Krishna Dev Singh Danuwar
CC member, Nepal Maoists party
TGQ1: Is it that the position of your panel, Mohan Baidya, is some sort of a pressure group? And what about the same of the Establishment team?
Danuwar: No! It is not like as you have said. Even as of now, we enjoy the support of more than 55% of the Central Committee from the total. Those 36 CC members who fought with us all along the People’s War period are with our panel. In that sense we are not that weak as is being given to understand by some interested quarters. Moreover, on theoretical and ideological lines, if taken into consideration, then we are stronger comparatively. The men in the other camp have abandoned all the party’s policies and ideologies. They are in a state of being without policy. The policies and the agenda with which we had initiated the long drawn people’s war have now proved to have become correct coming down to the integration process. It has already been proved. We are conforming the subject related issues based on policies by bringing it into real practice and behavior. For example, we had not a single militia during the Kharipati meet which got reversed while coming down to the Palungtar plenum. Coming down to Chaitra 28 corresponding to April 10, 2012, we are in a plus position. Needless to say the other camp is in minus or say losing.
As regards to your associated question, I must tell you that things will become more visible in the days ahead. We have been talking and making speeches over the years that the imperialist and the expansionists are nothing more but paper tigers only. In the same manner, they-the other men in the team are also paper tigers. But they have been frightening us in this camp propagating that they enjoy the majority support which has neither relevance nor any meaning. They have been trying to terrify the revolutionaries. The other camp is doing jobs ignoring the decision taken by the various meets and also of the Central Committee resolutions. It is because of such behaviors; even their cantonment commanders have been distancing themselves from the leadership. (However, the news that has appeared in the press as this is being translated is just the opposite). Some CC members too were thinking on when and how to abandon the other camp. In sum, sooner than later, they will surely have a downfall and stand exposed completely.
TGQ2: Do you mean to say that both Prachanda and Babu Ram Bhattarai have approached closer to a downfall? If so then which one is more responsible: the party or the government?
Danuwar: Their downfall is simply because they have ignored and deserted the party’s policies and ideologies. They may be looked upon as stronger because they are in the party and in the government. You submit the militias to someone and act without seeking support from the party men. You make decisions on your own ignoring the party members. Such attitude cause immense damage to Nepali revolution.
Now to your tagged question. Well, I must say that both were equally responsible. Whosever is the minister but they were after all men of the Maoists party. But as and when they engage themselves in corrupt practices, the Prime Minister remains tight lipped. The party has made a decision not to sign any agreements but PM Bhattarai signed the BIPPA deal and said that he gambled. For the entire People’s War period, we cried against the selling of Tanakpur by the Nepali Congress and of Mahakali River by the UML to India. However, our own minister sold out four such rivers. There is a structured mechanism on how to steer the government, however, the party Chairman doesn’t consult the mechanism and makes decisions on his own which were under his personal whims. Is this the right procedure and method of steering the party or for that matter the government?
TGQ3: So tell us from which period such acts came into existence? Is it that the establishment panel used the People’s War simply to grab power? Is it so?
Danuwar: To assess the very reason for the impending down fall of the persons mentioned above, we have to go back to the Chunwang meet. It was this meet during which both Mohan Baidya-Kiran and C. P. Gajurel aka Gaurav were in prison. We sat for the meet in Chunwang for some fifteen days. Now what has come to the fore that since this very Chuwang meet, the leadership had begun cheating us all. That time they talked of using the streets, parliament and the government to capture the state, however, those slogans were only for cheating us. This is what we have been feeling now.
Yes! That much has become visible. By now it is becoming more authenticated. It is being proved to have been so. The Maoists have been alleged that we have bartered power as against the martyrs who are being proved by the establishment panel by its abandoning of the party policies and structured agenda. The UML took so many years to damage itself, however, our party got damaged within a very short span. It took no time for the smash up to take place. This was not even in our imagination. The corruption issues that revolve around the Maoists party have already become a global affair. It is being talked internationally.
TGQ4: The Establishment panel but instead blames your panel to have forged links with the Royalists, and the Rightists? Why it is that the other panel has become so aggressive towards your group? As regards Prachanda’s trip to Siliguri, it was stated then that he had gone there to sort out some private familial problems? Why he could have gone to Siliguri? What is the fact then?
Danuwar: I leave it to you all to make analyses and come to a conclusion yourself. Tell me whether they did not go to Siliguri or Malaysia? Moreover, the Chairman himself admitted and accepted at the party meet that he had gone to Siliguri to meet some RAW agents. We told him that if he wants to meet the Indian nationals then meet with Mrs. Sonia Gandhi (unfortunately she is an Italian by birth) or even Dr. Man Mohan Singh. But he ignored our wise counsel and forgetting his own party’s stature sneaked to Siliguri and Malaysia and met the RA intelligence men.
As his talks that he had gone to Siliguri for some familial reasons are all rubbish talks. He himself has accepted that he met with some key RAW men in Siliguri. Who the hell resides in Siliguri from his family? Why he should go there? Prachanda’s youngest daughter resides in Bagrakot which is located some fifty kilometers from Siliguri. His own son-in-law claims that Prachanda has not come to see his family members. So the story runs like this.
The inner details he didn’t provide upon his return. But we think that there is something being cooked up. Only very freshly, Amresh Kumar Singh claimed that Prachanda, Sushil, Madhav and Babu Ram have already forged a consensus amongst themselves which if need be, said Amresh, he can prove it also. He even claimed that an agreement has already been reached between these leaders for having five to seven provinces. At yet another plane, the Indian national S. D. Muni comes to Nepal and declares that by May 27, 2012, Nepal will have the required new constitution. What do all these mean? It does mean that the Nepali leaders are just dramatizing the entire affair. They have already agreed upon on several issues but have been cheating the people time and again.
TGQ5: Why Comrade Prachanda could have done so? Was it a compulsion or something else while integrating the Maoists militias?
Danuwar: They just felt that the Mohan Baidya panel will loot the weapons from the cantonments and that is why they in haste submitted the Maoists militias to the Nepal Army. To tell you the truth, our men were already with us in our camp the moment we made a call. The rest which were remaining in the camps were their own men. But they could not trust their own friends in the camps. This action may not have taken in good taste by the other panel itself.
Well, our conclusion remains the same. To recall, our party General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal has already dubbed Comrade Prachanda as Red Traitor. What Comrade Badal said is the conclusion of the men housed in our team en masse. He has not taken bold steps instead he has submitted himself. He has yielded. He may have cried and sought support from the Nepal Army fearing physical assault from his own Militias and thus he may have submitted the Militias to the Nepal Army.
Text courtesy: The Dristi Weekly April 24, 2012. Thanks: Ed.