Dahal to propose discarding strategy of ‘protracted People’s War’ during UCPN (M) closed door session
The closed door session of the seventh general convention of the ruling UCPN (Maoist) is beginning at the Hetauda industrial area of Makwanpur district today.
The top leaders of the Maoist party, who are staying in the industrial area itself during the general convention, are set to hold discussion on series of political dossiers and organizational reports during the closed door session.
However, the highlight of today’s closed-door session will be Party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s political dossier that calls for "capitalist revolution to create the foundation of socialism", abandoning party's long-held strategy of "protracted People's War".
Dahal had inaugurated the general convention, the party’s first in over two decades, amid a grand ceremony at Huprachaur on Saturday.
Addressing his party leaders and cadres during the jamboree, he had said that his party will float new proposal for consensus after general convention. Making a case for abandoning party’s strategy of protracted people’s war, he said that to continue to talk about people’s war instead of protecting the achievements brought about by political transformations of the past would be like disrespecting the “sacrifices made by the martyrs and ignoring the wishes and aspiration of the people for peace”.
Some 2,500 representatives including observers and more than 1,000 volunteers are participating in the event that will conclude on February 7 and is dubbed as "general convention of unity". Nepalnews.com