Maoists will be disarmed: Front

Kavre, March 9:

Leaders of seven political parties, speaking at a programme in Banepa today, said they themselves will disarm the Maoists once the House of Representatives is restored. They also vowed not to reach any agreement with the King. The joint people’s movement coordination committee Kavre had organised the programme.

President of the Left Front, Nanda Kumar Prasai, said: “Abolition of autocratic monarchy and reinstatement of democracy are main agendas of the seven political parties.” Asking the Maoists to abide by the 12-point understanding, he also urged them to shore up support in favour of constituent assembly.

“We have apologised to people for the mistakes made by political leaders,” general secretary of the Nepali Congress (D), Prakash Man Singh, said, adding: “The leaders are doing politics for the sake of people.”

Calling on the people not to take every political leader as corrupt, he said: “Movement for total democracy cannot see success without popular support.” He urged district-based leaders to visit every household to garner support for the movement launched by the seven parties.

Accusing the monarchy of adopting “divide and rule” policy, central member of the Nepali Congress, Gopal Pahadi, said the seven parties have been launching the movement for the welfare of the poor. “The seven parties will be able to restore peace after holding talks with the Maoists,” Pahadi said. “The RNA is working to protect one single family and not the people,” central member of the CPN-UML, Rajendra Shrestha, said and stressed the need to restructure the RNA.

The present crisis can be solved by holding elections to a constituent assembly, central member of the Janamorcha, Kaman Singh Lama, said.