Nepal: Rejecting corruption and betrayal of revolution, Maoists form new party

Maoists split in Nepal, Baidhya-led faction forms new party

Yubaraj Ghimire, Indian Express : Kathmandu, Mon Jun 18 2012

The Mohan Baidhya-led faction of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M) decided to float a new party on Sunday after declaring that “working with corrupt people and foreign stooges” had become impossible.

The new party, the Nepal Communist Party-Maoists Revolutionary (NCP-M R), was reportedly planning to hold its first national convention in February.

Last ditch efforts by Maoist chief Prachanda, who offered to quit the party leadership to prevent a spilt, were dismissed as “not being worthy of trust” at the faction’s meeting that took place in Bouddha, on the outskirts of the capital. “Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai together have compromised on the objectives of the Revolution, and betrayed the Peoples Liberation Army by disarming and handing them over to the Nepal Army,” Baidhya, the vice-chairman of the party, told delegates at the meet, adding, “Our own leaders and comrades have acted as Red-traitors”. Continue reading

Nepal: Revolutionary Maoists and parliamentary Maoists reach a conclusion that does not conclude

[The prolonged struggle and negotiations between revolutionary and revisionist lines is apparently reaching the point of agreed-upon indecision (for now).  Under the banner of party unity, can common ground be found between revolution (restarting the people’s war and the peasant New Democratic revolution) and revisionism (committing to a peaceful road with bourgeois parties, disarming the people’s forces, and stopping/reversing the peasant struggle for land)? Whose interests will be sacrificed or put off until another time?  If this article is confirmed by further reports, a very dangerous agreement to disagree has been made. — Frontlines ed.]

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Maoists likely to withhold both documents

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KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The rival factions of the UCPN (Maoist) are likely to withhold both political documents presented separately by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya and formulate common political programs for now to press for the conclusion of the peace and constitution drafting process.

Senior leaders from the hardline faction held hours-long meeting with Dahal at his residence on Monday morning to reach a consensus on how to conclude the ongoing CC meeting amidst the ideological differences.

“We have arrived at an understanding that there is no alternative to party unity. We are talking about mobilization of the masses to frame a people´s constitution and conclude the peace process. We are holding talks in that spirit,” said party Secretary CP Gajurel who is close to Baidya.

According to leaders, Dahal has proposed that the party mobilize masses on the streets to press for a constitution in favor of people, and hold discussion forums on ideological differences until they are resolved at the upcoming general convention. Continue reading

Nepal: Revolutionary Maoists’ document to the Central Committee, UCPN(M)

Here is the New Document by Com. Kiran

The Next Front,  January 2nd, 2012

( This is the Document by Comrade Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran,” tabled on ongoing CC Meeting.  We all know, The Central Committee Meeting of UCPN( Maoist ) is going on. There is no need of comment on this document. But it is the matter to note that  Comrade  Kiran is still looking  for the ”revolutionary transformation ” of Prachada ! Thanks to Comrade Lamsal for this excellent translation. )

Kiran : On problems of the party and their resolution

1. Need for a new report:

Now, the class struggle is at a serious juncture and this class struggle has been reflected on our party’s two-line struggle. The history of Nepal’s new people’s democratic revolution and communist movement is at a new turning point.  We are in the grave type of labor pain. While, on the one hand, the conspiracy to liquidate the process of great people’s war initiated in 1996 into parliamentary quagmire is being consolidated; the revolutionary line, on the other, has emerged more effectively against this trend with a new commitment to give continuity to the Nepali new people’s democratic revolution.

In the history of Nepali people’s revolution and communist movement, a chapter has come to an end and a new chapter has begun. And this process is moving ahead. In order for us to carry forward and complete the task of Nepali revolution, a new historic necessity has emerged in the class struggle and two-line struggle of the party that requires us to face newer and more serious challenges. History has sought a clear-cut and straight answer from us whether to resolutely march forward facing and overcoming these challenges or to surrender before the reactionaries.

But our revolution continues. In this crucial period, the sacrifice and contribution and the stories of unprecedented courage and bravery of our great martyrs, disappeared and injured warriors and the people demonstrated in the entire Nepal’s revolution and great People’s War must be remembered with especial significance and due respect. The great ideals and dreams of people’s liberation and revolution are linked together as integral part of the fierce class struggle and two-line struggle in the party. And we can never forget these ideals and dreams.

The political report  entitled “Brief Political Report on Emerging Crisis: Their solution and Future Programmes”  presented by Chairman comrade Prachanda on December 24, 2011 in the central committee meeting has not recognized and acknowledged this complexity and reality of the class struggle and the two-line struggle. This has, hence, necessitated a separate political report. Continue reading

Updated–Breaking News from Nepal: “Major Protests Against Disarming of People’s Army”

[Update: “We have just learned that the Prachanda and Bhattarai factions have announced that the will not step down from the moves to disarm the PLA. Not only will they hand over the keys, but they will also begin moving the countainers out of three of the cantonments. Kiran, Dev Gurung, and Biplab boycotted the meeting.”]

Kathmandu, September 2

By Eric Ribellarsi, Winter has Its End

One of many blockades throughout the country. Photo by Eric Rebillarsi

Today, the Kiran faction of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has launched a major protest program against the disarming of the People’s Liberation Army being led by Nepal’s new Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai. The Maoist rebels are demanding the immediate reversal of the decision to disarm People’s Liberation Army, a process which has already begun.

So far, this programme has included:

1. A nation-wide one hour blockade of major roads and intersection throughout the country. We have heard this took place at roughly 50 locations in Kathmandu, including Kalanki, the main road used for entrance into Kathmandu.

2. A boycott of major party meetings, including today’s Standing Committee meeting.

3. Torchlight marches throughout Kathmandu and in other cities throughout the entire country, beginning tonight at 6:00 PM.

We will keep you posted as we learn more.

We condemn liquidation of People’s Liberation Army: Full text of Comrade Mohan Baidhya’s Press Statement.

September 2nd, 2011, The Next Front

A leader of the revolutionary Maoists in Nepal, Comrade Baidhya

(The Next Front:  “The design and mission of Prachanda and Baburam, who had long been planning to disarm, dissolve and liquidate the People’s Army under various pretexts, have finally come to fruition. They have handed over the keys of the containers, in which weapons of the People’s Liberation Army have been locked, to the Army Integration Special Committee without the consent of party’s vice chairman Mohan Baidhya’Kiran’ and even without consultation with general secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ who is the in-charge of the party’s army department. The keys of the containers have been handed over to the government against the spirit of the party’s official decision. This decision is a kind of design to liquidate the PLA. We, therefore, condemn this kind of capitulationism. Following is the statement issued on behalf of revolutionaries on this issue.”)

Our party has been committed to carrying the tasks of constitution writing and army integration to a meaningful conclusion in accordance with the spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). We have made it clear that both of these responsibilities have to be accomplished simultaneously. There can be no divided opinion about the fact that army integration is an important part of the peace process.  It is known to all that we have been advancing the issue of army integration with consensus.

It is also clear that the meetings of our party held at different levels and on different occasions have taken the decision to integrate the army in a dignified manner. Despite the formal decision of the party to agree on the regrouping of the PLA members only after settling the issues concerning the modality of integration and rehabilitation package, the sudden and surprise decision to hand over the keys of the containers and weapons is against the decision of the party’s standing committee and central committee. This decision is a ploy to dissolve and liquidate the People’s Liberation Army by disarming it.  We strongly condemn this type of decision and also appeal to all concerned people and sectors to immediately terminate this suicidal decision.

Mohan Baidhya ‘ Kiran’

Vice Chairman

Unified Communist party of Nepal (Maoist)