Nepal Maoist party splits
Nepal’s Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) party, led by veteran communist leader Mohan Baidya Kiran, has split after its secretary, Netra Bikram Chand, announced that he is no longer with the party. The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist was formed in 2012 after splitting from the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-Ma) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, which launched a 10-year insurgency. The party came into peaceful politics in 2006 after signing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
Mr. Chand said in a press statement that his faction was no longer with the CPN-M as it could not take the lead in revolution of class struggle, Xinhua reported. “Despite repeated requesst, the party chairman failed to meet our demands,” said Mr. Chand. The Chand-led faction is of the view that there is a need for another round of insurgency in the country. The faction submitted a paper at a party central committee meeting announcing its separation from the CPN-M. The other top CPN-Maoist leaders, however, are preparing for reunification with the UCPN-M led by Mr. Prachanda.
Nepali CPN-Maoist splits, General Secretary Chand leaves party
Nepal’s CPN-Maoist party led by Chairman Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ suffered a split today with its General Secretary and second-in-command announcing his decision to part ways with the organisation. Netra Bikram Chand in a statement today said that some leaders close to him have broken “all ties with the leadership of party Chairman Mohan Baidya”, as he can lead neither the party, nor the class struggle. “We hereby announce our separation from the party,” the statement said, adding the future course of action will be decided soon after discussions. “We have also decided to unveil our future strategy after holding internal talks on how to take the Nepali revolution ahead and make it the party of proletariats,” the statement said.
Chand breaks ties with Baidya
KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand on Monday has announced that he and some leaders close to him have broken “all ties with the leadership of party Chairman Mohan Baidya. ” Issuing a statement today, Chand said he concluded that Baidhya’s leadership can lead neither the party, nor the class struggle. “We had participated in the extended Central Committee meeting of the party on Sunday as a final attempt to end stalemate in party,” Chand said, “But it seemed Baidya and his team’s activities further intensified deadlock and confusion in the party.” At yesterday’s plenum, Chand had clarified that unity was possible only if the party adopted his political line. This clear-cut statement from the leader of the faction revolting against the party had indicated that the CPN-Maoist could split anytime soon. Chand had organised a separate gathering at Shivagadi of Kapilvastu recently.
Chand announces separation from CPN-Maoist
KATHMANDU, NOV 24 – CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has formally announced that his faction has separated from the party. He made such announcement on Monday through a 3-point letter written to the CPN-M Central Committee meeting being held in Kathmandu. In his 3-point letter to the CC, leader Chand has stated that his faction would no longer be able to move ahead with Mohan Baidya led CPN-M and declared their separation from party. “We would like to inform that we have separated from the party led by Mohan Baidya after underscoring that there is no way party can move ahead under his leadership,” read the letter circulated by Chand faction.
Chand insists on change of direction
KATHMANDU, NOV 24 – CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has challenged the party establishment by presenting a separate political document of a ‘unified rebellion’ at the Central Committee (CC) plenum which began here on Sunday. Registering views contrary to Chairman Mohan Baidya’s political document the two-day extended meeting, Chand said that the time was right for the party to change ‘direction’ to meet aspirations of its cadres.
He accused Chairman Mohan Baidya of keeping the party devoid of agenda and failing to justify the split from the UCPN (Maoist) two years ago. The Chand faction was attending a CPN-Maoist meeting for the first time since boycotting the politburo and CC meetings in the previous weeks. Chand has demanded the party establishment call a ‘special general convention’, when his faction plans to challenge the establishment in the party’s biggest gathering.
Leaders from the Chand faction said they will officially register a proposal seeking the special general convention at a meeting on Monday. “The party should not linger any more now. It should be prepared for a revolution as per the wish of party cadres,” Chand told the meeting. In his document, Chand has stressed that the party should lead the rebellion taking hold of ‘rural and semi-rural population’ with the support of the working class in the cities. Top leaders have, however, refused to comply with the dissident faction’s demand for the special general convention.
Presenting his document before Chand, party Chairman Baidya slammed the dissident leaders for violating party discipline. Baidya, who proposed his political document on behalf of the party, said there were certain procedures and place to register differing views for everyone.
Unity if my line adopted: Chand
KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand today clarified to the party’s plenum that unity was possible only if the party adopted his political line. This clear-cut statement from the leader of the faction revolting against the party indicates that the CPN-Maoist could split anytime soon. “Though the establishment faction’s maximum efforts would be focused on keeping party unity intact, it is difficult to say anything now. Things will be clearer by tomorrow,” said Lekhnath Neupane, an alternate central member.
Sources claimed that party unity was almost impossible as party Chairman Mohan Baidhya had already clarified that Chand’s idea would be termed leftist deflection if that failed to tie up with ideology, party-line and practices of international communist movements. “Though taking the new path was a good idea, failing to tie up with the ideology, party-line and practices of international communist movements would result in leftist deflection” he said. Chairman Baidhya today presented a six-page political document titled ‘Let’s struggle for the dissolution of regressive CA and for the preparation of the new democratic revolution’.
While addressing the plenum that began today at the party’s Kupondol-based office of its Newa State Committee, Baidhya had warned that the party would not tolerate any kind of indiscipline and activities violating democratic centralism. Chand clarified that after registering differing views it was not necessary to follow the party’s discipline. Chand had told the plenum that if the party does not follow his footsteps, party unity was not possible. “We won’t stay in the party for the sake of party unity if the party does not accept my political line,” a central member quoted Chand as saying. Chand is for immediate retaliation against those suppressing one of the two signatories of the peace process.
CPN-Maoist asks Chand not to split party
KATHMANDU: A few hours after Netra Bikram Chand severed ties with the party, the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has urged to him to remain in the party. The party’s plenum today discussed Secretary Chand’s announcement to break his association with the party,and decided to ask the dissident leader not to resort to the mistake of party split, get corrected and remain in the party responsibly.