Mahara spells out Maoists’ ultimate political ambition

Pokhara, November 27:

Minister for Information and Communications Krishna Bahadur Mahara said people’s republic was what his party would eventually settle on.

Talking to mediapersons at a meet organised by the Revolutionary Journalists’ Association here today, Mahara said, “Our national-level cadres’ meet, assessing the country’s present

situation, has adopted ‘People’s Federal Democratic National Republic’.”

He said the Maoists had chosen to adopt such a system considering that the slogan would work well until the new constitution was drafted.

Despite heated debates and discussions on the separate documents presented by chairman Prachanda and Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ in the national meet, Prachanda was entrusted with the

task of reviewing both the documents for a unified version, the minister added.

“CPN-Maoist will not shun competitive politics but won’t accept the parliamentary system. It believes that competition should take place among people,” he said.

Mahara added that Maoists were for establishing a unique republican system, different from the parliamentary system. Stating that a special committee was given the mandate of integrating Maoist combatants, he said efforts were on to incorporate the Nepali Congress in it. He, however, added that integration would go on even if NC didn’t join the committee.