In a shocking video footage shown in a Kathmandu based Image Channel Monday afternoon, and posted on YouTube and Nepalnews.com, the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda” had revealed that his party inflated the figure of PLA combatants into 35, 000. “”We were (PLA’s strength) somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000. If we had reported the correct figure of the PLA, then it would then have been reduced to around 4,000.” “But our party’s leadership decided to report PLA strength as 35,000, and thanks to it the PLA’s strength is now 20,000 at least,” he said smilingly, evoking peels of laughter around him.
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