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Khanal slams ultra-left for dissolving CA

CPN UML Chairman Jhalnath KhanalKATHMANDU: CPN (UML) president Jhalanath Khanal has said that the Constituent Assembly (CA) that was the brainchild of the communist movement in the country has met its end due to the ultra-leftist deviation.

“The CA that was born out of a protracted left movement has been decimated by the ultra-leftist mentality of the Unified CPN(Maoist) which would be depicted as a blot in the history of communist movement here,” he opined.

Speaking in a training programme organized by the CPN (UML) Liaison Department for the party cadres, party president Khanal wondered why the UCPN (Maoist) did not understand the difficulty with which the Nepali Congress came to accept the CA and the republic.

Khanal accused the UCPN (Maoist) of showing double standards regarding the CA which he said led to the ultimate demise of this body.

The UML president alleged the UCPN (Maoist) of announcing the date of election for a new Constituent Assembly in a clandestine manner in the midnight despite the possibility of issuing the constitution through the CA.

Noting that the Interim Constitution has not made any provision for new constitution, he said Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai made an immature and unconstitutional decision by announcing the election date for a new CA.

The UCPN (Maoist) and the United Democratic Madhesi Front are engaged in the game of extending the term in power by inviting a constitutional crisis and the Nepali Congress and the UML would not allow this greed for power and base power game to be successful, he cautioned.

Stating that the ultra-leftist elements are dreaming of restarting the so-called People’s War while the ultra-rightist were thinking of reviving the monarchy and the 1990 constitution, he called on all the democratic forces to be united for thwarting these forces.

He reiterated that Prime Minister Bhattarai should resign from his post for ending the political stalemate. He pointed out the need for constituting a new government of national unity.

Our party has adopted the policy of carrying out the state restructuring on the basis of multiple ethnic identity rather than single ethnic identity, party president Khanal said, urging the party cadres to move forward by focusing on this policy.

The leaders speaking in the programme called on the leaders of the ethnic communities in the party to raise their voice in the related party committees, stating that ethnic issues were being voiced rather than class issues in the party.

Member of the party’s Standing Committee, Ashta Laxmi Shakya, urged all the leaders to put forth their views and disgruntlements in the party in a polite way. RSS

Published Date: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 | 01:35 AM

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