NC condemns Maoists’ revolt threat

Party to nominate reps for Constituent Assembly committees today

Kathmandu, December 13:

Leaders and lawmakers of the Nepali Congress today strongly condemned the recent statements of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other Maoist leaders for using language of threat and revolt against the spirit of democracy.

Speaking at an informal meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party, office bearers and the lawmakers said the party should adopt strong strategy against the violation of democratic norms by the Maoists, who are leading the government.

“It has been irresponsible on the part of the CPN-Maoist to use threatening language of revolt using arms,” said NC central member Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, addressing the meeting.

Senior leaders, including KB Gurung, Gopal Man Shrestha, Bimalendra Nidhi, Dr Ram Sharan Mahat, Ramesh Rijal, Diwakar Golcha and other Constituent Assembly members accused the CPN-Maoist of intervening into the judiciary and other state mechanisms in an unconstitutional way. Most of the speakers urged the party leadership to take steps against any undemocratic move of the Maoist party. They criticised the Maoist leaders for talking about continuing the politics of weapons.

The NC lawmakers also commented on the PM’s reluctance to implement NC’s nine-point demand, including the return of the property seized by the Maoists and to scrap paramilitary forces of the Maoist party as per the past agreements reached among the parties.

The lawmakers asked the NC leadership to pressure the CA to form a parliamentary committee to monitor the implementation of its nine-point demand.

NC general secretary Bimalendra Nidhi informed that the party would submit its name list to represent the 14 committees of the CA by tomorrow. “We discussed the nominees today and tomorrow’s meeting would finalise the names before submitting them to the CA Secretariat,” Nidhi said.

Some lawmakers put pressure on the party leadership to finalise the party statute and elect PP leader at the earliest.