Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior vice chairman Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ of Unified Maoists’ Party held a four hour long meeting at Kiran’s residence in Baniyatar, Kathmandu June 12, 2012.
“We have held positive discussions on keeping the party unity intact”, revealed Dahal after the meeting and added, “Internal issues were primarily discussed during the meeting.”
The talks might have postponed the possible party split. But for how long?
“None of us want the party to split. Let us not concentrate on whether the meeting had positive or negative outcome. We are yet to resolve the basis for party unity”, replied Mohan Baidya after the meeting.
“Both of us have presented our stands. We will sit again to give it a formal shape”, also claimed Baidya.
Present at the meeting also were Posta Bahadur Bogati and Krishna Bahadur Mahara of Dahal panel and Kiran panel’s Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, C.P. Gajurel, Dev Gurung and Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’.
Chand has freshly returned from Beijing.
“Chairman Prachanda’s resignation is not the bottom-line for party unity,” Baidya withdrawing his previous day stand said.
He added, “We want the Chairman to correct the blunders he had committed on the issues of peace, constitution and integration.”
Analysts commend the Maoists’ ability to keep opposition and media engaged.
The split hullabaloo has for the moment subsided.
Baidya Ba aappears to have again been ditched by his Chairman.