Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Is Prachanda's revival possible?

Nabin Bibhas
UCPN (Maoist) supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' recently went on a nationwide campaign, which he said was a part of his broader objective of lifting his party to the top of country's politics within two years.
Will Prachanda succeed in fulfilling this commitment which he publicly made during the party's recently held central committee meeting? Is UCPN (M)'s revival possible when its well-known ideologues Baburam Bhattarai and Mohan Baidya have abandoned it? Or is Prachanda planning a merger with the CPN (UML)? Or will the party also face the fate akin to CPN-ML led by CP Mainali?