Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that he was in favour of communist unity in the country.

Addressing his party's programme at Madi Municipality, Chitwan, Dahal accused reactionary forces of splitting Nepal Communist Party.

Noting that he was committed to bringing all the parties together, Dahal reiterated that he would do everything possible to bring about the merger of communist parties.

He accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the Supreme Court of dividing the NCP. "The court should have looked into the party's merger, but it meddled with the merger of the two parties and broke the unity," Dahal charged.

Dahal reminded that dissolution of the House of Representatives had dealt a big blow to democracy and republicanism.

He accused regressive forces of trying to overturn the political gains attained after long and hard-fought struggles.

"Reactionary and regressive forces are trying to push back the wheel of history by overturning political gains," Dahal alleged.

In a different context, Dahal said that the country would witness the rise of a new era in a few days. "Opposition parties, including Nepali Congress, are deliberating a change of government. The change that started from Karnali Province will be seen in the centre as well," he added. Meanwhile, inspecting the under construction Ayodhyadham at Madi, Dahal stressed the need to corroborate the birthplace of God Ram. "Since this is a historical site, the authorities concerned have to investigate the issue thoroughly. If Ayodhya is proved to be Ram's birthplace, it will be an historic achievement," he stated.

Dahal rubbished rumours that communists would not show respect to religion and culture. "Communists are the most responsible in making the people and country prosperous by utilising religious faith, religious tourism and holy sites," added Dahal.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 19, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.