Oppositions are just politicking by raising Dekendra’s issues

Puspa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda"

SURKHET: Nepal’s most powerful politician and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has lashed out the opposition parties saying that they were bumping up a particular case of wartime incident as a tool to politicking.

The former prime minister, also a wannabe prime minister, told journalists today that the opposition parties were trying to widen the gap between the ruling and opposition political parties by raising the single war era issue—the case of Dailekh-based journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa.

“Conflict era cases should be dealt with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” the former rebel leader said. The bill on Commission is in a logjam after the President has not approved for long.

At a time when the opposition parties are preparing for the anti-government stirs, chairman Prachanda who is also the coordinator of the ruling coalition said the country would plunge into further crisis if the current government tendered resignation without consensus among the parties. “We are open in all options to end the deadlock. But, the opposition parties should be serious to this end,” Dahal told journalists in Surkeht.