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Who will die for Prachanda now?



Two days after he assured people that there would be anew government in two days Prachanda announced that he would expand the YCL to 500,000 to launch a revolt to capture power. People have right to know what kind of revolt he is thinking of, and for whom.

Is it for the prime minister's chair that Nepali youth will have to sacrifice their lives? Tens of thousands were killed in the war, but what has Prachanda's leadership offered?

Has Prachanda done anything in favour of people as a prime minister? He lives a luxurious life in Baluwatar, has nominated relatives to the CA, provided them with state facilities, bargained for the price for CA members, protected those accused of Ram Hari Shrestha's murder and the Yarshagumba trade. He sometimes worships buffalos and at other times rubs shoulders with royalists.

He goes to Singapore and London to try to appease the Indians. Prachanda Path appears no different from the corrupt decade of parliamentary politics of the 1990s. So, why fight another war? Those who died during the war did not sacrifice their lives for Sita, Prakash and Prachanda but for the country.

At a time when he should be busy trying to conclude the peace process and writing the constitution, Prachanda is beginning to resemble Pol Pot. This has put the country in the vortex of a dangerous maelstrom.

Prachanda has announced an offensive against political lackeys beginning February. Who are these lackeys? Everyone except his own cronies, his family members are lackeys, it seems.

He has been saying expansionists would be prevented from achieving the power, and has been calling his own colleagues lackeys.

What will the people get if Prachanda captures state power? Not only the people but his own comrades are not sure about it. The history has it that ambitious leaders have died in four ways: assassination, suicide, insanity or heart failure. Let's hope Prachanda is an exception and the country would not suffer more from his madness.

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