KATHMANDU, Jan 26: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has alleged that opposition parties were trying to derail the ongoing peace process by digging up the conflict-era cases.
Addressing the Kathmandu district convention of the party on Friday, Chairman Dahal also said Nepali Congress and CPN-UML had demonstrated fascist nature by trying to obstruct the Maoist district conventions.
Dahal said that ongoing investigations into the killing of journalist Dekendra Thapa and the arrest of Nepal Army (NA) Colonel Kumar Lama in the UK on suspicion of his involvement in the torture of two detainees during Maoist conflict were a part of conspiracy to derail the peace process. While referring indirectly to the NC and UML, Dahal said that those who were raising the issues were ´traitors´ of the country.
On the occasion, Dahal also said that his party is determined to take the Nepali revolution to its logical end. “If we try to conclude revolution in a traditional manner, this won´t serve anyone´s interest. Neither revolution can be concluded. Nor can there be a change,” he said. “It is, therefore, necessary to take the revolution forward in line with Nepal´s context. Our party is in that very process now.”
UCPN (Maoist) leaders in a program in Kathmandu. (Photo: Dipesh Shrestha)
Dahal also said that the upcoming general convention of the party being held after 22 years will be ´historic´ one. He said that the convention will help to further strengthen the unity within the party.
Addressing the function, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, who is also Vice Chairman of the party, said that government had successfully thwarted ´counter-revolution´ in the country. “Though the government has failed to do much, it has managed to thwart counter-revolution. We have to remain statisfied with what we have achieved so far,” he added.
Bhattarai argued that his party has been attacked from all quarters and that the upcoming general convention will bring a new political line to thwart such attacks.