Baidya Maoists to wage war if excluded from solution
TANAHUN, March 2: CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has warned of waging war if his party is not included in the process of resolving the ongoing political crisis. He said that the political deals that are reached among the four political forces would not be acceptable to his party. He also said that holding elections was not possible if other major parties kept on bypassing the CPN-Maoist in the decision-making process. Stating that the agreement among the four political forces on forming election government under the leadership of Chief Justice Khilraj Regmi was reached on cue from international power centers, he accused the top leaders of the four political parties of being stooges of foreign elements.
“There is a serious conspiracy behind the decision to appoint a judge as a prime minister. So the four-party deal needs to be foiled through strong protests,” Chand told reporters at an interaction organized by Maoist-affiliated journalists here in Damauli on Saturday. He accused UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai of betraying the country by working in collusion with the “parliamentary parties”. He praised the protest from legal sectors against the proposal to form CJ-led government as an obvious and right move. Chand is believed to be influential leader in the rank and file of the CPN-Maoist party, which was formed after splitting the ruling Maoist party last year.
Meanwhile, Nepal Federal People´s Republican Front on Saturday has announced fresh protests demanding formation of a national consensus government led and represented by political parties and against the four-party agreement on CJ-led government. The Front comprising CPN-Maoist, CPN (Ekikrit), CPN (Maoist) led by Matrika Yadav, Revolutionary Communist Party Nepal and other fringe parties announced various protest programs including general strike across the country.
Maoist-led front declares bandh Wednesday
KATHMANDU: Nepal Federal People’s Republican Front led by the CPN-Maoist today announced a ‘Nepal bandh’ on Wednesday to bar the Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi from elevating to the top executive position in the country. A meeting of the NRPRF led by CPN-Maoist Vice-chairman CP Gajurel held at the Buddhanagar-based party headquarters today took the decision to this effect.
The front includes Ram Singh Shrish from the CPN Unified, Matrika Yadav of the CPN (Maoist), Shankar Rai Aangami from the Revolutionary Communist Party Nepal and Khagendra Makhim from the Sanghiye Limbuwan Rajye Parisad. According to the CPN-Maoist, the front will hold torch rally on Tuesday evening throughout the nation and impose a general strike on Wednesday.
The front will also organise all necessary preparatory functions at different parts of the country before the strike begins. The recently formed NRPRF has been organising several agitation programmes against the unilateral decision of the four political forces — Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) — to elevate sitting Supreme Court Chief Justice Regmi to prime minister.
Dev Gurung warns of conflict if CJ leads new govt
KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Secretary Dev Gurung on Saturday warned that the country will witness a colossal face-off and trigger disaster if the Chief Justice is picked up as Prime Minister. Speaking at an interaction organised at the Reporters Club here in the Capital, Gurung said that is why the move would not be acceptable at any cost. He charged that the major four political forces started a party-less system like Panchayat, which he claimed is against the spirit of Interim Constitution, through an agreement to make the Chief Justice the executive head.
“There is no alternative to take to stern agitation against this,” he said, adding that the parties would be responsible for the repercussions. Gurung criticised the government led by his former comrade Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, dubbing it the most corrupt government and saying it has to be unseated anyhow. “We are ready to take up all possible ways to oust the incumbent government,” he said.
UP districts falling on Indo-Nepal border put on alert
Lucknow: In view of increased activities of naxalites in neighbouring Nepal, police in all the districts of Uttar Pradesh falling on Indo-Nepal border have been directed to maintain a vigil. UP DGP has asked the police in Pilibhit, Kheri, Bahraich, Balrampur, Shrawasti, Siddhartnagar and Maharajganj to be on alert to avert any untoward incident, according to a statement of the DGP headquarters.
According to reports, on February 26, a pressure cooker bomb, weighing around five kg, was recovered from Kailali district of Nepal. Reports said that the bomb disposal squad had diffused the bomb recovered in Jai village Matiyari road under Dhangadhi area of the country. In the pamphlets recovered near the bomb, CPN-Maoist had taken the responsibility for it.