Netra Bikram Chand will join NCP, says Prachanda

Netra Bikram Chand

KATHMANDU, June 2: Nepal Communist Party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that Netra Bikram Chanda ‘Biplav’ will join the ruling party some day in future.

Welcoming Padam Rai, a senior leader of Biplav-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) to his party, amid a function at the party headquarter in Dhumbarai, Dahal said, “I have known Rai for a long time, his experience will definitely take the party forward.”

Rai had earlier quit Mohan Baidya-led Maoist party to join CPN.

“The path Chand is walking will lead him to nowhere but will harm the people and the country. Therefore, he will have to join NCP someday in the future,” Dahal added.

“Biplav is heading in the wrong direction. It is why I decided to quit the party,” said Rai.

The government outlawed outfit CPN was involved in a series of bomb blasts in February targeting Ncell towers which claimed one life and in May a day ahead of their nationwide strike which killed four of their own cadres.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the government is committed to bringing Chand to the mainstream politics.

Although Chand group’s activities are banned, the government will facilitate Chand, if he wants to join the national politics, according to Home Minister Thapa.