Nepali Congress Planning to Arm Youth Wing against Maoists
Posted by Ka Frank on December 10, 2009
Himalayan Times, December 8, 2009
NC planning to arm youth: Khadka
CHANDRANIGHAPUR: Former home minister and Nepali Congress leader Khum Bahadur Khadka said that his party was planning to form a youth wing armed with weapons to curb the anarchic activities of the UCPN-Maoist. Speaking at a mass meet organised by Jana Jyoti Multiple Campus in Chandranighapur, Rautahat Khadka said, “With increased incidents of the Maoists’ highhandedness in the country, our party felt the necessity for an armed youth wing.”
Khadka alleged that the Maoists were trying to seize the state power through violence and extortions. “The Maoists are trying to impose totalitarianism in the country,” said Khadka. He said that his party cadres were time and again attacked by the Maoists and he urged the latter to refrain from such illegal acts.
Referring to the contribution of NC president Girija Prasad Koirala in signing the 12-point agreement Khadka claimed “The Maoists have progressed to the present stage, thanks to the NC.” He urged all the democratic forces to abide by the 12-point agreement for the betterment of the country and its people. He slammed Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum chairman Upendra Yadav calling him an irresponsible person. “Yadav did not play any significant role for the Madhes people when he was in the government. But once he was out of the government he has been advocating the rights of the Madhesi people.”
He accused the Maoists of fabricating the Singapore dialogue and made it clear that the duo—Koirala and Maoist supremo Prachanda, agreed to form a high-level political mechanism and not topple the present government. “The present government has the full support of the NC”, Khadka added.