Communists’ achievement in Nepal has surprised the world: Prachanda

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepal Communist Party, 24th People's War Day

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the communists’ revolution in Nepal has surprised the world because of its achievements.

The NCP on Wednesday marked the 24th People’s War Day for the first time since the unification in May last year—making it the largest party in South Asia and third largest in Asia.

Before unification, the CPN-Maoist Center celebrated this day to commemorate the day they took up arms on February 13, 1996. The former rebel party came into the mainstream politics after signing the 12-point peace agreement in April 2006.

“The communists of Nepal have surprised the world. What Nepal, despite being a poor country, has achieved politically in the past few decades has made all the political powers of the world look Nepal closely and attentively,” he said.

“From the beginning of the Maoist War to peace accord, promulgation of constitution and completion of three tier of election, all these political developments have drawn attention of the world toward Nepal,” he said.

According to Chair Dahal, announcement of the party unification on the 25th death anniversary of the then general-secretary of the UML late Madan Bhandari and commemorating the People’s War Day together is itself a great achievement.

“The party celebrating the People’s War Day today has created a new base for the unification—clearing any doubts for the completion of merger process,” he said.

The task force formed to finalize the modality of party unification process is yet to find common point regarding unification in the grass root committees.

“We are doing necessary home work to complete the unification within a few days,” he added.

Dahal said that the unification between the two communist forces have has provided an opportunity to stay committed in the path of development and prosperity of the country.

“It is our challenge to develop a new model of socialism for the 21st century. I would like to appeal the sovereign citizens to contribute in our movement to realize the goals of socialism,” he added.

On the occasion the party paid condolences to all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to institutionalize federal democratic republic in the country.