Radio Nepal’s Executive Director Suresh Kumar Karki was asked for clarification on a recent interview with former Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies asked Radio Nepal for additional information in connection with the fact that this interview caused ethnic hatred and a number of anti-government theses were heard during the interview.
This interview was broadcast on Monday morning, on its air the former prime minister accused the current Prime Minister KP Oli of protecting only the interests of the Has people, the Indo-Aryan ethnolinguistic group. Baburam Bhattarai also compared the current prime minister with the demon from Hindu mythology “Bhasmasur”.
Speaking yesterday with a statement, Radio Nepal said it was saddened by the use of the language and words of Bhattarai for the prime minister. He added that he could not edit, since this is a live TV show.
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