CPN-Maoist tries to assuage int'l community's fears over its radical fervour
A day after it announced nationwide ban on vehicles with Indian registration along with Hindi movies, the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist held a joint interaction with representatives of most of the foreign diplomatic missions in Nepal, including India, on Thursday.
Answering the queries of the foreign diplomats, CPN-Maoist vice chairman and in-charge of the party's international department, C.P Gajurel, said his party didn't have any plan to launch violent movement at the moment and that the current government's ouster was its immediate priority.
"No political breakthrough is possible unless the current government is removed," said he, adding that his party was firm in its position that solution to the present crisis should be found through a roundtable conference.
Most of those speaking at the interaction raised questions about the "armed revolt" plan of the party. In response, Gajurel said whether his party would ultimately take up arms would depend on the political situation of a specific time, asking the international community not to be suspicious of its policies.
"We had a very meaningful interaction with the representatives of the international community. I think we have convinced them," he told reporters after the interaction.
Party spokesperson Pampha Bhusal and Bishnu Hari Nepal of the party's intellectual bureau were also present in the discussion. nepalnews.com