Former Maoist leader Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has challenged the major parties to go for a referendum on the current parliamentary system.
Some argue that issues such as republicanism, secularism and federalism will also be on the agenda as referendums are held. However, they are worried that the current changes may be reversed.
But Chand, general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal, which is not registered with the Election Commission, said, “It is just an excuse to cover up the failure of the parliamentary parties. We have to trust the people.”
He claims that it is unthinkable that the monarchy, which has come to an end in the current situation, will return.
Accusing Prachanda of betraying the blood of the martyrs, he split from the Maoists and joined a new party led by Mohan Baidya.
But later, Baidhya also concluded that he would not make a revolution and Chand formed a separate party. His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the support.
Some unarmed people and police were killed in the violence of Chand’s party and his cadres were also shot dead by the police.