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Nepal’s Prachanda: Radical Programs Coming Soon

Posted by irisbright on October 28, 2008

The people need to feel radical change

The people need very radical change

Below are three short articles from the new issue of Red Star, # 17.  They are all relevant to discussions on the path to bringing radical changes to Nepal, the struggle in the new government, and the creation of  the new constitution.  They are shown with their original titles.

 

Radical programs soon : PM Prachanda

PM Prachanda has reiterated his commitment to declare programs to make people feel the change in the near future.

“Even with political changes, little has changed in the daily lives of the people, we need to create an environment where every one can feel the change. The government will soon declare some radical programs” the PM said while addressing a two-day national symposium on public private partnership (PPP), 2008 in Kathmandu. Stressing the need of ending the feudal economic relations to start economic development, he said, “If we let the old system remains, we can not develop the country.”

PM Prachanda said that public private partnership is the suitable model for economic development but he clarified that it will go forward on the basis of ‘our own needs and values.’ He further added “we want to create a new model for economic development.” The CPN-Maoist has been advocating the PPP model of the economic development for some time.

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Red Star: Threats to the CPN(M)

Posted by irisbright on October 28, 2008

YCL distributing water / NYTimes

YCL distributing water / NYTimes

Below are three short articles from the new issue of Red Star, # 17.  They detail some threats to the CPN(M) coming from other parties and the threat of foreign intervention, and issues around the integration of the PLA into the Nepali Army.  These articles point to the difficulty of making revolution and the necessity of having state power.   They are shown with their original titles.

YCL captured two with pistol

In the meantime, as the NC is talking about rebellion, the YCL (Young Communist League) has captured two persons in Katmandu Valley in the day time. YCL has handed the two persons over the police in Lalitpur district. One of them is the resident of Katmandu and the other is from Orissa, India.

It is a big challenge to the peace process. The CPN-Maoist is being disarmed and others are arming themselves. Some analysts say that a brutal repression over Maoists is being set up in the near future.

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