Maoist leader Mohan Vaidya 'Kiran' has reached London from Sri Lanka via Qatar. He got to the UK after Indian police apprehended his comrade, CP Gajurel, while trying to fly out to London from Madras on a fake British passport. Maoist Supremo Prachanda had issued a statement requesting the Indian government to release Gajurel in light of Nepal-India relations. Why are the Maoists so anxious to get to England?
During the critical phase in third round of talks between the government and the rebels, the latter stressed on meeting the king. Political pundits now say Gajurel was part of a team sent to meet King Gyananedra who was on his way to London for a medical check-up at the same time. Analysts believe the talks broke down probably because Kiran's London mission was unsuccessful.