LAMJUNG: UCPN-Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai said that there is no alternative to the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections slated for November 19 to resolve the country's existing crisis.
Speaking at the party's Youth Communist League's district convention in Besisahar, Lamjung on Saturday, he opined that his party will bring the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist also into the electoral process.
Though elected as the largest party in the first Constituent Assembly, the UCPN-Maoist did not have a majority and thus could not develop the country and satisfy the people, according to him.
In a bid to cajole the voters, he said," The country will get the much desired constitution if UCPN-Maoist became the largest party in the upcoming polls.”
Stating that the UCPN-Maoist had done many remarkable work while it was in the government, Bhattarai defended the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) with India and said it was forged for the country's welfare.
Bhattarai said that the country ushered into a republic after 10 years of Maoist war and 19 days of peaceful people's movement.
He stated that monarchy was brought to an end, the country became secular and rights of indigenous people, women and dalits were ensured after the declaration of republic.
Moreover, he reiterated that his party is committed to identity-based federalism and constitution with federalism, arguing that the identity-based federalism is essential to uplift the marginalised.