KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The ongoing 7th General Convention of the CPN-Maoist in Kathmandu on Thursday formed 21 groups to discuss the party´s political document and its statute. The closed session of the general convention also formed a five-member presidium under the leadership of Tilak Pariyar.
"The groups will discuss the political document and the party statute," said Pampha Bhusal, party spokeswoman. According to her, some of the groups have been formed as per the party´s state committees. There are 25 to 225 members in a group and among them the Magarat state committee group has the largest membership of 225.
The CPN-Maoist has 13 geographical state committees and the rest of the groups have been formed as per the party´s sister wings and fronts. There is also a special state committee.
Presidium Chairman Pariyar will chair the closed session and Hitman Shakya will conduct it. Other members are Jayapuri Gharti Magar, Shiv Ram Yadav and Mausam Limbu.
According to the Maoist leaders, the presidium has been formed ensuring representation for various regions and communities.
The political document has already been discussed at the party´s lower levels -- village, municipality, district and state committee.
Presenting the party´s statute, Dev Gurung alerted party representatives gathered from across the country to the need to save the party from the chances of misuse of democracy and centralism, which was needed for maintaining discipline in the party organization.
He emphasized the need to learn from their experience in the UCPN (Maoist).
"In the past, the party became a victim of anarchism promoted in the name of democracy, and at the same time the rank and file became oppressed as a bureaucratic mindset held sway among the top leadership, in the name of maintaining party discipline under the guise of democratic centralism," Gurung said. "Now, we need to develop a collective leadership by striking a right balance between democratic centralism in the party organization and people´s democratic system in principle."
The scheduled closed session was delayed due to controversy over the selection of representatives for the general convention from the Bhojapura state committee. Cadres had manhandled Badri Bajagain, a state committee vice-secretary.
After resolving the dispute, the closed session started behind schedule.
Altogether 1,200 representatives, 400 observers, 300 volunteers and 100 cultural artists are participating in the convention. The five-day convention will conclude on Sunday.
Highlights of political document
Indian expansionism is main exploiter of Nepal while American imperialism is increasing in South Asia.
Main obstruction and threat to revolution is American imperialism
Rightist revisionism is main threat to world revolution.
Imperialist countries including USA are weak, dependent on financial capital
To form front against imperialist and expansionist forces
To develop brotherhood among parties that follow Marxism, Leninism and Maoism
Nepal is neo-colonial and national sovereignty is in great danger
Principle enemy are stooges, burocrats and feudal class directed and mobilized by Indian expansionism
To form people´s constitution through struggle
To form a front and working alliance among leftist, nationalist, federalist and democratic forces
Objective reality for revolution is forming in Nepal but subjective reality is weak
The nature of Nepal´s revolution is long-run
To reorganize people´s communes
To establish new democratic republican Nepal through new democratic revolution
Size of semi-proletariat in Nepal increasing hugely due to employees