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Nepal – Raising the Flag of Revolt – Comrade Thapa “Badal”

Posted by hetty7 on November 17, 2011

This address was at the press-meet by Comrade Badal  which was held in Kathmandu against the 7-point agreement made the night before.

The tone is emotional.  In particular Badal is furious with the attempt to dissolve the PLA.   He says 

“the rightest deviation, which dissolved the PLA that has sacrificed itself for the peace and transformation, will be gone soon.  Hundred thousands of new PLA soldiers will take birth from the ashes of the dissolved PLA.”

This article is from

  We Have Raised the Flag of Revolt-Ram Bahadur Thapa “Badal”

2 November 2011

Today is the historic day for all of us in the course of fighting against imperialism and the expansionism. This moment we are holding a press-meet in a historic moment because we are going to express even our commitment but not only the opinion.

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Kiran and Badal: Disbanding the PLA is a mistake

Posted by redpines on November 12, 2011

The struggle for revolution in Nepal is not over.

It’s not an easy situation. It’s true that leaders like Prachanda and Bhattarai appear to have “sold out” and abandoned anything resembling a revolutionary path. But it’s also true that these kinds of betrayals become more and more likely as a party moves toward power, when many new contradictions emerge. For instance, the danger of severe international isolation becomes very real. In turn, the temptation to take the capitalist road becomes stronger.  Despite this difficult road, the revolutionary wing of the UCPN(M) continues to fight against the liquidation of the People’s Liberation Army, and for a road toward New Democracy and socialism.

The following statement by Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, discusses the revolutionary wing’s opposition to the recent Seven Point Agreement between several major parties in Nepal. The agreement would effectively dismantle the PLA, as well as the Young Communist League, another people’s fighting force. Without the PLA, the gains made by Nepal’s decade-long People’s War may be in danger. However, Kiran and Badal suggest that even this dire situation is not a final blow to the revolution: 

The conflict and movement can be managed not by disarming the PLA but by solving people’s political and economic problems. If no attention is paid on it none will be able to stop the creation of another historical mass movement.

Full Text of Press Statement by Comrade Kiran and Badal

November 6, 2011. 

Respected media persons,

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