Maoists move against CPA: Thapa

MAHENDRANAGAR: Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) chairman Kamal Thapa said that federal states that were to be announced by UCPN-Maoist were against the Comprehensive Peace Accord and the Interim Constitution. Thapa was inaugurating Kanchanpur district convention of the party today. He also blamed the Maoists of inviting civil war by doing so. "If all parties go on announcing federal states, a caste and colour based violence would break out," he warned.

Urging the parties to bring the Maoists to agreement, he said that the announcement would also harm the Maoists. Blaming that major political parties were craving for state power by forgetting people's mandate, the RPP-N bigwig said that the parties were trying to fail the peace process and the constitution making. Thapa claimed that conspiracies to topple the Constituent Assembly were being hatched. Thapa reiterated that a referendum should decide on Hindu state, constitutional monarchy and federalism."

Saying that political parties were forgetting the path of agreement and cooperation, he said that if needed his party would launch a powerful

and nationwide movement to take the constitution making and peace process to a logical conclusion. He said that the party's

first phase of agitation had already been made public. RPP-N would declare Kathmandu valley based agitation from January 24-28, he added.