinhua report, the meeting also has decided to launch protest if the plan to sign the agreement is not canceled.

Swaraj is scheduled to lead the Indian delegation at the 3rd Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting to be held on July 26-27.

The Upper Karnali and Arun-3 power projects, both having 900 MW capacity, are being developed by Indian power developers. (ANI-Xinhua)