People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 30, 2006
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following
statement on April 22, 2006.
with the mounting revolt of the people, the King has announced his readiness to
hand over “executive power” to the political parties.
This is a manoeuvre intended to retain effective powers, including
control of the armed forces as per the old Constitution.
The political parties have rightly rejected this face-saving gesture.
massive popular movement in Nepal aims for the full restoration of democracy.
The crucial step in this regard would be the setting up of a Constituent
Assembly which will decide the nature of the democratic set-up in the country.
This is also part of the 12-point agreement reached between the seven
parties and the Maoists in Nepal.
the people of Nepal can decide the nature of the political system they wish to
have in the country. Popular
sovereignty will be expressed through the Constituent Assembly.
The UPA government would do well to heed the wishes of the people of