UCPN-M dreaming on one-party dictatorship: Deuba

DHANGADHI: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) Sher Bahadur Deuba today said that the Unified CPN-Maoist was trying to impose one-party dictatorship in the country.

Inaugurating the Far-Western level training programme of Nepal Student Union, former prime minister and NC stalwart Deuba said, “UCPN-M is trying to enforce communist autocracy in the country. But such system is not possible in the country.”

Alleging that Maoist are hell-bent on introducing single party regime through violence and use of weapons, Deuba said NC was sparing no effort to win the hearts and minds of the Nepali people through their vision and ideology.

Venting his furore against the UCPN-Maoist, Deuba said, “People gave food, shelter and donation to the Maoists out of fear but, those who were not threatened by Maoist have given nothing as such to them.” He added, “Without freedom, socialism is not possible.”

Regarding the promulgation of new constitution by the May 28 deadline, Deuba claimed that constitution could be prepared if the political parties worked 12 hours a day.

Further, accusing the Maoists of not wanting to write the constitution and integrate and rehabilitate their combatants, he said, “Maoists have made gross violation of the 12-point accord and Comprehensive Peace Agreement.” “What is the meaning of breaching of all the past agreements?” he questioned.

Meanwhile, NSU chairman Pradip Poudel also charged the political parties of sticking to power instead of involving in the crucial tasks of constitution drafting and the peace process. Energy minister Prakash Saran Mahat, former minister Ramesh Lekhak among others also addressed the programme.