Chand likely to oppose Baidhya’s document
• CPN-M POLITBURO MEET
KATHMANDU: The ongoing politburo meeting of the CPN-Maoist is discussing the political document presented by Chairman Mohan Baidhya. According to party Secretary Dev Gurung, Chairman Baidhya had presented his document yesterday and discussions started focusing on the document today. He commented that the document was enriched and could resolve the existing problems seen in the party regarding the party’s line and organisational structure.
The party is planning to hold its central committee meeting as soon as the politburo meeting concludes within next few days. With the arbitrary activities of the faction led by Secretary Netra Bikram Chand opposing the existing party line, the CPN-Maoist is currently bugged by a proxy war which is not accepted by the warriors formally. The party is yet to resolve the problem seen at more than seven districts where parallel district committee were formed and some of them still failed to form party committees.
Chand’s faction has not formally declared his differing views by registering his separate document but has created havoc at the lower committees. Gurung also said that Chand has not registered any competitive document yet and the party has started discussion on the chairman’s document seriously. Chand has been claiming that the party failed to implement its line of people’s revolt and therefore the party should take the path of long-lasting people’s war.
A pro-Chand youth leader in the party Ramdip Acharya said Chand would take a decision on whether to challenge chairman Baidhya’s document only after the listening to his descriptions regarding his views on party’s line. The party has failed to gather momentum regarding the necessary preparation for creating grounds for the people’s revolt and thus it is keen to unite with the mother party.
Left radical killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’
Two policemen were also injured in the shootout that took place in Shantinagar under Dumuria Upazila early on Friday, police said. Litu Sardar, 38, was a regional leader of outlawed Purba Bangla Communist Party. Police arrested Sardar from his house on Friday night, Dumuria police OC M Mosiur Rahman said. On their way to police station Sardar’s comrades opened fire on police, forcing them to retaliate. As Sardar tried to flee, police fired at him. He was rushed to Dumuria health complex with bullet wounds where doctors declared him dead. Constables Mosharraf Hossain and Ilias Hossain also received medical attention at the health complex, the OC said. Sardar was implicated in 13 cases of murder, abduction and extortion, the police official added. The body was sent to the Khulna Medical College and Hospital for post mortem.