Says UML chief Oli is hell-bent on sabotaging CPN-MC


CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today urged his party cadres to be ready to counter any move of CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli, who he termed hell-bent on sabotaging the NCP-MC.

Addressing a programme organised here today, Dahal said his party wouldn't win the next elections if it did not succeed in foiling the attempts of regressive forces, particularly Oli's bid to sabotage his party.

He said his party would not engage in violence, but was ready to counter any attack that might be launched by the UML.

He added that if his party cadres acted with utmost zeal like they did during the 2008 elections, the party could again win majority seats in parliamentary elections as was the case in the 2008 Constituent Assembly elections.

Dahal said if his party did not become the number one force after elections, the country could be ruined. He, however, did not elaborate.

Dahal said that when he was the co-chair of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), he had rebelled against Oli by writing a lengthy letter about Oli's misdeeds.

He said he was ready to face any consequence for his daring actions against Oli, who was the prime minister then.

Terming the Oli government's move of dissolving the House of Representatives twice 'regressive', Dahal said his party had forged an alliance with other parties, including the Nepali Congress to defeat Oli's moves.

He added that his party had not yet won the war against regressive forces. He accused Oli of acting on behalf of national and international regressive forces.

Dahal charged that regressive forces were being used with the motive of sabotaging the Maoist party because they believed that his party would cease to exist if they succeeded in defeating him.

Dahal said his party was still waging a political war, with the only difference between the past and now being that his party had fought the war with weapons in the past, but was now fighting a weaponless war.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 3, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.