Prachanda defends talks with Baidya

KATHMANDU: UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda defended ongoing talks with CPN Maoist Chairman for party unification and claimed that the initiative cannot be termed as a deviation from peace and constitution drafting process.

While briefing party members of the recently concluded General Convention at the party head office in Kathmandu today, Prachanda said that the CPN-Maoist were also serious on issues of peace and constitution drafting.
“The rumor that we have deflected from peace and the constitution drafting process has been pervasive in the bureaucratic circle. This is misleading. As a co-signer of the Comprehensive Peace Process, there is no possibility on my part to foil these processes. We are working with commitment for concluding these processes and the CPN-Maoist is also committed to it, said Prachanda on the occasion.

On the occasion, Prachanda also said that the nominations made for the central committee in the general convention were agreed by Vice Chairman of the party Dr. Baburam Bhattarai too. He expressed confidence that the 52 members that will be nominated by the party in the committee will have participation from Bhattarai aligned leaders as well.

He expressed gratitude for working with Bhattarai as a party member for over two decades and claimed that constitution can be promulgated only if all go ahead in consensus.