Kathmandu, April 22: Communist parties across the country Sunday marked their 63 rd anniversary of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) with a variety of programmes.
UCPN-Maoist, CPN-UML and other communist groups organized their separate programmes to mark the day.
Coinciding with birth day of Bolshevik leader V I Lenin, the CPN was established in the Indian city of Calcutta 63 years ago at the initiatives of its founding general secretary Pushpa Lal Shrestha.
Divided in more than a dozen of groups, the Nepalese communists nonetheless have 62 per cent representation in the Constituent Assembly.
Speaking at an occasion, different communist leaders highlighted the gains and loss of communist movement in the last more than six decades.
UCPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that Marxism should be understood as a dynamic science, and the Nepali revolution should be taken ahead in pursuance to the demand of the nation, time and circumstance.
Speaking at a seminar on ‘Ideological struggle in Nepali Communist Movement and the question of party formation’ organized by the Maoist party Central Committee, he said the revolution should move ahead in the guidance of Lenin’s great saying that ‘concrete analysis of the concrete situation is the soul of Marxism’.
At the program organized to mark the founding day (April 22) of Nepal Communist Party, Maoist Prachanda felicitated founding leader of the party Nar Bahadur Karmacharya, communist movement leader Krishna Das Shrestha, Khamba Singh Kunwar, Bishnu Bahadur Manandhar, Shanta Shrestha and Maoist party politburo member Dil Bahadur Shrestha with a letter of citation, shawl and garland.
Stating that revolution cannot be copied, Prachanda said, ‘revolution can develop not copied, revolution in Nepal can take place in its uniqueness, but if copied it would invite a big disaster’.
Likewise, CPN-UML leader KP Oli Sunday, speaking in the same occasion, accused the ruling UCPN-Maoist of hatching conspiracy to keep the present government in power until May 27 and rule the country unilaterally for ever.
Addressing a function organized by the Valley Coordination Special Committee of his party to mark the 63rd year of the establishment of the communist party in Nepal, Oli said that the Maoists agreed on one issue of the contentious matters and disputed on the other only to remain in power until May 27.
He said that the new constitution should be promulgated even by forming a new government if the present government failed to do so.
Founding member of the first Communist Party Nara Bahadur Karmacharya said that new people’s revolution was yet to be completed and stressed the need of another struggle to establish people’s democracy.
He also highlighted the establishment of the communist party and the movements launched for the people’s rights earlier.
He informed that late Pushpa Lal had prepared the hand-written manifesto of the party.
CPN-UML secretary Yuba Raj Gayawali and politburo member Ram Chandra Jha also expressed their views on the occasion.
The VCC also organized a tea reception in the evening to mark the establishment of the communist party.
Party chairman Jhala Nath Khanal, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, general secretary Ishwor Pokharel, Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala, vice president Ramchandra Poudel, general secretary Prakash Man Singh, UCPN-Maoist vice chair and Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, RPP chairman Pashpati Shumsher Rana, former Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Chitra Bahadur KC, Suresh Ale, Sari Giri and others were present in the reception.