HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Chairman of Unified CPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal today warned that the party will send home all the combatants keeping their weapons in museum if the parties failed to ensure their respectable integration.
Addressing a press conference at party headquarters in Paris Danda this evening to announce the decisions of the five-day long extended meeting of the party, he said the leaders of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have deceived them on army integration.
“Integration cannot be compared to regular recruitment. We will never go for integration in a humiliating manner,” he said, adding that, such a move could lead to violence.
Dahal said Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai would quit as soon as the parties forged a consensus. “Resigning at this stage will lead to further complexity,” he said, adding, “We all are ready for a new government led by NC since long.”
Dahal claimed that the achievements of republican set-up, secular state and federalism were historic and revolutionary. “We are focusing on institutionalising the achievements and make necessary attempts to relieve the nation from feudalism after elevating the economic lives of the people,” he said, adding, “This is the most objective and revolutionary thought we ever had.”
Further, Dahal said talks were on with Mohan Baidhya and his party to turn the national convention into a unity convention with the CPN-Maoist.
Asked how the leaders could be safe after leaving all the facilities they have been using now, Dahal said they were not afraid of their personal security because they have already conquered death. He also said the party has been calculating the security threats of those who want to challenge the Maoist leaders.
Dahal said his ‘responsible’ party that has been leading the government will never do any activity and speak anything that could be detrimental to the party’s line of peace and constitution.
On his part, Vice-chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the party will go united despite their differences on the issue of national independence.