Chand threatens to snub party’s extended CC meet
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Dissident faction leader of the CPN-Maoist Netra Bikram Chand threatened that his faction will snub the upcoming extended central committee meeting of the party slated for November-22, on Wednesday.
Organizing a press conference held in Anamnagar today to make public the decisions of recent gathering of his faction held in Kapilvastu, leader Chand also warned that he will not furnish clarification too as sought by the recent Central Committee meeting of the party. Instead, he argued that party Chairman Mohan Baidya and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa should apologize for the decision to seek clarification and accusing him of factionalist.
A central committee (CC) meeting of the party held on Saturday and Sunday decided to seek clarification from the leaders for boycotting the CC meeting and holding factional activities. As many as 68 leaders of the party, including secretary Chand, had held a separate meeting at Kapilvastu expressing discontent with the party line.
On the occasion, leader Chand informed that his side´s Kapilvastu gathering has decided to demand the party leadership for calling a special convention of the party. He further argued that his side is still ready to accept the incumbent party chair Baidya’s leadership if party establishment ready to fulfill their demands. Denying the charge that Kapilvastu conclave was a factional gathering, he termed it as just an interaction program.
Speaking at the program, he also demanded the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly and demanded national political dialogue among the political parties and other stakeholders. On the occasion, he also dismissed the speculation that his faction will adopt the path of violation saying that he is in favor of strengthening general people instead of raising the arms.