(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 20, 2008
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on April 16, 2008
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) welcomes the results of the election to the Constituent Assembly in Nepal. This is a clear and unambiguous verdict against the monarchy and for the transition towards a democratic republic. The elections are notable for the impressive performance of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists).
With the formation of the Constituent Assembly, work will now begin for the formation of a democratic republic on federal lines with the cooperation of all the political parties of the Eight Party Alliance that assiduously worked with the Nepali people for this historic development.
The change in Nepal should be the basis for the consolidation of bilateral relations between India and Nepal on the basis of equality and cooperation.
The government of India, having welcomed the elections and the results in Nepal, should now make it clear that it has nothing in common with the negative and hostile stand taken by USA which declared the Maoists to be a terrorist organisation.