Baidya political document prescribes revolt

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KATHMANDU, JAN 11 -

CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya presented his political document at a closed session of his party’s general convention on Thursday, calling for a “revolt laid by the People’s War”.

The session, attended by over 1,400 delegates, formed 21 groups to comment on the document and present suggestions regarding the roadmap the party should take up for accomplishing a “new people’s revolution”. The party will discuss whether to pursue peaceful politics or take up an armed struggle to achieve the

unfulfilled agendas of socio economic development and “people’s republic”.

Addressing the delegates, Baidya said he put forth the political document without any revision on the basis of the suggestions floated by the district and state committees to help the party’s supreme body provide views on its amendment. He assured that the convention would take a ‘concrete decision’ on the party’s roadmap.

In the document, Baidya says the mother party, UCPN (Maoist), demolished ‘people’s war’ by sticking to the parliamentary system. His paper terms the UCPN (M) a “neo-revisionist force” whose leaders have surrendered before “expansionist and imperialist forces”.

CPN-Maoist Secretary Dev Gurung presented the statute of the party at the session. He said the centralisation of power within the leadership in the erstwhile party [UCPN (M] was the cause of the split between the two parties.

The Central Committee will recommend an amendment of the document incorporating feedback emanated from group discussions. A report of the group discussions is likely to be presented in other sessions from Friday.

Posted on: 2013-01-11 08:33