Positive turn to peace talks likely, says Maoist leader

Rupandehi, September 22 :

A central member of the CPN-Maoist and chief of the Gandak region, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, today said that the possibility of drawing positive result from the peace talks has increased.

Rayamajhi was speaking at an interaction programme on the Current Political Condition: “Possibilities and challenges”, organised by the Maoists’ Gandak region bureau. “The chances of fulfilling the people’s wish for peace and progress have increased after the meeting held in Kamidanda,” said Rayamajhi, adding that thus far peace talks had been in yo-yo mode.

Ups and downs occurred in the peace talks as foreign forces, including the US, were making attempts to divide parliamentary parties, thinking that the impact of the talks’ positive result will spread in the world if Maoists become powerful in Nepal at a time when the theory of communism is failing in the world, said Rayamajhi.

Foreign forces got apprehensive after the agreements between the seven parties and the Maoists opened ways for the Maoists to join the government, said Rayamajhi, adding that although the parties expressed their commitment to implement their agreements with the Maoists, they changed tack under pressure from foreign forces.

Maoist central member Pravakar also spoke on the occasion.