Kathmandu, January 3:
CPN-UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal today said the political parties are all set for a â€œfinal fightâ€ to establish republican democracy, adding, there is no other alternative.
â€œThe King has invited this situation. He has done so by blurring the line between democracy and autocracy,â€ the CPN-UML chieftain said at a programme organised here today by the Rastriya Jana Sanskritik Manch at the party office, Balkhu.
â€œAll the affection for the palace is now gone as it has snatched away peopleâ€™s rights,â€ the CPN-UML general secretary said.
Nepal came down heavily on the ruling establishment for trying to lengthen its tenure by purporting to fight against terrorism. â€œThey (the ruling establishment) want violence to continue so that they can import arms and ammunition in the name of terrorism,â€ he said.
The CPN-UML strongman also criticised the government for provoking the Maoists to end the four-month-long ceasefire.
Reiterating the decision of the seven-party alliance to boycott the municipal elections, Nepal said that the active boycott of the elections would be the first step towards success. â€œThe boycott will mark a new phase of the stir,â€ Nepal said.