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Revolution through imitation of people’s war impossible: Prachanda

KATHMANDU: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the nation has moved forward to the making of foundation of socialism through peace process, which was established with the backing of people’s war and people’s movement.
So, the revolution through imitation of people’s war was not possible, the former rebel supremo said today while addressing a condolence meet organised at party central office in Dhumrabarahi in memory of martyrs of people’s movements and people’s war.
As people’s war and revolution happen at a historic and special situation on the basis of people’s need and leadership’s timely ideas, now imitation of people’s war was not likely, Prachanda opined, referring to the ongoing politicking of Netra Bikram Chanda ‘Biplav’.
He went on to say that the revolution was not something to import or export but it should be looked in a frame of historical needs and ground reality.
On the occasion, Chairman Prachanda urged the party leaders and cadres to move ahead in the line of scientific socialism through peaceful struggle, development and prosperity by internalising the people’s aspirations.
During the programme that saw the participation of other NCP leaders including Bamdev Gautam, Bishnu Poudel, Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ and Pampha Bhusal, among others, the NCP Chairman recalled the ups and downs travelled during the signing of the historic 12-point agreement between the then CPN (Maoist) and seven political parties.
Likewise, Prachanda vowed to take the country to the right destination by firmly grasping correct ideology by connecting the martyrs of people’s war and Jhapa revolt. He added that unification of the then UML and Maoist Centre was held on the background of Maoist party’s emphasis for coordination among the communists.
Also speaking at the programme, NCP Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam said that Nepal’s people’s war was a rare and historic incident in the world history adding that the decade long insurgency and people’s movement has defeated the feudalism and weakened the imperialist forces.
“People’s war is the war of sacrifice; it is a war of liberation and struggle. Such a huge scale sacrifice had not taken place in the world history. We have to go for establishment of socialism on the basis of multi-party competition by respecting those martyrs,” Gautam said.

Published Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 09:39 AM

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