Speaking at an interaction in the capital Monday, chairman of Unified CPN (Maoist) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ( Prachanda) argues that the present UML-led government is working at the behest of imperialist powers.
July 20: Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ´Prachanda´ on Monday called on party leaders to begin debate on the relevance of unitary leadership practiced in the party."Party authority consolidated in the hand of a single person should be an issue for discussion among our friends," Dahal said, while launching Rato Jhilko (red spark), a quarterly leftist journal.
Party authority has been centered in the hand of Dahal after the UCPN (Maoist) launched an insurgency in 1996."We should hold debates on the relevance of keeping party authority in the hand of a single person," Dahal said, referring to the article ´Marxism Today´, written by senior party leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai, published in the Rato Jhilko.In 2001, the party adopted Prachanda Path, an ideological line named after Dahal´s nom de guerre Prachanda. However, the party discarded Prachanda Path as the party´s ideological line, following the party´s unity with Ekata Kendra Masal
Commenting on the development of Marxism,
Dahal also deplored the fact that the so called leftist forces in the country had remained split instead of uniting to take the revolution forward. He also criticized the parliamentary political parties, especially the CPN-UML, for standing against civilian supremacy and causing the downfall of the Maoist-led government.Dahal condemned the UML so strongly that UML chairman Jhalanth Khanal, who was invited as a guest in the function, stepped down from the podium. Though Dahal requested Khanal to stay, the latter refused to relent.
Earlier, addressing the function, Khanal had stressed on the need to forge working unity with the left forces in the country to take the revolution towards socialism and communism.Dr Baburam Bhattarai also stressed on the need of unity among the left forces. He was of the view that Marxism should be refined to implement it in different contexts