Sunday, June 17, 2012

Baidya proposes revolt as line of new party

KATHMANDU, June 16: The Central Committee meeting of the dissident faction of the UCPN(Maoist) led by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya has endorsed a political document that proposes revolt as its main political line and terms the acceptance of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement one of the major mistakes.

The 17-page document prepared by Baidya will be presented at the national gathering of leaders and supporters of the faction starting from Saturday in Kathmandu.

“The objective circumstances are favorable for revolution but we should create the subjective circumstances for revolution,” the document reads.

Before presenting the paper at the central committee meeting of the faction, Baidya told the meeting that the document is going to be the document of a new party.

"We tried to rectify the party since the Kharipati meeting till the Central Committee meeting in the wake of the Palungtar Plenum but we were betrayed. This time we are not going to compromise," a leader quoted Baidya as saying at the meeting.

The faction has concluded in its document that national and international circumstances are also conducive for revolution. His argument is that the "capitalist" parties like Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML are in crisis and there is no possibility of revival of "old forces" like the monarchy. Likewise, it has concluded that the "capitalist and imperialist" countries are also in crisis.

In the document, Baidya has labeled Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai as the main obstacles to an immediate people´s revolt.

“The [national and international] situation is favorable for revolution but there is no possibility of an immediate revolution because of Dahal and Bhattarai who deviated from the revolutionary line,” the document further states.

“Now, we should struggle against the rightist revisionists and capitalists, bureaucrats and compradors.”

In the document, Baidya has stated that it was a mistake to follow Prachanda Path and termed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) a betrayal to the people, country and the revolution.

Similarly, the Chunbang meeting of the party, which adopted the line of democratic republic, took the party toward a rightist revisionist line. He has further stated in the document that the 12-point agreement signed in 2005 and which paved the way for the April movement of 2006, was a first attempt to abandon the Maoist revolution. This agreement rendered the party closer to the capitalist political parties than to leftist parties, according to Baidya´s document.

At the meeting, Standing Committee member Dev Gurung is going to present the new party´s statute. As per the statute the national gathering will decide the name of the party.

The statute has proposed two names -- Revolutionary Communist Party Maoist or the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist (Revolutionary).


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