Proletarian leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal dressed in an expensive blue suit on Thursday April 26, 2012, gracefully entered the Constituent Assembly premises. He had arrived in a Japan manufactured SUV. Thus began the meeting between Unified Maoists Party, Nepali Congress, United Marxist Leninist and Madhesi Alliance.
Meeting with a difference.Now begings the Blue suit revolution.
With Chairman Dahal proposing formation of ten states reportedly as against the Hattiban deal between parties have irked Nepali Congress and UML to the hilt.
Understandably Madhesi alliance is quite satisfied with the Maoist’s new proposal.
The Unified Maoists and Madhesi Alliance had reached a deal the other day to support each other’s agenda and to strength the government.
If reports are to be believed then the parties at their Hattiban resort meeting had verbally agreed upon the formation of six to eight states.
Claimed K.P. Oli of United Marxist Leninist Party, “We do not accept the proposal. The Maoists shave been forwarding new propositions every now and then to befool the population”.
Irked Nepali Congress leader, Ram Saran Mahat was of the view that the Maoists have made federalism a mockery.
Dahal has proposed eight states in the hilly areas whereas only two in the Tarai/Madhesh.
The UML leader Pradip Gyawali out rightly rejecting Dahal’s new proposal said, “We had agreed to reduce the number of federal units. We will accept the proposal that only takes into account the ethnic identity.”
The NC meeting held immediately after the four party talks made an lightening decision to reject the proposal whereas the UML has called for a central committee meeting to discuss the proposal.
With the Maoists withdrawing from their earlier stand, the constitution drafting process has become uncertain, claimed Arjun Nar Singh K.C. of Nepali Congress.