KATHMANDU – In a new turn of events within the UCPN (Maoist), party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has piled pressure on Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai for scrapping the Cabinet’s decision to legalise the land transactions made through the parallel government run by Maoist party during the conflict.
Bhattarai, however, is adamant not to withdraw the decision stating that it will weaken the government. A source close to PM said Dahal is pilling pressure through the informal channels and opposition parties to withdraw the decision. “PM Bhattarai has reportedly expressed his dissatisfaction over Dahal’s double standard,” said a source, “Dahal himself had urged Bhattarai to take the decision, he has backtracked from his position now.” Dahal confidantes say the chairman is seeking a foolproof measure as the opposition parties are obstructing the House session.
The Maoists on Monday had demanded two days to consult within the party and with Samyutka Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) on the issue. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is trying to woo the Opposition that the government will put the decision on hold as it is being considered by the Supreme Court (SC). The Maoist party has called a meeting of major parties including SLMM on Wednesday to discuss the issue. PM’s Chief Political Advisor Devenra Poudel said on Tuesday that the government could rethink the decision.Post Report