KATHMANDU: Accusing the four major political forces —UCPN-Nepali Congress, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front—of being power-centric, CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya said on Saturday that his party was formed as an alternative force to rescue the country from the existing crisis.
According to him, the country was being pushed to a disaster as the alliance of NC and CPN-UML aimed at attaining the power and that of the UCPN-M and UDMF was trying to stick to the power.
While criticising Matrika Prasad Koirala, BP Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala and Madhav Nepal, all former prime ministers, saying they betrayed Nepal and the Nepali people in one way or the other, the Maoist leader did not spare his former comrade and Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai.
He said Dr. Bhattarai struck the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) with India only to stay put in the government and came down upon him for the purported agreement on the handover of Tribhuvan International Airport's management to the Indian side.
“Now, we get to hear that preparations are being made to hand over the management and security of International Airport to Indian government,” he said, “This is a very irresponsible and treacherous step which poses threat to the national sovereignty.”
He was speaking at the launch of a book authored by Dr. Chandra Man Bajracharya at the Reporters Club Nepal in Putalisadak this afternoon.
Stressing on the need for unity of nationalist forces, Baidya asserted that the dissolved Constituent Assembly could not be reinstated but the solution to the existing crisis should be found from a roundtable conference of the civil society, intellectuals and political parties.
Veteran leader of Nepali Congress Bhim Bahadur Tamang, border expert Buddhi Narayan and Shrestha also spoke on the occasion.