Baidya Maoists announce stir

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Dec 27, 2014-

The CPN-Maoist has decided to take to the streets just weeks ahead of Constituent Assembly (CA) deadline to promulgate new constitution.

The party plans a nationwide stir, beginning January 9 to seek participation of forces outside the CA in

the constitution writing process.

Senior party leaders say the party still upholds its erstwhile demand of all-party political conference to settle the contentious issues of the constitution writing process. The party will start preparations for the protest after its first national gathering in the Capital on Friday, CPN-Maoist President Mohan Baidya announced.

“The government should bring all forces outside and inside the CA into confidence to ensure timely and pro-public statute,” he said.

The four-day national gathering is expected to endorse Baidya’s 26-page political document. The document attempts to give a renewed direction to the party after the split. Secretary Netra Bikram Chand along with nearly a third CPN-Maoist Central Committee members had announced a new party named CPN Maoist in November.

Labelling Chand as “revisionist”, Baidya in his document has accused him of splitting the party for “personal motives” instead of genuine political difference.

Hundreds of party representatives from across the country and foreign observers are expected in the gathering. (PR)

Published: 28-12-2014 10:21

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