Chand to wait till CC meet

- Roshan Sedhai, MANOJ POUDEL, Kathmandu /Kapilvastu
Chand to wait till CC meet

Nov 13, 2014-

CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has warned that the party could split if the planned central committee meeting fails to give a “new direction”, as demanded by his faction. The party’s politburo has announced to hold its central committee meeting on Saturday, which is expected to address the concerns raised by Chand and his loyalists.

Discontent with the party leadership, Chand and his supporters have dissented against party Chairman Mohan Baidya and threatened to form a new party to start another “people’s war”.

Disregarding Baidya’s warning, Chand visited Kapilvastu on Wednesday to discuss the prospect of forming a new party with his supporters. Addressing the gathering at Shivagadhi village on Thursday, Chand said directed his supporters to prepare for another “rebellion”, but he clarified that it could take at least a few months to build a another “revolutionary force”.

The planned central committee meeting is likely to decide if Chand and his supporters will quit CPN-Maoist.

“There has been a decision to demand discussion on his (Chand) document in the central committee meeting. The chairman’s document has failed to give a fresh blood to the party,” a senior leader told the Post, adding that they will form a new party if the establishment side fails to heed their demands.  

Chand had tabled a separate political document at the party’s central committee meeting in July, proposing unified people’s rebellion as a continuity of people’s war.

Briefing the Kapilvastu gathering, senior leaders, including Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, claimed the party leadership was in a hurry to hand over the party back to UCPN (Maoist).  “We should move ahead if this is what they want. The party cannot survive like this anymore,” a leader quoted Bishwokarma as saying.

Sources said Bishwokarma is in favour of launching an underground rebellion.

CPN-Maoist representatives from around 50 districts are participating in the two-day conclave.

Published: 14-11-2014 09:03

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