KATHMANDU: Top leaders of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal’s Prachanda-Madhav Kumar Nepal faction have clarified that there is no dispute over the post in the party.
In a discussion with party-affiliated media persons on Wednesday, Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, senior leaders Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Kumar Nepal, and spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that the party was struggling for ideas, policies, methods, and practices.
The four leaders denied that there was any propaganda of a power struggle between KP Oli and Prachanda. “It’s not as if the debate within the party has been rigged for the post,” said Chairman Prachanda.
Recalling that they had united the party as a resignation rather than taking the lead and also abandoned the agreement to run a caretaker government on November 19, CPN (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda said, I’m not in a hurry to be prime minister, I’m not interested. ‘
What is a dispute about?
Top leaders of the Prachanda-Oli faction have said that the debate with another president and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is about ideas, policies, methods, and practices. They have tried to explain the debate taking place within the party in this way.
– To form a party directed on the basis of Marxism and Leninism or to hold on to bourgeois beliefs?
– To organize the party with certain political beliefs or to create a chaotic crowd?
– To be a person under the party or a party under the person?
– Will conscience rule or will power conscience?
– Collective decision making individually responsible or individual decision making collective responsibility?
Leaders said that a serious struggle was going on with the party chairman KP Oli on the same issue. Chairman Prachanda had earlier said, “The current debate is whether the party should be run on the basis of method, method, ideology or not. Once elected, the leader is everything.”
According to CPN (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda, after the agreement was reached to make him the executive chairman on November 19, he chaired one meeting each of the standing and central committees. He claimed that there was a democratic discussion in that meeting and the decisions taken by him were fundamentally correct.
But he said that success was ironic for another president, KP Oli. He said that the Oli group had gathered and shifted the policy saying that they would be defensive now. “The former UML should be united,” he said. It was said that the former Maoists should also be dragged and Prachanda should be attacked. ‘
He said that according to the same strategy, Oli would not even accept the decision of the party secretariat. He said that while the party was debating, the decision was taken in retaliation.
Stating that the removal of the chairpersons’ chair at the party meeting was not just a symbolic issue, he said, “It was prohibitive thinking and a tendency to enjoy insulting others.”
He accused Oli, another party president, of continuing to work for the party. While the party was debating, Prachanda said that the registration of the CPN-UML in the Election Commission, the slogan of the multi-party democracy of the people, the sloganeering in the streets with the slogan of brokers and nationalists were proof of that. However, he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Oli’s government.
Prachanda said, “We still want to keep the unity intact, but it is not only in our hands. So be prepared for the worst. ‘
The chairman must also accept the decision of the majority
During the discussion, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the tendency to say that I am the state and I am the party is a problem. That is why the unity process has not been completed for a long time and the party is limited to paper, he said.
Pointing to Oli, he urged not to be under the illusion that I am the president elected from the General Convention. Leader Nepal said that the party was united by dissolving both the parties and it was clearly mentioned in the constitution that the decision of the majority would be taken by the party.
Stating that the argument that unity should be reached by consensus until the General Convention is heard, he said, “If we have a different opinion, it does not mean that the chairperson should not have it.”
Stating that serious questions have been raised even in the running of the government, the Nepali leader said that individualism and anarchy have been created at the party as well. Therefore, it is not a battle of positions, it is linked to the question of whether or not to run the party in a methodical manner. ‘
Senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal also accused Chairman Oli of forming extreme factions. He said that a committee was being formed in the name of Madan Bhandari Foundation to form wards, forming factions and defaming them.
Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha Prakash said that the attempt to convert Oli was not successful. He said that the agreement reached on November 19 and 20 as an attempt at transformation had not been implemented and a crisis of confidence had arisen.
He said that the party should move in the direction of disintegration and prevent the government from failing to go to the polls.
Stating that a meeting should be held for that, Khanal said, “There is a problem as the meeting was not allowed to take place.”
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