[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.]
Maoists likely to withhold both documents
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
KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI, Kathmandu Post
The barb between the hardliners and the party establishment within the UCPN (Maoist) saw a new level of intensity on Wednesday as hardliners hurled personal broadside against party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, calling him a “comprador” and a “sell-out”. During the ongoing Central Committee (CC) meeting of the party on Wednesday, not even Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai was spared from personal attacks. According to some leaders, the attack was one of fiercest in the party’s internal deliberation since the party entered peaceful politics in 2006.
“Dahal and PM Bhattarai are working under the guidance of expansionist and imperialistic forces, the signing of BIPPA is a classic example of it,” said Ram Bahadur Thapa, party general secretary and leader of the hard-line camp, in the meeting. He also accused Dahal of compromising with other parties on the core issues of constitution drafting in the dispute resolution subcommittee formed under the Constitutional Committee.
The group of four in the hard-line camp—Thapa, CP Gajurel, Dev Gurung and Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’—used words such as “comprador”, “rightist”, “reformist”, “individualistic” and “feudal” to describe Dahal and Bhattarai during the deliberation. The leaders threatened to split the party, arguing that there was no point in staying together if the party leadership didn’t change itself. They said ideology and people were more worthy for them than the party. Continue reading
Thursday, December 22, 2011
UCPN (Maoist) puts off CC meeting, again
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KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The UCPN (Maoist) has postponed its Central Committee (CC) meeting slated for Friday. It is the fourth time that the party establishment has put off its CC meeting.
While the party establishment has attributed the postponement to lack of internal homework, the hardliners have accused Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal of continuously deferring the meeting to avoid backlash from the CC members for his “ideological deviation and moral erosion.”
Though the party has rescheduled the meeting for Saturday, the radical faction led by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya doubts if Dahal will hold any CC meeting anytime soon.
“The party chairman has the strategy of deferring the meeting until he gains an edge over the Baidya faction. So I think the party establishment will continue to defer the CC meeting instead of facing the wrath of the CC members over Dahal´s handling of the party,” said CC member Maheshwar Dahal, who is close to Baidya faction.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Mohan Baidya faction of the UCPN (Maoist) on Thursday issued a separate statement condemning the killing of Indian Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao a.k.a. Kishenji by the Indian security forces in the dense forest of Burishol, near West Bengal-Jharkhand border on Nov 24.
“We strongly condemn the killing of Kishenji in the name of encounter, and demand the central as well as West Bengal government to form a panel to investigate the incident and bring the guilty to book,” states a press statement undersigned by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa.
While expressing condolence over the death, Thapa and Baidya have “expressed solidarity with the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in such a sad moment”.
Party establishment leaders said they were unaware about such statement. “I have not seen any such statement,” said Maoist spokesman Dinanath Sharma from the party establishment. He added that the party has not discussed issuing any statement condemning the killing. Continue reading
[The Revolutionary Maoists led by Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya are leading the fight against the “establishment ‘Maoists'” (Bhattarai and Dahal/’Prachanda’) who have reneged on their revolutionary oath to landless peasants and Dalits and agreed to return the lands which had been seized from vicious, abusive, and absent landlords during the People’s War and were redistributed to peasant farmers. — Frontlines ed.]
Kathmandu Post: “Maoist row over returning property”
KATHMANDU, NOV 07 – The Maoist hardline faction led by Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya and party establishment camp are at odds over returning property seized or occupied by the party.
Return of property seized or occupied by the Maoists was one of the key points agreed to in the seven-point deal signed on November 1. The Baidya faction has, however, said it will resist every effort that is made to take away the land from the poor farmers and the landless.
A day after UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal issued a circular to the party’s lower organisations directing cadres to assist in the process of returning seized property, a gathering of the Baidya camp in the Capital on Sunday directed its activists to thwart the ‘takeover’.
“We will retaliate if anyone tries to take over the land from the farmers,” said Maheshwor Dahal, the Maoist central committee member of the Baidya faction. Continue reading
|Maoist Establishment Faction Are Cowards: Thapa|
Signaling deepening internal row, leaders of the hardliner faction of UCPN (Maoist) have started a separate training programme for their cadres.
General secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa and secretary C.P Gajurel reached Rajhar of Nawalparasi district to give training to the hardliner cadres on Friday.
According to a source, Thapa and Gajurel have started orientation to the cadres on the their faction’s policies and strategies.
Yesterday, both Thapa and Gajurel skipped the meeting of office-bearers as they remained busy with the preparation for separate training programmes.
Baidya faction that has intensified offensive against the party establishment is also expected to conduct similar orientation programmes in other districts. nepalnews.com