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Maoists not happy with Nepali comrades

Nepali Maoists have come under fire from the Indian Maoists for "losing all revolutionary gains" and encouraging "Indian ruling class interference" in their country, reports Nagendar Sharma.

delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2007 16:48 IST
Nagendar Sharma

As the Maoists in Nepal struggle to make a difficult choice on whether to participate in the elections for the constituent assembly due to be held in November, they have come under fire from the Indian Maoists for "losing all revolutionary gains" and encouraging "Indian ruling class interference" in their country.

The banned umbrella organisation of Maoists in India, the Communist Party of India (Maoist), has raised questions on the eagerness shown by the Nepalese Maoists to join G.P. Koirala's interim government in 2006, which they finally quit last month, classified documents of the Maoists show.

"Overall, the decision of the CPN (Maoist) to dissolve the revolutionary people's governments in the countryside and to merge the People's Liberation Army (PLA) with the reactionary army will unfold an irreversible process of losing all the revolutionary gains achieved till now", the CPI (Maoist) spokesman, Azad said, in an internal circular for the party cadres.

The CPI (Maoist) has asked its Nepalese big brothers to reconsider their recent decisions and honour the sacrifices of more than 10,000 martyrs.

"We would seriously request the CPN (Maoist) and its leadership to reconsider some of its recent positions and learn from the history of past mistakes. The Nepalese party and people have a great history of struggle and sacrifice. Over 10,000 have lost their lives in the course of the present people's war", the circular said.

The Indian Maoists have accused the top Nepalese leadership, Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai of being over-enthusiastic to become a part of the mainstream political process.

"The decision of the CPN (Maoist) to participate in the government along with the reactionary parties, and to become actors in the ensuing game of parliamentary elections following the elections to the constituent assembly has come as a breather for the ruling class parties in Nepal and the parliamentary system of India", the CPI (Maoist) spokesman said.

The CPI (Maoist) has strongly criticised Prachanda for advocating a change in the outlook of Indian Maoists and accepting help from the mainstream left leadership in India.

"It is really a matter of grave concern that comrade Prachanda, instead of demanding the expansionist Indian ruling classes to stop all interference and meddling in Nepal's internal affairs, only talked of how their tactics would bring about a change in the outlook of the Maoists in India. Needless to say, these remarks will not only be deeply resented by the revolutionary masses of our country", Azad said.

The banned Maoist organisation has also trained its guns on India's political parties, especially the mainstream Left, accusing it of furthering a retrograde agenda.

"No wonder, the various ruling class parties and the so-called Left parties in India were elated at the change of stance by the CPN (Maoist) led by comrade Prachanda. They naturally hailed the line taken by the CPN (Maoist) and called upon the Maoists in India to realize the futility of armed struggle and to follow the Maoists of Nepal by participating in the parliamentary pig-sty in India".