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Baidya claims no lust for PM’s berth

JANAKPURDHAM: Senior Vice-chairman of the UCPN (Maoist) Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ has said that he has not wished for becoming a prime minister in the present context.

Speaking at a news conference organized by the Revolutionary Journalists Association, Dhanusha chapter, here today, Baidya said personally he has not protested the present government led by party’s another Vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai.

“Dream of martyrs and common people is new constitution. People will take to the streets if conspiracies are hatched in constitution making process and people are betrayed,” the hardliner Maoist leader warned.

Responding to a query, the Maoist Vice-chairman said he was not in favor of the president’s rule this time, adding that imagining it under the present circumstances was to give birth to an authoritarian ruler.

Baidya said, “National unity government is the need of the hour. UCPN (Maoist) will have a first claim to lead such a government. But, the party is open for other party’s leadership as well if our claim is not materialized.”

He also accused the present government of being against federalism and made it clear that constitution sans federalism was not acceptable to the Maoist party. RSS

Published Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2012 | 04:55 PM

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