Monday, November 22, 2010

Closed session begins at Maoist plenum; Baidya, Bhattarai present separate dossiers

The closed session of the Unified CPN (Maoist) extended Central Committee (CC) meeting started in Palungtar of Gorkha district Monday.

The closed session, scheduled to last for a maximum of five days, will discuss three separate political dossiers presented by chairman Prachanda, and vice chairmen Mohan Baidya and Baburam Bhattarai and possibly come up with an integrated paper on the programmes, polices and strategies of the party.

Baidya and Bhattarai presented their dossiers at the meeting today while Prachanda will present his document tomorrow. Today's session ended at around 5 pm.

Baidya in his document has said the party should prepare for 'people's revolt' right away in order to establish people's rule while Bhattarai has emphasised on drafting a progressive constitution and conclude the peace process.

According to Bhattarai, the party should stage a revolt if the constitution-drafting and peace process is obstructed.

After the party chairman presents his paper tomorrow, four representatives - one each supporting three dossiers and a neutral - from each state committee will express the views on the papers.

After the discussion chairman Prachanda will prepare an integrated paper with the feedback of the plenum delegates.

The respective state committees have been asked to name four persons to speak on the dossiers.

Meanwhile, the party standing committee has asked chairman Prachanda to present his old dossier presented at the Central Committee meeting in August.

Prachanda had prepared a new dossier to address the views of Baidya and Bhattarai in an attempt to convince the vice-chairmen to go at the plenum with a single dossier.

However, Prachanda  agreed to present the old dossier after the standing committee members said they would require another three-four months to study the new document

Source: Nepal News

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