Kathmandu, March 19
A meeting of the Central Committee members of the establishment faction of the main ruling UCPN-Maoist Monday decided to hold discussions with the dissenting faction over party’s programmes in relation to public mobilization for peace and constitution.
The meeting, however, labeled the dissent’s announcement of anti-government programmes as being against the party decisions. The dissents had vowed on Saturday to take to streets against the government, and for peace and constitution
The meeting held at a hotel in Lalitpur district concluded to consolidate party organization on the basis of democratic centralism.
Mandating party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to hold discussions with the dissenting faction led by senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’ for ending factionalism, the meeting decided to chalk out public mobilization programs afterwards.
It drew the conclusion that only healthy conduction of the two-line struggle should be allowed in the party. For this, it decided to sharpen an ideological struggle against the dissenting faction in order to make them clear on the party line of peace and constitution.
"The meeting decided to deepen ideological struggle and bring out public mobilization programmes as per party’s previous decisions," Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma, who
is also Education Minister, informed the reporters after the meeting.
Sharma informed that the issues of the programs would be dignified peace process, new constitution that ensures identity based federalism, people’s democracy and people’s livelihood.
Sharma said that all those who expressed views in the meeting focused on conclusion of peace and constitution writing process within the given timeframe, May 27.
He blamed that confusion over political line on the part of the dissenting faction was causing problems and difficulties in the party.
"It is against the party methods of two line struggle to announce programs by any thought group," he said when asked about the announcement of protest by the dissent faction on Saturday in the cover of Joint National People’s Struggle Committee.
Sharma informed that office bearers and standing committee members had put forth their views in the meeting which was attended by around 100 CC members, out of total 145.
The meeting will continue on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattari’s chief political advisor Devendra Paudel Monday asserted that the Prime Minister would not bow down to any pressure to resign except for parliamentary process and political agreement for a consensus government.
"The Prime Minister will not step down simply because some people demand it or take to street. But he is ready to resign when there is a reliable alternative for a consensus government or condition so arises due to parliamentary process," Paudel said speaking to the journalists after the establishment’s CC meeting.