Nepal Maoists’ Training Program Ends with Revolt Option Open
Posted by Ka Frank on February 21, 2010
This article appeared on Telegraph Nepal on February 19, 2010.
Nepal Maoists’ training program ends: Revolt option remains open
The Unified Maoists’ party leaders pledged in front of a sea of party cadres at a training program organized by the party that it will issue the Peoples’ Constitution as per the wishes of the general public under any circumstances if hurdles were created to draft the constitution of the peoples’ choice and towards the conclusion of peace process.
“The Training Program was organized to train the cadres towards achieving the target of promulgating a Peoples’ Constitution”, writes Jana Disha Daily- the party mouthpiece. “The Maoists’ party will extend its entire support to the People for their fundamental right to go in for a revolt”, the party leaders also said.
The Two Day Training program ended Thursday February 18, 2010 held at Kharipati, Bhaktapur. The training program saw the participation of some four thousand party cadres who had come from several parts of the country.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-the party chairman was the main “key-note” speaker and senior vice-chairman Mohan Baidya Kiran, vice-chairmen duo Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai and Narayan Kaji Shrestha also provided training to their cadres. “We are totally committed to take our program to establish National Independence to a new height”, the leaders committed.
Speaking at the training program Prachanda also said that he will soon make public his strategy paper that will clearly outline his plans to draft Peoples’ Constitution within the stipulated time frame. Else, Prachanda said “I urge you all to remain prepared for yet another revolt.” “The revolt option is always open”, reiterated Dahal.
While Mohan Baidya Kiran asked his cadres to entirely focus on preserving the Federal-Republican Order, Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai said that movement of national independence must be intensified further to timely draft the constitution and bring a logical end to the peace process. This means that a fresh revolt is round the corner if the Maoists so desire.