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Nepal: Maoists Work Toward Compromise with Madhesi Parties

Posted by n3wday on January 5, 2010

This article was published on Nepal News.

Maosts, Madhesi parties agree on conditional support to statute amendment

The main opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) has made a U-turn in its stance agreeing to support seventh amendment of the interim constitution on condition to reinstate Paramananda Jha as the vice president.

The close-door meeting between the Maoists and Madhesi leaders held Monday  morning forged such consensus. The meeting also decided to file amendment to the bill which only allows individuals to take oath in his or her mother  tongue.

The Madhes-based parties, including those in the ruling coalition, have  opposed the amendment bill saying it would not reactivate Jha. According to sources, Maoist leaders sought support from the Madhes-based parties of the  current ruling coalition to form Maoist-led government in exchange for their support to reinstate Jha.

Senior leaders of Sadbhawana Party, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party and UCPN (Maoist) attended the meeting.

3 Responses to “Nepal: Maoists Work Toward Compromise with Madhesi Parties”

  1. James B. said

    Wow I hadn’t heard Paramananda Jha had been removed as veep before I read this just now. Was this previously reported on in RevSA?

  2. Arthur said

    Apropos the chess picture, an interesting curiosity is that Baburam Bhatterai defeated chess Grand Master Max Euwe 3 decades ago “in 23 moves with a brilliant Queen sacrifice” and Euwe remarked Alekhine lives in Nepal.

    According to Wikipedia:

    Alekhine was one of the greatest attacking players and could apparently produce combinations at will. What set him apart from most other attacking players was his ability to see the potential for an attack and prepare for it in positions where others saw nothing. Rudolf Spielmann, a master tactician who produced many brilliancies, said, “I can see the combinations as well as Alekhine, but I cannot get to the same positions.”[10] Dr. Max Euwe said, “Alekhine is a poet who creates a work of art out of something that would hardly inspire another man to send home a picture post-card.”[84] An explanation offered by Réti was, “he beats his opponents by analysing simple and apparently harmless sequences of moves in order to see whether at some time or another at the end of it an original possibility, and therefore one difficult to see, might be hidden.”[85] John Nunn commented that “Alekhine had a special ability to provoke complications without taking excessive risks”,[86] and Edward Winter called him “the supreme genius of the complicated position.”[87] Some of Alekhine’s combinations are so complex that even modern champions and contenders disagree in their analyses of them.[88]

    Nevertheless, Garry Kasparov said that Alekhine’s attacking play was based on solid positional foundations,[88] and Harry Golombek went further, saying that “Alekhine was the most versatile of all chess geniuses, being equally at home in every style of play and in all phases of the game.”[89]

    It was a simultaneous exhibition and revolutionary politics is more comparable to the game Diplomacy than to Chess. Nevertheless, its fascinating to note how skillfully the Maoist leadership has their opponents floundering through combinations of forced moves that always leave the Maoists stronger and their opponents weaker.

  3. Augustus Munno said

    Cool stuff. Thanks a lott!

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