Kathmandu (Xinhua, December 15, 2008)


Instead of going ahead with a People’s Republic like in China, the Nepal Maoists have opted for some kind of Federal Republic, which would accommodate other parties as well.

The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), on Monday, floated the concept of forming a “republican front” by including political forces that are committed to nationality and republicanism for polarization.


According to report, the Central Committee meeting of the CPN-M held here supported the proposal for the republican front tabled by Chairman Prachanda.


The CPN-Maoist chairman introduced the idea of forging an alliance of republican and nationalist forces at a time when the main opposition party Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala is talking about the Broad Democratic Alliance.


“It is our older stance that we should form a broader front of likeminded forces and we felt the need for the same in the changed context,” said CPN-Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai.


Likewise, the party is also set to launch its four-month national awareness campaign in favor of the nationality and republic.  According to the CPN-Maoist Spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the proposed awareness campaign that is scheduled to be carried from mid-December this year to March in 2009 will organize various programs such as assemblies and conferences at district level, and coordination, literacy, peace and development to assist the government. 

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