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Prachanda: Stay alert for another revolution

Posted by irisbright on February 19, 2009

This was originally found at nepalnews.com.

PM instructs Maoist party cadres to stay alert

Prime Minister and Chairman of Unified CPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has instructed his party cadres to stay alert for another revolution, on Saturday.
Addressing a function organised by All Nepal Trade Union Federation (ANTUF – affiliated to Maoists) in Lalitpur, Dahal said the party will not always be engaged in the peace process. “The constitution-drafting process will not last forever, we should seriously prepare ourselves for the next situation,” said Dahal.

Dahal opined that while many communist movements in the world failed because they could not recognise the need of the hour, Maoists in Nepal understood the situation and acted accordingly. He said, his party would now take the revolution into new heights against colonial forces.

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Prachanda: ‘Maoists will Embrace Change Through Revolt’

Posted by irisbright on February 19, 2009

Prime Minister Prachanda Dahal

Prime Minister 'Prachanda' Dahal

This article was originally found on ekantipur.com. It was originally titled ‘Maoists will embrace change through revolt: PM Dahal’.

Maoists will embrace change through revolt: PM Dahal

Kantipur Report LALITPUR, Feb 14 – Prime Minister and Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Saturday said the party will not always be engaged in the peace process.The party will move in a different manner in order to embrace change through revolt, he said at a programme organised in Lalitpur today.

“Stressing which way is better for continuing revolution, we have been trying to present ourselves in a different way for peace process, Constituent Assembly and constitution-drafting process.”  “We should realise that current condition will not prevail for long and we also should prepare ourselves seriously for the next situation,” he added. However, he did not elaborate on what would be the “next situation”.  The rebel-turned-premier said the Maoists are in a complicated state of revolution adding that they are different from what they appear. In a different context, PM Dahal accused coalition partner CPN-UML and other communist parties of being ultra-leftist.  He said the parties advocated about change and revolution only during their initial years.

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Nepali Congress Condemns Maoist Calls to PLA

Posted by irisbright on February 19, 2009

Nepali Congress President: Sushil Koirala

This article was originally found on ekantipur.com.  It was originally titled ‘PM’s call to PLA irresponsible: NC Acting Prez’.

Kantipur Report NEPALGUNJ, Feb 15 – Nepali Congress (NC) acting president Sushil Koirala Sunday said Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s recent address to the Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) asking them to be ready for next revolution is irresponsible.The PM has raised serious concerns by announcing the Maoist cadres to get ready for another struggle against those who try to topple the government, Koirala said speaking at a press meet organised in Nepalgunj.

He criticised the Maoists for spreading violence by making issue out of nothing.

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