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CPN-Maoist general convention endorses ‘people’s revolt’


By Kiran Pun
January 14, 2013

The ongoing general convention of the CPN-Maoist has unanimously endorsed the political line of launching ‘people’s revolt’ by stepping on the foundation laid by the decade long ‘people’s war’ as proposed by party chairman Mohan Baidya, on Sunday.

The political line endorsed by the general convention holds significance because the UCPN (Maoist) party was split over the dispute on whether or not to adopt people’s revolt as party line. While Baidya-led group insisted on the line of revolt, factions led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Baburam Bhattarai lobbied for ‘peace and constitution’ as party line.

“The party will put all its efforts to launch people’s revolt in the country,” central committee member Om Prakash Pun, told Republica while informing that political document of Chairman Baidya and party’s statute presented by secretary Dev Gurung were endorsed unanimously.

After reporting by team leaders of various 21 groups, party office bearers had addressed the floor on Sunday. Chairman Baidya summarized the reports and suggestions before his political document was endorsed unanimously.

While stating that the circumstance in the given situation will decide whether to go for armed struggle or not, the convention has decided to take two-pronged policy of armed and unarmed struggle to realize the party’s goals. Maoist leaders said people’s revolt will be built on the foundation of the people’s war through armed struggle to complete the new democratic revolution in Nepal.

The leaders of all the teams had demanded a clear roadmap for revolution. Party cadres during their group discussions and also during their reporting had asked the party leadership to make them clear whether the party’s main policy was “people’s war” or “people’s revolt”. While some cadres argued that people´s war should be their main policy, the others stood for “people’s revolt”.

The floor also concluded that the party would try to launch “people’s revolt” as the reactionary forces including UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress and CPN-UML are facing crisis during this transition period. “We will try to launch people’s revolt as the reactionary forces are in serious crisis now,” said a leader.

According to leaders, time now is ripe for launching people’s revolt as the parliamentary parties due to their failure to hold CA election or promulgate a new constitution are facing serious crisis. “Once the reactionary forces bring out a new constitution, we will reject the constitution and go for people’s war,” said a leader.

People’s government, people’s court and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are the foundations of the people’s war. The ‘panel proposal’ of the new central committee will be presented on Monday.

The CPN-Maoist general convention termed UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Vice-Chairman Baburam Bhattarai as ‘stooges of foreign powers’ and ‘renegades.’ The CPN-Maoist said the two were involved in anti-national activities outdoing the reactionaries including the Nepali Congress and the UML.

CPN-Maoist also blames the two leaders for betraying the revolution.

Similarly, Baidya’s document has also termed Nepali Congress and CPN-UML as representatives of ‘status-quoist’ forces, capitalists and beuraucrats.



CPN-Maoists debate people’s war vs revolt


By Kiran Pun
January 12, 2013

Maoist fighter in Nepal

Expressing agreement with the main thrust of the political document presented by party Chairman Mohan Baidya, representatives to the CPN-Maoist General Convention on Friday asked for clarity whether the roadmap is for ‘people’s war’ or ‘people’s revolt’. The representatives discussed what to make the main goal: ‘revolt’ or ‘people’s war.’

Baidya’s political document is for completing the ‘people’s revolt’ on the foundation of the ‘people’s war.’

The party formed 21 groups on Thursday for discussing the political document and the party statute presented by Secretary Dev Gurung. The group leaders will present their groups’ comments on the document and the party statue from tomorrow.

“The main discussion is based on what should be the main issue, people’s war or people’s revolt,” said a Magarat state committee member. The arguments on both sides were presented forcefully.

Those cadres for people’s war argued that there was no foundation now for a people’s war. The PLA, the people’s government and people’s courts were already dissolved.

“The main issue is people’s war but how to make it unique for Nepal and different from the previous people’s war? The document is unclear about people’s revolt, just like Prachand [Pushpa Kamal Dahal ] was,” said a participant quoting another participant.

They argued that only after the formation of the PLA and people’s courts and government could they launch an armed revolt.

Referring to Nepal’s situation, they said that the then USSR was not the right model for armed revolt as Nepal is still semi-feudal and semi-colonial. They argued that Nepal is not neo-colonial as stated by the party but semi-colonial and that “people’s war is the character of Nepal’s revolution.” The party has concluded that Nepal is semi-feudal and neo-colonial.

“The people’s war should be launched after deciding where we are right now. We fell from the peak of Everest and do not know how far we have fallen. We should first find that out and start anew from there, not from zero,” a participant quoted someone as saying at the discussions.

Those who argued for people’s revolt said that there was no going back to people’s war. So, the party should form the party organization and its army for a revolt.

“But the bases for this should be clear,” a participant was quoted as saying at the discussions.

The representatives also said that the document’s analysis of people’s war and people’s revolt was just eclecticism.

The participants further argued that the party should guarantee that there would not be any betrayal of the revolution and that the leadership would not morph into another Dahal or Baburam Bhattarai.

For this, they argued that the party leaders should change their livestyles and make public their property and its sources. And all property of at lest those from the central committee level up should be handed over to the party.

The cadres from Rolpa, the cradle of the decade-long Maoist people’s war, argued that the people’s war should now start from the cities.

“We can win. We should not abandon our agenda. We should start where we left off in the people’s war. The general convention must make clear the stage we are at now,” a participant quoted a Rolpali cadre as saying.


CPN-Maoist Chairman Kiran: ‘China respects our sovereignty, India sets evil eye on Nepal’


The following article below was originally published by Telegraph Nepal

Mohan Baidya Kiran, Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist.

Mohan Baidya Kiran, Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist.

Nepal note: China good, India evil, NCP-Maoist leaders claim

January 9, 2013

Whereas China respects Nepal’s sovereignty unconditionally, India on the other hand, has set an evil eye on Nepal. The northern neighbor has respect for us but the Indian ruling elites have always looked towards us with mal-intent. India’s evil eye towards Nepal must come to an end.

Addressing the inaugural session of the sixth general assembly of the party, Chairman Mohan Baidya Kiran of Nepal Communist Party-Maoist, made these fiery remarks in Tudikhel in Kathmandu, January 9, 2013.

Chinese Ambassador Yang Houlan was also present on the occasion. This has immense meaning.

Vice Chairman C.P. Gajurel informed the crowd that the party has received a congratulatory message from the Communist Party of China.

“The Indian expansionism is the major obstacle towards successful completion of our revolt,” Baidya continued.

“We do not want to criticize India for nothing. We want friendly relations with the people of India and we also want good relations to exist between the two countries. There exist several unequal treaties between the two countries. The Indian ruling elites continue to treat us unequally and they have set an evil eye on our country. There lay threat to our sovereignty from the South.”

In his high voltage speech, Chairman Baidya also said that his party was ready to take the charge of the nation.

But only if awarded. But who will begin this charitable work?

“We will come with new policies, plans and objectives. We will focus our discussion on defeating imperialists and expansionists. We will bring our plan of action to successfully complete the revolt that began a decade back. We are ready to take the country forward in the direction traced by our party.”

“It has become wide and clear that the parliamentary parties have become a failure. They are outdated. There is however, the need for alliance between real communists, republicans and nationalists. We do not want to maintain our relations with the parliamentary parties.”

Seated beside the firebrand leader Netra Bikram Chan Biplav was the Chinese ambassador followed by the Ambassador from North Korea.

Biplav, as per the media reports, has been secretly meeting PM Bhattarai upon his return from China.

The party leaders Dev Gurung, Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, Netra Bikram Chand Biplav, C.P. Gajurel, Manik Lal Shrestha were also present on the dais.

Spokeswoman, Pampha Bhusal told the reporters that none representing the parliamentary parties including the Unified Maoists Party were invited to take part in the inaugural session.

Societal boycott?

“Our objective is to fight against the parliamentary system. It would have been unsuitable to have brought them to the dais”.