Badal surrendering to, instead of uniting with, the UCPN-Maoist: Gajurel

Kathamndu: CPN-Revolutionary Maoist Vice-Chairman CP Gajurel accused his party’s General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa of surrendering to, instead of uniting with, the UCPN-Maoist.

Speaking at the face-to-face program organised by the Reporters’ Club Nepal, he claimed that the purported unity would be the unity among the rightists in the parties of leftists. He said, “The unity of rightists has polarised the unity of leftists. Badalji (Thapa) has decided to unite with the UCPN-Maoist merely to join the government.”

“The 12-point agreement he signed with the UCPN-Maoist was already rejected by the party,” Gajurel said.
Responding to a query over action against Thap, he questioned, why should we take action against him who had once accused the UCPN-Maoist of being a betrayer.

Announcing that his party would prepare a new people’s revolution, Gajurel said that the party would not raise weapons until the government allowed them to put forth their views in front of people.

Accusing the government of trying to foil the peace process by digging up the issues of conflict era, he warned that the country would head towards a conflict again if the government kept on raising the issues.

Moreover, he made it clear that the possibility of unification with the UCPN-Maoist at present was unlikely.