CPN-Maoist to form alliance with other parties for protest
KATHMANDU, FEB 02 – The CPN-Maoist has decided to join forces with other agitating parties to launch a joint protest against the ongoing constitution writing process. The Mohan Baidya-led party has said that it could also forge an agenda-based alliance with the main opposition, UCPN (Maoist). In a political document tabled at the party’s central committee meeting on Sunday, CPN-Maoist Chairman Baidya said that the party’s relations with other protesting forces will depend on their agendas. CPN-Maoist leaders who attended the CC meeting said that the party will set round-table conference and formation of national unity government as the minimum criteria for alliance with the disgruntled parties.
The party that boycotted the second CA election has been demanding an all-party political conference to resolve the disputed issues of the statute and formation of a national unity government. “There could be an alliance with all the forces inside and outside the CA supporting our agendas. Our party is even ready to launch protest under one banner with other Maoist parties, if they extend unequivocal support to our agendas,” said Pampha Bhusal, the spokesperson of CPN-Maoist. The party’s main focus is to give continuity to the joint protest with all Maoists parties and remain open for agenda-based alliance with the disgruntled forces inside and outside the CA, Bhusal added.
Chand’s CPN Maoist demands action against ‘big fish’
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist has submitted a memorandum to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) demanding investigation into the individuals involved in the multi-million-rupee corruption. A group of the party’s cadres led by central committee member Ishwari Dahal reached the main gate of the CIAA headquarters in Tangal shouting and chanting slogans against ‘big fish’ involved in corruption cases on Sunday afternoon. The security personnel stopped the CPN Maoist cadres at the main gate. Dahal, who is also the valley coordinator of the party, was allowed to submit the memorandum following the obstruction by the security personnel.
The memorandum submitted by the party says that the CIAA has failed to investigate into multi-million-rupee corruption case and is only focussed on probing corruption by teachers and low-ranking government officials. “Why is the CIAA not launching investigation against corrupt leaders, businessmen, go-betweens, thugs and industrialists who are involved in embezzling huge money?” reads the memorandum. The Chand-led party has also announced agitation against the corruption stating that corruption is posing a threat to national integrity. “It is very unfortunate that Nepal has been listed as a country beleaguered with rampant corruption around the world in the recent times,” the memorandum said.