NWPP was kept in dark on pact: Bijukchhe

Surkhet, November 28:

President of Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party (NWPP) Narayan Man Bijukchhe has said his party was not informed about the 12-point pact agreed between the parties and Maoists before it was made public. NWPP is one of the seven agitating parties. He labelled most of the 12 points ‘ambiguous’. At a press meet here today, Bijukchhe said both the parties and the Maoists will lose their status if the understanding is implemented at its face value. “An understanding was reached by the political parties to hold dialogues with the Maoists as they liked during the all-party meet. But I am surprised that the leaders of big parties have agreed to such a pact without discussions,” he said.

The understanding between the parties and the Maoists can be implemented only after it is approved by the central committees of all the seven parties, he said. “If we continue to accept the understanding that was made under the influence of foreigners, they will raise their heads in this country,” he said. Meanwhile, according to a report from Parvat, the vice-chairman of the Nepali Congress, Sushil Koirala, has said the pact between the seven political parties and Maoists was just an understanding. “It is not the alliance of the seven political parties with the Maoists”, Koirala said. “An alliance with the Maoists is not possible unless they give up arms,” he said.