Purba Bangla Communist Party activist killed in blast
An activist of the outlawed Purba Bangla Communist Party has been killed in a bomb attack in Jhenaidah’s Harinakundu. Jahangir Hossain, 45, came under the attack on Friday night and died on Saturday morning, said Harinakundu Police Station OC Mohibul Islam.He was on his way back home when miscreants hurled a bomb at him. Locals rescued him and rushed him to the Sadar Hospital. When his condition deteriorated he was shifted to the Faridpur Medical College and Hospital where he died in the morning, the OC said. Hossain surrendered in 1999 but was later nabbed with weapons in 2003. He was sentenced to 14 years in jail, but was out on bail given by the High Court.
No fusion of neo-liberalism and socialism: Gajurel
LAMJUNG: CPN-Maoist Vice-Chairman CP Gajurel ruled out the unification his party with UCPN-Maoist, saying fusion between neo-liberalism and socialism was impossible. Speaking at a press conference organised by the Revolutionary Journalists Association, Lamjung Chapter in Besisahar here today, the Maoist leader said unification was unlikely as the two parties have different working styles. “UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is heading to the direction of neo-liberalism and socialism at once,” he stated, “One foot cannot stand on two boats at the same time.” He claimed that the CPN-Maoist is more managed than the UCPN-Maoist.
Also, Gajurel termed the Constituent Assembly calendar passed yesterday as a drama for, according to him, the CA cannot deliver a new constitution. “If it happens, it would not on a par with people’s aspiration.” He reiterated that his party is adamant on forming a consensus government and resolving the issues of constitution through a roundtable conference. He went on to claim that his party would topple the incumbent government through peaceful protest, and issued a warning of armed struggle if the government tried to step in then. CPN-Maoist politburo member Indra Sigdel, central member Shreenath Adhikari, Santosh BudhaMagar and central adviser Rishi Paudel among others were present on the occasion.