KATHMANDU: Talking to THT on Tuesday, Dr Baburam Bhattarai said such cheap publicity, whether it was from within the party or outside, was aimed at character assassination. “Such cheap political practices should end,” he commented, adding that he had rejected power several times for the sake of the country and the people. He said he deserved the top post, but could not please any power centre.
Defending Prachanda’s statement at the party’s internal function in Lalitpur, Dr Bhattarai said all political parties did politics to attain power. “It’s not capturing power as Prachanda said, but attaining power in a democratic way and not through any sort of conspiracy. We should not interpret it otherwise,” he said.