(Open letter to Maoist leader, Comrade Prachanda, from Pradip Nepal, UML spokesman)
Action does not always count for political success. But every action of yours has humiliated the communist ego. Take into account the number of people that have died. What percentage of those really needed to be killed? It's not difficult to kill a man. The government has killed and you have killed. Even thieves and dacoits have killed. Therefore we cannot say that success in killing is political success. Political success means increase in the people's belief in you. It is people giving in to you. I say this with sadness, Comrade Prachanda, that even though you may have succeeded in killing many people in your battles you have not won the war which is winning the people's heart, their confidence.
Your power has decreased from what it was when you were leading a peaceful revolution. You were strong in Rukum then. Your party had won the two seats from Rolpa. Your faction was much stronger then any other communist party in Gorkha. You had a stronghold in Kavre and you were even present in Sindhuli and even now that is your stronghold. Elsewhere you have only fired a few shots. You have not succeeded in achieving political success. And even among what you consider your strongholds if you throw your guns away and let the people decide you will see that you are in a weaker position than what you were formerly. Without our help you cannot stand firm in any district. This is not a boast, it's simply the truth