Nepal: Maoist establishment postpones meet with revolutionary Maoists–indefinitely

Nepal Today, Monday, March 26, 2012

Kathmandu, 27 March: A meeting of the Maoist central committee that was postponed for one day Monday citing inadequate preparation has now been indefinitely postponed amid serious internal party differences.

Maoist establishment of Chairman Prachanda and Prime Minister Baburai Bhattarai had convened the central committee meeting Monday to discuss differences jointly but the meet was boycotted by dissidents led by First Vice-chairman Mohan Baidhaya who has mobilized a national campaign against the UCPN (Maoist) establishment and the government led by Second Vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai.

Secretary CP Gajurel, who has sided with the Baidhaya camp, said Monday the government is undergoing treatment at the ICU. and is on its
death bed.


Nepal: UCPN(Maoist) Nov 14 meeting to choose from diverging views

Republica, October 14, 2010

Kathmandu:  The Maoists have decided to take separate political documents prepared by the top three leaders–Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Vice chairmen Mohan Baidya and Dr. Baburam Bhattarai–to the party plenum, scheduled to begin November 14 in Gorkha district, for debate and discussion. A meeting of the top office bearers took a decision to this effect recently.

The last central committee meeting of the party had decided that Chairman Dahal would accomodate the views expressed in the separate documents prepared by Baidya and Bhattarai and prepare a new one for presentation at the plenum. As per the decision, the vice-chairmen duo will present their documents at the plenum if they are not satisfied with Dahal’s new document. “The leaders agreed to take the separate documents to the plenum as that would be more democratic,” said Maoist politburo member Narayqan Sharma.

In the past, party chairman Dahal mixed the lines floated by Baidya and Bhattarai, but both leaders have strongly pushed for their own line this time around and are against the “fusion of ideas”. Continue reading