Addressing the PLA Combatants, Prachanda Outlined How Maoists Wanted to Capture State and National Army

Maos respond to the video: here


The video was first aired yesterday evening by Image Channel. YouTubed today by myrepublica.com

During the uncertain times just two months before the 10 April 2008 Constituent Assembly elections, Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” was addressing a meeting of People’s Liberation Army commanders and combatants at Shatikhor, Chitwan cantonment. In that 2 January 2008 speech, Prachanda talked about how the Maoist leadership had inflated the numbers of the PLA soldiers by almost five-fold and how the Maoist planned to capture the state and the national army. The speech was videotaped. The video was broadcast late yesterday night by Kathmandu-based network Image Channel. [Meanwhile, the elections did happen, which at the time of Prachanda speech, seemed uncertain because of differences between the Maoist and non-Maoist parties over percentage allocation for the electoral systems First-Past-The-Post (PPTP or direct votes) and proportional representation. Prachanda’s party emerged single largest in the CA and four months after the polls Prachanda formed a multi-party government that lasted until yesterday. The reason behind Prachanda government’s fall? It wanted to sack the army chief who, in the videotaped speech, Prachanda says is obstructing the PLA’s integration into Nepali Army.]

[Maos respond to the video: The Maoist party has responded to the video saying that its ‘irrelevant’ and ‘a conspiracy tool.’ The party’s spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma, issuing a press statement, said that the video was ‘made to derail the peace process and to make the current critical political situation more provocative.’ He said the video was was meant to give assurances to the party cadres about the Constituent Assembly and the peace process. “We are committed to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. We are clear in our beliefs about army integration, about drafting a pro-people constitution and about our commitments expressed to the people,” says Sharma in the statement. The Maoist party has also asked the public ‘not to be swayed by the propaganda’ that is ‘aimed at derailing the ongoing peace process.’ The Maoist also asks the media not disseminate such provocative news and to uphold their social responsibility. It was reported earlier in the evening that a group of Maoist youth wing YCL had surrounded the office of Image Channel that first broadcast the video.]

Prachanda, in the video, says the real number of PLA was between 7,000 and 8,000. “Some say the number has decreased. But I don’t see it like that. We know the reality, don’t we? Tell me. We were between 7 thousands to 8 thousands. But we shouldn’t tell this reality to outsiders. We told the number was 35,000 [to UN] so even after the UN verification the number came to 20,000. Had we given the real number, that would have come down to about 4,000.”

“If we get upper hand in running government, we will not care about the UN verification results. We will make our own rule and do it in our own way,” he said.

Prachanda said even if only three thousand PLA soldiers, who he said were politically awakened, entered into the national army, they would bring the whole institution of army into Maoist fold. He said the Nepali Army soldiers didn’t know anything more than parrading (boot bajarne). That is why, he said, army chief Rookmangud Katawal ‘recently’ gave speech against integration. “Here, you have got ideology, awareness and vision,” he said. “Once such soldiers are inside, they will convert the whole organization.”

According to the video transcript by Republica daily, Prachanda also said the party had not forsaken the ultimate goal of bidroha (revolt) and asked his men not to be swayed by compromises struck by the Maoist party with other political parties. He said party workers may be thinking that their leaders are having tea with enemies, forgetting their revolutionary agenda. But the reality is the leaders are still working for a revolution, he said.

The Maoist chairman said that money that the “martyrs” in villages throughout the country and the PLA in cantonment receive will help them move ahead in their goal of total victory. The money that will go to the “martyrs’ family” will help repair the party’s deteriorating relations with the common people. “We will tell them this is just a relief (of Rs 100,000) and you need to support us to get the remaining Rs 900,000,” Dahal revealed his strategy of winning the CA elections. Each martyr family has been provided Rs 1,000,000. He added that one third of the Rs 600,000,000 that was agreed to be given to the PLA cantonments would be used to further the goal of Maoists’ control of the state. “That money will be used to stage revolt. On surface you might feel the party has abandoned the revolution but if you see it deeply, the party is intensely preparing for the revolt.”

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64 thoughts on “Addressing the PLA Combatants, Prachanda Outlined How Maoists Wanted to Capture State and National Army

  1. i think prachande is making fool to his own bitches more than others.

  2. he would have earned a lot if he had had started crook business to loot idiots …………. and may be run later to delhi

  3. i think prachande is making fool to his own dogs more than others.

  4. this proofs, we can loot idiots (maoist supporters) ….. but should not make mistake of being honest to them.

  5. only other individuals who can make millions fool are indian agents of religion ………………… they say do not run after money.. donate money to them

  6. oh so the reality is this its good fortune to the nepalese people that prachanda has been compelled to sack himself instead of katawal.

  7. actually many had guessed most of the things he said long time ago………………………. good thing is this proof has come up ………………………………………… it time to corner them

  8. One thing that really makes me wonder is that if the total strength of the PLA was only 8000 then the Royal Nepal Army must have been shockingly incompetent to be unable to deal with them. What say you Mr. Katawal?

  9. God, save the nation from this evil tyrrant !!! If Nepalese people and intellects still do nothing at this point, they will regret for this “akarmanyata” for the rest of their lives. With leaders like these, no wonder people will surely believe that Nepal is indeed cursed by the sati widow of a patriot.

  10. has any one filed case against maoist ministers of sacking coas …………….. they have made other decisions unilaterally like appointing apf boss, and secret service boss …………………………… they could not make their agent army boss through unilateral decision so they are going for street, cabinet protest …………………..

  11. madeshi forum seems to be an opportunist…………… looks like they are trying to blackmail and loot

  12. Thank god !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The game plan was stopped by Prez.

    Prez did right thing for betterment of Nepal, but the
    process may be wrong.

    But so many wrongs have been around if we see the history.
    Many times constitution have been broken for wrong reason,

    but at least this time for RIGHT reason.

  13. could some members of civil society be maoist agents, could there be maoist agents in UML …………..need to filter

  14. every pro people needs to be alert at this time ……………
    ……………………………… if india, US and other cares for nepal then they should send ………………….the video of live demonstration of weapons……………… they could be giving to nepal incase war breaks out ………………… to show to people especially maoist supporters …………..
    …………………………………………. people maoist have been wounded ……….. they could make any kind of move …….
    ……………………………………….

  15. So may be this is the real reason why the PM Prachanda resigned huh? Using the Army Chief firing &/or Presidential powers as an excuse to reign is mere pretext. Pointing fingers at India meddling in our internal affairs is good to flair nationalistic sentiments & divert attention from the actual intention of the Maoists.

    If this video is authentic which Mohan Vaidya has accepted, then, the Peace Process is a farce. The Maoist leadership should resign, they should be prosecuted & sent behind bars for lying to the Nepali people, looting the Nepali treasury & for treason trying to undermine the Nepali republic.

    But who cares in Nepal? The rule of law is non-existent!

    Hmmm…& I wonder what the UN feels about this video. They were duped big time. UN is a huge bungling bureacracy. The West should make UN accountable!

  16. 8000 maoist vs 1 lakh army … Cheers!!!!

    The Moto of maoist was clear from the start of the war itself .. they fought in target to take over the country.. the ones who didn’t know that before .. i am sorry about it..

    However I dont regret .. voting for maoist ..

  17. 7000 lai martyr ghosana garera , Mareko manche ko naam ma arabau paisa khane plan rahecha maobadi ko . Ani tyahi paisa bata bidroha garne re . Thuikka. Desh ko paisa liera desh biruddha bidroha garne .

  18. I agree with Birodhi!

    But where is the outrage? If this video is authentic, then this criminal must be tried for treason.

    Where are those leaders of socalled nagarik samaj???

    Thank God, the President stepped in. I know, the president may not have the authority, but what he did was neccesary evil. He used his common sense and right judgement to save this country. Hell with the constitution, this is not a one way street, where only others have to abideby, and Maoists dont.

  19. some are saying this is just a motivational speech ……
    …………………. do not keep on making same mistake again and again …………………………….. they have been doing what he has said in the video …………….. police, army, politiican, public alert ………………………………. by the way where are they now …………… i heard some of them have left the capital ………………… politicians need to deliver some kind of message to pla, ycl ………
    they need to hurry.

  20. dont just jump to a conslusion after seeing one video of your self proclaimed leader (even a shepheard leads a folk of sheep, so you call him a leader??).
    In our country like Nepal, how many good leaders that you know has said & done the same this for the good of country & people? SO, the bottom line is, if you cannot do or bring any chnage in the system – just shut up and watch. I’m not supporting anyone, just tired of reading and hearing people complaining about people. You think your tow lines could make you a good strategist or a peace maker or whoever? just shut up & let the dog eat dog and if you couldnt do anything, just get out of the mess, stop wining…..

  21. now we all can see the game plan that this choor Prachanda had made…i am disgusted and whoever supports the maoist ideology i am disgusted with u as well..read it loud and clear as u can..u crooks…have some shame..seen it with our own eyes and heard it our own ear…see how easy it is to manipulate our neplai bheda janata..prachanda should be tried in a court right away…and i am sure the civil society in our country has all been taken over by the maoist….hell with maoist…and hell with those who support it…shameless fools…u can’t be a nepali…shame on u

  22. Prachanda spoke about 8000 as cadres who are ideologically committed to the maoists. This number doesnot include sympathisers, village goons, and people from a few janjati goups who gave support to the maoists. In reality when the war was on the number was higher than 8000. But “PM “Prachanda lied and that is not acceptable to any civilised society.

  23. Our civil society leaders are busy protesting in front the Presedential Palace, filing a writ at the Supreme Court. But, they have not even raised a voice against the video. Its only the people who are outraged.

    I have not seen 1 politician, human right activist or NGO who have come out to question the Prachanda’s video recording & its content. Where is the outrage?

    Sabai ek dyang ko mula!

  24. do u guys have idea who are maoists? what they want? seems most of the people above got no clue what is politics. you are in wrong place ………….

    did prachanda say he needed money for himself?

    did he say he wants to surrender to SOOD?

    who will loose from his action?

    state power capturing by the people for the people is democracy.

    why hue and cry?
    maoists came from war. do u guys have gut to keep those people quietly who have weapon and training to fight?

    is that not challenging to convience armed personnels to come in ballot leaving bullet?

    who did that? prachanda did. anyone out there got gut to do that or just writing silly stuffs behind the key board while lager can arround.

  25. Well the cat is out of the bag now, the intention was clearly visible from their actions earlier itself though…a madhesi president has proven to be more patriotic by standing up for the country and gng all out for a unified Nepal instead of a chor so called pahadi PM who has been lying people and has divided ppl by instigating them based on their culture and religion…and these a******* are very good in blaming others in order to hide their impotency….these maoists should be chase out of the country…

  26. Well, he lasted for eight months..isn’t that `achamma ko kura’!?

  27. remember a few things………………………….. no gynandra, no army rule, no commies ……………………………………
    peace process is still on, but rules have changed …….
    ………………………………pla can kiss army job good bye …
    ………….. pla’s future should be taken care of but not in any security org. and ycl should be given some kind of job training …………………………………………… maoist have betraied nepalese, ………they do not care peace, federalism is just a joke for them (this is a slap on the face of federal supporter especially cast fed.), …………………………..they do not care woman, dalit, janajati representation (how they made fool to them, used them)…………… do any of them have self respect and punish maoist………. i do not think so. cause dogs got no dignity…………… ……………. they are using pla, ycl …. are these gonna respond….(respond or die) ……..
    ……………………………………………. maoist ministers unilaterally made decisions in the name of council of ministers……….. is this legal ……… is not this sigh of dictatorialship …………… why is so called civil society .. instead they are going against president who merely stopped unconstitutional move ……… there is a law that can be bent to any direction…….. so how can they blame him……………… president just did not gave order, all he did is stop/blocked unconstitutional order which is his obligation …………………………………………. president has become a hero, what would have happened if maoist were able to make their poppet ………………….. has this person, katwal become hero from villain ….. what could be in his mind.. since we all know his past……………….. has he become pro people…………………
    ……………………………… it could be that nepal is moving toward right direction, it could be gods move, every incident happening in the last few days seems to lead to peace like painting black to professors, exposure of maoist etc……………… god save nepal

  28. Where is EVIL SOCIETY members ?

    Do they have guts to criticize Maos ?

    No, they are in fact Maos.

  29. Prachanda should be tried in the International Court for the unnecessary death of 13,000 Nepalese and putting Nepal’s development 20 years back. Maoist are a bunch of smooth talking criminals who became overnight heroes after Gyanendra’s misadventure.

  30. prez and katual heroes who saved country
    prachanda and moist are zeroes…………………willing to destroy country by making it communist republic……..
    …………………………
    maoist are elephants 🙂 with one teeth to eat and other to show(Actually to destruct) ……….

  31. Prachananda is using classic intimidation techniques like any other Communist demagouge.

    All the Nepali intellectuals are petrified and prevented from voicing their opinion and only political parties are left jostling for power. Prachananda is confident he can mobilize the rural Nepal and he has enough intelligence to realize that he can get help from the Chinese if India tries to settle things in Nepal. Another thing he is counting on is the fact that the Neplaese will not side with any party taking help from India and so he will be able to take help from China and still seem like an independent Nepali fighting a foreign power’s puppets.

    These are dangerous times for the average Nepali. Prachananda can pretty much become dictator of Nepal today and there is really little the average Nepali in their current frame of mind can do to stop it.

    I dont understand how and why it has become the case that somehow eveyrbody comes to see India as a tyrant and blames India for everything thereby tying India’s hands from helping Nepal. Maybe it is time for the Nepalese to solve their own problems. The best India can hope for is that Nepal’s problems dont spill over into India.

  32. What stuck me after watching the Video was this- a simple Bhaun traits which we all know- to con, to divide and to hold sway with designs that only serves his interest.

    Only worry is- the copycats will do the same and start never ending war on Nepal- with 500 as their true cadres but with help from UNMIN inflated to 50,000. How Ian Martin can sleep is another concern. I forgot, he is a gringo with no worry for us brown skinned.

  33. The Nepalese People gave the Maoists an opportunity for a safe landing from their bloody terror campaign. If they do not make use of this generous offer and opportunity, they be exterminated ruthelesly. This time around they should not expect the luxery of safe havens within India. In fact they will be hounded from both within and outside the country till these rabbis infested hudlums are destroyed once and for all.

    The suporters of the Maoists like Dr. Devendra Raj, Dixit brothers, and Padmaratna Tuladhar must not be allowed to dilute the efforts of our security forces in their drive to fight this evil force. They need to be warned in no uncertain words that sucj actions will not be tolerated.

    If our political leaders again begin to waver, they should be made to eat grass. Or else Dravidian soldiers will kick their buts soon.

    Deva

    Deva

  34. prachanda saab timi bhanda batha manche yo des ma dherai chan.

  35. one thing i do not understand is why media is focusing mostly on small picture……….-maoist plan of capturing nepal, their military plan——- people have guessed these long time ago …………………………………………………………………….. there is a big picture and that is …. the things they had been saying they represented (good or bad) like —- equal representation for woman, youth, lower cast, indigenous,,,,,, federalism, 10000mw of electricity all turned out to be a hoax ………………………..i thought they had been demanding these to get support, but did not guess that they are not interested in implementing them …………………………………. this is a true betrayal ……..
    ………………………. now there is going to be a vacuum, we know what would happen if we create vacuum in plastic bottle …………. many people have been dreaming of change in their life, either they will become passive or could explode …………….. so indigenous, lower cast, woman, youth leaders of national party who are intelligent, honest should approach them , motivate them, tell them your reasonable dreams will be fulfilled, poverty can be reduced to minimal with in 4-5 years ……………… before another opportunist approach them and hijack them

  36. netas used to use/send people to take bullets, even madeshi netas wanted as many as possible killed during madeshi movement so that they would be able to compare the movement with the republic movement ………………..but…………… i have never seen like maoist………. who went ten steps forward……….. they not only made many to sacrifice their life for their leaders but also they are not hesitating to use the family members of the dead to reach into power ……….
    they bribed them with one lakh and wants them to come to protest for them for another 9 lakh ……………………………………………….. remember the ass that keeps walking to eat the grass hung just infront of its eyes …………………………………………. maoist are evil ……………… not just nepalese now whole world is going to hate not just maoist but commies in a whole

  37. after this video…………. they still want their agent in army to be the coas…………….. they have guts

  38. Does anyone know of where to find English transcripts of the speech? Trying to track it down for my blog but no luck so far.

    Cheers!

  39. Parachandal ko najar ma Janata haru ta Khelauna rahechha. Khub hepyo Nepali ma tyo video ma.

  40. Parachandal ko najar ma Janata haru ta Khelauna rahechha. Khub hepyo Nepalilai tyo video ma.

  41. Nepal is at cross-road in history. She has great ties with India in every sphere. China is another player trying to poke its nose as a spoilsport. Whereever they have spread their tentacles there is revolt, which they squash with mighty force. Tibet is a burning example.

    Prachanda learnt a great lesson when he visited China first and they sent the comrade back with few almost nil funds, Mao or no Mao.India has given largess whenever required. Choice is yours in Nepal !

  42. China’s best friends

    North Korea –
    Pakistan –
    Burma –
    Sudan –

    any mao supporters can explain why these countries have the worst human rights record.

    Tomorrow it might be Nepal.. Future of Nepal is in your hands, do take misguided steps hoping for peanuts you receive from China. The grants china provides are only for the Nepal rulers to carry out its agenda against India and it wont care about the development of Nepal.

  43. michael spacek,
    you have to hire some translator…………….. the tape is like a treasure island …………… more you search more you find …………………….. there is a true face of commies …………………………… this tape will expose commies ……… it will make world to hate commies …….
    …………………………………. it proves commies are empty inside ……………. just like n.korea, cuba.. who have got no vision but hangs on to power with all means ……….
    good luck.

  44. who represents the true personality of madeshi people …………….is it ….. dr ram baran yadav- who took the biggest risk of his life to save nepal (nepal is still not saved yet, he did his job, now its our turn)………………………. or……………… the madeshi leaders of madeshi parties who see this chaos as an opportunity to blackmail to get power …………………………
    ………………………..we all know…….. calamity is the happy time of criminals, crooks

  45. do not think, prachanda resigned so they do not have plan to capture govt. ………………………………….. they left cause they have no other choice, its just a propaganda …………………….. at presend they have just one thing in their mind(their fast step of capturing govt.) …………….i.e. make their agend no. 2 the army boss …………………… do realise their plan they have released many arrows ———– protest in the street, parliament, they have filed case against president, age of the coas ……………………… if their one arrow hits the target ………. the present will be the history …………….
    ………………………………………………………… one of their possible plans could be ………. take control of the army, then protest by ycl, capture singa darwar (army will stand still/they will not come to prevent) …….. declare nepal ……. people’s republic ….. threate opposition ……. if they do not sit back …….. hang them with a note on their chest …..(just like in the movie where daka hangs who ever comes on their way…….. just like they hung the teacher) ……………………………………….. if there is a mass opposition then kill them like pol pot, hitlar did …………………………………………. they could even have hidden large quantity of weapons in kathmandu …….. ………………….. ……….. threat has not passed yet

  46. Lets all now sing, “Prachanda Pratapi Bhupati”. If not we will be made to eat grass by the Maoist YCL and PLA cadres. Or have we already started eating grass?

    Cheers!

    Deva

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