Dahal talks about party unity with breakaway faction CPN-M
Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has revealed that the process of forging party unity with its breakaway faction – the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist - has formally begun.
Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Speaking at a ceremony organised at UCPN (M) party headquarters in Paris Danda, Koteshwor on Wednesday to welcome into his party fold former CPN-Maoist central member Mahendra Paswan and other leaders of the CPN-Maoist from Tarai-Madhes who recently deserted CPN-M, leader Dahal said, ““Now this process will continue until breakaway faction CPN-Maoist formally unites with us.”
“This (Paswan and other CPN-Maoist leaders re-joining UCPN-M party) should not be taken as some minor incident. Because this has given a clear message that both Maoist parties should unite again,” he said, adding that CPN-M has no alternative left but to merge with parent party UCPN-M and that the leaders of the two parties are also discussing this prospect.
Saying that certain power centers don’t want the two Maoist parties to unite, Dahal said that since the two parties have the same agenda and worldview “this party unity is necessary”.
The UCPN-M chair also talked about ongoing discussions to make the poll-opposing Baidya-led Maoist breakaway faction participate in the upcoming polls by forging some-kind of an electoral alliance with it. However, CPN-M has so far been rejecting this overture by UCPN-M.
Also speaking at the ceremony, Mahendra Pawan said that Baidya-led CPN-M party is afflicted with a terrible narrow-mindedness, conservative mindset and lack of vision. He also said that his former party is now in the verge of suffering a vertical split, even collapse.
Paswan, who is also the former minister, had on Tuesday charged the CPN-Maoist of developing nexus with royalist forces against republicanism, federalism and secularism.
He even went on to say that CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya and others were raising false issues in the name of nationality.
Other leaders deserting the party are CPN-Maoist central leader Rabindra Patel, Dhanusha District in-charge of the party Dipak Yadav, Bara District in-charge Ranjit Patel, Madhes District Organization in-charge Ghanshyam Prasad Yadav, Parsa district co-incharge Rajdev Paswan, Dhanusa district co-incharge Jageshwor Mahato and other leaders from the Tarai-Madhes region. nepalnews.com/ag