ITAHARI: UCPN-Maoist General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ announced today that his party will capture the state through a people’s revolt and impose one-party communist dictatorship in the country.
Badal, speaking at the party’s gathering on the 17th anniversary of the ‘People’s War’ in Itahari, threatened to dismantle all feudal structures of the country through an armed struggle. We fought the state security forces for the country and the people, he maintained.
In a different context, Badal argued that latest unity at the party’s central committee is the victory of the revolutionaries over the opportunists in the party. Maintaining that the Maoists had launched the people’s war in 1996 after the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government refused to address their logical demands, the Maoist leader threatened to launch a new war if regressive elements try to derail peace and constitution-making processes. Noting that the Constituent Assembly has just three-and-a-half-months to promulgate the constitution, Badal called on the political parties to draft the statute within the extended deadline of the CA. At the same time, he called on the people to press the political parties to complete peace and constitution-making processes on time.
UCPN-M for peace, constitution: Prabhakar
Butwal: UCPN-Maoist politburo member Janardan Sharma ‘Prabhakar’ said at a programme in Dang headquarters Ghorahi on Monday his party is committed to ending the revolution envisioned by the party. “As peace and constitution are means to reach the goal of revolution, the party is wholeheartedly devoted to completing the twin tasks of peace and statute.” On the occasion, the Maoist leader argued that intra-party rift will not split his party at any rate. “Ideological debate will make the party even stronger,” he added. Sharma pledged to incorporate the rights of marginalised and backward community in the new constitution.
Maoist leader and Minister for Local Development Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said in Butwal on Monday that the government is dedicated to peace and statute.
At a function in Butwal to mark the 17th anniversary of the People’s War, Minister Rayamajhi said constitution will be promulgated by May 28. Chief adviser to PM Baburam Bhattarai Devendra Poudel threatened to revert to the war if parties bar the Maoists from setting agendas of his party.