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Revolt under threat: Chand
Dec 26, 2014-
CPN Maoist Coordinator Netra Bikram Chand has said that the Maoist revolution is as much under threat from its founders as it is from counter-revolutionary forces in
Addressing the party’s first public gathering in the Capital on Friday, Chand said the new party was formed after senior leaders failed to live up to the aspirations of the people. He attacked UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya of undermining the sacrifice of millions of poor people who propelled them to power.
He said that Maoist leaders have failed to see the plight of Nepal’s peasants, youths and other underprivileged class in greed of power. “We followed Kiran after Prachanda failed to justify our sacrifice. But Kiran too failed to justify it,” Chand said. He claimed that counter-revolutionary forces are conspiring to finish the Maoist revolution by targeting senior Maoist leaders’ greed for the posts of President and Prime Minister.
He argued that he split the party after realising that someone had to come forward in order to preserve the legacy of the People’s war. “The activities of our leaders have left people in despair and anger. Many people are speculating it as end of Maoist revolution. We had fought for bigger cause but they deceived us,” Chand said. He said his party is not against constitution but accused the ruling parties of using the constitution as a ploy to end Maoist leaders. Addressing the gathering, other leaders stressed that the constitution should be promulgated based on consensus among forces in and outside the CA. They warned of burning the constitution if ruling and opposition forces refuse to give place to forces outside the CA. “The ruling parties should seek consensus through an all-party assembly over CA to if they really want to promulgate acceptable constitution,” CPN Maoist leader Dharmendra Bastola said.
Dahal bats for communists’ unity
KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the country has got an opportunity to lead the communist movement in the world. He said Nepali communist forces, if they unify ideologically, may take the leadership of the movement.
“First of all, it is necessary for various communist forces in Nepal to unite,” Dahal said, addressing a programme organised in his party office to mark the 121st birth anniversary of Mao Zedong on Friday. Dahal said it was unfortunate that his party which launched the people’s war split into many groups. (PR)
Published: 27-12-2014 09:02