KATHMANDU, DEC 31- Chairman of CPN-Maoist, Mohan Baidya has threaned to take up arms to make their presence felt if the so-called major parties tried to downplay his party.
"We have carried the people's agenda. Arms will be raised if we people's agenda were by-passed," said Baidya, speaking at the inauguration of the New State Committee's first convention on Monday in Basantpur.
Adding that the legitimacy of all the constitutional bodies of the nation has ended with the demise of Constituent Assembly (CA), the CPN-Maoist chairman said that an all-side roundtable assembly is the only alternative to end the deadlock.
He claimed that the fundamental issues of new constitution should be resolved through the roundtable assembly and the same assembly will form a joint government.
He claimed that UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai have been stuck in "parliamentary quagmire."
He said that Dahal and Bhattari, who took up arms in 1996 against feudalism, expansionism and parliamentary system, have been tempted by the same parliamentary exercise.
He has urged parties to think people first which can make national consensus and prime minister.