Dahal vows to make his party Number One in 2 yrs

KATHMANDU: Unified CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday expressed his confidence that he would make his party Number One in next two years despite suffering multiple splits.

Addressing a training programme held for the party cadres here on Saturday, Chairman Dahal said the party would leave behind the problems and splits to work in the interest of Nepali people.

He said the party would make utmost efforts in unifying the Maoist struggle while urging Baburam Bhattarai, who recently resigned from the general membership of the party, to return and take up responsibility.

The Chairman further said it was not right to rant against leader Bhattarai for leaving the party and added that the party's central committee had already appealed to him to return.

Formation of a national unity government was essential to implement the new constitution, according to him. An agreement among the three parties was important to implement the new constitution, he said.

The Maoist leader further claimed that the party has taken important decision during the country's crisis and that it took similar decision in course of the constitution making.

Stating that with the promulgation of new constitution in Nepal, the expectation of public to draft the national charter through the Constituent Assembly was fulfilled, he directed the cadres to take the positive aspects of the new constitution to the public.

On a different note, the leader argued that Nepal and India shared cordial relations for a long time, but the latest border blockade was the wrong decision of India.

"Nepali people and Nepali political parties are free to take decision themselves. None should have qualm about it," commented Dahal.

Instructing the cadres to firmly stand on the side of nationality at such time, he affirmed that nothing and none could do untoward activities against the welfare and will of Nepal.

Similarly, UCPN-Maoist Secretary Top Bahadur Rayamajhi dubbed Bhattrai's decision to quit the party as the 'wrong' move.

Local leaders and cadres from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok, Dolakha, Ramechhap and Sindhuli districts attended the training.