KATHMANDU, June 30: While keeping the doors open for talks, CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya has proposed boycotting the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA).
At the party central committee (CC) meeting held in Pokhara on Saturday, Chairman Baidya in his political document proposed boycotting the election, arguing that the election is against the interests of the people. He claimed that the election was being held only to serve the interests of the reactionary and foreign forces.
General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa during the CC meeting presented a document on organizational and struggle programs, while Secretary Netra Bikram Chand presented a document on formation of a military wing for concluding the new democratic revolution.
The much-awaited CC meeting of the party began on Saturday. The decision of the meeting will determine whether the national politics would move toward confrontation or take a peaceful course.
“Chairman Baidya’s document focused on boycotting the election. But the doors for talks have been kept open,” said a CC member. According to leaders, his document also focuses on the formation of a joint front to conclude the people’s revolt. “Keeping the doors open for talks, the document focuses on ways to capture all the 240 election constituencies,” added another CC member.
Similarly, Thapa’s document focuses on implementing the party’s political document through struggle. It says the party will launch struggle programs at three levels -- center, state and district. “Thapa’s document states that forces would be mobilized at all levels,” said a CC member.
According to party leaders, Secretary Chand’s document has drawn a theoretical framework for the party’s military structure. “Chand has proposed forming the military structure on the Nepali model and it would be led by youths. It is different from Chinese and Russian models,” said a CC member. In Russia, the military was led by workers and in China by mobile army. He said that the mother party UCPN (Maoist) had committed a mistake by handing over the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in a humiliating manner.
“We should move ahead by forming a new army,” another CC member said about Chand’s document. Maoist leaders say that the military wing to be formed may be People’s Volunteer or be given any other name. “Whatever the name, the wing would be led by youths,” he said.
After presenting their separate documents, the office bearers had addressed the CC meeting. According to party CC member Om Prakash Pun, other CC members would comment on the documents from Sunday. The CC meeting of the party will conclude on Tuesday.