Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Maoist politburo meeting kicks off; Prachanda stresses on building 'greater consensus' with political parties

The powerful politburo meeting of Unified CPN (Maoist) kicked off in the capital Tuesday afternoon with party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' presenting his political dossier.

In the 13-page long report presented after the joint statement of the 45-politiburo members, Dahal has chiefly stressed on the need to build greater consensus with the political forces in the country as the important task of concluding the peace process and drafting the new constitution within the stipulated time remains to be accomplished. He is however learnt to have insisted that President's 'unconstitutional' move on the issue of the Army chief needs to be corrected first.

The evaluation of the previous Maoist government, the political developments since the signing of the peace treaty including the future strategy of the party also featured highly during the meeting, it has been learnt.

Senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya 'Kiran', who leads the hard line group inside the party, has reportedly presented his own report also in which he has stressed that the party needs to be more forceful and assertive in dealing with other political parties from now on since it has been pushed to the corner

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