KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has threatened a revolt if its dialogues with the political parties failed to ensure new constitution and conclusion of the peace process.
Speaking at a press conference organized at Palungtar, Gorkha, after the conclusion of the party´s plenum, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the party has decided to initiate serious dialogues with political parties to conclude the peace process and to write the new constitution.
But he also warned that his party will mobilize people and go for a revolt if peace process and constitution writing were obstructed.
“We will make serious efforts for peace and the new constitution after we depart from here,” said Dahal. “We will intensify efforts from our side to end the current political deadlock.”
Asked what kind of proposal his party had to end the currnt political deadlock, Dahal said, “We have discussed the proposal in detail. We will first put this matter before the political parties,” he said. “We won´t disclose it to you first as this could fail our strategy.”
Top Maoist leaders had publicly said that they would come up with a new proposal to end the deadlock the current political deadlock after the party plenum.
Dahal said the plenum has decided to simultaneously hold dialogue with political parties and organize street protests for the cause of nationality, people´s rule and issues related to livelihood. “We will take people to the streets in order to make them (people) aware of the problems that may surface in the course of drafting the new constitution,” he said.
“On the one hand, we will try to bring positive results through Constituent Assembly and dialogues with the political parties while on the other hand we have decided to bring people to the streets if peace process is not concluded and the new constitution not written as per their desires and aspirations,” said Dahal.
Dahal said the plenum has decided launch a revolt if conspiracies are hatched to derail the ongoing peace process and promulgate the new constitution against the desires of the people.
Chairman Dahal and Vice-chairmen Dr Baburam Bhattarai and Mohan Baidya had presented three separate political papers in the plenum as the top leaders could not arrive at consensus on the party´s work plan related to peace and the new constitution.
The plenum has authorized the party´s central committee to settle ideological differences as Vice- chairmen Vaidya and Dr Bhattarai could not be convinced over the integrated political paper that Dahal presented in the plenum after incorporating their views.
“The deliberation on the papers has created grounds for unity in the party. The plenum has entrusted the party´s central committee to settle ideological issues both within and outside the party,” Dahal said. The CC will also chalk out the party´s future course of action for peace and constitution.
Top three leaders told media persons that there was consensus among them on issues related to the party´s immediate action plan on peace and the new constitution. They also said the central committee will now disucss the remaining differences among them and based on it Dahal will prepare an integrated paper.
The Maoist plenum could not decide who the principal enemy of the party was as plenum stood divided on it. “We have discussed about it in the plenum. We will hold further discussion in the party´s central committee to finalize it,” Dahal said.
Dahal in his political paper had argued that India was the principal enemy of the party. Bhattrai had opposed Dahal´s idea and had argued that identifying India as the principal enemy would harm the party.
Read, "party is not united, or there is some difficulty in this respect!". Otherwise where is the need to issue such a statement. Dahal position has been significantly challenged during this plenum, that is what we can gather?