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Prachanda Threatens “Final People’s Revolt” to Draft New Constitution and Form National Unity Government

Posted by Ka Frank on March 1, 2010

This article appeared in the Himalayan Times on February 26, 2010.

‘Statute awaits final people’s revolt’

TANAHUN: Chairman of the Unified CPN- Maoist Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today said that a final people’s revolt was necessary for drafting the new statute. Inaugurating Martyr’s Gate in Damauli, Prachanda said that constitution can not be written by ignoring a political party that garnered majority of the votes in the Constituent Assembly election.

In the newly constructed gate, names of 64 Maoists who lost their lives during the insurgency and 11 disappeared have been inscribed.

Stating that the government was run by the leaders defeated in the election, the former Prime Minister stressed the need of a final revolt to foil what he said ‘conspiracies hatched by the reactionaries and regressive elements’.

As the inaugural programme was conducted on the streets, vehicular movement came to a halt. Meanwhile, while inaugurating a school building of Sahid Smriti Abasiya Primary School at a function at Majheripatan in Pokhara Sub-metropolitan City, Prachanda said that consensus would be sought in package for the resolution of the protracted political deadlock by February 30.

Expressing hopes that High Level Political Mechanism (HLPM) would find out the solution to the political crisis facing the nation, Prachanda said, “It would pave the way for writing the constitution and taking the peace process to the logical conclusion”.

“The discussions would be held for the correction of the president’s unconstitutional move, constitution writing, army integration and new national unity government in a few days and solution would be sought,” added the chairman.

Dahal, further, reiterated the party’s stance that new national unity government had to be formed under the Maoist leadership for peace and constitution. “New constitution and logical conclusion of the peace process are impossible without national unity government led by the Maoists”, he claimed.

Prachanda also expressed party’s commitment to peace and constitution. Prachanda, however, charged the ministers in the incumbent government of embezzling the state fund collected by the former government.

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