Prachanda woos Muslims ahead of general elections in Nepal

December 9th, 2007 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin  

Rupandehi (Nepal), Dec 9 (ANI): Ahead of the general elections in Nepal, Maoist chief Prachanda is wooing the Muslims by promising to work for their welfare.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the first national convention of Maoist-aligned Muslim Mukti Morcha Nepal, Prachanda said that the party would work for the cause of the Muslims.
We want to bring the 40 lakh Muslim population to the mainstream politics. They have been neglected by the previous governments but we shall work for their cause,” said Prachanda.
He further said that the country was in a crisis, its integrity is at stake and an agreement among all the political parties is a necessity to avoid any constitutional crisis.
Speaking on the infiltration along the Indo-Nepal border, Prachanda said that he is in talks with the Nepali Congress and the Indian Government to stop the trespassing.
“I am in talks with the Nepali Congress and the Indian government regarding the border infiltration problem. This is a serious issue that affects our nation and we shall not allow it to happen,” said the Maoist chief.
After opposing the elections for months, the Maoists in Nepal seem to be looking at the polls positively.
The polls, intended to help decide the fate of the monarchy and Nepal’s future political shape, is now expected to take place by April next year.
Nepals multi-party government had earlier opposed the Maoists’ demand to immediately abolish the Himalayan nation’s monarchy, as it went against an earlier agreement between them to allow a new, elected assembly to decide its fate. (ANI)

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