CPA, 12-pt pact have been scrapped: Baidya
KATHMANDU, DEC 16 – CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya has declared that the 12-point agreement and Comprehensive Peace Agreement that brought the former Maoist rebel to the mainstream have been scrapped. Making public the decisions made by the party’s Central Committee meeting at a press conference on Monday, Baidya stressed on the need to forge new consensus. The CPN-Maoist CC meet lasted for a week. Meanwhile, Baidya has owned up the responsibility for explosions that occurred in various places across the nation ahead of the Constituent Assembly elections. He stressed on the need to seek political solution through an all-party roundtable.
The former rebel Maoists agreed to join the mainstream politics after signing CPA that was signed a year after signing the 12-point pact signed in New Delhi between the then Seven-Party Alliance and the UCPN (Maoist). “The party cadres detonated bombs realising it was necessary for the people,” he said. Baidya further said there is a possibility of working alliance with Pushpa Kamal Dahal led UCPN (Maoist) if the latter come to the streets. “If they [UCPN (Maoist)] come to the streets, there can be a working alliance,” he said, “The victorious CA members of UCPN (Maoist) must resign and the names for the PR system should not be presented.” ‘
CPN-Maoist demands roundtable conference
KATHMANDU, DEC 16 – The CPN-Maoist , which boycotted the November 19 Constituent Assembly elections, has reiterated its demand of holding a roundtable conference to end the political deadlock in the country, the party said Monday. After concluding its week-long central committee meeting, the party said it can join the government if its demand of a roundtable conference is addressed, reports Xinhua. The CA election was held sans the participation of the CPN-Maoist , a breakaway faction of the UCPN (Maoist) which became third largest party in the election.
The party reiterated its position that the constituent assembly cannot provide a political outlet to the country and draft a new constitution. “We are for the dissolution of the new constituent assembly because it would polarize the politics instead of writing a new constitution,” said Dev Gurung, party secretary of CPN-Maoist . The party made such a decision at a time when some parties are exploring ways to include it in the constitution drafting process. The party is also preparing to hit the street to press the other parties to fulfill its demands.
CPN-Maoist to hold national conference in June
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The CPN-Maoist has announced to hold its national conference in July next year. At a press conference to make public Central Committee meeting´s decisions at Party Headquarters, on Monday, CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya announced to hold party´s sister wings´ conferences. The party has ordered party´s polit-bureau to hold those conferences.
The CPN-Maoist chairman stuck to his party´s previous stance that issues relating to promulgating a new constitution and ending ongoing political stalemate should be sought through an all-party conference. Baidya said his party would not join the High Level Political Committee claiming that the HLPC would not meet demands raised by his party. Similarly, Baidya declared that the twelve-point understanding signed between the then seven political parties and rebel CPN (Maoist) in 2006, in New Delhi, has been scrapped.
He further said the to-be-formed Constituent Assembly would fail to issue a people-oriented constitution as it has come under the clutch of the status-quoists and regressive forces namely the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML. The CPN-Maoist has reiterated that the CA election was held in foreign tunes stating that it was meaningless for the progress forces. “The CA election was a drama and conducted on behest of foreign forces, which was worthless for us,” Chairman Baidya said. Chairman Baidya announced his party´s plan to form an alliance of patriotic, pro-people and communist forces.