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Baidya launches campaign against own government

KATHMANDU: In what is termed as an open orchestra of intra-party rift, the hardliner Mohan Baidya faction of the UCPN Maoist announced full fledged offensive against the incumbent government headed by the party and the party leadership itself.

The faction leaders organized a program in the capital on Saturday to announce the programs aimed at compelling the party leadership to implement the decisions taken by the Central Committee meeting and to dissolve the Bhattarai led government.

Stating that the four-point deal, which is supposed to be the basis of the coalition government, was anti-nationalist the faction launched its open protests against it.
Speaking at the program Secretary C P Gajurel said the faction will launch the protest programs from street, parliament and within the party for calling back PM Bhattarai.

He defended that they have adopted the policy as the government had worked against the national interest.

Gajurel claimed that they launched the open protest programs claiming that the Party leadership had failed to call back Bhattarai to form national consensus government even after four weeks of making the promise.

He further informed that the faction was in discussion with other similar minded political parties to topple the government for forming national consensus government.
Gajurel further rolled out plans to expose the government’s decisions including the signing of BIPPA.

The recently concluded two-day Central Committee meeting of the Baidya faction had decided to stage protests against the government.

“We will launch a nationwide campaign to expose misdeeds,” said pro-Baidya leader Bharat Bam. He said that they would raise these issues in the parliament as well. The faction has also stood against inclusion of blanket amnesty provision in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Published Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2012 | 05:36 PM

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