Nepal: Revolutionary Maoist Baidhya on the struggle in the party leadership and plans for the future

Mohan Baidhya

Himalayan Times, December 14, 2010

Revolt is plenum’s mandate: Baidhya

KATHMANDU: Vice-Chairman of the UCPN-Maoist Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’ today said the party’s sixth extended meeting had mandated it to launch a ‘people’s revolt’.

Addressing an interaction on ‘National Independence and People’s Republic’ organised by Samayabaddha bimonthly, Baidhya said the Palungtar meeting has also urged the party to fight for a people’s federal republic and national independence.

He said a communist party must be ready to split or merge with others whenever necessary. “Remaining together despite ideological and political differences is no good, for it makes the party just a joint front,” he claimed, justifying the disintegration of his party from Mohan Bikram Singh’s party earlier.

He claimed that Vice-Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai had begun making public the internal debates through Rato Jhilko news magazine. After this, other leaders have also started revealing the secrets, he said.

“If we were following the traditional system in practice in a communist party, leaders would have faced action for revealing the party’s secrets,” he said. All the same, Baidhya said taking the debate to the public is a good practice, though the party used to take it negatively earlier. Continue reading