Prachanda is equal to Lendup Dorjee of Sikkim: CP Gajurel

KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Vice-chairman CP Gajurel has accused the UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda of trying to play the same role that of Sikkim’s Lendup Dorjee.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club in the capital on Wednesday, the hardliner communist party’s Vice-chairman said Lendup Dorjee and others had also proposed for holding a referendum regarding the border issue while merging Sikkim into India. “Prachanda’s proposal of holding a referendum in the border issue was a dreadful incident against nationality,” Gajurel said.

Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala presided over the program.

Gajurel further said that coming out this issue at a time of weakening nationality was a serious issue. “I was not thinking that this issue would be raised such earlier,” he added.

Hinting at the proposal floated by UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Gajurel said it was a matter of shame to raise issue of nationality by Shrestha. “He (Shrestha) is equally anti-nationalist as Prachanda and Bhattarai. He just raised the issue served by the master,” Gajurel charged.

Likewise, Gajurel also slammed the UCPN (Maoist) proposal of forming a production brigade in the party to help promote mass production. He accused that such brigade would turn into a criminal group. “The brigade will be formed just to enjoy the smuggling of red sandalwood and Yarchagumpa,” he further charged.

Likewise, Chairman of Madhesi People Rights Forum Upendra Yadav said they were working to form a separate coalition to take to the streets as the NC and UML were just eyeing the government.

Yadav also said that an independent figure should lead an election government for holding free and fair election. He also said he has not thought that the Maoists would change into a democratic force as it has not been anywhere in the world.

He also said that Prachanda’s proposal of holding the referendum on border conflict with India was ludicrous.

Likewise, Chairman of Rastriya Madhesh Samajbadi Party Sarad Singh Bhandari said the current government was heading to totalitarianism due to lack of rules and regulation in the country. He also reasoned that an independent figure should lead a national unity government as the major political parties were intending to influence the people through the misuse of the state power and resources.

His also voiced against BIPPA and ruled out the possibility of country’s Sikkimization.