Our party leaders have established their relations with a different set of class and people having dissimilar set of political beliefs, so said senior vice chairman Mohan Baidya Kiran of Unified Maoists Party referring to the party panels led respectively by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Vice Chairman Baburam.
He, however, did not talk of his own panel.
Mr. Baidya made this remark in an exclusive interview with the Annapurna Post Daily, December 16, 2011.
Baidya’s response came when asked if his panel is being alleged of being against peace and constitution writing processes with the intent to split the party as blamed by other competing panels.
“They have already pledged to unite with Nepali Congress and United Marxist Leninists to draft a revisionist constitution. We have been constantly opposing their revisionist stance. But, we are not against peace and constitution. We are in fact in favor of a people oriented peace and a constitution that will be accepted by the people and the country at large”, he adds and continues “The fact is that there had already been a tacit understanding. We are against those. Thus they may have been alleging us of being against peace and constitution.”
“It would be premature to conclude that the party is on the verge of a split. A political party is in effect the carrier of an ideology. When there are differences in ideologies within a party it cannot remain united. There is no alternative to revolt in such a situation though the situation is still not appropriate in our case. We are still trying our best to sort out the differences.”
Carrot and stick both.