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Prachanda on the People’s Liberation Army in a Changed Situation

Posted by irisbright on February 25, 2009

Photo: Tomas van Houtryve

Photo: Tomas van Houtryve

This Red Star (Vol. 2, # 4) article was originally posted by Maoist Revolution Digest #1618.  It is being made available on Banned Thought.

This talk took place in the context of demands by reactionary parties that Prachanda not attend the celebration of the People’s Liberation Army and the people’s war — saying that attending would  legitimize this revolutionary army and delegitimize the reactionary National Army (which the civilian government also formally heads.)

“Many people still are not ready to accept a decade long People’s War to be the foundation of the declaration of republic. They hesitate to accept the truth that republic has been established on the strong foundation of PW. Therefore, the present situation is sharper than before.”

Opinion: Changed role and responsibility of PLA

by Prachanda

I am not in the same responsibility of supreme commander on this auspicious occasion of 14th anniversary of People’s War and 8th People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Day. I am feeling that the continuity of the past has been disconnected. I, on this occasion, am feeling pride of being the first elected Prime Minister of republic Nepal. I am feeling a deep responsibility.

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