We resigned from the government for civilian supremacy so that the president's unconstitutional action would be corrected. We didn't resign just because of the struggle within the parliament. We didn't form the government by just getting 301 or 350 votes. We formed the government by getting 385 votes. We thought pressuring the government both in the parliament and the streets was necessary. And, until this unconstitutional move has been corrected we will continue our protests on the streets. The current government was formed because of our flexibility in resigning. For the sake of the peace process and constitution writing we have continued to compromise and be flexible.
How will your relationship be with the prime minister who won unopposed and with his government?
Though it has been stated that he won unopposed, the fact that the largest party within the government boycotted the election is known to everyone. We will not support this government. Imperialists, defeatists and status quoits formed this government and is against the values of national independence.
Do you think Madhav Nepal will continue to be intolerant towards PLA?
This was a government that was formed under the direction of foreign forces. These imperialist expansionists do not want army integration and will try to tarnish the PLA's reputation.
What effort will the Maoists make in writing the new constitution?
Since the 1950s military supremacy has been established in the name of civilian supremacy. The Nepali people are still not able to make decisions for themselves. We will continue to struggle for civilian supremacy and now we have the opportunity to make concrete proposals that benefit the Nepali people.