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Koirala says UCPN-M's days in power numbered

  Says Maoists are hell-bent in ending democracy

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

DAILEKH: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala today said the Unified CPN-Maoist’s days were numbered as it was playing with democracy.

Addressing an anti-government protest programme organised by the opposition parties in Dailkeh, Koirala said, “The Unified CPN-Maoist was hell-bent on demolishing the pillars of democracy and freedom as it was doing its best to give immunity to the Maoist cadres involved in the murder of journalist Dekendra Thapa during the Maoist insurgency.” He went on to say the UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s threat to tear the Comprehensive Peace Accord was hilarious. “I do not know who the Maoists are threatening. We as the pro-democracy party out rightly rebuff such a threat,” he said.

On a different note, NC chief urged the UCPN-Maoists to stop daydreaming of capturing the state by unleashing terror among the people. He added that his party would not be sacred of any such threat as the NC had experienced various trials and tribulations for democracy and justice in the past.

On his part Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC said though the country had witnessed significant changes in the live of people, in Dailkeh the lives had not changed. He went on to say the opposition parties’ protest was not aimed at gaining the power but for the protection of democracy and freedom.

Lauding President Ram Baran Yadav’s role, he said as the Head of the State he has taken a right step by blocking the ordinances submitted by the government. He said the irresponsible remarks made the people at the helm of the government had defamed the country and its glorious image in the international arena.

CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said his party would not be scared of the UCPN-Maoist’s threat. He went on to say that people are fed up with Maoist politics of double standard and hypocrisy. “Maoists have lost their trust not only among the people, but also among the international community,” he added.

Nepal also accused the Maoist of trampling the rule of law and shielding the criminals and goons. He asked the IGP and home minister not to be in the pawns of the Maoists to issue the order and weaken the case filed on the murder of journalist Dekendra Thapa.

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