Janakpurdham, February 14: CPN-Maoist Centre Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the conspiracy hatched by reactionaries to break the ruling coalition would not succeed.
Dahal, also the former prime minister, said this while honouring the families of martyrs at a programme organised by the Madhesi Martyrs Foundation in Janakpur today to mark the 27th People’s War. Dahal, on the occasion, distributed Rs 100,000 each to the families of 40 martyrs and honoured the families who lost their near ones during the decade-long insurgency.
Claiming that the dreams of reactionaries of disintegrating the current coalition would never come true, Dahal announced that the coalition would be made stronger. “We all should be aware about those elements not embracing the constitution, working towards fouling the local level election, breaking down the current coalition and troubling the country’s harmony.”
Dahal said that the current coalition was formed to protect the constitution, implement federal democratic republic and safeguard nationality.
“Since coalition partners have understood the need to continue with the current coalition, the coalition will not break immediately.” He lauded the Madhes government for naming the province Madhes and formally organising People’s War Day, and said it had sent a new message at home and abroad.
According to him, his party has decided to go among the Madhesi people to gain more power for struggle. He reminisced that his party had spearheaded the People’s War from Madhes.
Similarly, Province Chief of Madhes Harishankar Mishra called for unity among one and all for the greater good of the country and to protect the achievements gained after the sacrifices of martyrs.
Likewise, virtually addressing the event, Chief Minister of Madhes Province Lal Babu Raut said the federal democratic republic system was brought into the country at the behest of People’s War.
“Thus, our government has acknowledged it greatly. We are committed to institutionalising the achievements gained from the sacrifices of the martyrs. The province government will not remain closefisted to honour the families of the martyrs.”
Also, speaking at the programme, CPN-MC Standing Committee member and former minister Matrika Prasad Yadav spoke of the need for CPN-MC to protect the achievements and to fulfil responsibilities.
On the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR, Yadav claimed that the impeachment motion would end the anomalies prevailing in the judiciary.
State Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Madhes Province Bodhmaya Yadav demanded that those killed during various movements, including the people’s war be declared martyrs.
Minister of Physical Infrastructure Development Ramsaroj Yadav, Minister of Industry, Forest and Tourism Satrudhan Mahato, State Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication Ruby Karna, among others, underscored unity among the political parties for economic growth of the country and to institutionalise the achievements gained from the people’s movement. The programme was chaired by Chairperson of Madhes Martyr Foundation and Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication Bharat Prasad Shah.