Monday, January 21, 2013

US interest in CPN-Maoist increases: Baidya

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The CPN-Maoist has said that its general convention has stirred a new wave both within and outside the country.
At the first meeting of the party´s newly elected central committee, held on Sunday at the party head office Buddhanagar, Chairman Mohan Baidya briefed that the party has now come to the attention of the international community.

The general conventional that was held in Kathmandu from January 9 to15 concluded that the party´s political line is people´s revolt based on the foundation of a decade long people´s war. A central committee member Maheshwar Dahal said that chairman Baidya had said in the meeting that the impact of the general convention was felt by the national and international communities.

"American interest in us has increased. The US government representatives came to meet us directly," a central committee member quoted Chairman Mohan Baidya as saying. "They expressed concerns over our political line of people´s revolt. They wanted to know whether it would be an armed revolt," another central committee member quoted Baidya as saying.

The party agendas were also floated in the meeting. The central committee members plan to bring concrete programs of struggle for discussions. General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa asked the leaders to give concrete shape to the struggle programs. The party plans to launch people´s movement nationwide.

"It is possible to form separate joint fronts -- nationalist and federalist. But bringing them in one place will be a very big challenge," said a CC member quoting Hitman Shakya, a politburo member.

Out of the total 51 seats in the party´s central committee, eight are still vacant.

The leaders said the CC meeting will continue to give full shape to the committee and bring programs of struggle for national sovereignty.

1 comment:

  1. The CPN Maoist is on it´s way to becoming the most popular party within five years from now if they maintain their agenda. With a very high possibility of even more unemployment, unchecked corruption, a complete amnesty to criminals and the massive divide between the have´s and the have nots, Nepal couldn´t be more fertile to accept Baidya´s ideology. It should not come as a surprise to the political analysts nor to the oblivious when a poverty stricken country like Nepal sliding down even further, erupts in revolt. Justifiable or not, Baidya´s call for revolt will come at a time when the hopelessness index jumps out of the charts and the country will again be compelled to suffer another internal war just like once before. The UCPN Maoists have started to loose all legitimacy and are in par with their counterparts, the NC and UML now. The people are left with no other option and are already in a state of bewilderment and helplessness. This predicament will be one of the chief ingredients for the majority to get pushed into something that they feel will relieve them of injustice once and for all.

    - Chandan Lama