Nepal Maoist faction warns of fresh insurgency

A leader of a faction of Nepal`s CPN-M party Saturday threatened to launch another round of armed insurgency should it be excluded from the country`s political process.

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 15, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

Kathmandu: A leader of a faction of Nepal`s CPN-M party Saturday threatened to launch another round of armed insurgency should it be excluded from the country`s political process.

The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) was formed in 2012 after splitting from the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) party which had launched a 10-year long violent insurgency from 1996 to 2006.

The CPN-M faction led by party secretary Netra Bikram Chand said they would go for revolution if mainstream parties continue to bypass them in the overall political process, Xinhua reported.

At a press conference after a secret meeting of the party, Chand said the party needed its own army and organisations to fight for the welfare of the people.

"The state has already raised the weapons so it would be legitimate for us to launch revolt for establishing people`s rights," Chand said.