Nepalese Maoists on the Verge of Splitting

Thanks to comrade OskarMLM for making these reports available. According to these reports the left-wing of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from the “hardline” under the leadership of comrade Mohan Baidya have, apparently, announced that they will split from the Party after May 27, which is the deadline for drafting a new constitution for Nepal. Of course keep in mind that these reports from bourgeois news sources and cannot be verified by The Speed of Dreams. 

The Speed of Dreams would also like to remind its readers of the formation of the Jan Sevak Bureau by the left-wing of the party out of the Young Communist League and disaffected members of the People’s Liberation Army.

From ekantipur.com

KATHMANDU, MAY 16 – Condemning Tuesday’s agreement struck by major political parties on contentious issues of the new constitution, the hardline faction of the Maoist party led by Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya is planning to organise protest programmes until May 27 and split the party after that.

The faction has decided to organise different protest programmes across the country from May 23 to 27.

According to leaders, they will protest from the streets and parliament until May 27, garner people’s support and formally split the party after the promulgation of the new constitution.

The hardline faction said the new constitution will not meet the aspirations of the workers, dalits, peasants and other oppressed and marginalised communities.

According to a leader, the Baidya group will protest in a meeting of the Constitutional Committee and in the Constituent Assembly (CA) the agreement forged by the major parties.

According to a top leader, the faction will ignore the party’s directions during voting in the CA.

The faction is holding consultations with various ethnic groups and communities to garner support. Of the 237 Maoist lawmakers in the CA, 75 are from the Baidya camp.

From The Himalayan Times comes this useful background in an earlier report:

KATHMANDU: The dissident leaders of UCPN-Maoist, Vice Chairman Mohan Baidhya and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa, on Monday took exception to the decision regarding the crucial issues of new constitution, including the agreement on 11 Pradheshes for state-restructuring , made by the party establishment faction.

In a joint statement issued on an official letterhead of the party’s Central Committee, the two expressed serious objection over the decisions that the groups led by Chairman Prachanda (Pushpa Kamal Dahal) and Vice Chairman Baburam Bhattarai made in the name of party’s Standing Committee by excluding their group, and the agreement forged among the four political forces.

Expressing solidarity to the Brihad Madhesi Morcha’s protest programmes, they announced to demonstrate across the country for four days from May 24 to May 27, the deadline of Constituent Assembly.

“Some domestic and foreign reactionary elements are hatching conspiracies against the constitution- drafting and national sovereignty,” they said, “Exercises have been done to disdain the Constituent Assembly and people’s mandate by overlooking the reports of Constituent Assembly’s thematic committee on state-restructuring committee and State-Restructuring Commission, and derange the ethnic harmony.”

They maintained that the concept of 14 states, prepared by the Constituent Assembly’s State Restructuring Committee and the State-Restructuring , is scientific and correct.

Baidhya and Thapa further said that they support the protest programmes announced by the Aadivasi-Janajati Struggle Committee demanding federation of country based on ethnic identity.

The Maoist party, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front have struck a deal on several contentious issues of new constitution today. During a joint meeting yesterday, they had agreed upon building up 11 states among other issues, and held internal meetings to endorse the purported agreement.

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