Nepal Maoist faction warns of fresh insurgency
A leader of a faction of Nepal’s CPN-M party on Saturday threatened to launch another round of armed insurgency should it be excluded from the country’s political process. The CPN-M faction led by party secretary Netra Bikram Chand said they would go for revolution if mainstream parties continue to bypass them in the overall political process, Xinhua reported. At a press conference after a secret meeting of the party, Mr. Chand said the party needed its own army and organisations to fight for the welfare of the people. “The state has already raised the weapons so it would be legitimate for us to launch revolt for establishing people’s rights,” Mr. Chand said.
Nepal’s CPN-Maoist faction warns of launching armed insurgency again
KATHMANDU, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) — A leader of a faction of Nepal’s CPN-Maoist party on Saturday threatened to start another round of armed insurgency should it be excluded from the country’s political process. CPN-Maoist was formed in 2012 after splitting from the UCPN ( Maoist) party which had launched a 10-year long violent insurgency from 1996 to 2006. The CPN-Maoist faction led by party secretary Netra Bikram Chand said they would go for revolution if mainstream parties continue to bypass them in the overall political process. At a press conference after a secret meeting of the party, Chand said the party needs its own army and organizations to fight for the welfare of the people.
No decision yet to split party: CPN-M Secy Chand
BUTWAL, NOV 15 – CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has made it clear that he has not yet decided whether to split the party or to stay underground or not. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Revolutionary Journalists Association in Butwal on Saturday, Secretary Chand informed that his faction would float their plans at the party’s slated extended meeting and then only decide about the future course of action.
He remarked that his faction’s next move would be a political subject not just to the party leadership but to the entire political fraternity. The CPN-Maoist leader warned that a conspiracy was underway to negate the achievements made by the people’s war and impose parliamentary system in a unilateral manner. Chand further informed that the two-day ‘central interaction’ event organised by the party in Kapilvastu has concluded that foreign intervention was on the rise and that efforts were underway to impose counter revolution. Secretary Chand said that the Constituent Assembly should be dissolved and be replaced by a political assembly to provide outlet to the current political impasse.
CPN-M CC meet begins despite Chand’s boycott
KATHMANDU: The CPN-Maoist central committee (CC) meeting has begun at party central office, Buddhanagar without the participation of Secretary Netra Bikram Chand and the leaders of his faction on Saturday. Only thirty CC members have taken part in the meeting. Though the meeting was scheduled to begin at 11:00 am, it began delaying two hours. Chand faction’s CC members were awaited but in vain, said the party sources. The meeting was called to settle the intraparty dispute. At a time the party infighting surfaced, Secretary Chanda had separately called cadres meeting on Wednesday and Thursday in Kapilvastu.
CPN-M to seek clarification from Chand
KATHMANDU, NOV 15 – The CPN-Maoist has decided to seek clarification from its Secretary Netra Bikram Chand who boycotted party’s politburo meeting and organised a separate gathering of his loyalists and leaders close to his faction. Party’s Central Committee (CC) meeting which kicked off at the party central office in Buddhanagar on Saturday made the decision to ask clarification from leader Chand. A CC member informed that the meeting decided to take action against Chand as he acted against party’s norms and policies.
CPN-Maoist politburo had asked Secretary Chand to not act against party’s welfare. Chairman Mohan Baidya floated a proposal of action against leader Chand in today’s meeting. The participating CC members supported Chairman Baidya’s proposal. Only thirty CC members from the establishment faction have taken part in the meeting while ten CC members aligned to secretary Chand did not turn up for the meeting. Though the meeting was scheduled to begin at 11:00 am, it began after two hours of delay. Chand faction’s CC members were awaited but in vain, said the party sources.
Chand for launching ‘people’s retaliation’
KATHMANDU, Nov 15 : Dissident faction of the CPN-Maoist led by Netra Bikram Chand at a secret meeting held on Wednesday and Thursday decided to press the party leadership to launch a new phase of “People´s retaliation”. Endorsing a political dossier presented by Chand, the faction at a meeting held in a forest of Kapilvastu has decided to launch a struggle for a powerful all-party conference for revival of the ´People´s government´ in the country.
The faction has said that if the party leadership refuses to adopt their agendas, they would launch a separate movement. Accusing the party leadership of switching to parliamentary system, the disgruntled faction has also decided to launch yet another revolt if needed. “We have decided to launch a struggle for an all-party political conference to conclude the statue drafting and peace process,” said Om Prakash Pun, central member committee of the CPN-Maoist central committee. “We may launch a people´s retaliation for reviving the people´s government if the demand for conference is not fulfilled.”
The disgruntled faction of CPN-Maoist has also decided to revive parallel government across the country and launch another armed revolt if the state tries to repress their struggle. Chand has also proposed reviving people´s government defying all agreements, including the 12-point agreement and Comprehensive Peace Accord, among others. “Since other political forces in the country have turned regressive, we have to revive all the insurgency-era structures to institutionalize changes achieved after the people´s war,” said another central committee member of the party. Then Maoist had run parallel governments during the decade long insurgency.
Stating that party Chairman Mohan Baidya is positive toward their demands, the faction has decided to remain within the party and press the leadership to endorse their agendas. A leader said that the faction has decided to formally present their agendas during the extended meeting of the party central committee slated for December-22. The faction had decided to boycott the party central committee on Saturday.
CPN-M row: Chand faction to form parallel govt
KATHMANDU, NOV 14 – The faction led by CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has decided to form parallel government s across the country. A two-day ‘central interaction’ event organised by the party in Kapilvastu has, in the first phase, decided to form parallel government s across the country, informed a CPN-Maoist central member. “It has been concluded to announce the form of the new parallel government ,” said the member who participated in the two-day event.
He further added that a decision was also made so as to start necessary preparations for armed revolution. “Armed struggle will start once the preparations are over.” According to the leader, a total of 450 party leaders and members, including 80 central leaders, were present in the gathering. Earlier, Secretary Chand had warned that the party could split if the planned central committee meeting failed to give a “new direction”, as demanded by his faction. The party’s politburo has announced to hold its central committee meeting on Saturday, which is expected to address the concerns raised by Chand and his loyalists. Discontent with the party leadership, Chand and his supporters have dissented against party Chairman Mohan Baidya and threatened to form a new party to start another “people’s war”.
Chand-led faction to boycott CC meeting
KATHMANDU: The two-day-long separate gathering of the faction led by CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has decided to endorse Chand’s political document through party’s national convention. According to a central committee member of the party, who took part in the gathering called ‘national interaction’ at Chand’s village Shivagahi of Kapilvastu, the meeting decided to boycott the party’s central committee meeting to begin from tomorrow.
Chand is planning to hold a press conference in Butwal tomorrow to inform people about the decisions of the gathering. The gathering also decided not to split the party right away but to put pressure on the establishment to endorse Chand’s political document. Chand’s strategy, according to the participants of the gathering, was to join the extended meeting of the party’s central committee only if they could endorse the Chand’s political line. The establishment faction has called the central committee meeting from tomorrow and proposed the extended meeting of the CC.