Dahal stresses for leftists unity

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the main opposition party Unified CPN Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today said that the country could get the constitution with the

two-third majority of leftists in the Constituent Assembly if they could be united.

“It’s possible to make a single communist centre through ideological and political struggle,” Prachanda said, while addressing a function organised by Sarbahara Abhiyan here. “Leftists can garner two-third majority and write the constitution but things are not going that way. One faction of the leftists is aligned with rightists and foreign powers are using them to weaken the leftist movement,” he said. “Two and half crores Nepalis should come out on to the streets to write the constitution by themselves,” he added.

He, however, bemoaned that the rift was widening among the left forces and said uniting leftists of the country was a Herculean task.

“Slogan alone cannot unite leftists,” he said. “Who knelt down against rightists and who dared to fight? People should recognise. Unity can not be sought among the patriots and traitors,” he commented, hinting at CPN-UML.

He admitted that absurdity have also entered along with the increase in number of people from the society in the communist movement.

Dahal opined that army integration should be done guaranteeing that the people’s achievements would never be taken away.

During the function, the

chairman of the SAN Krishna KC and his spouse handed over

Rs 1,001,100 to the patron of

SAN Nar Bahadur Karmacharya

as seed money for the SF.

Civil society member Shyam Shrestha claimed that the increase in number alone would not lead any organisation to succeed and the parties should focus on ideology and cultural development.

General Secretary of CPN-ML CP Mainali said the fringe left parties had urged Prachanda to initiate for the single communist centre and possible working alliance.

During the function, the organisers have also urged all the leaders and intellectuals to take the initiative for the establishment of a Marxist University in the country.