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Prachanda announces another 'people's movement' in Nepal

June 22, 2009 16:20 IST

Terming the Communist  Party of Nepal (United Maoists Leninst) as a "black sheep" among the communists, Nepal's former Premier and Maoist chief Prachanda has said he will launch the "people's movement-III" by forging an alliance with "nationalist forces" to establish civilian supremacy in the country.

"We will soon launch another People's Movement," he said addressing his workers at Palung village of Makawanpur in west Kathmandu on Sunday. Prachanda, who was eased out of power last month by CPN-UML-led alliance, announced the launch of People's Movement-III, forging ties with "nationalist, patriotic and democratic forces". He claimed that the movement would completely sweep away "reactionaries, opportunists and traitors" from the country to establish civilian supremacy.

Prachanda termed the present UML-led government as a puppet and said that the UML was the black sheep among the communist parties of Nepal. He ruled out the possibility of another armed struggle but alleged that some forces were trying to push the Maoists back into the jungle. "We will launch people's movement in the capital and districts to establish civilian supremacy," he added. The Maoists had carried out a decade-long armed struggle since 1990 which in its second phase turned into a democratic movement by a multi-party alliance against the 250-year-old Monarchy.

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