Six Maoist parties say government is against CPA

Kathmandu, March 22: Six Maoist parties including the UCPN (Maoist) have decided to take to the streets together, after drawing a conclusion that the ruling parties have moved ahead against the spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA).

Stating that the act of moving ahead against the CPA would push the country into conflict again, a joint meeting of the parties held at the office of the CPN-Maoist at Buddhanagar today decided to urge the government not to do so.

The meeting concluded that the government backtracked from the decision of providing one million rupees to the family of those killed in the 10-year conflict, Rs 500,000 as compensation and shares up to Rs 500,000 of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project and decided to alert the government towards that end, said General Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Mani Thapa. The meeting also objected to the government's act of arresting former Maoist combatants.

Coordinator of CPN (Maoist), Matrika Yadav, said that they also decided to form a committee for the party unification and to prepare basis for the same. Saying the verdict of the Supreme Court of February 26 was against the spirit of the CPA, the meeting decided to move ahead with a nation-wide agitation programme against it.

The parties are scheduled to organise a broad interaction on March 28 and nation-wide demonstration on April 6.  Present on the occasion were Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, senior leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Vice-ChairNarayankaji Shrestha and General Secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara of the UCPN (Maoist), Chairman Mohan Baidya, Vice-Chairman CP Gajurel, General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa of the CPN-Maoist, General Secretary Netra Bikram Chand of the CPN Maoist and General Secretary of the CPN (United) Pari Thapa, among others.

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