Chand doesn’t deny use of guns in new revolution
KATHMANDU: Netra Bikram Chand, who recently formed a new Maoist part after severing his ties with Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist, said on Monday that the nature of revolution that he is talking about would depend on the actions. “Guns are not a big deal. If they take over brains, there won’t be any problems of guns,” the former Maoist fighter said at a press conference here in the Capital, hinting that his Maoist faction still had hangovers of armed struggle.
His new outfit has been named CPN Maoist. Saying people’s aspirations were undermined at present, he tried to justify the need of a new revolution. “Prachanda (Chairman of UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal) had to lead this movement against regression. Since he did not, Kiran (Chairman of CPN-Maoist Mohan Baidya) had to lead it, or at least, Badal (General Secretary of CPN-Maoist Ram Bahadur Thapa) had to lead…,” he stated, “But we, general people, have to lead it now.” Dubbing revolution as a historic requisite, and not a personal choice, he said, “History has put this responsibility on our shoulders.”
Not even a single leader involved in Janayuddha (people’s war), in which thousands of people were killed, can escape from these revolution, he said. According to him, his was a campaign to unite the Maoist movement in the country instead of a split. Chand, who was Secretary of CPN-Maoist, had attended the party’s plenum on November 24, announcing that he was divorcing himself from the party. He had charged that the party utterly failed to lead the class struggle. Leaders like Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma and Dharmendra Bastola were also present at the press conference today.
Chand warns of forming people’s army
NC chief enemy of new Maoists
KATHMANDU, DEC 01 – Coordinator of the newly formed CPN Maoist, Netra Bikram Chand , has said the new party was formed to protect the national sovereignty, public-livelihood and people’s right. Chand, who announced the formation of a new party breaking away from Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist on Saturday, clarified that he had to form a new party because the leaders of his former party were being driven by vested interests. Speaking at a press meet organised here in the Capital on Monday, leader Chand said that his party’s response will depend on the behavior of the state towards its struggle.
He warned of forming people’s army and people’s government, if needed, depending on the state’s attitude towards his party. “Prachanda [UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal] betrayed the commitment made before the people during the people’s war,” said Chand. “The sacrifice of 10,000 people have gone to waste. Prachanda and Baidya should give reply to the people about it.” Hinting at Dahal, Chand accused the former rebel leaders of being indulged in corruption.
“The CPN-UML and NC entrapped them [Maoist leaders] in personal interests and corrupt lifestyle,” Chand claimed. The CPN Maoist under Chand have decided to recognise Nepali Congress (NC) as its principal enemy, the party secretariat member Dharmendra Bastola said at the press meet. Meanwhile, the party has announced its decision to hold its first General Convention on January 7, 8 & 9 , read a statement issued by Chand.
The party has formed an organising committee under Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma The dissenting faction under Chand held a secret meeting in Chitwan boycotting the extended Central Committee of Baidya-led CPN-Maoist. The four-day conclave on Saturday announced the formation of a new party to lead another “rebellion” and formed a seven-member committee under Chand to decide new party’s political doctrine, immediate and future strategy.
Chand directs party rank and file to get ready for ‘war’
CHITWAN: Netra Bikram Chand, who recently severed ties from the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist, today directed party leaders and cadres loyal to him to be ready to go for any form of struggle. Addressing party leaders close to him at a party palace in Bharatpur after holding his group’s meeting at the unidentified place in the district, Chand directed party leaders and cadres to be prepared for any form of battle. A source said the meeting at the secret location had formed the CPN-Maoist party under Chand’s leadership.
Addressing party leaders and cadres, Chand said that people had not been able to feel the change due to domination of opportunistic people in previous revolutions. “Chand said the next revolution would be progressive and forward looking,” a cadre said. Chand is believed to have urged the public and nationalistic cadres to participate in the next revolution. Mediapersons were barred from reporting on Chand’s meeting with his cadres.
After the meeting, Chand had exited in underground style. Journalists failed to notice his exit. It has been learnt that Chand will make public the decisions made at the gathering at a press conference in the Capital tomorrow. “The party led by Chand is going to submit a charter of demands to the government tomorrow,” a source said. The secret gathering decided to organise a national conference on January 5. For the same, a conference organising committee has been formed under Chand’s leadership.
Meanwhile, Chand’s party organised a training programme for party activists at Bastipur of Basamasdi VDC-2, Makawanpur today. The programme was organised in the presence of central leaders. Coordinator of the newly-formed CPN-Maoist Chand warned of raising arms against ‘traitors and anti-people parties’ after internal preparation. “The next fight will not be against the NC, UML and UCPN-Maoist but against traitors inside these parties,” Chand added.
Claiming that he had split the party not because of his lust for power but for the people and country, Chand pledged to form a party of true communists comprising members from all the parties. According to a leader, CPN-Maoist politburo member Dharmendra Bastola, central members Anil Sharma, and Gunraj Lohani were present at the training session. Chand directed the party rank and file to be ready to go for war. A source said that a-35 member Makawanpur District Gathering Organising Committee led by Bir Bahadur Ghalan was formed.
Chand announces new party CPN M
KATHMANDU: Maoist leader Netra Bikram Chand on Monday formally announced a new party. Organising a press conference in the Capital today, Chand announced the Communist Party of Nepal Maoist (CPN M). Last week, he had announced that he and leaders loyal to him broke all ties with the CPN-Maoist party led by Mohan Baidya. Chand’s new party includes former leaders of CPN-Maoist including Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, Ishwari Dahal, Dharmendra Banstola, Tilak Pariyar and Santosh Budha. Chand also announced to organise a national convention on 7-10 January. An organising committee under his leadership has been formed to prepare for the meeting.