Chand counters Baidhya’s policy
HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE KATHMANDU: Challenging the political document presented by CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya, party secretary Netra Bikram Chand today registered a separate document during the politburo meeting. The document will be presented at the party’s central committee meeting, which is beginning from tomorrow. This challenge against the chairman’s document is certain to affect the party’s national conference scheduled to begin from July 10. The meeting of 43 members of the full central committee will begin from tomorrow, while the meeting of the 151-strong central committee with alternative central committee members will begin from July 6. According to party sources, Chand has claimed that the party should go for people’s revolt by giving continuity to the people’s war, the bases of which have already been demolished. In his document Chairman Baidhya has focused on the party’s existing line of people’s revolt standing on the bases created by people’s war.
Alternative central committee member of the party Lekhnath Neupane commented that the two documents do not possess any basic theoretical differences. He said more comments could be made only after reading the document presented by Chand. Politburo member Haribhakta Kandel said the central committee will decide whether the separate document presented by Chand will be registered as a separate document or a supplementary one during the upcoming national conference of the party.
Though Chand is in minority at the higher level of party leadership, he enjoys significant support in the central committee and is popular, especially among the youths of the party. Chand has been creating problems in different parts of the country by forming parallel district chapters though he has not formally registered his differing views in the party. Now, registering his differing views, Chand has formally pulled up his socks at a time when the party has ganged up with pro-Maoist parties for working alliance to draft a pro-people constitution. Chand’s line of reviving the legacy of the decade-long bloody people’s war could also disturb the party’s recent decision to join hands with its previous colleagues.
The party’s extended meeting held at Kaski, however, had unanimously decided to revive the bases of people’s war so as to keep up the party’s essence as a communist party. Most of the party’s senior leaders, however, do not support Chand’s revolutionary views. Chand has been claiming that the leadership failed to create grounds for achieving the party’s line of people’s revolt; and therefore, the party must find out appropriate ways to take the party line to a new height.