The "spirits and ghosts" (of monarchy and regressive
forces) are conspiring against the achievements of the mass
movement of 2006 that abolished monarchy and turned the
country into a secular republican state, Maoist supremo
Prachanda told a mass meeting here yesterday and claimed that
the single mantra of unity and people's revolt can overcome
He said that their movement was not against India and
also rejected the allegation that the party had any difference
with the Nepal Army. "We are not launching agitation against
India," Prachanda said addressing the function organised in
Tundikhel Open Ground of Kathmandu to mark the fourth
anniversary of the People's Movement.
"Some people claim that the army is preparing to fight
the Maoists, but I believe that the Nepal Army and the Maoists
should unite for protecting Nepalese independence and
integrity", he said.
He also slammed those elements who demanded to reinstate
Hindu state in Nepal saying those who floated the idea of a
Hindu state are trying to crush their movement for national
Prachanda also claimed that if a national unity
government is formed under the Maoists' leadership, the twin
task of drafting the new constitution and completing the peace
process would be accomplished within one and a half month's
He also announced that the party has launched a movement
to topple the puppet government. He disclosed that his party
is preparing a massive rally on May 1, the Labour Day to give
a final jolt to the government.
The Maoists also organised similar types of rallies
across the country yesterday with the slogans of civilian
supremacy, national sovereignty and a Maoist led coalition
Prachanda also slammed the coalition government for
awarding the contract to print the Machine Readable Passport
to India saying "the government was working against national
interest by deciding to award the contract of printing the
passport to India."
Kathmandu: The Unified CPN-Maoist that had
been singing anti-India tune and blaming the Nepal Army for
the stalled peace process has now changed its course and
blasted on "spirits and ghosts" for hatching conspiracy
against the Maoists.
First Published: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 16:23