Article by Com. (Dr.) Baburam Bhattarai, Chairman, United People’s Front-Nepal From The Worker, #4, May 1998, reprinted by bannedthought.net (http://www.bannedthought.net/Nepal/Worker/Worker-04/Bhattarai-RationaleOfPW-W04.htm) “At a certain stage of their development, the material productive forces of society come in conflict with the existing relations of production, or – what is but a legal expression for the same thing – […]

The radical faction of the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has recently threatened to form its own political command aimed at relaunching the people’s war, a 10 year long countryside-based insurrection which ended in 2006 after the Maoists joined a coalition government with other mainstream parties to oust the country’s centuries-old monarchy.

The radical faction, led by party Vice-Chairman Mohan Baidya (also known as Kiran), has threatened to create “another Maoist party” if specific measures are not taken to write a constitution which gives basic assurance to the country’s masses and the sanctioned reversals of past social gains are not halted. Those amongst the radical faction have accused party leaders of selling out the goals of the revolution for their own private interest, acting against party policy, making unilateral decisions and capitulating to Indian expansionism and capitalism. (1)

Lekhnath Neupane, the former leader of the Maoist-aligned All Nepal National Independent Student Union, announced he plans on quitting the UCPN. During a press conference on December 19th, he said the parities stating its leadership has fallen back from their communist ideals and become a tool for imperialism, “The UCPN (Maoist) is on the path of ruin due to foreign agents in the party and I am quitting the party soon due to this reason.”

He also warned, “preparations are underway to form another People’s Liberation Army by constituting another communist party…” Both factions of the UCPN have recently held secret meetings in which the other faction was not invited. (2) (3) Continue reading