New Delhi: Nepal Maoist leader Prachanda has threatened to storm the Royal Palace in Kathmandu if the interferes with the poll process in the country.
"We want to rebuild a new Nepal through the Constituent Assembly. But we will be compelled to seize Narayanhiti (Royal Palace) if we are defeated through conspiracy and our initiative to build that new Nepal is vanquished," the CPN-Maoist leader told party workers at an election meeting in the capital.
Prachanda warned that the royal palace would be stormed if it hatched conspiracy to disrupt the polls. "Conspiracies are being hatched to finish off the Maoists. America, India, the royalists and many other regressive and feudal forces are conspiring against us," he alleged.
Even as urging the Maoist cadres, particularly its youth wing, the Young Communist League, to be restrained so as to make the April 10 election a success, Prachanda warned that he will not accept the poll result if the former rebels are defeated through "conspiracy".
Maoists have been accused of systematic intimidation of voters and rival party workers during the campaign, and some fear they could turn more violent if the elections go against them.
The 53-year-old former schoolteacher underlined his party's stand of accepting the result of the election if it is free and fair, claiming that his party will be victorious in electoral battle.
Accusing the other parties of playing into the hands of the foreign forces, he alleged that the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML were being supported by India and America.