People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 29, 2007
Nepal Invites Yechury For Democracy Day
Polit Bureau member and MP, Sitaram Yechury, has been invited by prime minister
of Nepal to participate in the first anniversary celebrations of restoration of
democracy in the country. As part of these celebrations, Nepal is observing
April 24, 2007 as Democracy Day.
During his two-day visit to Nepal,
Yechury is scheduled to hold discussions with Madhav Kumar Nepal, general
secretary of Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist), Prachanda,
chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists), and other top political leaders
of Nepal and of the interim government.
In a rare gesture, Yechury would be
taken to the Demobilisation Camp of Maoists in Jutepani village to see
first-hand the ongoing process of demobilisation. This camp was established
following the agreement reached between Maoists and the interim government. The
United Nations is overseeing the demobilisation of Maoists.
Yechury is the first Indian
senior-ranking politician to visit Nepal after the interim government took over
the reins of the country.
It may be recalled that the Nepal
Solidarity Committee, under the
chairmanship of nonagenarian Marxist Harkishan Singh Surjeet and
active role of Yechury, extended
crucial support to the Nepali
people’s struggle for restoration of democracy in their country. The
committees inputs and interventions at crucial times strengthened the Nepali
The Nepal parliament, immediately
after its restoration, had also passed a resolution acknowledging this
contribution to the successful restoration of democracy in Nepal.