Gajurel rules out possibility of talks with govt
NEPALGUNJ, JUL 23 – CPN-Maoist Vice Chairman CP Gajurel has brushed aside the chances of sitting for talks with the government saying the invitation for talks was not unconditional. Speaking at a press meet in Nepalgunj on Tuesday, Gajurel accused the High Level Political Committee and the government of not being serious about the talks with his party. He also blamed the UCPN (Maoist) for moving ahead towards confrontation with an aim of foiling the Constituent Assembly elections.
He remarked that the UPCN (Maoist) move to arrange squad for CA polls at a time when his party has deployed party cadres to thwart November election signals the prospect of a confrontation. Earlier on Friday, the government had sent a letter to the alliance of poll-opposing parties led by CPN-Maoist inviting them to come to the talks table. The CPN-Maoist had agreed to sit for unconditional talks with the government.
Round table conference must be agenda of all: Gajurel
NEPALGUNJ: Vice-chairman of CPN-Maoist CP Gajurel has said that only an all-side roundtable conference would provide a unanimous foundation for the CA elections and new constitution making. Speaking at a press conference organised by Revolutionary Journalists’ Federation, Banke chapter here on Tuesday, he said, “We do not want to make the roundtable conference only our agenda, it must be a consensus and common agenda of all the parties”.
Reiterating his party’s decision not to take part in the CA elections if the demands were not met, leader Gajurel warned of boycotting the elections if it were to be held by force. He also accused the UCPN-Maoist party of working to ‘sikkimize’ and ‘bhutanize’ Nepal in the pretext of elections. “There is no possibility of unification with the UCPN-Maoist, now all doors to it have been shut”, he said in response to a query on the same from journalists.
CPN-M to disrupt CA polls: Baidhya
DHADING: CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya today said his party would obstruct the Constituent Assembly polls slated for November 19 at any cost. Talking to mediapersons in Dhadingbesi, Baidhya warned, “We shall disrupt the CA polls as the government and the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) have invited us for talks with condition.” Coming down heavily on the modus operandi of the HLPC and the government, Baidhya reiterated that his party would not sit for talks with the government and the four major parties until they scrapped the 11-point agreement and articles amended in the Interim Constitution.
On a different note, Baidhya ruled out the possibility of a new constitution from the upcoming CA elections. Stating that four-party syndicate and the government were reluctant to meet his party’s demands, Baidhya said his party would train its rank and file from July 25 in all the districts on disrupting the polls.
Tharuwan assigns tasks
DHANGADI: A meeting of the CPN-Maoist Tharuwan state committee on Sunday assigned the responsibility of disrupting Constituent Assembly polls to its central members. The meeting has given responsibility of disrupting the polls to central members Rupa Chaudhary, Bhagat Baduwal, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Hemraj Bhattarai in constituencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Kailali district. Likewise, Devilal Chaudhary and Devidutta Pandey have been tasked with obstructing polls in constituencies 1, 2 and 3, and 4 in Kanchanpur. Hari Gyawali and Sarala Regmi are to obstruct polls in Bardiya. Tilak Pariyar, Ashok Rokaya and IP Kharel have to obstruct polls in Banke. Indrajit Tharu, Dama Sharma and Hemraj Sharma have been deployed to Dang.