People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 09, 2006
Parties Alliance, Maoists Make Public Second MoU
THE seven-party alliance (SPA) and the Maoist rebels made public on April 1, 2006 their second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached between the two sides after secret talks between second generation SPA leaders and Maoists in the Indian capital New Delhi.
meeting of the SPA leaders at Nepali Congress (NC) president Girija Prasad
Koirala's residence in Kathmandu made public the second MoU. The Maoists made
public the same separately through a statement issued by their leader Prachanda
alias Pushpa Kamal Dahal later in the afternoon.
the question of constituent assembly the alliance has reiterated its earlier
stance for the revival of the dissolved parliament while the Maoists have opted
for an all party conference followed by constituent assembly elections.
president Koirala, CPN-UML's acting general secretary Amrit Kumar Bohara, NC-D
president Sher Bahadur Deuba, Janmorch Nepal's vice president Leela Mani
Pokharel, Nepal Peasants and Workers Party president Narayan Man Bijuckshe,
Nepal Sadhbhawana Party (Ananddevi) general secretary Rajendra Mahato and United
Left Front's president Nand Kumar Prasai have signed the second MoU on behalf of
his statement, Maoist chairman Prachanda has said that the second understanding
"will pave the way to find a common political agenda in the days
has also claimed that Maoists are committed to work in collaboration with the
SPA in accordance with the spirit of 12-point understanding reached between the
SPA and Maoists in November last year.
a press statement issued after Sunday's meeting, the SPA has urged the Maoists
to call off their blockade and create a conducive environment for its peaceful
alliance has called on all to support its nationwide general strike and
non-cooperation protest programmes to be held on April 6-9 and a "huge
peaceful protest programme" in Kathmandu on April 8.
alliance has also urged the Maoists to support its protest programmes.