Merger talks with UCPN (M) end: Baidya

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 10, 2015-

The Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has announced annulment of the ongoing process of its unification with the UCPN (Maoist). The party’s announcement comes two days after the UCPN (Maoist) signed a 16-point agreement with Nepali Congress, CPN -UML and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik agreeing to federate the country into eight provinces.

CPN-M Chairman Baidya has also announced formal dissolution of the existing alliance among five Maoist parties. Baidya said the unification and alliance would no longer make sense as the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led party has already adopted the parliamentarian system. Baidya claimed that the two parties were in talks to adopt the ideology of New People’s Revolution, a doctrine formally abandoned by UCPN (Maoist) since the Hetauda convention. “Neither party unification nor the alliance make any meaning now as they have deceived us. We were told that the UCPN (Maoist) would walk away from the parliamentary process,” Baidya said.

However, other parties in the alliance, including the Matrika Yadav-led CPN (Maoist), CPN-Revolutionary led by Mani Thapa and CPN (United) led by Pari Thapa, have not made any formal announcement of the dissolution of their alliance.

The CPN-Maoist has denounced the 16-point pact describing it as the “reinstatement of regression”. “Consensus on the contentious issues should be sought by holding all-party meeting,” Baidya said, demanding an all-party conference before promulgating new statute.

Madhesi front expels Gachhadar

KATHMANDU: An alliance of four Madhes-based parties on Wednesday severed their ties with Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar by expelling him from the bloc for signing the 16-point agreement with three major political parties.

Issuing a statement, Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav, Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party Vice-chairman Hridayesh Tripathi and Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party leader Ram Naresh Raya said that Gachhadar went against the spirit of Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha. The Morcha also denounced the deal reached among the major parties and termed it an “regressive step” which curtails the rights of Madhesis, Janajatis, indigenous people, woman, Muslims and other backward communities. Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UPCN (M) and Gachhadar’s party inked the deal to end stalemate in the statute drafting process.

Published: 11-06-2015 08:51

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