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Prachanda advocates a new type of People’s Republic

Posted by n3wday on October 20, 2008

This article was published on Nepal News.

PM Dahal says his party is against Mao’s type of People’s Republic

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today repeated his party’s commitment to multi-party political system, saying that the ‘People’s Republic’ that the Maoist leaders are talking about is not similar to the system introduced by Chinese leader Mao about 70 years ago in China.

Speaking to journalists at the tea reception organised by the CPN (UML) Wednesday, Dahal said his party is not against competitive politics, human rights and democracy.

Our effort is to ensure more active involvement of people in the state activities and empowering them to have their say in national agendas, he added.

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Claims of Line Struggle Within the CPN(M)

Posted by n3wday on October 20, 2008

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Ideological rift among Maoists


KATHMANDU, Oct 17 – A ‘dissent’ paper, proposed by senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya during the party’s recently held Central Committee meeting, has revealed serious ideological differences between two factions in the CPN (Maoist). While Baidya roots for a “people’s republic”, party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is for a “democratic republic.”

Baidya’s proposal carries some weight. The party Central Committee couldn’t defeat it. Neither did it endorse Chairman Dahal’s paper, which remains committed to the current democratic republic for now. Dahal’s proposal sees a people’s republic as a long-term goal, with a “pro-people” constitution as a transition toward that end. In contrast, Baidya stresses that the party must opt for a people’s republic with immediate effect.

Baidya’s proposal, backed by senior leaders C. P. Gajurel, Ram Bahadur Thapa and Matrika Yadav among others, advocates state-controlled political and economic systems and says that the state must have strong control over all economic resources. A party central committee leader says the state can’t provide justice to all marginalized classes like farmers, labourers, the dalit and the janajati until it has full control over all economic resources.
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Kiran: CPN Maoist will not change their name

Posted by n3wday on October 20, 2008

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Name of CPN-Maoist won’t be changed: Baidya

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, Oct 17 – In what appears to be reflection of tussle between and betwixt the top brass, senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya on Friday severely criticised other leaders of the party who recently gave an inkling of plans regarding the change of the party’s name. Baidya, nom de guerre Kiran, claimed that the party has no plan to change its name at present, and said the ones who are talking about renaming the CPN-Maoist will be asked for clarification.

Speaking at a programme today in the capital today—when Prime Minister and chairman of his party Pushpa Kamal Dahal was talking to the media in Nepalgunj about the proposal apropos to the change of the party’s name he floated about two years ago—Baidya said that the party will seek clarification from anybody who unofficially speaks about the change of party’s name.

“I am not in favour of changing the party’s name when it has established itself,” he said. “I think it’s not correct to change the party’s name at present.”
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