The Nepal Communist Party-Maoist led by Chairman Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ will present a list of forty-point demands to Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.
1996 February drama revisited.
Says party spokes-woman Pamhpa Bhusal, some relevant points shall also be added in the list of demands that were initially prepared by Baburam himself.
“Our recently concluded politburo meeting have come to the conclusion that Baburam instead of fulfilling the demands that he had himself prepared has committed lot more anti-national acts”, she said.
To recall, Baburam had presented a list of 40 demands and threatened a civil war if they were not met by the government. With Deuba government then ignoring the demands, the Maoists declared war against the state thus began the spree of violence and bloodshed. The Maoists leaders safely seated in New Delhi managed to get more than 17,000 innocent brethren killed back home.
Some analysts believe that the so-called peoples’ war was carried out by the Maoists with India’s direct supervision and needed support.
This gets justified by the June 2002 Treaty that the Maoists signed with the Indian Government under PM Bajpayee.
“The demands will be forwarded to the Prime Minister through Chief District Officers at all the 75 districts”, said Bhusal and added, “The demands that were forwarded 18 years back is equally relevant today.”
India remains the same.
“He has further weakened our nationalism. He has been making one after another anti-national agreements with India. BIPPA, Upper Karnali Agreement, extradition treaties are some of the anti-national tasks carried out by Bhattarai.”
The 40-Popint demands were mainly related to "nationalism, democracy and livelihood" and included such significant terms as the "domination of foreign capital in Nepali industries, halting the penetration of foreign business and finance ", and "discriminatory treaties, including the 1950 Nepal-India Treaty, should now be abrogated".
The first few demands were abhorrently anti-Indian (but pro-Nepal) but in the last sixteen years Bhattarai has re-introduced himself as one of the trusted partners of the Indian machination, to the extent that Bhattarai along with some of his party colleagues including Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have been labeled as agents of India’s notorious intelligence agency, RAW by their former party colleagues.
Ram bahadur Thapa Badal first made such accusations, if one were to recall.
Nevertheless, the newly formed party which claims to follow the original path chartered by the old party -to which analysts have doubts, but yet claim that the 40-Point demand presented by the party before declaring the revolt still hold significance.
The problems remain the same as the neighbor is the same.
What is the guarantee that the new party will not become the ‘Indian tool’ to continue destabilize Nepal, ask matured analysts. Mr. Dharmendra Bastola has recently returned from his secret New Delhi trip, analysts wish to recall.
Analysts express doubt that such acts may have been a sure shot encouragement from the Indian regime once again to dupe the proven fool Nepali population. Credibility of Baidya Ba is in question unless he clarifies.
History repeated itself so fast?