Pokhara, May 20
Naya Shakti Party Nepal coordinator and former Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai says the recent unification between CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre into the Nepal Communist Party is a regressive move and it also suggests dissolution of the Marxist movement in Nepal.
Bhattarai says the two parties merging without detailed discussions on ideologies and adopting the name that their predecessors ditched decades ago symbolically indicates regression in their movement.
“In the way the UML had fallen down after giving up substances (of communism), Prachanda (Pushpa Kamal Dahal) pulled the Maoist movement down the same way. Now, the fallen UML and the fallen Maoists have tried to return to the old name they had in late 1940s,” Bhattarai tells Onlinekhabar in an interview, “Symbolically, this is a regression. I hope the history will accept is as a sad incident.”
Likewise, presenting himself as one of the pioneers of Maoist movement in Nepal, Bhattarai says Nepal’s communist movement needed a transformation, but the two parties led themselves to corruption and ultimate dissolution of the communist movement in the country.
“The unification between UML and Maoist Centre is based on lust of power and selfishness. We shall wait and watch how they will move ahead,” he concludes, “For now, we can do nothing except wishing all the best.”
Published on May 20th, Sunday, 2018 10:36 AM