From being an underground outfit to joining competitive mainstream politics, the Maoists have come a long way. What are the major challenges you have encountered in this switch?
We accepted multiparty competitive politics which is different from Communist politics of the traditional kind. There are many complications. Though we have accepted the principle of multiparty competitive politics, we are opposed to its fundamental belief—a government of majority and opposition of minority. Even today, we are running a government of consensus.