KATHMANDU, Oct 10: CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya on Wednesday compared the leaders of the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML to street dogs and instructed his party volunteers to remain alert and fight such elements. He argued that the leaders of the three major political parties had been continuously fighting for power irrespective of the country´s deteriorating situation in a manner similar to street dogs fighting over a bone or a piece of flesh. He also claimed that they were never serious about drafting a people´s constitution. The UCPN (Maoist) did not want to leave government while the NC and UML wanted power at any cost. “We should beware of such dogs,” said Baidya, addressing the inauguration of the first general convention of the National People´s Volunteers (NPV) in the capital.
He also said that they were all compradors. According to him, the NC and UML are the old compradors and Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai the new compradors. “We will fight against both the old and new compradors,” he said, claiming that the deadlock cannot be broken without forming a people´s government.
During most of his address, Baidya alleged that Dahal and Bhattarai had betrayed the revolution, that they had exchanged the dreams of the martyrs and their blood for power. He also claimed that they had forgotten about the disappeared, the martyrs and their own cadres after entering Baluwatar. “Dahal and Bhattarai are preparing to suppress the revolution with the backing of reactionaries and expansionists,” Baidya said and pointed out how the Bhattarai government had brutally cracked down on the families of the disappeared at their sit-in at Baluwatar on Tuesday.
More than a dozen protesters were injured when police set upon them with staves. Baidya urged the NVP to be ready for revolution and to play the role that the Young Communist League (YCL) played in the initial period of the armed conflict in 1996. Baidya warned that his party would draft the new constitution from the street and announce the provinces if the parties could not come to a roundtable of all stakeholders including political parties. After the Maoist party split, the National People´s Volunteers were formed out of ex-PLA and YCL committed to the CPN-Maoist and other youths below 40 years of age.