From The Nepali Press
Nispakshya, 3 January
FROM ISSUE #280 (06 JAN 2006 - 12 JAN 2006) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Everyone is worried that the Maoists will unleash violence now that they have called off the ceasefire. The seven parties have suffered the worst loss, politically. They are now in a dilemma over whether to retain their 12-point understanding with the Maoists who, in a bid to display their power, have already planned a series of violent attacks, abductions and killings. But the parties are ridiculing themselves by holding the government responsible for any future terror and violence. Such a statement is shameless and despicable coming from the parties, who took the side of the Maoists. Meanwhile, their leaders are already anticipating an invitation from the palace after the king returns from his 21-day tour of the eastern region. They are putting all possible pressure on him to invite them for talks, stop the planned municipal elections and establish another government. But as they have failed to make the king submit to their demands, the parties are now looking to the United Nations, European Union and others in the international community to apply pressure. Some of the party leaders are now regretting their boycott of February's municipal elections because they see that the king and his supporters are benefiting most from the move.