(Excerpts of an interview with Madhav Kumar Nepal)
On Krishna Sen's alleged murder:
"It shows now narrow-minded and insensitive to the national interest this government is. A gentleman like Sen, even though a Maoist, is not the type who would have taken up arms. Even people like him have been murdered. He was arrested and mercilessly beaten to death, and then cover-up efforts are made. This reflects the commitment of this government towards respecting human rights. And it is not ready to change, or find out where the mistakes have been made. Corruption is increasing in the same manner.
.The government has failed in both war and peace (talks). And the government speaks so irresponsibly, saying that it will not talk with Prachanda or Baburam but with Ram Bahadur Thapa (lower down in the Maoist hierarchy). It has not realised what will happen if the Maoists provided a similar response."