Prachanda says party to focus on economic development

KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reiterated that his party has the plan of focusing on economic development after establishing political stability through the forthcoming Constituent Assembly election.

Addressing a programme to welcome new entrants to the party at a function held at the party central office, Parisdanda, on Tuesday, he said his party would focus on economic development since economic prosperity was a sine qua non for institutionalising the political changes.

Economic stability has a key role for attaining social and political stability, he said and claimed that only his party would be successful in taking the country towards economic prosperity by mobilising the youths.

Declaring that nobody could stop his party from garnering a majority in the upcoming CA election given the public enthusiasm seen towards the party throughout the country, the UCPN-Maoist Chairman said that other political parties lacked concrete political, economic and social agenda.

Dahal, who is also the former prime minister said that the country would not be able to withstand the transition for long and therefore the party had the plan of mobilising the youths in production, development and construction.

As many as 36 youths under the leadership of social workers Pradip Pariyar and Suman Thulung and an equal number of youths under the leadership of Satya Narayan Saha, central member of the CPN-UML-aligned Youth Association Nepal, entered the UCPN-Maoist on the occasion.