CHITWAN, Dec 1: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday said that the coming together of the two largest communist parties has created wave across the national and international landscape.
Addressing a program entitled ‘Civil Society with Prachanda’ organized by the Let Us Make the Leftist Alliance Victorious Citizens Campaign at Gitanagar of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, ” Dahal added, “This political wave is the biggest since 1951 (2007 BS), not even when People’s War was declared.”
“A mass of people are quite excited with the unity of the communists whereas the others seem worried and panicked,” he added.
“Some are of the opinion that a communist totalitarianism was in the offing while viewing that the communists cannot come together and even if they unite it will not last long and there would be chaos even if it lasted.”
But, the former Prime Minister Dahal took time to dispel doubts on the party unification, saying, ‘nobody could stop the unification of the two parties and there would be a communist government in Nepal after the elections whatever the ripples it creates.
“The communist government would take the country towards socialism,” he added.
Noting that BP Koirala and Girija Prasad Koirala would be happy to see the communist unity, had they been alive today, Dahal claimed that unity of the communist parties would benefit the nation and the country would move ahead on the path of prosperity.
He also suggested the ‘divided’ Nepali Congress to be one. “It is necessary for the Congress, which is divided, also to come together,” he said.
Dahal was of the view that the present-day Nepali Congress was a little bit distracted from the BP’s socialism and Girija Prasad’s republicanism. “I blame the Nepali Congress that it has committed a mistake by deviating from BP’s socialism and Girija’s republican line,” he added.
Stating that collaboration with the Nepali Congress was possible in future when matters come to nationality and national sovereignty, he urged the Nepali Congress leaders not to throw gibe (at the communist alliance) to such an extent for they might have to collaborate with the leftist forces in future as well lest it would be awkward to even shake hands in that situation.
Dahal said the leftist alliance and the Nepali Congress might have to join hands and fight against the divisive and secessionist line if any in future.
“The Nepali Congress too does not want to see the country splitting. We will have to fight together for the national unity and territorial integrity in such times,” he said.
Dahal is contesting in the House of Representatives election from Chitwan constituency-3. He described his candidacy was against the tendency of political immorality. The truth will certainly prevail in this struggle, he declared.