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Nepalese Maoist juxtapose unity and split talks

KATHMANDU: Ruling UCPN Maoist continued its paradox of party split and unification on Friday also. The establishment and dissident faction continued to blame each other of deviating from the founding principles of the party and called on each other for uniting the party in spirit also.

Along with issuing plea for unification, both faction continued efforts to strength their political and organizational strengths and declared that the party was on the verge of split.

Both factions have called separate national level gatherings of party cadres reasoning that it was time to take important decision in the party. Adding to it, both faction’s gatherings are slated for Friday.
Central committee meeting of the establishment faction concluded by issuing a call for talks to the dissident faction and to further process to unify the party. “We have called them (Baidya faction) for talks as last-ditch efforts to keep the party intact,” informed CC member Naryan Dahal.

During the CC meet, participants informed that the Dahal has even shown willingness to ‘make sacrifices’ to accommodate the demands of the Baidya faction and has urged his favorites to be ready for any sacrifices to be made for keeping the party intact.
However, possibility of unity between both factions seems to be a distant dream claimed another CC member Hit Bahadur Tamang reasoning that the Baidya faction has already announced date for national assembly.

While claiming that his faction was not in favor of splitting the party, Senior Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya, has claimed that the establishment faction was to decide whether to split the party or keep it intact.
” The faction which gives up principles, ideologies and revolutionary guidelines is secessionist, we are not in favor of split. We are not secessionist,” Baidya said in the press conference organized by the faction after its CC meet on Thursday.

Conceding that his faction looked forward to form a revolutionary communist party, Baidya said ” we won’t comprise with the opportunist, process to form a new communist party has been initiated.”

On Friday Prachanda had reportedly called on Baidya and proposed to organize the national assembly jointly. But forwarding lack of trust between the faction, Baidya had turned down Prachanda’s proposal, informed another participant of the CC meet, in which the Chairman had shared this latest exchange of dialogue between them.

Published Date: Friday, June 1st, 2012 | 06:16 AM

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