Chairman of NCP Prachanda-Nepal faction Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda addresses a cadres’ gathering in Pokhara. (Photo: RSS)
KASKI: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Prachanda-Nepal faction Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda has objected to the statement made by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli that the ‘people’s war’ was a rotten pumpkin.
At a meeting organized by the Gandaki Province Committee of the faction in Pokhara on Tuesday, Prachanda said that he was ashamed to see the leaders who were involved in the ‘people’s war’ switching to the KP Oli faction.
“Friends who were involved in the people’s war have gone there. I am ashamed. How could they hear the statement that people’s war is rotten pumpkin?” questioned Prachanda.
Prachanda accused PM Oli of political dishonesty.
“Parliament was dissolved in the name of dispute within the party. As long as there is a party, there is a dispute. There will be no dispute within the party only after the advent of communism,” said Prachanda.
On a separate note, Prachanda claimed that his own group will get the name and sun election symbol of the NCP.
“We have 70 percent of central members,” he said, “According to the law on political parties, the name and election symbol of the NCP is ours.”
Prachanda said that he was confident that the court would decide to reinstate the parliament as per the constitution.
Another chairperson of the party Madhav Kumar Nepal urged those choosing the wrong path to return to the party by admitting a mistake and noted that they are making umpteen efforts to make the party unified and dynamic.
“Party would be weak when its statute, process, and discipline are breached. The intra-party struggle would never make the party feeble. Let us shun factionalism, individualism, and egoism and make the party united”.
Former Prime Minister Nepal said no one could be above the constitutional supremacy as all of us are bound to follow the constitution. He shared that his group has intensified a joint stir against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
Also speaking on the occasion, party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha stressed the need to keep the party and the movement united and noted that the constitutional body should in no way entertain the influence and pressure of anybody.
Also speaking on the occasion were Gandaki province in-charge Devendra Poudel, deputy in-charge Yashoda Subedi and province committee secretary Shreemaya Thakali, among others said the struggle against the government would be made further effective and stronger.