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‘Splitting of Nepal’s Maoist party was serious deception’

KATHMANDU (PTI): Splitting of Nepal’s Maoist party by Mohan Vaidya ‘Kiran’ was a serious deception at a time when consensus and unity were needed to resolve the political crisis, a senior leader of UCPN-M has said.

Standing Committee member of UCPN-Maoist, Krishna Bahadur Mahara made the remarks while inaugurating the third central gathering of the national employees’ organisation of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Kathmandu today.

He said splitting party at the time consensus and unity were needed within party was a serious deception, adding that “the people would certainly evaluate this.”

He also said the party cadres should not panic over the breaking of a small faction led by Vaidya.
Mahara’s remarks came three days after the formation of the CPN-Maoist by splitting the UCPN-M, the largest party in the Constituent Assembly.

Mahara said the UCPN-Maoist was ready to launch any kind of struggle for the sake of ethnic identity-based Constitution.

He pointed out the need to forge political consensus to resolve the current political stalemate.

“The Maoist party was ready to form the government of national consensus after ensuring the constitution with the guarantee of ethnicity-based federalism,” he pointed out.

NEA general manager Upendra Dev Bhatta, also speaking at the same programme, said of the power crisis in the country that if some portion of amount spent on purchasing petroleum products from India was invested in electricity generation, energy crisis would be resolved to some extent.

Nepal is currently facing daily 7-8 hours of load shedding owing to power crisis.

Published Date: Friday, June 22nd, 2012 | 11:33 AM

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