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Nepal’s Maoist will not take up arms

Posted by chimeki on May 13, 2014


Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist will not take up arms and focus more on the issue of livelihood, health and education of the people. It has also decided to mobilize people to put pressure on the lawmakers to write a pro-people constitution. The immediate focus of its leaders is to put the party structure in order, which had shattered during the election boycott programme.

A senior politburo member said, “although our boycott programme was successful, nevertheless, we have also learnt about our weaknesses. One of those is that our party has become like an umbrella. It has a weak base which cannot hold the ‘top’. We have more leaders than cadres. Post election, the party is focused on giving it a shape of a pyramid.”

The party, which is led by Mohan Baidya aka ‘Kiran’, is gearing up for its General Convention which is scheduled around May this year. The Convention is called to chalk out a framework for its activities in current situation. The leader, who is was in India to review the party’s functioning here said, “our party still thinks that an all party round table conference is the best way to move forward in the direction of constitution writing.”

Refuting the claim that more than 70 per cent people voted in the election he said, the Election Commission changed its facts thrice in a matter of hours and has still not come up with the exact figure. There was not more than 45 per cent voting across Nepal. He said, “those who claim that the election to the second Constitution Assembly was a success should consider the facts that there were more than 4 thousand incidents of bomb blasts during elections and the government was not able to stop or arrest anybody. Ambassadors and High Commissioners of 20 countries warned all the boycotting parties with dire consequences but we carried on with our programmes. Even the Supreme Court intervened and called the boycott unlawful but we didn’t abide.”

Claiming that the Prachanda led Maoist has no future in Nepal the leader said that after the election the ‘two Maoist parties’ situation has ended and his party has emerged as the real pro people force. “We have led the 10 year long People’s War in Nepal to uproot the Monarchy and establish Socialism. The second task remains unfinished due to the betrayal of Prachanda and Baburam clique however now that we have ousted them the party leadership is committed to complete the left task”, he said.

The leader claimed that post 2008 Nepal has lost its strategic importance. It has become an Indian Colony. Previously, the party had viewed Nepal as a semi-feudal semi-colonial country but now it sees Nepal as a semi-feudal and neo-colonial country. “Hence, we have also changed our political strategy.”

He said that there was no question of taking up arms as situation had thoroughly changed inside and outside Nepal. The world has become multi polar and the situation is favourable for peaceful struggle.

Calling the news of differences in his party ‘rumour’, he said, “we are the only party in Nepal which is united politically and ideologically. Soon we will emerged as the biggest power centre in Nepal”.

(First published in the Citizen on 6 March 2014. Click to read the article as it was published)

V.S.

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