DAILEKH: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal warned that the Unified CPN-Maoist had to face a big loss in case it made an attempt to capture the state.
Inaugurating a festival in Dailekh today, he accused the Maoists of moving ahead with an ill intention of capturing the state power at any cost. The PM claimed that the government would not remain a mere spectator in such a situation. “Attempts of the Maoists will be thwarted and they will have to face a big loss.”
When the PM was warning the former rebels, their cadres were showing him black flags from near the programme venue. He also termed the UCPN-M as a party not for people. The Maoists have a standing army and are involved in criminal activities, he added.
Stating that it was a mistake to allow Maoists to contest elections while they still had an army of their own, he said, “Such mistakes will not be repeated.”
PM Nepal argued that the Maoists had publicly invited foreign interference. Regarding civilian supremacy, PM Nepal urged the Maoists to set an example first, which could be followed by others. The PM accused the Maoists of breaking the politics of consensus but blaming others for the same. Nepal however, maintained that some historical achievements were made during the last three years.
Expressing hope that disagreement among parties would end soon, he said Maoists cantonments would be vacated within three months from now. He said Dailekh was a district of tremendous potential and the government would help in every possible way for its development.
Law Minister Prem Bahadur Singh, Culture Minister Dr Minendra Rijal, State Minister for Local Development Ganesh Bahadur Khadka, former DDC president Tek Bahadur Khand, acting Local development Officer Dil Bahadur Shahi, among others, also spoke on the occasion. Locals submitted a 22-point charter of demands to the PM. The festival will be over on January 12.