Alliance will succeed this time, says Madhav Nepal

Janakpur, September 27:

General secretary of Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist and Leninist (CPN-UML) has claimed that the ongoing movement will succeed this time. Nepal said this while addressing a press conference organised by the Press Chautari Nepal, in Janakpurdham today. The international community is also showing solidarity towards the ongoing movement of the seven party alliance, he added. “I’d like to assure you that by the end of December, a huge mass will be protesting against the present government and it will be beyond the government’s capacity to control it,” Nepal said adding, UML alone has plans to organise several other programs in addition to the regular protest programmes of the seven party alliance.

UML will organise protest meeting at the regional, zonal and village levels, he said.

Nepal said the King is becoming upset after being isolated at the national and international level. Nepal said the people who are trying to ignore people’s power as shown during the 1990 popular movement won’t be safe when mass will protest against the Narayanhiti palace one day. General secretary Nepal also accused the government of trying to force the Maoists to break their unilateral ceasefire and resume violent activities. Indian leaders are visiting Nepal from tomorrow to learn the condition in Nepal and this will be followed by a visit by a team of European leaders, Nepal said.

Meanwhile, spokesperson of Nepali Congress Dr Ram Sharan Mahat said at a meet in Ghorahi, the district headquarters of Dang, that monarchy would not last even for a minute if the Maoists gave up weapons and joined mainstream politics. He said the King was trying to hold on to power in the pretext of exposing terrorism on the international level. “Once the Maoists are ready to join a peace process and give up arms, I am sure the King wouldn’t last for a minute,” Mahat said. He said the King was among those who are held at bay as an untouchable, like he was sidelined by the US. Mahat said that the present government was getting isolated by the day as the international community is shunning it.