Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Maoist leader Prachanda ready to talk to King for 'graceful removal of monarchy'

PrachandaKathmandu, Apr. 19 : Maoist Chairman Prachanda has said that in order to facilitate the creation of a republic in Nepal, he is ready to talk to King Gyanendra to bring about a graceful removal of monarchy.

Prachanda told the Kantipur daily that he has started initiatives by talking with other political parties and diplomatic missions.

"The King will not be removed forcefully or dishonourably. We have started talks with people close to the King," he said.

Prachanda emerges victorious, his party takes initial lead

PrachandaKathmandu, Apr 12 : Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) chairman Prachanda on Saturday won Kathmandu constituency-10 seat of the Constituent Assembly with his party taking an initial lead in seat counts

Prachanda won his seat with a huge margin. An official announcement for the same would be made shortly.

Prachanda, or Puhpa Kamal Dahal, secured 20,499 votes, almost double than his close rival Rajendra Kumar K. C of the Nepali Congress who got 11,103 votes.

Along with Prachanda, another Maoist leader and minister in Koirala cabinet Hisila Yami has retained his Kathmandu constituency-7 seat.

Prachanda demands Koirala Government’s view on ‘meaty’ import of arms

Prachanda & Girja P KoiralaKathmandu, Mar 25 : The Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M), Prachanda, on Tuesday demanded that the Girija Prasad Government give its view on the import of arms from the foreign countries before the April 10 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

Prachanda alleged that the Government was hatching conspiracies to disrupt the general elections by importing arms through the Sunauli transit.

Expressing his anger at the Government, Prachanda termed the incident ‘meaty’.

Prachanda seeks public apology from Nepali Congress

Nepal Congress PartyKathmandu, Mar. 11 : Maoist chairman Prachanda has said that those who had declared his party a terrorist organisation in the past should apologise before going to the polls.

Addressing a mass gathering here on Tuesday, Prachanda hinting at Nepali Congress (NC), said those who termed his party as terrorist for demanding a Constituent Assembly election, must seek public apology before participating in the polls.

Alleging that the international power players are still conspiring against the polls, NepalNews quoted Prachanda as saying that such powers were making efforts to force Maoists to take up arms again.