Tuesday, September 3, 2013

UCPN (Maoist) CC members warn of bleak poll prospects

KATHMANDU, August 27: Central committee members of the UCPN (Maoist) have suggested to the party leadership to bring about reforms in party organization, arguing that the party would not secure majority seats in the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections if it does not change the way it functions.

Presenting their reports at the party central committee meeting on Tuesday, the central committee members likened the party to a wind-up watch. They said it would be difficult to mobilize party cadres for the upcoming CA election if the state of affairs remains unchanged.
“The party has turned into a wind-up watch at a time it should have been functioning independently,” said a party member quoted CC member Balaram Timilsina as saying at the CC meeting. Timilsina said the party organization is inactive and has a very slim chance of security majority in the upcoming polls.

Similarly, another CC member Kali Bahadur Malla said that the party activities have failed to draw public interest. He recalled a party function which had to be called off due to low participation of the public.
“The reports submitted by CC members shows that the party organization is no more active and has become the victim of organizational anarchy,” CC member Suk Bahadur Roka Magar told Republica.

“The reports indicate that the party cadres and leaders no longer believe in the party ideology and have become the victims of their greed and personal ambitions,” added Roka Magar.

“We won last CA election taking advantage of the internal rifts in the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML. But this time around, our party faces the risk of division on the issue of nomination of candidates for CA election,” said another CC member. He also said that the party is likely to field candidates who have remained inactive for a long time.

However, 82 CC members, who presented their reports at the CC meeting on Tuesday, claimed that that the party is likely to secure 62 seats from Seti-Mahakali, Bheri-Karnali, Tharuwan, Magarat and Tamuwan state committees in the upcoming CA polls.
“The reports claimed that the party would secure more seats if it clears confusion created by the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML and resolves conflict between core cadres and new comers,” CC member Dor Prasad Upadhyay told Republica.
from Republica

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