Kathmandu, May 29:
UCPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ Tuesday encouraged former lawmakers of his party to reach to people without any ‘sense of humiliation’ and urge the people for greater support to write the new constitution.
The Maoist chief made this statement while briefing the ex-lawmakers about the latest national political situation at the party headquarters, Paris Danda, Koteshwor.
The briefing was held at a time when the former CA members representing the Maoist party were feeling uneasy to go to the people as they failed to write the new constitution through the CA that expired after four years on May 27.
"Inform the people that we did our best to write the constitution. We adopted utmost flexibility. However, we could not compromise on the rights of the oppressed class, caste, region, gender and community with the regressive forces, which resulted in the failure to write the constitution," Durga Jayanti Rai, Maoist ex-lawmaker quoted Prachanda as telling the lawmakers.
According to Rai, Prachanda said that a situation had developed wherein the party had to give up its stand on equal rights for indigenous peoples, working class people, farmers, women, Muslim, Dalit and Madhesi if the constitution was to be written.
"We were and are not for just a set of constitution, and none of you should feel any humiliation," Maoist politburo member Haribol Gajurel quoted Prachanda as saying.
Prachand shared his confidence that the people would make his party victorious with two-thirds majority in the new CA election set for Nov 22 so that there would be a constitution as desired by the people.
The Maoist chairman also said that the present government would be given continuity until the next election and that there were efforts to give it a shape of national consensus.
Pointing out at the need to consolidate party unity in a new way, Prachanda stated that discipline would be enforced for this and that there would be an end of anarchy within the party.