Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Maoists call off strike after six days

Maoists call off strike after six daysMaoists have called off the strike in Nepal after six days. As per the Mao leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the normal people are facing lot difficulties due to ongoing strike. So the party has decided to protest the Government in some other way soon.  

Krishna urges Prachanda to stop anti-India agitation

Foreign Minister S M Krishna has expressed his reservation over the Maoist protest against India by Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda, the Chairman of the Unified Communist Party and former PM of Nepal. Both leaders held a meeting on Saturday discussing various controversial issues.

Krishna asked for the need to expedite peace process and drafting new constitution within a given timeframe with consensus of all political parties of the country. The Indian Foreign Minister, who is on a three-day visit to Nepal, denied the charges of Indian encroached Nepal’s territory as claimed by Prachanda in his ongoing protest in Nepal.

Prachanda accuses India of interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs

Prachanda accuses India of interfering in Nepal’s internal affairsChairman of Nepal’s main opposition party Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Tuesday warned India not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs and also threatened to launch an indefinite strike from January 24 to restore ‘civilian supremacy’.
Addressing a rally to mark the end of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) called three-day general strike, the former prime minister blamed India for its role in Nepal’s politics and sought a relook at relations.

Prachanda accuses India of meddling in Nepal''s affairs

Prachanda accuses India of meddling in Nepal''s affairsKathmandu, Dec 23 : Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias ''Prachanda'' has accused India of meddling in Nepal''s affairs.

Addressing a victory rally to wrap up a three-day nationwide general strike here on Tuesday, Prachanda accused the Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor of opposing the merger of the Maoist People''s Liberation Army with the Nepal Army.

Nepal Maoists backtrack on challenge to New Delhi

Pushpa Kamal Dahal PrachandaKathmandu, Dec 23 : Within 24 hours of Nepal's Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda throwing a challenge to the Indian government, the former guerrilla party Wednesday backtracked on the dare, saying it was simply a jibe at the parties.

Prachanda had said he would hold negotiations directly with "master" New Delhi instead of Nepal's ruling parties, who were its "servants".

Nepal Maoists finally agree to free child soldiers

Pushpa-Kamal-DahalKathmandu, Dec 16 : Witnessed by top UN officials and envoys from foreign governments, Nepal's Maoist chief and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Wednesday finally gave his consent to a new accord with the coalition government to release nearly
3,000 child soldiers from his party's guerrilla army.

Prachanda on mystery visit to Singapore

Prachanda on mystery visit to SingaporeKathmandu, Nov 16 Nepal's Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, whose party has threatened to call an indefinite shutdown if its demand is not addressed by Friday, flew to Singapore Monday in a surprise move, causing a flutter in political circles.

The former revolutionary is accompanied by Maoist lawmaker and in-charge of the party's international affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

Prachanda's aides said they are expected to stay till Wednesday though the departure has not been finalised.

Maoist spokesman Dinanath Sharma said it was a personal visit.

Prachanda on China visit for better ties

Prachanda on China visit for better tiesKathmandu, Oct 10 - While his party has kept parliament paralysed for nearly four months and refused to release child soldiers despite repeated urgings by the government and the international community, the chief of Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, will be embarking on a week-long China visit Sunday to better ties.

Prachanda says he didn''t propose Girija Prasad Koirala as PM

Prachanda says he didn''t propose Girija Prasad Koirala as PMKathmandu, Oct 6 : Maoist chairman Prachanda has dismissed news reports that he offered Prime Minister''s post to Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala during a secret meeting held at former royal aide Lokman Singh Karki''s house on Sunday. Speaking at a programme here on Monday, Prachanda said, "The rumours that he offered support to Koirala as the next Prime Minister were baseless.

Prachanda warns of decisive revolt again in Nepal

Prachanda warns of decisive revolt again in NepalKathmandu, Sep 19 : Maoist chairman Prachanda has threatened to launch a decisive revolt in Nepal if the Maoist-floated resolution motion on civilian supremacy were not debated in the Parliament.



Addressing a mass meeting here on Friday, Prachanda said such a revolt would sweep away all the relics of feudalism and establish people''s rule.



He said his party has decided to become more flexible for finding solution of the current political deadlock through dialogue.


Maoists insist on Army''s future before drafting constitution

Maoists insist on Army''s future before drafting constitutionKathmandu, Aug 7 : CPN (Maoist) Chairman and former Prime Minster Prachanda on Friday said that the new Constitution cannot be drafted if President Dr Ram Baran Yadav''s move to reinstate Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Rookmangud Katawal was not discussed in the parliament.

Talking to reporters here, Prachanda claimed the new Constitution cannot be drafted unless the issue was not discussed as they were vital for the national sovereignty.

Prachanda disapproves possibility of a non-Maoist Government

Prachanda disapproves possibility of a non-Maoist GovernmentKathmandu, May 18 : Nepal caretaker Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda'' has accused the UML-led new coalition of trying to derail the peace process.

Addressing a mass meeting organised by his party here on Sunday, Prachanda said, "On the surface it looks like an attempt to bring down the Maoist-led government, but their intention is to disrupt the peace process. They want to push the country into disarray."

Prachanda says ''weak parties'' trying to form new govt in Nepal

Prachanda says ''weak parties'' trying to form new govt in NepalKathmandu, May 13 : Caretaker Prime Minister and Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda'' has said that "weak political parties" are actively engaged in attempts to form a new government.

In a ''political report'' tabled at the party''s politburo meeting here on Tuesday, Prachanda said, "The government formed by avoiding the parliament and undermining the people''s mandate will have no meaning."

Prachanda meets envoys, foreign donors

Prachanda meets envoys, foreign donorsKathmandu, May 11 : Ambassadors from 16 countries, multinational donors and chief of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) Karen Landgren have jointly called on acting Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda here today amid uncertainties over formation of new government and postponement of the Nepal Development Forum (NDF) meet.

Envoys from United States, Germany, France, UK, Norway, China and India and representatives from World Bank, Asian Development Bank were among those that met Prachanda.

Prachanda says NC, UML are trying to buy CA members

Pushpa Kamal DahalKathmandu, May 9: Nepal caretaker Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda'' today accused the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) of trying to pay out tens of millions of rupees to the Constituent Assembly members of other parties in a to secure majority for forming a new government.

Addressing a programme here today, Prachanda said that the UML and the NC were trying to buy MPs at the behest of foreign power centres, and urged caution against such attempts.

He also said that his party is ready for big sacrifice in order to restore civilian supremacy in the country.

Prachanda meets Koirala to discuss political scenario in Nepal

Prachanda meets Koirala to discuss political scenario in NepalKathmandu, May 8 : Nepal caretaker Prime Minister and Maoist party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda met Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala to discuss the political scenario in the aftermath of his resignation.

According to Nepali Congress vice president Ram Chandra Poudel who was present during hour-long meeting, Koirala asked Prachanda to cooperate in forming a government of national consensus.

Prachanda on his part said he would consider the proposal.

Nepal combatants detained in connection with controversial video tape

Nepal combatants detained in connection with controversial video tapeKathmandu, May 7 : Some Maoist combatants have been taken in custody as per the directives of the party headquarters after a controversial video of outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda'' addressing a training session in Shaktikhor became public.

According to Nepalnews, the party has detained members of the video unit and some suspected combatants dubbing the entry of ''enemies'' in its army.

The Maoist army is on to prevent similar activities in other divisions and cantonments.

Now, videotape scandal comes to haunt Prachanda

Now, videotape scandal comes to haunt PrachandaKathmandu, May 6 : As Nepal struggles to restore political stability, a 16-month-old videotape has surfaced to haunt the outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda, who is shown boasting that his party had three tiers of armed numbering well over 100,000.

Dahal said what he mentioned in the tape that real strength of the PLA was 7,000 to 8,000 was only the number of the ''central regular armed force''.

Prachanda calls Khanal to discuss political developments in Nepal

 Prachanda calls Khanal to discuss political developments in NepalKathmandu, May 6 : In his first political meeting after the resignation, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda'' today held discussion with CPN (UML) leader Jhala Nath Khanal.

During an hour-long meeting here, the duo discussed improving relations between the two parties, formation of the new government and the Constitution making process.

Talking to reporters after the meeting Prachanda said that they agreed to continue the politics of cooperation and consensus not to let the peace process derail.

Nepal Maoists announce protests as parties vie for power

Pushpa Kamal DahalKathmandu - A day after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned, bringing down his eight-month-old government in the climax of a power struggle with Nepal's president, the Maoists Tuesday announced a series of protests.

The Maoist protest announcement came as political parties led by the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal - Unified Marxist Leninists (CPN-UML) prepared to told talks to form a new government.

On Tuesday morning, the Maoists accused President Ram Baran Yadav of overstepping his constitutional boundaries and demanded he apologize publicly for overruling a government decision.



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