Maoist eyeing republic, PR system, says Prachanda
Dhangadhi, October 10:
Maoist chairperson Prachanda said today that his party may think about changing the leadership of the government if no agreement is reached on meeting their two key demands — the announcement of a republic and endorsement of a fully proportional representation system of elections.
Talking to journalists at the Geta airport in Dhangadhi after wrapping up his four-day visit to the far-west, the Maoist chairman said, “We are chiefly centred on our two key demands — the announcement of a republic and adoption of a fully proportional representation system of elections.”
“We could think of changing the government leadership if no agreement is reached on meeting the two key demands,” he said. “An agreement should be reached on the two demands to strengthen the unity of the eight parties.”
“The constituent assembly polls will be conducted early if an agreement to meet our demands is struck soon,” he said, adding, “The special session of the parliament will amend the constitution and fix the date for the CA polls.”
Prachanda also visited the Talbandh-based seventh division of the PLA.