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UCPN-Maoist, CPN-Maoist observe People’s War Day organizing separate programs

Kathmandu: The ruling UCPN-Maoist and breakaway faction of the party CPN-Maoist marked 18th anniversary of ‘People’s War’ organizing separate program.

UCPN-Maoist organized a mass assembly in Khula Manch (Open air theatre) Tuesday to mark the day, which was also termed as ‘declaration assembly’. The party also used the program as declaration of the outcome of the recently concluded general convention of the party.

Top leaders of the party—party chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Vice-chairperson Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, another vice-chairperson, Narayan Kaji Shrestha and General Secretary Posta Bahadur Bogati addressed the mass meet attended by thousands of party cadres.

Addressing the assembly the top leaders tried to justify the recent shift of party’s political line of socialist revolution, which the general convention has endorsed.  Addressing the function UCPN-Maoist Chairperson Dahal said that his party has not adopted the Marxism ideology as jurisprudence and in a mechanical form but as a guiding principle.

Dahal and other senior leaders criticized the Mohan Baidya led faction for splitting the party. They also urged the break-away faction to adopt the practical ideology.  Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattrai tried to justify the proposal of the party to form a government led by sitting Chief Justice as CJ is the most independent position in the world.

However, the opposition parties have rejected the proposal of Maoist to form a government under the sitting Chief Justice saying it will put Judiciary into controversy.

Meanwhile the break-away faction of CPN-Maoist organized a function in Rolpa to mark the people’s war day. Top leaders of the party criticized the mother party for deviating from the goal of people’s war. They said that top leaders of UCPN-Maoist deviated from the goal for the sake of power.

The decade long Maoist insurgency has claimed the lives of over 13,000 people and hundreds of others are still missing. The Maoist party joined the peaceful political after success of April uprising of 2006 and emerged as the largest party in the dissolved constituent assembly. The party had split six months ago citing ideological differences.

Published Date: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 | 09:28 AM

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