Kathmandu, Apr. 20
UCPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ Friday said that his party would not compromise with any force to establish the identity based federalism in the country.
Talking to a delegation of Limbuwan Struggle Committee at his residence in Lazimpat, Prachanda said that his party would not go against establishing the identity based province.
Receiving a memorandum submitted by the committee, he said that identity-based federal system was the bottom line of his party.
The team led by CPN-UML leader Bijaya Subba urged Prachanda to respect people’s aspiration and rights to self determination and ethnicity identity in the federal structure.
The delegation also suggested him that he should take stance for 14 federal provinces as recommended by the State Restructuring Commission (SRC).
Similarly, the delegation also suggested that the issue of political stability should be considered while adopting a particular form of governance in the country.
Meanwhile, Prachanda said that his party had not abandoned its objectives and goal.
Speaking at a training programme organised by his party’s Intellectual Special Committee, he asked the leaders of the dissident faction of his party not to weaken the party by creating anarchy within the party organization.
He said that the party leadership was struggling hard to institutionalise the agendas it raised in the past.
"The Maoist party which is very near to victory will meet the similar fate that the communist parties of Burma and Malaya met if we go ahead as wished by Baidya faction, Maoist leader Yubaraj Chaulagain said quoting Prachanda.
"The Maoist leadership is effortful not to repeat such mistake."
The Maoist chairman also expressed his suspicions over other parties’ commitment to speed up the constitution writing process even after the completion of the peace process.
He said that the decision to handover the PLA combatants and cantonments to the Nepal Army was not the PLA’s surrender but a historical move to conclude the peace process.
He said that the combatants were integrated in the army of Federal Republican Nepal not in to the former Royal Nepal Army.
He clarified that the integration was in favour of the party unity and added that the families of martyrs, those disappeared and the injured fighters would not spare those who go against the party unity.
UCPN-Maoist party would not compromise with other political parties
over the issues of identity based federalism and presidential system as the form of governance, he clarified
Maoist standing committee member Giriraj Mani Pokharel said that the Maoist party would not split at any cost.
Over 1,000 Maoist cadres were present at the training.