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Prachanda warns of another revolution

world Updated: Sep 20, 2009 16:41 IST

Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda has warned of another round of "decisive protests" soon, if political parties fail to break the political deadlock, prompting the government to ask them to be "sincere" to the peace process and not return to the path of violence.

CPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda said that attempts were being made to forge an agreement between the political parties but warned that the "people always possess the right to revolt" if no solution is reached on a national government by the upcoming festival of Deewali.

Prachanda said the UN would also support an uprising as the UN Charter has such provisions to uphold people's rights in case of civil rights violation, The Kathmandu Post said.

He, however, said that the nature of their uprising will be "peaceful".

Responding to the statement, Nepal Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala said the Maoists should be sincere to the peace process and not return to the path of violence.

"I don't think that the Maoists would be in a position to return to war," she said.

"The Maoists should help in the peace process and the process of drafting the constitution... The statement about launching another revolution is irrelevant talks," she said.

Speaking in the Chitawan district of central Nepal on Saturday, Prachanda had warned that his party would launch a "people's revolution" if their demands were not addressed by the coalition government.