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This poses a grave threat to the peace process as well. The UCPN-M has invited all 15,000-plus combatants — rehabilitated with attractive financial packages — to the convention. It implies those combatants are still part of the party and their "military" skills remain at its disposal. Nepal's peace and political process, in the past six years, was determined by "consensus" among top leaders of the four big parties. They annulled the 1990 constitution before they had an interim constitution in place.
The Maoists have been consistently refusing to yield anything if it goes against their political interest. Unless the NC and UML define their political agendas afresh, they will continue to be seen as the B-team of Maoists, who led Nepal to the radical era that has pushed the country towards bigger chaos.