Prachanda continues rhetorics, calls cadres to back leadership

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s most influential leftist leader and Chairman of UCPN Maoist, Puspa Kamal Dahal on Thursday, asked his party cadres to gear up for supporting him against party’s fight with regressive forces.

Speaking to his party cadres in Rolpa, the place from which his party had started the ten year long insurgency, Prachanda said that the path of revolution is never straightforward and called his cadres to back leadership as it was bracing to fight against reactionary forces in Nepal.

While applauding the cadres as sons and daughters of revolutionary soil, Prachanda called on CPN Maoist cadres to join his party and continue the support that they had provided to the while fighting during the insurgency.

Speaking on the same occasion, Prime Minister and Prachanda’s deputy, Baburam Bhattarai expressed anguish against opposition parties for hindering the formation of Truth and Reconcilliation Commission and prosecuting war-era crimes through existing legal provisions.

Bhattarai claimed that the opposition parties were trying to derail the peace process by prosecuting war-era crimes through existing laws and claimed that doing so was against the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Interim Constitution.

He claimed that such a condition was indicative of mounting confrontation between the party and oppositions and called cadres to back the party’s move in the days ahead.