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Baidya faction ready to take on all the parties put together

N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa has equated the faction led by Prachanda with CPN-UML.

He has poked fun saying “now there are two CPN-UMLs.” He has come up with new label for the party leadership now under criticism than ever before.
“When we declared revolt long back there were Congress and CPN-UML as our real opponents. Now a new CPN=UML has been born. We have enough strength and energy to fight with both of them”.
“There is the need to give a shape to a new party. The new party has become necessary to complete the revolution and ensure peoples’ constitution,” he said while addressing a program organized by Newa: Sovereign Council in Kathmandu.

Thapa said “While the new party takes shape, I urge you all to constitute parallel committee(s) from top to bottom-at all the levels. It is certain that the “old party” will not be able to complete the historical tasks.”
He also said they need to expose the anti-nationals who have submitted the sanctity of the nation to the foreigners. “It may be necessary that we take aggressive posture during that time. Our action will be urban centric.”

He however noted that they were not against peace and constitution but will not also accept a constitution that is the copy of 1990 constitution.
He also noted that the faction led by Baidya will focus on Kathmandu centric protest programs around May 2. He remained silent on their nature. It is widely expected that Nepal’s proven inefficient political parties will fail to draft the constitution before May 27 deadline.

Published Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 | 06:41 PM

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