Foreign force active to weaken communist power: Leader Dahal

CHITWAN: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that national and international forces were making efforts to weaken the communist power in Nepal.

In his address to a prize distribution and cultural programme jointly organised by Sharada Memorial Foundation and People's Cultural Federation Chitwan, here today, the former prime minister said, "A big exercise is being undertaken to weaken Nepal's communist force."

He went on to say that the announcement of formation of a single entity of communist force from the country crowned by the world's highest peak took western capitalists by surprise, when they were claiming that communist movement had phased out from the world with the dissolve of the Soviet Union and socialist countries in Eastern Europe.

On a different note, Co-chair Dahal informed that the formulation of party's statute regulations post-integration had been completed and all other remaining processes regarding the unification would be concluded by mid-August this year.

On the occasion, communist leader Khamba Singh Kunwar was honoured with the "Sharada Memorial Award" carrying a purse of Rs 20,000.

Likewise, Progressive Writers' Association Chitwan's chair Suman Shrestha was awarded the "Dilliram Dhansara Talent Prize" carrying a purse of Rs 5,000. Similarly, Sukmaya Tamang, spouse of the late Khusiram Pakhrin, was honoured with a cash prize of Rs 15,000.