Interview with Basanta, Politburo Member, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Q. You said there is class struggle in the making of the new constitution. Can you elaborate which classes are aligned in to Nepal to backwards from the marching forward and how it is reflected in the expression of the new constitution. How they are placed in different parties? Which are the parties totally retrograde?
A. Constitution is a political document that guides the state power of the given country to drive forward. Like the state power, constitution is also relative to a certain class, oppressor or the oppressed. At one point of the people’s war, the Constituent Assembly came into being as a political tactic to drive forward the unfinished task of new democratic revolution in Nepal. The classes, which were fighting militarily during people’s war, are now clashing ideologically and politically in the Constituent Assembly. The front of class struggle has definitely changed but not the objective.
With the demolition of monarchy, feudalism has become weak in Nepal. The comprador bourgeois has acquired upper hand in the state power. However, the characteristic of the state power has not changed yet. The contradiction formed of the entire people of oppressed class, nation, region and sex on the one side and the comprador and bureaucratic bourgeoisie, which is leading the reactionary state power, on the other, is the principal contradiction. It is manifested now in the Constituent Assembly too. To write a constitution that paves the way forward to resolving the basic contradictions emerged out of semi-feudal and semi-colonial condition of Nepal and restructuring the state power accordingly is the task our party is trying to accomplish from the Constituent Assembly. However, two-line struggle seems to be sharp on the content of the constitution.
It is principally the class not a party, we are confronting with, in the Constituent Assembly. However, the ideological and political line of a party represents the interest of a certain class. In this sense, we have to struggle with the parties too. The Nepali Congress, a section of UML and some parties from Madhesh represent the interest of comprador and bureaucratic bourgeoisie and feudalism in Nepal. So we have sharp contention with them in the Constituent Assembly. Continue reading
Telegraph Nepal, December 6, 2011
The Unified Maoists’ Party of Nepal has formally deplored the murder of Indian Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji by state led forces on November 24, 2011.
Kishenji was the military head and a politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
The Unified Maoist Party’s international bureau head Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Tuesday December 6, 2011, issued a statement and said that the government of India in a cowardly act has murdered Kishenji.
“We deplore the act of the Indian government in killing an unarmed Kishenji,” reads the statement and adds, “We urge the Indian government to resort to peaceful means instead of brutal killings and bloodshed to solve the problems.”
In the meantime, a 22-member team of four constituents of the Coordination of Democratic Rights Organization in India have demanded an independent judicial inquiry into the killing and said that Kishenji was killed while in custody but not in what has been given to understand by the Indian government.
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
It is a matter of deep sorrow that the reactionary Indian government has murdered Comrade Kisanji alias Malloujula Koteswara Rao, Politburo Member of CPI (Maoist), in a fake incounter in Burishol forest area, west Midnapore District, Jangalmahal, West Bengal on 24 November 2011. He was a leading figure and spokesperson for CPI (Maoist) . According CPI (Maoist) statement issued to the media, Kishanji was arrested and tortured and then brutally killed.
Comrade Kissan is not unknown to us. We have already published his interviews in Nepalese magazines. In this moment, our Revolutionary Cultural-Intellectual Front strongly condemns the cold-blooded murder of Comrade Kisanji -a true revolutionary hero of the oppressed people of India. And we urge to all intellectuals and cultural activists of this region to denounce this cowardly killing of Comrade Kisanji by the Indian reactionary forces.
In a famous article ‘Serve the People’, Comrade Mao has mentioned: “Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather. To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather.”
Yes, it is true Comrade Kishanji died for the people, and his death is indeed weightier than Mount Everest. From the bottom of our hearts we express our Red Salute to the people’s hero Comrade Kisanji .
The Indian reactionary government has murdered Comrade Kisanji, but not his ideology. They can’t kill Marxism-Leninism and Maoism. The movement will continue, the revolution will continue.
We know the reactionary government of Nepal, an Indian Puppet government led by Baburam Bhattarai and Prachanda, a new avatar of Samanta (Fedual) will not denounce it. Now they are turned into the real traitor of Indian expansionism. But we, the revolutionary intellectuals and the political activists who fought ten years People’s War and who are still fighting for the people’s liberation, are always with the brave communist fighters of India, oppressed people of India. In fact, the hundreds of millions of oppressed people of the world, who dream of liberation, are always with the oppressed people of India. The red flag of revolution will not be bent down. The long march of revolution will not be stopped. Let us march ahead.
Rishi Raj Baral, Convener: Revolutionary Cultural-Intellectual Forum
Kathmandu, Nepal, November 26th, 2011
Press Statement on the cold-blooded murder of Maoist Leader, Kishanji (25/11/2011)
We strongly condemn the cold-blooded murder and planned assassination of Kishanji alias Mallojula Koteswara Rao, Politburo Member of CPI (Maoist) in Burishol forest area, Paschim Midnapore District, Jangalmahal, West Bengal on 24 November 2011. At the time of this murder Kishanji was dealing with the process of peace talks through the interlocutors appointed by the Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms. Mamata Banerjee. Such a heinous crime should be condemned by all justice loving people.
According CPI (Maoist) statement issued to the media on today, Kishanji was arrested and tortured and then brutally killed. This murder looks much similar to that of Azad’s in July 2010, when Azad was brutally tortured and killed while he was dealing with the Union Government’s offer of peace talks through union Home Ministry appointed interlocutor.
In these circumstances, the Joint Forces’ story of a fierce gun battle in Burishol forest of Paschim Midnapore district comes out to be a concocted one. It is significant that the mother of Kishanji, Ms. Madhuramma while maintaining it is a fake encounter has also demanded a judicial enquiry. Under the circumstances, we demand: Continue reading
|BAGLUNG, Oct 20: The Unified CPN (Maoist) Baidhya faction organised a workers’ gathering in Baglung, today, in less than a week after the Maoist leaders agreed to settle the internal disputes of the party by the central committee meeting scheduled for November 3.The district leaders close to Baidya faction called the gathering as an internal meeting of the party. However, the establishment faction of the party called it unilateral and declared to boycott it.
Earlier, the Standing Committee meeting of the Unified CPN (Maoist) had decided not to organise any gatherings before the central committee meeting.
General Secretary of the party Ram Bahadur Thapa, Standing Committee member Netra Bikram Chand, Politburo member Hitman Shakya and Central member Santosh Budhamagar have arrived in Baglung to address the gathering.
District in-charge of the UCPN-Maoist and leader close to Baidhya faction Parasmani claimed that the gathering was not called by any faction, instead, it was the meeting of active cadres of the district. However, he refused to reveal the programme venue.
UCPN-Maoist close to establishment faction and district co-Incharge Dhana Prasad Sapkota claimed that the gathering was organised by Baidya faction, unilaterally, going against the party system.
Published on 2011-10-20