The rival factions of the UCPN (Maoist) organised separate functions to mark April 6 as Janaandolan Diwas (start of the 19-day people's movement day in 2006) in the capital on Friday.
The establishment faction held a mass meeting at Basantapur Durbar Square while the hardliner Mohan Baidya faction organised a similar programme just a few hundred meters from the area, at Ratna Park.
Meanwhile, addressing Basantapur programme, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said the Baidya faction was making baseless accusations against the party leadership and that their talk of 'people's revolt' was untimely.
"People's revolt does not happen just by wishing for it. National and international situation should be favourable for it," said he.
Bhattarai also said that cantonments of the Maoist army would be vacated by April 12 and that he was confident of the constitution being written by May 27. According to him, the new constitution is going to be a document of political compromise rather than the one reflecting the agendas of the Maoist party or the Nepali Congress. nepalnews.com