CJ-led government is the only option, Prachanda reiterates


KATHMANDU: As the opposition Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) as well as some lawyers were opposing the formation of the Chief Justice-led government, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has claimed that this was the only alternative to this time as such practice were made in Greece and Bangladesh too.

Addressing the mass meeting organized by the party on the occasion of the 18th People’s War in Khula Manch in the capital, the Maoist supremo also heavily come upon the leaders of Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist and other leaders including Chitra Bahadur KC. Dahal said Baidhya and his leaders were dogmatic and bookish while KC was merely a talkative and humorist leader. “Comrade, can you run a catapult? We opened machine guns and waged the People’s War,” Prachanda said.

“Where are the self acclaimed revolutionaries? The People’s War uprooted the 240 years monarchy,” Dahal aggressively came on rival communists.

Despite hardliner communist’s harsh criticism for quitting the path of revolution, Nepal’s Prime Minister and Vice-chairman of former rebel party UCPN (Maoist) today said that the party has not abandoned the aim of the people’s war.

The Prime Minister said, “We have shifted our style not the goals.”

Nepal’s Maoists had fought for a decade with the view to sabotaging the feudal monarchy and establish a communist regime in the Himalayan nation, killing nearly 15,000 people in the country.

The Prime Minister also said that party’s recently concluded seventh general convention has provided a new vigor and zeal in the party cadres to move ahead with unitedly, by quashing the disputes.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister said either the parties should be ready to form a CJ-led government or join his government to hold the fresh CA elections.

On a separate context, the Prime Minister has challenged the some legal practitioners to come for debate with the PM on each and every article of the Interim Constitution of Nepal. Prime Minister’s such remark has come at a time when some pro-UML legal practitioners asked the President Dr Ram Baran not to appoint CJ Khilaraj Regmi as the new Prime Minister as that would challenge the independence of judiciary.

Saying that republic, inclusion, secularism, federalism and major other achievements were the results of the People’s War, the Prime Minister threatened the opposition not to insult the people’s sacrifices.

At the program, seven leaders of the Rastriya Janamorcha including central secretary Ram Luintel and others joined the UCPN (Maoist).

Earlier, a large number of party cadres and well wishers had organized rallies in thoroughfares of the city changing party’s slogans.

Traffic system in the capital city was at the receiving end due to the rallies.