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Nepal Maoists Very Well May Seize Power

Posted by n3wday on January 22, 2009

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RPP’s Rana warns Maoists might very well grab power

Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Pashupati Sumshere Rana on
Monday said there is every possibility that the Maoists might “grab
power” like they have been warning from the past some time since the
People’s Liberation Army (PLA) hasn’t been disbanded and the weapons
are still in their hands.

Rana termed Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
forewarnings about capturing the state as his haughtiness.

The remarks from the chief of the pro-monarchist party that still
maintains some form of monarchy is necessary for the country comes a
week after PM Dahal said that the “people would grab power” if the
government his party leads was toppled due to a conspiracy
of “reactionary and regressive forces”.

On Sunday, senior Unified CPN (Maoist) leader and Finance Minister
Dr. Baburam Bhattarai warned that they would launch a massive revolt
if political parties with “feudal mindset” tried to topple the
government.

The RPP chief, who was speaking at a program in Pokhara, also termed
both the “democratic front” proposed by the Nepali Congress and
the “republican front” proposed by the Maoists as having “no
significance” for the country, and instead stressed on unity between
forces who swear by parliamentary democracy to defeat “the growing
arrogance of the Maoists”.

“Although RPP is not in a position to look for an alternative to the
present government, but the party will launch a street movement
against its activities,” Rana said. With less than 10 seats in the
Constituent Assembly, RPP has little say in the formation of the
government

He was also against integration of PLA combatants into the Nepal
Army, saying that if the government goes ahead with the controversial
decision then it will also be compelled to induct combatants of
various armed groups operating in Tarai in future.

PM Dahal’s remarks about capturing the state had caused a stir among
the big-wigs of its coalition partner CPN-UML with its general
secretary Jhalanath Khanal terming the remark as “irresponsible”
which showed his (PM Dahal’s) “frustration and haughtiness”.
nepalnews.com ag Jan 19 09

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