Prachanda sermon to YCL on image makeover

Kathmandu, December 22:

At a time when the Maoist are being vehemently criticised from all sections of the society, its controversial youth wing Young Communist League (YCL), today, said it would not dismantle its semi-military structure.

Talking to journalists on the sidelines of the YCL, two-day central committee meeting which started today, YCL in-charge Ganeshman Pun ‘Rashmi’, today said the Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, had directed the YCL cadres on initiating awareness campaigns to safeguard the national interest and to end lawlessness. He had also urged the YCL and other organisations to support the development plans and programmes of the government.

He claimed that PM Prachanda had never talked about dismantling YCL.

While the PM in his brief conversation with reporters at the YCL office in Buddhanagar, said that he had instructed the YCL cadres to behave in a proper manner while addressing the central committee meeting of his parties youth wing.

While Pun claimed that the YCL had no connection with the Sunday’s attack on Himalmedia. He, however, said the YCL could rethink about removing its camps as directed by the Department of Industrial Management after discussions.

Pun further added the YCL acted according to PM Prachanda’s directions and said it would not be dismantled since it was formed democratically.