CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal today stressed the need to forge unity among all communist parties.

Addressing the Press Centre Nepal's Fourth National Convention in Bharatpur, Chitwan, Dahal reiterated that unity among all communist forces in the country was a must. "I appeal to all honest and genuine communist forces to be united for the sake of the country and people. Let all communists be united," Dahal appealed.

Recounting the merger between the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoists Centre, Dahal said that they had merged the two parties to make a potent communist force for political stability.

He recalled that the merger was effected for the interest of the communist movement and national interest.

Dahal said that he had proposed the idea of the present five-party alliance to save constitution, republicanism and nationality.

Dahal accused that a conspiracy was being hatched to break the five-party alliance. "We had to put in a lot of hard work to dismantle various settings and defeat regression," Dahal said.

Flaying the UML's recent general convention held in Chitwan, Dahal likened the UML's convention to tyrants and Panches' gathering. "Gathering people by money and force has no meaning," he said indicating the UML's convention.

Dahal suspected that some forces were trying to make Chitwan a Kurukshetra. "But, I am confident that truth will prevail over evil," Dahal noted and assured that all the restrictions imposed on press freedom by the previous government would be scrapped.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 5, 2021 of The Himalayan Times.