KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand today claimed that ‘status quo’ existed in his party as well. CPN-M claims that other parties, including the Unified CPN-Maoist, favour status quo. Speaking at a programme organised by local party committee of Goldhunga today, Chand, who has been presenting differing views against party Chairman Mohan Baidhya, revealed that there was struggle among the forces favouring progress and status quo in his party. He was referring to the party establishment led by Chairman Baidhya including Vice-chair C P Gajurel and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa among many others.
The greeting exchange programme was organised to mark Tihar festival and Nepal Sambat 1135. Chand said his faction would never give up even if the establishment betrayed the people. “There exists contradiction between the forces favouring status quo and revolution in the party. Though some leaders could surrender, we are ready to die but won’t give up,” he said. Secretary Chand, however, claimed that the party won’t split anytime soon. Chand said his party was ready to join constitution drafting process if the parties were ready for co-existence and partnership.