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Nepal: Baidya faction protests takeover of cantonments

Posted by redpines on April 10, 2012

Members of the Maoist PLA

The Royal Nepal Army, along with the Armed Police Force (a group trained and backed by US imperialism), have assumed command of the cantonments occupied by the remnants of the Maoist People’s Liberation Army.

The revolutionary faction is strongly condemning this  move as well, placing the blame on the shoulders of Maoist leaders Prachanda and prime minister Bhattarai, and accusing them of a “serious betrayal of the revolution”. The revolutionary faction also seems to have implemented an extensive protest program, mobilizing the people against Bhattarai’s government.

The following article appeared at My Republica.

Betrayal of revolution: Baidya faction

REPUBLICA

KATHMANDU, April 10: Accusing Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai of betraying the revolution, the Maoist radical faction on Wednesday evening called on the people to raise voices against the Special Committee decision to let the Nepal Army (NA) take charge of the PLA cantonments and the weapons containers.

“We strongly condemn the decision. We also appeal to the patriots, republicans, self-esteemed people as well as those who want forward looking changes to jump into action and oppose the move,” said Maoist Secretary CP Gajurel after a meeting of the radical faction in the evening.

The hard-line faction led by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya has termed the move the “height capitulationism and serious betrayal of the revolution in Nepal”. Read the rest of this entry »

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