Chand faction attends CPN-Maoist CC meet
KATHMANDU, NOV 23 – The dissenting faction of Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist on Sunday attended the Central Committee (CC) full meeting. Party secretary Netra Bikram Chand , politburo member Khadag Bahadur Bishwokarma, among other dissenting leaders, attended the CC meeting convened at Kupandole in the Capital today. The disgruntled leaders took part in the meeting following an agreement between Chairman Baidya, General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa and Chand on Saturday.
The establishment faction has taken back the clarification sought from Chand and Bishwokarma among other dissenting leaders. The Chand faction had earlier held a separate meeting at Shibnagar jungle in Kapilvastu boycotting the party politburo and CC meeting. Party Chairman Baidya is scheduled to present a political document at today’s meeting. The Chand faction has not decided whether or not to register a proposal seeking special general convention.
Chand boycotts CPN-M extended central meeting
KATHMANDU, NOV 23 – The CPN-Maoist has deferred its extended Central Committee (CC) meeting that was scheduled to begin on Saturday after the faction led by party Secretary Netra Bikram Chand boycotted the meeting, citing lack of preparation. CPN-Maoist Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said in a statement on Saturday that the meeting was deferred till 11 am Sunday following the reservations from some “responsible comrades”.
Sources said the Chand faction is reluctant to attend the meeting after the establishment rejected its demands for voting rights to alternative CC members and for calling a special general convention of the party. Last week, Chand had demanded party Chairman Mohan Baidya and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa to apologise for accusing him of taking the party towards a split. Baidya and Thapa had jointly demanded the Chand panel to furnish a clarification for boycotting the party’s politburo and CC meetings and for organising a factional gathering in Kapilvastu two weeks ago, defying the directive issued by the party leadership.
Baidya challenges defiant leaders to quit
KATHMANDU, NOV 23 – CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya has challenged the party members, who defy the party rules and discipline, to abandon the party during the party’s full Central Committee meeting in the Capital on Sunday. The CPN-Maoist Chairman said so while presenting his political document during the CC meeting, indicating to the dissenting faction led by party Secretary Netra Bikram Chand.
“One can leave the party if they cannot comply with the party rules and discipline,” read Chairman Baidya’s political document. Chairman Baidya, in his political document, has stated that the party won’t urge those who defy the rules and discipline of party to stay in the party. “The party needs revolution, unity and discipline,” said Baidya. Earlier, Chand faction had organised a separate meeting in Kapilvastu, boycotting the party’s politburo meeting.
Chand faction appears at CPN -Maoist plenum
KATHMANDU,, NOV 23 : The plenum meeting of CPN-Maoist central committee that kicked off Sunday is also being attended by the dissenting faction of party Secretary Netra Bikram Chand, whose latest activities have riled the party. The session meeting began at Kupandole-based office of the sister organisations at 12:00 noon. Earlier the meeting was summoned for yesterday, but it was postponed as the Chand faction informed the party leadership that it was still undecided whether to attend the meeting.
With increasing gap with the establishment side, the Chand faction had boycotted the party politburo meeting and CC meeting held last week. Secretary Chand held a separate gathering of party cadres in Kapilvastu village last week that fueled the intra-party rift. The party called a plenum along with the participation of party central advisors and alternative central members with a view to clearing the intra-party disputes. In the meeting, the Chand faction is expected to propose for a special general convention of the party.