Dahal admits he is prone to ‘Stalin’s weakness’ as opposition leader advises he start yoga, meditation
Chairman of ruling UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has confessed that he has become pretty much like the Russian dictator Stalin inside his party.
According to reports, in an article published on the party’s mouthpiece ‘Maobadi’ which was widely distributed during the party’s ongoing general convention, leader Dahal has said, “We are all prone to Stalin’s weakness(sic)…the tendency to immediately suspect someone holding a different viewpoint. I have now come to realize that I am also susceptible to the same weakness.”
He opposed the increasing factionalism inside the party, but in the same breathe he also criticized the tendency (of party leaders and activists) leveling serious allegations on those involved in such activities.
Dahal said that the party should be protected from increasing factionalism, one-upmanship and conspiracy that can prevent it from being a truly ‘proletariat party’ and even destroy it eventually. He also urged party leaders and activists to discard traditional approach of avoiding, sidelining or boycotting people who come up with opposing views and opinions.
Meanwhile, CPN (UML) chairman Jhala Nath Khanal has advised UCPN (M) chairman Dahal to start practicing yoga and meditation.
Khanal, who was speaking at a programme organised by Former Parliamentarian Forum and Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation in Lalitpur on Tuesday, said UCPN (M)’s ongoing general convention should endorse yoga and meditation for Dahal and other leaders and activists of the party.
Saying that violence, conflict, animosity and war are the result of physical and mental deficiency, he said yoga and meditation is the best remedy for its alleviation. Nepalnews.com