Leadership against internal democracy: Dr Bhattarai
DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL
DHANGADHI, March 19: Maoist Vice-chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai on Saturday said the party rank and file was confused and facing difficulties in carrying out party´s activities due to intra-party disputes.
Accusing the party leadership of discouraging internal democracy, he termed the deep division in the party´s sister organizations as an unfortunate development.
"The dispute in several fronts within the party has become public, which is very unfortunate," he told reporters upon his arrival at Geta Airport in Dhangadhi. He also said that the dispute in the party´s labor organizations will have serious implications. He was of the view that such a development took place in the party due to the leadership´s failure to hold ideological debates.
"The leadership has not accepted the policy of internal democracy in the party. It has instead tried to impose policies and ideologies in a unilateral way from the center alone," he said.
Referring to a recent incident in his home district Gorkha, he also termed the local party leaders´ behavior toward him as immature.
"I am ready to die for truth and justice," he said.
He informed that the task of giving the government a full shape was taking more time as the leaders were trying to give the current government a broad-based coalition.