Chand faction to form CPN (M)
KATHMANDU, NOV 30 – A secret meeting of CPN-Maoist dissenters led by party Secretary Netra Bikram Chand concluded on Saturday with a decision to form a new party to lead another “rebellion”. The four-day meeting held in Chitwan has decided to name the party as CPN (Maoist), said leaders who attended the meeting. CPN (Maoist) was the party led by UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal during the decade-long ‘people’s war’.
The Chand faction last week severed its ties with the party establishment, calling Chairman Mohan Baidya “incapable” of leading the party and class struggle ahead. The leaders said that it would be a few more weeks before an official announcement of the new party. They are planning for a general convention next month to finalise the party’s guiding principle, organisational structure and strategies. The meeting has formed a seven-member committee under Chand to decide new party’s political doctrine, immediate and future strategy. Other members of the committee include Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, Dharmendra Bastola, Santosh Budamagar, Tilak Pariyar and Ishwori Dahal. Chand’s document talks of going for another armed rebellion in a long run with the help of rural peasants and urban working class, said leaders.
The party plans to take its activities in “semi-underground” manner forming parallel local bodies and paramilitary structure at the local level. “The decisions of the meeting will be made public on Monday,” said CC member Sudip Malla, without divulging details. Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma had last week told the Post that the party would also raise the demand of all-party conference, originally raised by the CPN-Maoist, for the timely promulgation of new constitution. He said the party would not accept the constitution promulgated through the Constituent Assembly, ruling out suggestions that they were to indulge in underground activities immediately. Baidya confirms Chand’s release On Saturday, CPN-Maoist Chairman Baidya officially confirmed that Chand had been released from the party.
At a press conference in the Capital on Saturday, Baidya insisted that Chand had decided to “divorce” with the party for power instead of genuine ideological differences as the latter had claimed. He said the Chand faction disassociated with the party after a failed “bargain” for the leadership.
Breakaway faction led by Chand announces separate party
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The ongoing meeting of central leaders of the dissident faction of the CPN-Maoist led by Secretary Netra Bikram Chand on Saturday took the decision to form a new party, CPN (Maoist). The meeting underway since the last three days in Chitwan took the decision to form CPN (Maoist). Leader Khadga Bahadur Bishworkarma shared about the decision to form a separate party and added the details would be divulged at a press meet to be held at Rastriya Naach Ghar in the capital city at 1:00 pm on December 1. The faction led by Chand had split from CPN-Maoist on 24 November.
Nepal Army collecting details of Biplav splinter party: Reports
Following split in the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya, its estranged secretary Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ has given shape to a new party. After a three day long meeting held at an undisclosed location in the district of Chitwan, Biplav and his supporters has named their party as Nepal Communist Party Maoist, reports have it. Secretary Sarad Bhandari of the new party talking to Kantipur claims that dash (-) has been removed to name the party as NCP Maoist.
The meeting has appointed Biplav as the party in charge and has decided to summon a national level meeting within the month of Poush. In the mean time, reports have it that the Nepal Army has begun searching for detailed information of all the leaders associated with the party led by Biplav. “It is our responsibility to collect information about all political leaders of the country. This is natural for the army to be timely aware of possible revolt as our task primarily is to guarantee peace in the country,” reports quote Nepal Army source as saying.
Police ‘spying’ on leaders of CPN-M splinter group
KATHMANDU, NOV 30 – Police have placed under surveillance Netra Bikram Chand and other leaders who are planning to form a new party and launch an “armed rebellion” following split from the CPN-Maoist. Sources at Nepal Police say movements of Chand and various other leaders are being tracked and observed by special bureau, a police agency that gathers information on terrorism and other criminal activities. They are also doing background checks on possible party members of the new party. “There are threats from Chand’s previous cadres who did not like the party split,” said a source at police headquarters.
“Amid rumours of armed struggle, it’s imperative that we keep a close eye and learn about their plans.” According to police, cadres close to Chand are targeting CPN-Maoist General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, who has been at loggerheads with the former ever since their split from the UCPN-Maoist. The cadres are said to have daubed messages of armed rebellion at residence of Badal and other high-level CPN-Maoist leaders. “We have assessed that the leaders of both CPN-Maoist and the splinter group are facing threats from rival cadres. Security has also been provided to leaders to avoid any untoward incidents,” added the police source.
Nepal Police spokesperson Deputy Inspector General Madhav Joshi denied that former CPN-Maoist leaders were under police “scrutiny”, but said they were providing security to leaders just like to any others leaders of parties. Around five dozen CPN-Maoist dissenters reportedly gathered outside the Valley to discuss on new party formation on Thursday, three days after party Secretary Chand announced his spilt with the establishment. Besides discussions on modality, strategy and date for the formation of the new party, the meeting focused on waging another “armed rebellion” in the country, according to informed sources.
Chand announces to launch ‘new revolution’
CHITWAN: Maoist leader Netra Bikram Chand has announced that his faction is now involved in a new revolution. The Chand faction has recently announced its detachment with the previous party, the CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya. Speaking at a party cadres meet in Bharatpur of Chitwan today, leader Chand urged cadres of other parties to join his party with a new spirit for revolution. He, however, did not mention about way and type of the new revolution.
Chand further said that he announced a new revolution as people could not feel any change even after a big political change. Opportunists distorted the spirit of change and thereby betraying the people. Leader Chand also said that the name of the new party is yet to be decided, but campaign of uniting the cadres has begun. The future programmes and guidelines of the party might be announced in the Capital on Monday, one of the participant leader said.
Chand says he is now in a new revolution
CHITWAN, NOV 30 – Netra Bikram Chand has announced that his faction was now involved in new a revolution. The Chand faction has recently announced its detachment with the previous party, the CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya . Speaking at a party cadres meet in Chitwan, Bharatpur, on Sunday, leader Chand urged welcomed cadres of other parties to join his party with a new spirit for revolution. He however did not mention about way and type of the new revolution.
Chand further said that he announced a new revolution as the people could not feel any change even after a big political change. Opportunists distorted the spirit of change and thereby betraying the people. Leader Chand also said that the name of the new party is yet to decided but campaign of uniting the cadres has begun. The future programmes and guidelines of the party might be announced in the capital on Monday, one of the participant leader said.
Dissolve CA‚ govt‚ demands CPN-M
KATHMANDU: Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist has demanded that the Constituent Assembly and current government be dissolved. Issuing a press release here today, the party said that its immediate work plan was to ensure the formation of a national government. The party also said it would forge a working alliance with other parties who could partially or fully agree with its views on the need to disintegrate the CA and current government.
Meanwhile, the CPN-M endorsed a political report presented by party Chair Baidhya amid party’s plenum that concluded yesterday. The party’s national conference that aims to discuss current differences seen in the party is scheduled for December 25. A few days ago, CPN-M Secretary Netra Bikram Chand had announced that he had severed ties with Baidhya’s leadership for failing to be the proletariat’s vanguard. Today’s CPN-M release, however, has termed Chand’s rebellion against the mother party as ‘rightist opportunism’. According to the party, there is no option to revolution as the CA is under the control of status-quoits forces.
“This CA cannot protect the rights of the marganilised groups,” he said.
Chand calls it quits
CHITWAN: Netra Bikram Chand on Saturday formed a new party under leadership, formally severing his ties with the mother party CPN-Maoist. He had earlier announced that a group led by him soon would quit the mother party after differences between his group and the establishment faction.
Chand announced a separate party with the name ‘Communist Party of Nepal Maoist’ after a meeting between him and central members loyal to him in Chitwan. According to the Chand-led CPN M Chitwan district in-charge Gunraj Lohani, the meeting may continue till Sunday whereas the party’s name and policies will be released later.