Guerilla: Don’t worry, he is giving it voluntarily.
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Finally, under pressure from the parliamentary forces, Maoist supremo Prachanda and his party’s central committee have decided to halt running their Peoples’ Government in villages and taking forced donations. But the Chairman has made it clear that the party will keep accepting voluntary donations to feed the People’s Liberation Army. Well, party and comrades never said before that they were taking forceful donations. They always talked about voluntary donations. So we wonder what kind of donations the party will stop ‘accepting’.
“The party central committee calls for all the cadres to obliterate the use of force in taking donations, to shutdown all Maoist customs offices and scrap the “people’s court” for now to facilitate the ongoing peace process,” eKantipur quotes the Maoist supreme as saying in a statement issued today. Chairman Prachanda, acknowledging that the country was in a crucial political change, added that it was every democratic individual’s responsibility to ensure peaceful constituent assembly elections, and reiterated his party’s commitment for peace through the 12-point understanding and 8-point deals.