PM Prachanda appeals for unity among left forces

KATHMANDU- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has emphasized on unity among left-wing forces by exploring common views on ideological issues.     

In his address to a programme organized to mark the birth centenary of the late Pushpalal Shrestha here today, Prime Minister Prachanda, also the Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre), mentioned that his party was open for the unity among communist forces.     

Pushpalal Shrestha is the founder general-secretary of the Nepal Communist Party.     

“In the past, we created CPN in an effort to unite the two biggest communist parties in the country. However, the unity could not last long as we made some hasty moves to create common views and understanding on ideological issues”, Prime Minister Prachanda said, “We should learn from past experiences to find out commonalities among the left-wing forces and strengthen cooperation”.     

Efforts are being made to bring about qualitative changes in people’s lives in accordance with the changes in the system, the Prime Minister said, claiming the country has achieved qualitative progress in the fields of infrastructure, education, health, social security, social justice after an end to the feudal system.     

“We have succeeded in building a socialisn-oriented constitution with the strength of decades of struggle”, Prime Minister Prachanda said, “In place of the feudal monarchy, we have an inclusive republic, a federal system with decentralization instead of unitary system, multilingualism in place of single language, religion and culture, secularism and progressive culture”.     

“Let’s have a thorough discussion on the ideological issues and move towards crafting a common vision”, PM Prachanda said, adding, “Not on the basis of the history, our schools and prejudices, but with the determination to complete the socialist revolution in Nepal, let’s debate openly to reach to a proper conclusion”.     

Prime Minister Prachanda termed Pushpalal as a warrior, a liberal democrat inclined towards the working class, principled, simple and friendly leader having sharp knowledge in history, sociology and anthropology. (RSS)

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