Mass rally against revisionist “unity” in Kathmandu








Chand led CPN-M to revive people’s govt

General Secretary of CPN-Maoist Netra Bikram Chand today said his party would revive the people’s government and people’s courts at the local level as the new constitution was promulgated without consulting his party. Chand’s statement comes a day after 10 Maoist parties merged to form CPN Maoist Centre under the leadership of Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Addressing a mass gathering at Khulla Manch after taking our a rally today, Chand said his party would begin a campaign against black-marketing and corruption from tomorrow. He also claimed that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was plotting to frame Maoist leaders and cadres on false charges.

He said some Maoist leaders had deviated from the original Maoist ideology and therefore the leaders, including Pushpa Kamal Dahal, were not real Maoists. Leaders, including Dharmendra Bastola, Ekraj Bhandari, Khadga Bahadur Biswokarma and Convener of the Communist Nucleus Party Hemanta Prakash Oli also addressed the mass gathering.

Chand to address public gathering at Khula Manch

Kathmandu, May 20 Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ and Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’ could not avert the split of their Maoist parties and subsequent merger with the UCPN-Maoist. A day after the birth of the CPN-Maoist Centre, the result of the murder of 10 Maoist factions with the Prachanda-led UCPN-Maoist, Biplav and Kiran, chair of the CPN-Revolutionary Maoist and Hemanta Prakash Oli, coordinator of the Communist Nucleus Nepal, will be addressing a public gathering that Biplav’s Maoist party is organising, at Open Theatre, Kathmandu. In a joint press release, Biplav, Kiran and Oli have described the unification of Maoist forces as an example of opportunism. They have said they will wage an ideological struggle against the CPN-Maoist Centre, describing it as an alliance of rightists.

Red-cap youths at Babar Mahal: Indication of oncoming conflict between Maoist forces?

What’s the connection between a group of youths sporting red caps at Babar Mahal and unity of 10 Maoist splinter groups with the UPCN-Maoist? In the worst case scenario, it may be an early indication of oncoming clashes between the CPN-Maoist Centre formed after unification of Maoist factions and those factions that chose to give the unity bus a miss. Back in Babar Mahal, those red-cap youths were not taking part in a fashion parade.

They were cadres of Biplav’s Maoist party, probably bussed to the Capital from outside, a day after the formal unification of Maoist factions and the UCPN-Maoist. And they were there to take part in a public gathering (read show of strength) that Biplav’s Maoist party was organising, at Khula Manch (Open Theatre). Some of the red-cap youths were talking with police personnel deployed there. With roads leading to Singhadurbar shut, they were apparently exploring the route through which they could march to Khula Manch…

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