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Nepal’s Huge Maoist Rally: “Now We Will Capture the State”

Posted by Mike E on May 18, 2009

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The following report on Sunday’s rally is from Telegraph Nepal, not from the Maoists themselves. Caution needs to be taken in a period of disinformation. However this news is important, and so we are posting it here.

Nepal Maoist threaten Revolt, State Capture: Sunday Mass meets

The wounded Maoists party had organized huge rallies in major centers of the country, on Sunday May 17, 2009. The rallies later converged into mass-meets wherein the Maoists leaders mostly criticized their political opponents. President of the Republic Dr. Ram Baran Yadav and Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal- the UML leader who in all likelihood is to lead the country as the next prime minister- were the Maoists’ major targets.

Caretaker Prime Minister and the Maoists party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal addressing a sea of Maoists cadre in Kathmandu repeatedly called the UML and the Nepali Congress as the agents of the foreign Gods.

“As per the dictates of their foreign masters, the dejected and rejected UML and NC leaders are forming the next government”, said a pretty annoyed Dahal. “Their heads will be always down as they have surrendered to their foreign masters, we have resigned but yet our heads will always be up”, said Dahal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Interview: Struggle Moves to the Street

Posted by n3wday on May 18, 2009

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This interview was posted on Telegraph Nepal.

People’s Republic can only guarantee Nepal’s national pride
Interview with Narayan Kaji Shrestha, United Maoists Leader, Nepal

TGQ1: Your party-the Maoists-has stepped down from the government front. You could have fought the battle by being in the government. Isn’t it? If the President did an act that you dub as unconstitutional one and the Chief of the Army staff defied the government’s order, wouldn’t it have been better to fight with them by being in the power structure? Isn’t it a defeated mentality of your party? What say you? Your comments please.


Narayan Kaji
: No! it is not that we became unable to fight and quit the government. Instead, we eased the process for a solution and thus resigned from the government.

We felt that there remained some thing to be fought for which we have had to quit the government.

The President took steps that we dub as an unconstitutional act. We thus have to fight against the President’s erratic moves for which we concluded that it would be fair to fight with such unconstitutional moves by remaining out of the government corridors.
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