I have fallen in love with Madhesi: Prachanda


KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has reiterated his statement that he will contest from any of the constituencies in the upcoming CA polls.

“I have fallen in love with Madhesis. It’s up to you whether or not you love me. This will be proven in the upcoming CA polls. But, I am sure you also love me,” Prachanda said addressing a mass meeting organized by the party at Hariwan of Sarlahi district today.

Saying that he visited the districts of Tarai region over a dozen during the recent times, the UCPN (Maoist) Chairman said Madhes has a strategic and geopolitical importance in the country’s regime.

During the mass meeting he also said that major revolutions in the country’s history have emerged from the districts of Tarai namely Dhanusha, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Siraha and some others.

The people of Madhes waged struggle against the landlords at the very beginning, he said.

Saying that two-thirds majority was required in the upcoming CA polls for the progressive force, Prachanda said the Maoists would forge a polls alliance with Madhesi, dalit, women and Janajati.

Recalling his recent India and China visits, Dahal said, “I have clearly mentioned with India and China regarding their support for our development process. Bringing foreign supports for country’s welfare is a nationalist approach in a true sense but that should be in our interests.”

Also addressing the mass meeting, former Prime Minister and UCPN (Maoist) Vice Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai said that UCPN (Maoist) was the only progressive force in the country and traded charges against the NC and CPN (UML) for obstructing constitution making as well as development processes.

Disowning the corruption charges by the NC and UML, Dr Bhattarai challenged them to exchange their properties with the total properties possessed by the UCPN (Maoist) leaders.

Another Vice Chairman Narayan Kaji Shretsha said that the role of the Madhesis was crucial to safeguarding the nationality.

UCPN (Maoist) central leaders Ram Rijhan Yadav, Haribol Gajurel, Pravu Shah, Hakikulla Khan among others addressed the mass meeting.