Chands’s party working on ‘revolutionary doctrine’
KATHMANDU, DEC 17 – The CPN Maoist is planning to endorse a ‘more revolutionary’ political doctrine that includes long term plan of administering parallel local bodies to form a paramilitary setup. The leadership hopes to win support of radical cadres from other Maoist parties by tilting the party to an extreme left, according to leaders. The newborn party, however, has no immediate plan to go to for another rebellion. It hopes to win support of working class (middle class) in cites and peasants in villages to create a conducive environment for ‘unified rebellion’.
CPN Maoist party’s central coordinator Netra Bikram Chand is reportedly working on the document, his close aides said. Chand is likely to present the document in the party’s first general convention scheduled to take place on January 7. The four-day conclave expected to take place in the Capital will likely give final shape to the party. CPN Maoist leaders said the top leaders are currently working on a political document, organisational structure along with party’s immediate and long term plan.
“The leadership is planning to officially propose to lead another armed rebellion in the long run. But the party hopes to lead a peaceful protest for now,” said a CC member close to Chand. Top CPN Maoist leaders have so far said that the party has no plan to go for another armed revolution. Talking to the Post recently, CPN Maoist leader Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma had said that the party would launch a protest demanding a dissolution of the Constituent Assembly. Bishwokarma said that the new party looks to settle contentious issues of the constitution writing process through an all-party political conference based on consensus. “Our party will reject the constitution if the ruling parties ignore forces outside the CA in settling the debated issues,” he said.
During a press conference organised to announce the new party earlier this month, Chand had warned that his party will not hesitate to take up weapons in order to ensure the ‘rights of common people’, while clarifying that there was no immediate plan to do so.
CPN M’s donation drive
KAVRE: Just weeks after it came into being, the splinter faction of CPN-Maoist led by Netra Bikram Chand has launched donation drive targeting village secretaries in Sinchupalchowk. According to Durga Prasad Dhungel, Bhotsipa VDC Secretary and VDC Secretaries’ Welfare Protection Centre Sindhupalchowk chairperson, the Chand-led CPN Maoist has sought Rs 5,000 from each village secretary. “They called me just today morning asking for 5,000 rupees donation. Upon being snubbed, they threatened to deal with me in person,” Dhungel said, adding almost all village secretaries in the district have got calls for donation.
The district has a total of 78 VDCs and two municipalities.It has been learnt that the party on Friday formed the district committee here led by Kamal Majhi. “But just days after the committee was formed, the party started their infamous donation drive citing its scheduled rally in ten days and the first national convention due some time later in the Capital,” said Dhungel. Meanwhile, party district secretary Majhi admitted asking VDC secretaries for donation.