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Nepal’s Gajurel: State Power is Our Goal

Posted by Mike E on May 17, 2009

Gajurel_nepal_maoist_leaderThe following are two statements by Gajurel.

The first is recent from Kantipur Report.

The second is a longer interview from October 2008.
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C.P. Gajurel, 59, is a politburo member and chief of the foreign affairs bureau of the CPN (Maoist) party. In August 2003, while he was attempting to go to London from Chennai airport with forged travel documents, he was arrested and spent three years in jail in Chennai.

Following the second People’s Movement of 2006, and the entry of the Maoists into mainstream politics, he was released from jail in December 2007. Since his release, he has traveled internationally, raising awareness about and seeking support for his party. Thanks to Ka Frank for the first article.

NEPALGUNJ, May 17 – A senior Maoist leader said on Sunday that his party has not yet given up the goal of capturing the state.

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General Katawal and King Gyanendra Gather Monarchists

Posted by n3wday on May 17, 2009

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This article was published on Telegraph Nepal.

‘Katawal’s fresh bid to restore Nepal Monarchy’
TGW

The Janadisha Daily, the Maoists’ Party mouth Piece, has come up with a story, dated May 14, 2009, which reveals that the incumbent Chief of the Army Staff, Mr. Rukmangad Katawal has constituted various armed military outfits in the country in his bid to resurrect Monarchial institution in the country.

The report discloses that Mr. Katawal has on a personal basis constituted the armed outfit which numbers around two thousand armed men.

Katawal, enjoying support from the close aides of the former monarch Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah, former Nepal Army, Armed Police and General Police men has formed the military outfit under the command of Former Sub Inspector Hari Bahadur Timilsena, the report reveals.

The Armed Outfit since last November 2008 has been carrying out various regional armed activities to resurrect the now sidelined monarchy.

A letter sent on behalf of the organization to the former King of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah, dated January 4, 2009, claims that the military grouping was ready to take to any offensive for managing the grand comeback of the Royal institution.
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