Kathmandu [Nepal], March 5 (ANI): A communist rebel group under the leadership of Netra Bikram Chand aka Biplov has entered into politics after inking a three-point peace deal with the government.
The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), which has been carrying out a nationwide spree of violence over a period of time, signed a peace deal with the government. The rebel leader announced that the party would contest the election.
Ending years of conflict and violence, the Maoist-splinter group signed the peace agreement in Kathmandu on Friday amid a ceremony.
"It is a dawn of new day for Nepali politics and Nepali political movement which is present in front of us all. In order to make it a successful three-point agreement, has been prepared and signed on," Chand said as he made a commitment to remain abided with the lately signed deal.
Both sides have agreed to resolve political issues through talks and dialogue. CPN (Maoist) has agreed to conduct all political activities peacefully while the government has agreed to lift the ban, release leaders and dismiss cases filed against them.
The government's talks team chief Ram Bahadur Thapa and CPN's talks team head Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma 'Prakanda' formally inked the deal on the occasion in the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, CPN General Secretary Chand and cabinet ministers, among others."Any kind of violence or protest movement is now followed by none in Nepal which means Nepal, now is a peaceful nation with prevailing peace. It is one of our biggest achievement of today which clarifies that there is no conflict in nation, no violence is here guaranteeing peace," KP Sharma Oli said after signing of the agreement.
Amid a special ceremony held at the City Hall in Kathmandu, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and spokesperson for Chand-led party, Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma, officially sealed the agreement.
CPN (Maoist) had split from the Maoist Communist Party which fought government troops between 1996 and 2006 when it gave up its armed revolt and entered mainstream politics. (ANI)