KATHMANDU: Senior vice-chairman of the Unified CPN-Maoist Mohan Baidya has said that his party would not climb down from its stance on single ethnic identity based federal province and the 14-province model of state restructuring.
Speaking at a programme organised to mark the Cultural Sacrifice and the Icchuk Memorial Day today, Baidhya said his party was working towards ensuring the rights of the oppressed and marginalised ethnic communities in keeping with its promise mae during the decade-long People’s War.
He alleged that political leaders were trying to betray the people on questions pertaining to national independence.
The senior Maoist leader said those calling themselves democrats are themselves shying away from democracy and delaying the constitution-making process.
“We are committed to writing a constitution based on people’s federal republic and we will wage a struggle for the same,” Bahdiha maintained.
UCPN-Maoist standing committee member Netra Bikram Chand expressed the belief that the Nepali revolution would head towards the right direction with the dissipation of the current instability and confusion.
Also speaking on the occasion were chairman of the Press Council Nepal, Narayan Sharma, president of the Revolutionary Journalists’ Association, Maheshwar Dahal, widow of Krishna Sen Ichhuk, Takma KC president of the Nepal People’s Cultural Federation, Ishwar Chandra Gyawali, Tarakanta Pandey and Bibhuti Bhattarai.
The programme was organied by the Nepal People’s Cultural Federation and the Revolutionary Journalists’ Association.