Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nepal - two line struggle in PCNmaoist after boykott polls ?

CPN-Maoist calls CC amid differences
KATHMANDU, DEC 08 – A CPN-Maoist Central Committee meeting, scheduled to begin on Sunday, is likely to see contention between two factions over whether to continue with the street protest or accept an offer to join the Constituent Assembly (CA). According to Secretary Dev Gurung, the first CC meeting after the party decided to boycott the CA polls, will appraise the party’s past strategy and formulate its future political course. The meeting is likely to be dominated by calls for street agitation or joining the assembly since the leadership has floated differing views.
Some leaders including Vice-chairman CP Gajurel want to join the CA seeking ‘dignified’ position and an all-party conference, while others such as Secretary Netra Bikram Chand insist on continuity of the struggle. Many party leaders doubt the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML are serious about incorporating them into the CA and protecting the past achievements. A leader close to Chand said the party may be open to joining the CA depending on the treatment of the major parties and the strategy of disgruntled parties.

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