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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.

“For me the party is of prime importance than the constituent assembly”, said determined Pokharel talking to reporters confirming that he had indeed submitted the resignation to the Prime Minister.

Mr. Pokharel who is taken as the leader of the hardliner group in the Maoists’ camp has with him some 11 central committee members.

Mr. Pokharel sudden resignation from the CA does tell that every thing is not going smoothly in the Maoists’ Party.

How Chairman Dahal tackles this first real jolt for the party after coming to the mainstream politics will have to be watched.

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