The Unified Maoists’ party secretary C.P. Gajurel at an interaction program in Kathmandu, June 6, 2012, insisted that a round table conference could be held to get rid of present ailments rather than holding a constituent assembly election.
The interaction program was organized by Unified Maoists’ party hardliner faction led by senior vice chairman Mohan Baidya Kiran.
Professor and veteran communist Manik Lal Shrestha, former foreign minister Ramesh Nath Pandey, former ambassador to China Rajeshwar Acharya and Tanka Karki and former election commissioner Surya Prasad Shrestha had also expressed their views at the program. Remarkably, majority of the invited speakers had been closely associated with Nepali Royalty save a few.
Gajurel had proposed holding the round table conference when a section of royalists have also been demanding ‘a national round table conference” under the guardianship of former King Gyanendra.
Sharad Chandra Dahal, Chairman of the National Unity party had just the other day had demanded that a round table conference under the guardianship of King Gyanendra be held in order to get the country out from the current political deadlock.
Gajurel nevertheless, demanded that the conference should have the representation of all the stakeholders of the society including representatives of political parties, workers, peasants, marginalized, dalits, indigenous, Muslims and Madhesi community in a proportionate manner.
The government should also be formed with equal representation, he demanded.
“The election declared by the unconstitutional government is not acceptable to the people”, Gajurel claimed and added, “Election is not in the overall benefit of country and its people.”
Dahal’s idea appears to have clicked.