Major parties pushed nation towards fascism: Baidya
KATHMANDU, APR 14 – CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya said that the four major parties have pushed the nation towards fascism by electing Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as the head of the executive. Addressing an interaction program in the Capital on Sunday, Baidya said that the leaders who claim to be the messiah of democracy are the ones who are actually endangering the democracy. “The election planning to be carried out by the current election government would further increase complications. We will not take part in such election and also hinder if they try to enforce it,” said Baidya Baidya further said that his party would not take part in the Constituent Assembly (CA) election unless the issues raised by the party are addressed. He also said that the government should be led by a political party.
“We are not against peace. We just want a political outlet and to institutionalize peace,” said Baidya. Claiming that foreign powers are trying to steal the natural resources in the nation, Baidya said that his party has started fighting against it and would continue so.
CPN-Maoist cadres seize land in Kailali
DHANGADI: The Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist has intensified its activity of capturing land in the far-west region. CPN-Maoist cadres seized 60 bigha land belonging to Dev Bahadur Malla at Kailali’s Dhodhrapur and Tulsipur in Kotatulsipur today. A group of 150 Maoist activists led by area in-charge Kshitiz seized the land. They hoisted party flags on the seized land.
“Our party has hoisted party flags in five kitta land,” Dododhara VDC in-charge Bikku Chaudhary said. Chaudhary went on to say that his party had seized the land after they came to know that UCPN-Maoist leaders were selling land on commission basis. The land was under the control of the then CPN-Maoist since 1996. Chaudhary charged that UCPN-Maoist had evicted the landless and freed kamaiya from the captured land and was selling it on commission basis. “We had settled landless people and freed kamaiya.
It is not good to sell the same land on commission basis. We captured the land as per the party’s central policy,” Chaudhary clarified. CPN-Maoist Tharuwan state committee secretary Hari Gyawali said though the party does not have for its central policy the capture of land, regional commanders can seize land. “We have started the land capture campaign as land seized during the ten-year insurgency was being sold,” Gyawali added.
Earlier, CPN-Maoist had seized 15 bigha land owned by Gajendra Chand at Kailali’s Lalbojhi VDC. Chand warned that more land would be seized in the days ahead. Landowner Dev Bahadur Malla’s son Birendra Malla said the seized land was registered in the names of his father, his father’s four brothers and their sons. Malla informed that they had tilled the land and planted wheat. Birendra expressed displeasure at the ex-rebels as they had not returned the property even though the former rebels had entered open politics. Kailali CDO Ram Prasad Thapaliya, however, expressed ignorance about the seizure of land. “No one has rights to capture other’s land,” Thapaliya added.
Cadres quit UCPN-M
ITAHARI: Disgruntled members of the Unified CPN-Maoist Kochila State Committee on Saturday quit the party citing disagreement with the leadership and its modus operandi. Three leaders from the Kochila State Committee and 10 Sunsari district committee members announced their defection from the UCPN-Maoist at press meet in Inaruwa, Sunsari. Srijana Siwa, Narendra Bahdur Katwal member of Kochila state committee and the state committee advisor Chandra Bahadur Karki including 150 cadres from the district annou-nced their defection.
The displeased cadres also announced that they would join Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist. They accused the UCPN-Maoist leaders of becoming anarchic and agents of capitalists. CPN-Maoist Sunsari in-charge Saraswati Pokharel had welcomed defectors into her party.