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Inevitable class polarisation

Posted by n3wday on July 28, 2008

This article appeared in The Red Star.

Inevitable class polarisation

Two and half years ago, on November 2006, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and seven parliamentary parties reached a 12-point understanding; an agreement to end the monarchy and establish a republic in Nepal through the election of a Constituent Assembly. This understanding ended the monarchy and a Federal Democratic Republic was established; the historic CA election of 10 April 2008 elected the Maoist as the single largest party of Nepal.

There was a nationwide expectation among the Nepalese that the Maoist Party will form the government. Even the parliamentary parties themselves recognised the situation, although the CPN (Maoist) didn’t have a majority to form the government alone.

Since the Maoist emerged as the largest party through the CA election too, the parliamentary parties began to plot conspiracies to stop the Maoist taking power. En line to this attitude, the two third provisions to remove the Prime Minister was changed; Maoist was forced to abandon the President betting this post against monarchy. Having done that, the parliamentary parties wanted to dissolve the PLA, abandon progressive land reforms and the restructure of Nepalese society. Finally UML broke away from the understanding of forming a government with the Maoist, and a coalition was formed between the NC, UML and MJF. This was an undemocratic, unnatural and vengeful action against the Maoist.
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Maoist leader Dev Gurung said, “The post of President is ceremonial but he is showing activism”

Posted by n3wday on July 28, 2008

This article was posted on Democracy and Class Struggle.

Maoist leader Dev Gurung said, “The post of President is ceremonial but he is showing activism”

Talking to journalists at the Biratnagar airport Sunday morning, Maoist leader Dev Gurung said, “The post of President is ceremonial but he is showing activism to form the new government.an act which is against the constitution.”

He criticised the newly elected President of not even notifying the Constituent Assembly — which is also acting as the parliament — of the Prime Minister’s resignation even though so many days have passed.
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Parties advise Maoists to buckle up to lead new govt

Posted by n3wday on July 28, 2008

This article was taken from Nepal News.

Parties advise Maoists to buckle up to lead new govt

Political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA) have advised the CPN (Maoist) to take initiative for the formation of a unity government.

At the all-party meeting on Monday the parties suggested that CPN (Maoist) being the largest party in the CA should try to garner consensus to lead the next government. However, Nepali Congress (NC) maintained a symbolic silence on the matter, it is learnt.

During the meeting organised by Maoist party at its parliamentary office in Singha Durbar to mainly discuss the formation of new government, the issue of Nepal’s participation in the SAARC summit and the episode of Vice President taking oath in Hindi also cropped up.
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Indian Maoist Kill 24, Indian State Opens 6 New Counter Insurgency Schools

Posted by n3wday on July 28, 2008

This article was provided courtesy of the mailing list Maoist Revolution.

India People’s War News: Maoist landmine kills 24 policemen (Reports

Malkangiri (Orissa), July 17th 2008 : A massive combing operation has been launched following yesterday’s Maoists attack in which at least 24 policemen were killed when a landmine exploded under a security vehicle
in Orissa’s Malkangiri District. The search operation to nab the Maoists is being jointly launched by Special operation group units and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Mottu police station area. Additional police forces are being mobilised to ‘strengthen’ the combing operation in the area.

In a related development, Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta has said that the Central Government has decided to set up six jungle warfare and counter-insurgency schools to train security personnel to ‘deal’ with
the Maoists.

“In order to encourage the training capabilities in the state, we have decided from the Central Government’s part to set-up six counter-insurgency jungle warfare schools this year. We have asked the
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