Vowing to thwart attempts to draft a new constitution without taking the Maoists on board, former Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has threatened a 'people's revolution' if his party was sidelined at the national stage.
The threat came a day after the Maoist chief joined leaders of 18 other political parties in signing a commitment for not launching agitations and strikes to ensure a peaceful environment for the promotion of tourism.
Blaming the ruling alliance for trying to impose feudal rule under the guidance of "foreign elements" by isolating the Maoists, Prachanda warned of a final revolt against forces trying to downplay people's mandate.
Attempts to draft a new constitution by sidelining the Maoists would be thwarted, he said, adding the country needs a "pro-poor constitution".
Prachanda made these remarks yesterday while inaugurating the martyrs' memorial gate built by Maoist cadres in Damauli of western Nepal.
On Thursday, Prachanda along with other top leaders, had signed a paper to halt any type of agitation, strike or shut down to make Nepal Tourism Year 2011 which aims to bring in one million tourists a success.
Prachanda also accused India of launching a full-scale campaign against Maoist leadership, the Kathmandu Post said.