I am not a RAW agent: Baburam Bhattarai

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Kathmandu, Aug 8: Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) parliamentary party deputy leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai has refuted media reports that claimed that he has clandestine links with some foreign power centres.

Nepalese media reports said that Dr Bhattarai has close links with the Indian establishment more so, India's intelligence agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) which was pressurising the Maoists paraphernalia to elevate Bhattarai as the Nepal's Prime Minister in place of Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Maoists' party chief.

The Maoists' ideologue said that "the media reports were aimed at assassinating his character and aimed at maligning his nationalist credentials."

"I have throughout my political career dedicated myself to the broader communist unity and believed that only with the Communists, Nationalists and the Republicans in Nepal coming to a single front the country's socio-economic uplift were possible," Bhattarai said.

"I deplore the sponsored activities that are only aimed at dividing the communists in several fronts," the Telegraph Nepal quoted him, as saying.

"Those who have had the clandestine links with the foreign power centres and have remained in power through the foreign blessing have been trying to malign my nationalistic credentials by labelling me as being close to a certain foreign power centre and of being against the Left unity," Bhattarai clarified.

ANI

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