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Kiran’s resignation: “The Party is of Prime Importance”

Posted by n3wday on October 24, 2008

Kiran has been a major figure of the nepalese revolution from the beginning. As always, newspaper accounts need to be treated with critical thinking — as the air is filled with a great deal of disinformation (often combining factual nuggets with misleading conclusions). We are posting this because it describes an important development, but we urge readers to read such reports with a skeptical eye.

This article appeared on Telegraph Nepal.

Nepal Maoists’ leader ‘KIRAN’ resigns from Constituent Assembly

The senior Maoists’ ideologue Mr. Mohan Vaidya Kiran Pokharel has submitted his resignation from the post of the Constituent Assembly Member in Nepal.

Mr. Vaidya, however, surprisingly submitted the resignation to the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal who is also the Maoists’ Party president rather than submitting it to the chair of the Constituent Assembly.

The Maoists senior leader in the recent days had been championing for retaining Mao’s name in the party and exhibited his public distaste over the visible deviation in the Maoists’ Revolutionary ideologies.
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Nepal: New Attacks on Revolutionary Soldiers

Posted by n3wday on October 24, 2008

 For obvious reasons, the reactionaries in Nepal hope that the revolutionary army can be dispersed and demoralized. They have tried to prevent the revolutionary soldiers from receiving food and pay, and they have tried to create conditions where these soldiers will just disperse back into civilian life. The survival and strengthening of this Peoples Liberation Army is a matter of life and death for the revolution in Nepal — and for the hopes of people watching this revolution.

This article appeared on eKantipur.com. Many thanks to Doug for forwarding this to us. Many newspaper accounts from Nepal are not trustworthy. We are posting it here but urge readers to treat its assertions skeptically.

Disqualified combatants to be evicted soon

Kantipur Report

DHANGADI, Oct 22 – Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Janardan Sharma on Wednesday informed that disqualified Maoist combatants, who have been residing in the Maoist cantonments across the country, will be evicted from there at the earliest.
The peace minister, who spent last night at the seventh division camp of the Maoist combatants, said so while talking to journalists at the Dhangadi Airport before returning to the capital today.

Minister Sharma, a former Maoist commander with pseudonym Prabhakar, said that the combatants who did not meet the criteria set by the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) and disqualified the verification will be released after the division cantonments concerned forward plans for their rehabilitation.
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Prachanda: Restarting Plans to Exploit Hydro-Electric Power

Posted by n3wday on October 24, 2008

This article appeared on The Hindu.


Prachanda seeks mega investments in Nepal

Kathmandu (PTI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has assured international investors of full support from the Maoists-led coalition and asked them to invest in mega projects in the Himalayan nation.

The Maoist Prime Minister, who has expressed commitment to pursuing liberal market economy and promote private investment, called on national and international investors to make investments in mega projects in Nepal. He asked international investors to invest in mega projects such as East-West railway, Kathmandu-Terai Fast Track road and big hydropower projects.

Prachanda underlined that the government will prioritize on private-public partnership to expedite the process of economic development of the country.
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