I have watched for the last 15 years or more as the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) made such great strides in people's war that I believed they might actually win a revolution in that country.
First there was an end to the people's war. Then there was an election victory and then a split. I don't blame all the people who split from the party after Prachanda simply gave in to an electoral western style government.
Let's be honest here. We know two facts. One is that a party that at least believes in Maoism hold office with some more revisionist communist parties. Is this really a tragedy? I agree it is not what we wanted. But we have supported the revolutionary faction for years and they have not gotten ANYWHERE. I'm not against having real revolutionary goals.
But now we have a second factional split and when I look at the future all I can see a loss coming up. The 1980s and 1970s were full of factional splits. And what did that gain anyone? Small parties folded more and more as they were just too insignificant to matter in the politics of a modern time.
There used to be factions of Maoists and Socialist Workers Party in
when I visited there. Today none of those groups
are still in Kansas
There are no traces of Marxists anywhere. It looks as if there never were any
Marxists there. Kansas City
So why does this news about a factional split in the Maoist revolutionary movement make me sick to my stomach? Why do I see déjà vu all over again? Will we make all the same mistakes twice?
I'm going to print this article for information purposes. I find the whole idea that we can afford such a split disgusting. The Imperialist have sharpened there skills to wipe Maoist out the whole world over. I noticed just a week ago how much smaller the Indian Red Corridor has become and I have to wonder—what are we doing wrong? Even the Maoist of India have consolidated—not split their movement and that makes sense. Spitting a movement up does not make any sense.
Ideological Bankruptcy of Baidhya Faction
-Rishi Raj Baral
Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’
I have already mentioned that ideologically Baidhya faction has parted from the revolutionary path and organizationally it is heading toward liquidation. In fact, just they are pretending to be the follower of MLM and NDR, so that, they could be able to keep their cadres silence. It is not the allegation, Baidhya's opinion regarding the relief operation is enough to understand their ideological stand.
Ideologically Baidhya faction has gone bankrupt. Their ideological bankruptcy has come out during the earthquake relief operation. Baidhya faction announced that he will contribute 10 lakhas to the government and will assist the government relief operation. As the English online telegraphnepal has mentioned:
We all know outrage has aroused throughout the country regarding inability and inefficiency of the government. Victims have not realized the presence of the government in the remote area. Even the leaders of ruling party Nepali Congress have stated the failure of government on relief operation. People are raising fingers against partiality, unfair and corruption done in the name of relief operation. Medias have exposed the involvement of some leaders and cadres of ruling parties in such evil deeds. The people of remote areas, who are badly affected and damaged by the earthquake, have not gotten any relief material until now.
In such circumstances, Maoists should take the situation in their hands. Local Party Committees and cadres should join hands with the victims, not with the foreign agencies. We must discard the role of foreign agencies and INGOs. We must raise the voice against corruption and partiality. We must learn from the history of
. But, only the CPN Maoist led by Netra Bikram
Chanda ‘Biplav’ has joined hands with the people of remote area. With 300 volunteers,
Biplav himself is participating in the relief operation Not only this, a
group of revolutionary writers and cultural activists, close to Biplav faction,
also has involved in the relief operation in Dhading, one of the badly damaged
district. But the leaders of Baidhya
faction has no any separate plan and program
for the earthquake victims, just
they are visiting the damaged site running in
luxurious vehicles, guarded by
the Police officers. Haiti
I have not to say anything more about the ‘leaders’ like CP Gajurel ‘Gaurav’, Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ and Dev Gurung. They have already lost their ground in the Nepalese Maoist movement. Now, Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’ a highly respected leader within the Maoist movement and outside, also has lost his ground. One after another, most of the followers have abandoned him. What a matter of irony! A leader like Kiran has gone astray. But in politics, it happens so. When you lose the ideological base and Politics in Command, you lose everything. What will be the next step of the Baidhya faction is not unseen. A online news portal close to Baidhya faction has spoken for the ‘national government’-a coalition government. Now it is crystal clear that Baidhya faction is following the step of Prachanda, who is crying for the ‘national government’. There is no another way for their survival. After all, birds of the same feather flock together.
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