KATHMANDU: Senior vice-chairman of the Unified CPN Maoist Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’ today warned the parties in coalition against imposing a state of emergency by suspending the Constituent Assembly (CA) under the
influence of their southern neighbour.
Maoist leader’s reaction follows senior UML leader Ashok Rai’s statement on Saturday that the Nepali Congress leaders were mulling over president’s rule, by dismissing the CA. “It could be true. We have been hearing such rumours time and again,” he said.
But he warned that should the coalition under the influence of the southern neighbour (referring to India) imposed an emergency, his party would leave no stone unturned to tear asunder such efforts. He was talking at a face-to-face programme organised by Jana Sanchar Abhiyan in the capital today. “If at all that scenario unfolds, a sea of protest will wash away the coalition,” he further said. He said that the imposition of emergency, if ever it happened, would come
costly for the coalition. “Neither Girija Prasad Koirala nor K P Oli has the capacity to handle the aftermath of the movement,” he said.
He also alleged that the coalition was devising what he described as ‘undemocratic’ and ‘reactionary coup’.
He said the statement of the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon was ‘correct’ and it only intended to lead the peace process to a logical conclusion. “It wasn’t interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs,” he said.
Meanwhile, he also stated that the postponed struggle plan would resume in the next phase of the struggle in an effective manner. He further claimed that the plan to
declare autonomous republican state was postponed just because the party ran short of time for preparation.
“Come next phase and you will see our protest programmes livelier than the previous ones,” he said.
He further said that in the context of coalition contemplating over dismissal of the CA, his party’s agitation became even more crucial.