Kathmandu, February 3
Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Mani Thapa, who recently met a senior leader of the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led party, says Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the leader of the outfit that the government has banned are on the same page about nationalism.
In an interview on Himalaya Television this morning, Thapa also claimed Oli’s ideology about the eastern culture and civilisation is identical to that of another Maoist leader Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’.
“I have already told the PM that his and Biplav’s ideas on nationalism match and his and Baidya’s ideas on eastern civilisation and culture also match.”
In another context, the minister said the Biplav-led party also wanted to join the mainstream politics, adding Hemanta Prakash Oli, the Biplav party’s leader that he met yesterday, told him that his party was ready for the talks.
Thapa and Hemanta Prakash Oli were roommates during the decade-long armed conflict.