Himalayan News Service

Janakpurdham, June 19:

General secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxists Leninist, Madhav Kumar Nepal, said the rule of the law in the country ended with the February 1 Royal takeover and the constitution has become defunct. Inaugurating a training for cadres organised by UML Dhan-usha district committee at Gopal Dharmashala today, Nepal said “autocratic rule cannot last long”. He claimed those in power have no real hold and that the public’s wide support was for democracy adding the King must agree to the agenda set by the seven-party alliance.

“The situation may go out of control if the King fails to give a decision on time,” warned Nepal, and said, “We are ready to go for the constituent assembly.” Regarding the inability to choose between monarchy and republic, he said parties do not have a clear stance and it would be impossible to stop the people if the situation remains the same for long. He called on the Maoists to stop the violence and join the mainstream saying that the alliance would agree to accept them if they give up violence. “They must understand that killing of innocent people and party cadres will not bring any changes,” he said. “Gun politics shall fail before the people’s power.” Nepal also directed party leaders and activists to join the stir. Central member Keshav Badal said the unconstitutional RCCC is meant for harassment of democratic political leaders and questioned why it had not taken action against those on the black list.