KATHMANDU: Senior vice-president of Unified CPN-Maoist Mohan Baidhya Kiran today said his party would not accept the new constitution enshrining the parliamentary system.
“Parliamentary democracy is merely the platform for people to chat,” he said, addressing a function here. “We won’t accept the system and will write the constitution to establish the people’s federal republic instead.”
It may be recalled that the Maoists have turned aggressive after UCPN-Maoist candidate Narayan Kaji Shrestha ‘Prakash’ was defeated by NC’s Nilambar Acharya in the recent election of the Constitutional Council Chairman.
Kiran said his party was for the people’s federal republic and not the parliamentary democracy. He said the Maoists would write the constitution by incorporating the best practices of both the democratic and the communist countries. Maoists are for establishing the rights of the oppressed rather than those of the ruling class, he said. “Our model of constitution will include revolutionary land reforms, national economic management and state restructuring on the basis of ethnicity with right to self-determination.”
Meanwhile, Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, addressing another programme in Chobhar, said there was a need of greater sacrifice for logically ending the peace process and making the constitution. “Another people’s sacrifice, as in the decade-long Maoist revolution, seems inevitable for the realisation of a New Nepal,” he clarified.
He said the leaders had always failed to complete political revolutions due to their outdated ideology. Thanks to the status-quo-loving old leaders, all the struggles were aborted through agreements prior to their achieving the success, he added.