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Maoists' communist movement unsuccessful: Nepal FM

"The decade-long armed struggle launched by the Maoists was the most unsuccessful communist movement of the country," Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav said.

world Updated: Feb 14, 2009 06:22 IST

Dampening the festivities marking the 14th Anniversary of "People's War", a senior minister in the Maoist-led Nepal government has described the armed insurgency by the former rebels as the most "unsuccessful communist movement" in the country.

"The decade-long armed struggle launched by the Maoists was the most unsuccessful communist movement of the country," Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav said.

Yadav is the President of Madhesi People's Rights Forum, the splinter group of the Maoist.

"The Maoists themselves were unable to prove the relevance of the armed struggle, which killed 14,000 people," Yadav said at a book release.

Prime Minister Prachanda had, while inaugurating the 14th anniversary celebrations of the People's Liberation Army yesterday, said the present Maoist-led government is the result of sacrifices of tens of thousands of people and as per the wishes of the people.

The Maoists had launched the 'People's War' movement, in February 1996. The Communist insurgency claimed over 14,000 lives before the rebels returned to the political mainstream in 2006 after signing a peace deal.