Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thus, Prachanda and Baburam part their ways

maya baiguni nabhai nahuni [love is unappreciative but always necessary]
Maoist cadres say Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Baburam Bhattarai need each other. They may not be in good terms, but they cannot part their ways.
For twenty four years, Dahal and Bhattarai were at the helm of the Maoist party, and their personal interests and ambitions clashed so often that the cadres frequently recalled this song.
This will no longer be the case. Three years after the 'breakup' with his hardliner friend Mohan Baidya, Dahal also spilt with his 'wise enemy' Bhattarai. A 'wise enemy' is better than a 'fool friend', Dahal said at the Chunbang meeting in 2003.