Prachanda accuses ex-monarchists of defaming CPN-Maoist

December 25th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Dec 25 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has accused the ex-monarchists of infiltrating his party in order to defame it.
Nepalnews quoted Prachanda as saying that the latest incidents, which dragged the Maoist party into controversy, had been orchestrated by such elements.
A few days ago Prachanda had told journalists that during his meeting with Indian ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood, the latter had talked about his recent meeting with ex-King Gyanendra in which the former monarch had said that all his loyalists had now turned into Maoists.
“Has Gyanendra sent his people to become a lot more anarchic within Maoists and unleash mayhem?” he asked, adding, “I am both suspicious and fearful of this.”
Addressing another function, Prachanda ruled out the possibility of the government being toppled earlier than its supposed tenure.
“The government is capable enough to complete its full term,” he added.
Saying that are immense possibilities as well as challenges before the political parties, he added there is no alternative to coordination and cooperation among the parties for bringing the peace process to a logical conclusion. His claim about the coalition’’s sustainability comes a day after the CPN (UML) reached the conclusion that coalition has come to a critical juncture because of Maoist activities and thus serious efforts should be made to save it.
Leaders of another important ally in the government, the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, have repeatedly warned of pullout, alleging the CPN-M and UML of having upper hand in every major cabinet decision. (ANI)

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