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Nepali Maoist hardliner to split the party

Publication Date : 17-05-2012


Condemning Tuesday's agreement struck by major political parties on contentious issues of the new constitution for Nepal, the hardline faction of the Maoist party led by Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya is planning to organise protest programmes until May 27 and split the party after that.

The faction has decided to organise different protest programmes across the country from May 23 to 27.

According to leaders, they will protest from the streets and parliament until May 27, garner people's support and formally split the party after the promulgation of the new constitution.

The hardline faction said the new constitution will not meet the aspirations of the workers, dalits, peasants and other oppressed and marginalised communities.

According to a leader, the Baidya group will protest in a meeting of the Constitutional Committee and in the Constituent Assembly (CA) the agreement forged by the major parties.

According to a top leader, the faction will ignore the party's directions during voting in the CA.

The faction is holding consultations with various ethnic groups and communities to garner support. Of the 237 Maoist lawmakers in the CA, 75 are from the Baidya camp.


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