Sunday, December 11, 2011
Peaceful accomodation not Revolution is the real test - Prachanda
Publication of this interview is for information purposes on the two line struggle in Nepal and is not endorsement of the views expressed by Prachanda.
Democracy and Class Struggle opposes the liquidationist line of Prachanda and Bhattarai on Army Integration.
The liquidationist line of Prachanda is made clear in the Kantipur interview published below.
Democracy and Class Struggle agree with CP Gajurel that Prachanda is no longer fit to be Chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal.
The following interview with Prachanda is from Kantipur.
Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda is playing a key role in pushing peace and constitution process forward. Despite resistance from hardliners within his party, he has teamed up with Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai in implementing the Seven-Point Agreement, earning admiration from even his strongest critics. The regrouping process of the former combatants has just been completed and now discussions about physically separating them and emptying the cantonments are already underway. That should take the integration process to an irreversible point providing further impetus to the constitution drafting process.
John Narayan Parajuli and Kamal Dev Bhattarai spoke to Dahal on Saturday morning about the regrouping process, allegations that the party pocketed money meant for the combatants, national unity government and a broader roadmap of the Nepal’s political process. He said that running the insurgency was relatively easy compared to the difficulties in selling the peace process to the party. Dahal painted a hopeful picture of the overall direction the country was in. Dahal refused to say anything provocative about the peace and constitution processes,which could jeopardise relations with other parties. Excerpts:
Posted by nickglais on 12/11/2011 03:16:00 AM