Monday, January 19, 2009

Maoist Strategy in Nepal: for a People's Republic from the Streets, Government and Parliament.

picture Mohan Baidya

Source: Kantipur

KATHMANDU, Jan 19 - The newly formed 15-member secretariat of Unified CPN (Maoist) on Sunday came close to handing over three major responsibilities — the government, the street, and parliament — to three senior leaders, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Mohan Baidya Maoist Strategy in Nepal: for a People's Republic from the Streets, Government and Parliament.and Narayan Kaji Shrestha, respectively. The decision was arrived at after discussion among secretariat members at the prime minister’s residence at Baluwatar on Sunday. But as the Central Committee (CC) will have the final say on the matter, the suggestions will be floated at the party's CC meeting on Monday.

The Unified CPN (Maoist) National Cadre meet in November had agreed to start separate movements — from the government, the street and parliament — to institutionalise People’s Republic.

“The three leaders will now be responsible for raising the issue through three major mediums to achieve the people’s mandate,” said a central committee leader.

Secretariat members had to extend the meeting to Sunday when it could not reach any conclusion on the work division of CC members.

The CC meeting scheduled for Saturday could not take place due to lack of homework on work division for central committee leaders. Secretariat member Lilamani Pokhrel said Sunday's meeting discussed the need for political framework that would be agreeable to all political parties regarding the constitution drafting process.

Another secretariat member Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said the central committee members will be given new responsibilities, which will be decided by the CC on Monday.

The 175-member CC meeting of the Unified CPN (Maoist) held its first meeting on Friday and formed a 15-member secretariat and a 45-member politburo of the new party, but division of responsibilities among party leaders could not be agreed upon

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