With the hardliner faction led by Mohan Baidya Kiran deciding to form a new party with the objective for the completion of so-called ‘unfinished revolution’, the largest party in the dissolved Constituent Assembly, Unified Maoists, has finally split.
The newly formed party has been named “Nepal Communist Party, Maoist (comma in the middle) chaired by none other than Mohan Baidya Pokharel ‘Kiran’ himself.
Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, a Technical Graduate from the Former Soviet Union, has been assigned the duty of party general secretary and C. P. Gajurel as the party secretary.
Baidya contended among the attending participants at a national conclave of the likeminded party cadres that the revolution should be completed on the lines of the peoples’ revolt.
To complete the revolt, Baidya claimed in his 17 page long political proposal, ‘it was necessary to dissociate ourselves with the opportunists and neo-revisionists’.
“I have decided to use my conscience in order to support local and international Communist movement. I need your support.”
With the majority supporting his proposal, the new party has thus been formed and come into existence.
Baidya also labeled Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister Baburam of Unified Maoists Party as revisionists, opportunists, rightists and submissive.
The newly formed five member standing committee is headed by Chairman Baidya himself with Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, CP Gajurel, Dev Gurung and Netra Bikram Chand as its members.
Similarly, the party politburo consists of eight members. Ms. Pampha Bhusal, Hitman Shakya Narayan Sharma, Hari Bhakta Kandel, Kul Prasad KC., Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma, Dharmendra Bastola and Indra Mohan Sigdel have been appointed as party politburo members.
The party central committee comprise of thirty members.
Ms. Jaya Puri Gharti Magar, Surya Subedi, Ms. Uma Bhujel, Kumar Dahal, Anil Sharma, Krishna Dhoj Khadka, Rekha Sharma, Maheshwar Dahal, Amrita Thapa Magar, Chandra Hari Subedi, Suresh Ale Magar, Ishwari Dahal, Saral Regmi, Sriram Dhakal, Bharat Bam, Pawanman Shrestha, Dinesh Sharma, Ram Acharya, Harka Bahadur Shahi, Mahendra Paswan, Santosh Budha Magar, Purna Gharti, Dilip Prajapati, Ms. Yasoda Subedi, Maya Prasad Sharma, Padam Rai, Krishna Singh Danuwar, Ms. Sabitri Kumari Kafle, Om Pun and Baburam Nepali as the party central committee members.
Politburo member Narayan Sharma told the media that the objective of the new party is to establish a peoples’ republican order.
“We will reach the target through a round table meet, interim government and new constitution”, he said.
"We have formally split from the party led by Comrade Prachanda and have named the newly formed party as ‘Nepal Communist Party, Maoist’. We will pursue our ideology which is based on the people's revolt," claimed Netra Bikram Chand Biplav.
Many observers near and far may have fallen flat.
BIrth of a new radical communist party in Nepal.