Rajbiraj, May 28
A member of the CPN-Maoist Centre Matrika Yadav on Saturday said the divided Maoist parties would have to forge unity to save the country from possible disintegration.
Addressing an interaction programme in Rajbiraj, Yadav held that an ultra-nationalistic tendency was pushing Madhes towards seeking secession from the country.
“The Maoist party stood united in the past to prevent the country from possible disintegration,” Yadav said.
Stating that the foreign sojourns made by Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa were on the shoulders of Prime Minister KP Oli and Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leader Yadav claimed that Thapa’s jingoistic tendencies would not help the country’s development.
Further, Yadav argued that national unity could not be strengthened without forging an emotional bond between marginalised groups of the hills and the mountains. Yadav recalled that they had guaranteed the rights of the Madhesis, Dalits, and marginalised groups in the 13-point agreement.
Yadav warned of a revolt if his precondition of connecting Madhes with the hills was not fulfilled by the party. He accused the incumbent government of brain washing innocent civilians with slogans of ultra-nationalism. He also laid allegations on the Madhesi parties of being involved in smuggling of fuel while Madhesi civilians were killed in the Madhes agitation.
A version of this article appears in print on May 29, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.