[Prachanda, once leader of Nepalese Maoists, having disbanded the people’s war, the revolutionary PLA and peoples guerrilla zones and administrative zones, and further confused and disoriented many revolutionaries in Nepal and internationally with a revisionist “creative” line of bourgeois electoralism, has now reached a new pinnacle of craven opportunist betrayal. In a fitting public testament to his complete renunciation of revolutionary Maoism, Prachanda has now denounced the Indian Maoist attack on the reactionary death squad Salwa Judum, in a message embracing the Indian bourgeoisie with condolences at their loss of their death squad architects. The blood of the adivasi and Maoist victims of Salwa Judum, on the hands of Sonia Gandhi, is now on Prachanda’s hands as well. — Frontlines ed.]
Prachanda, Koirala express grief over Naxal attack
Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala in his condolence letter to the Congress president said, “I am extremely shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the death of senior Congress I leader Mahendra Karma, other leaders and cadres of your party along with other innocent people in the ambush by the Maoists in Chattisgarh.”
Strongly condemning the “barbaric act of terror”, Koirala said “there is no place in civilised societies for such senseless and barbaric acts”.
Expressing heartfelt condolence over the incident, Koirala said, “Nepal and Nepali Congress are opposed to the use of violence in politics and will always condemn such acts of terror against unarmed civilians and political workers”.
Similarly, former Prime Minister and chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra party Surya Bahadur Thapa has also expressed sadness over the incident and “strongly condemned such horrifying act of terrorism”.
“I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news about the loss of lives including Chattisgarh Congress Committee Chief Nanda Kumar Patel and his son, senior member of Chattisgarh Indian National Congress Mahendra Karma and other prominent politicians,” Thapa said in a statement.
“This monstrous and cowardly act of terrorism on innocent lives will be condemned by all peace loving people,” he said.
Heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in Darbha on May 25, killing 27 people including PCC chief N K Patel, his son Dinesh, Congress leader Mahendra Karma and ex-MLA Uday Mudliyar and injured 37 others, including former Union minister V C Shukla.