Ram Bahadur Thapa: The press conference today was the beginning of the offensive.
But that was just a talk.
We will protest. The agreement should be in favour of the people.
Which people are you talking about?
I am talking about workers, farmers, oppressed communities, gender and regions.
Who from these segments actually protested the deal?
All of them did. This agreement has overlooked the concerns of the oppressed. You probably haven't heard the voices of protest. We represent those who protested.
Everyone wants to know what you will do now.
We will continue to fight.
What will you do if Prachanda and Baburam do not listen to you?
We will raise our voices until we are heard. We will keep struggling until our objectives are achieved.
What form will your struggle take?
We will struggle on political and ideological fronts.
Will you organise torch rallies, banda and blockades?
These are all forms of protest, which are permissible in a democracy.
It just sounded very odd to me hearing you talk about democracy.
(Laughs) It is not odd, democracy replaced monarchy and all the parties have been exercising democracy.
You have talked about the rebirth of the people's liberation army from the ashes of Tuesday's deal. How will it be reborn?
The PLA had a decisive role in overthrowing monarchy in the country. We have been demanding their dignified integration.
Why are you trying to split the party?
Actually we are trying to bring it together. The party won't split.
But you objected to the handover of keys to containers, BIPPA and the 7-point deal. How long will you keep protesting?
That's why the central committee meeting has been called. It will have the final say.