CPN-Maoist chairman Mohan Baidya Thursday said that Chinese leaders cautioned him over the involvement of foreign forces in deciding the federal model, saying that federalism could even lead to the country's disintegration.
Talking to the journalists in Kathmandu, Baidya, who returned after completing a 10-day visit to China on Wednesday, said the Chinese leaders were worried about the dispute over federalism culminating into possible disintegration of Nepal. They said foreign intervention in Nepal was growing.
“We have been advocating identity-based federalism. We too do not want federalism that leads to the country's disintegration," he added.
According to Baidya, the Chinese leaders expressed concern over split in the Maoist party, but they had recognised the new party as a nationalist force.
Baidya also said unification between his party and UCPN (Maoist) was not possible until the latter upheld the line of "people's republic". nepalnews.com