Nepal Today

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Change of YCL name to be referred to Maoist youth group

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 19 Feb: A proposal to rename the controversial YCL will be referred to a youth group of the ruling party.
The party’s secretariat took the decision Thursday.
There was no agreement at Thursday’s meeting to rename group formed mostly of former combatants of the PLA amid opposition to rename the group after unity between the CPN (Maoist) and CPN (Unity center/Mashal).
Main opposition Nepali Congress has been calling for the dissolution of what has been called a militant group.
A decision was taken to refer to appoint candidates for by-elections in six constituencies 6 April through electronic voting to a committee which report to the secretariat Saturday when it meets for the second time in three days.
Six candidates including Prime Minister Prachanda and former Prime Minister Sher BahadurDeuba, were elected from two constituencies.
Six parliament members elected from six constituencies have vacted one seat each.


“”The pro-Indian slur stuck on the elkder Koirala [Matrika Prasad], which situated New Delhi just fine. Despite enjoying close ties with Kings Mahendra and Birendra, Matrika never saw his political fortunes soar again. In the national consciousness, he could never claim the place he deserved as our first commoner prime minister.”

(Maila Baje, People’s Review, 19 Feb.)

“In loktantra, the army should follow the instructions of the government, not that the government should follow army’s order. It is only in a military rule that the government heeds the orders and advice of the army.”

(Defence Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, The Rising Nepal, 19 Feb.)

“Because we are keeping quiet, Congress and UML have started jumping around Ratna Park, Janadisha, 19 Feb.)

“Today’s CPN-UML is yesterday’s Maoists; today’s Maoists are tomorrow’s CPN-UML)

(Badri Narsingh KC, Janadharana, 19 Feb.)


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