Maoists preaching, not practising: Deuba

Kathmandu, November 29:

Nepali Congress (D) President Sher Bahadur Deuba today reinforced his view that the Maoists were still on extortion spree around the country despite signing a number of deals aimed at restoring lasting peace in the country.

“They have signed deal after deal. But extortion and intimidation is still unabated,” Deuba said while addressing the meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Party (PP) in the capital today.

Saying that deal after deal was a good thing, Deuba lamented the way the Maoist outfit has simply refused to stick to what it has been telling the alliance.

“Problems are still emanating from the Maoist side. They are doing everything except killing innocent people,” Deuba further said, adding that even the recruitment drive was still underway.

The importance of the meeting lies in the fact that it was convened soon after the signing of the arms management deal between the government and Maoists yesterday.

The meeting also saw Minister of State for Labour and Transport Management Ramesh Lekhak shedding light on how the deal was pushed through last evening.