Print Edition - 2014-07-23 | Nation
Senior leaders asked to be part of ‘production brigade’
Jul 22, 2014-
A party reform strategy tabled at the Standing Committee meeting of the UCPN (Maoist) proposed on Tuesday that all senior party leaders including the party chair should actively engage in the so-called production brigade.
The proposal presented by party Treasurer Haribol Gajurel states that all party leaders should be involved in the production brigade at least once every month. The concept of production brigade was endorsed by the party’s general convention in Hetauda last year in view of deploying the Maoist cadres to contribute to production growth and development works.
According to the Maoist leaders, this proposal will be implemented after an intensive discussion at the party’s internal meetings. The proposal has suggested that it would be better to manage a “shared residence” for all the leaders of the party. In order to bring about such a desired change, the proposal has suggested that party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal should leave his current “luxurious residence”. Similarly, financial transparency is another important aspect of the party-reform proposal in order to make all activities of the party “transparent and open”.
After suffering a humiliating loss in the November 19 election, the UCPN (Maoist) is working to rebuild its organisation. To establish a cordial relationship with the grassroots level, the document has suggested that the party chair should interact with ordinary cadres at least once a month. In the past, the party had formulated a code of conduct to curb the lavish lifestyle of the party leaders and cadres, but it was not properly implemented. Party leaders are also facing extensive criticism that they have amassed large amount of money and living a lavish lifestyle by going against the party’s policy. Senior Maoist leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayan Kaji Shrestha are saying that reformation in the party should begin from party Chairman Dahal himself.
Meanwhile, the Standing Committee also formed a committee led by senior leader Barsha Man Pun to form a new organisational structure in the Kathmandu valley. The party has concluded that the party’s organisational structure is “very weak” and that this problem should be addressed properly. In the recent CA by-election too, the party secured a very minimum number of votes in the Kathmandu Constituency-2.
Published: 23-07-2014 08:52