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UCPN (M) general convention emphasizes for growth-oriented capitalist revolution’

KATHAMANDU: The closed door session of the ongoing general convention of UCPN (Maoist) which is underway in Hetauda has started discussion on the political paper submitted by party chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal from Monday.

The closed door session, which has started some seven hours late following intra-party dispute, has formed 61 groups for discussion about the paper presented by Dahal. The document will be revised based on the suggestions of the majority of the general convention representatives.

Dahal’s paper proposes ‘capitalist revolution’ in order to move towards ‘socialism’, stating that the party will now focus its attention on economic growth and fulfill its revolutionary goals ‘by intervening from both the central and the grassroots levels’.

In his paper, Dahal has abandoned phrases like “protracted people’s war” and “new communist revolution” that used to be asserted in previous party documents.

Meanwhile, a 15-member presidium to supervise the proceedings during the closed door session was announced at the start of the closed door session last evening. Hisila Yami, Dinanath Sharma, Agni Sapkota, Nand Kishor Pun, Dharmashila Chapagain, Ninu Chapagain, Bhim Bahadur Kadayat, , Padam Bishwakarma, Shashi Shrestha, Ram Charan Chaudhari, Tashi Sherpa, Purna Kumari Subedi, Satya Pahadi, Ram Kumar Sharma and Hakikulla Khan are members of the presidium.

Dahal’s paper is a major departure from the party’s long-held policy to bring ‘people’s war’ to a desired conclusion. The decade long Maoist insurgency has claimed lives of over 13,000 people and whereabouts of many people are yet to be known. UCPN-Maoist stood as a major party in the Constituent Assembly elections held in 2006 after Maoist party came into open politics. The constituent assembly dissolved after four years without promulgating the new constitution following dispute among political parties on the issues like restructuring of the state and federalism among others.

Published Date: Monday, February 4th, 2013 | 08:25 PM

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