Kathmandu, June 16:
The national gathering of the dissenting faction of the UCPN-Maoist kicked off Saturday in the capital.Senior vice-chairman of the party Mohan Baidhya inaugurated the gathering in Bauddha.
Addressing the gathering participated in by hundreds of cadres, leader Baidhya said that he was not going to split the Maoist party but to modify it into a revolutionary one.
He informed that the ideological group led by him was all set to move forward forming a new party dissociating it with chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and vice-chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai as they betrayed the people even though they were holding the posts of the party chairman and the prime minister.
He said that the party unity was possible only with the honest Marxists and added that the new party would be formed in accordance with the unity.
Mentioning that party chairman Prachanda had agreed on 11 federal units without having their names and demarcation earlier, Baidhya said that he was shocked to see Prachanda claiming himself now as the staunch proponent of federalism.
"Opportunist forces are being seen in the Maoist party, we must combat them firmly," he said and added that the Maoist party had no alternative to unity, struggle and transformation.
He made it clear that his ideological faction was ready to dissociate from the party establishment faction if needed to adopt transformation.
Saying that his faction was on the side of party unity but the party chairman missed the party line, Baidhya asked, "Who has let them bypass the party’s authentic political line, tactical line and make agreements going against ideology? They are the real party separatists. We are now planning to form a new revolutionary party of proletariats."
Claiming that it was better to introduce the new party with identity instead to stay in Maoist party without any identity, Baidhya said that time had come to reunite revolutionary people when the top leaders of the parties were misusing their parties against the national interests and the people.
He stressed on a multi-party round table to form interim government as the CA could not promulgate the new constitution.
Maoist leadership had surrendered handing over all party’s army and weapons, he said. "Leaders who were termed as top could not solve the problems of the nation."
Standing committee member Netra Bikram Chand termed the leaders’ regrets over the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly as a drama citing that they themselves dissolved it.
"Leaders who always wanted to stick in power suspended the CA and became ridiculous in front of others," leader Chand said.
Party secretary CP Gajurel said that Prachanda pushed the nation into further crisis because of his ambition to become a statesman and the president.
Other party advisory members also addressed the function.
Chairman of Indigenous Joint Struggle Committee Suresh Ale Magar, Madhesi Mukti Morcha chairman Krishna Dev Singh Danuwar, All Nepal Women Associating president Jayapuri Ghartimagar said that they had no alternatives to forming a new revolutionary party as the party entangled in parliamentary affairs forgetting the sentiments of People’s War.
In the closing session that is scheduled for
Sunday morning, vice-chairman and chief of dissenting faction Baidhya would present his political proposal and general secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa organizational proposal.
The same session would finalize the call for the general convention or national conference. If the faction chooses to call national conference it will have to shape National Conference Organising Committee or if it opts for general convention, it will have the National General Convention Organising Committee.
In the gathering that was underway at Sherpa Centre in Baudhha, around 2,500 state committee representatives from across the nation were present.