Maoist politburo decides to push for 'national govt'
The marathon meeting of the politburo of the Unified CPN (Maoist) concluded on Monday, deciding to go for a Maoist-led 'national government'.
"We had serious discussions on the current problems in the country as wellas the party's internal issues during the politburo meeting. We weresuccessful in reaching the right conclusion and consolidating the partyunity," party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the end of the meeting.
He said the politburo has decided to push for a national government inplace of the "unethically and unconstitutionally established" governmentof 22 parties. He claimed that the national government would be formed ina few weeks.
Saying that the 'reactionaries' are trying to derail the peace process andkeep the Constituent Assembly inactive, Dahal said the party has vowed tostand up to the 'conspiracies' of reactionaries. He also said the partywould continue agitations unless the President's 'unconstitutional' moveis rectified.
The politburo meeting, which ran for two weeks at the office of the Maoistsister organisations at Koteshwor, passed Dahal's 19-page long politicaldocument with minor amendment.
Senior leader Mohan Baidya and his hardliner loyalists had criticisedDahal's document for deviating from the long-held policy of 'people'srevolt' to establish 'people's republic'. However, they did not bring upseparate proposal to counter Dahal's policy document.
It was the first meeting of the Maoist politburo after the party's exitfrom the government.
nepalnews.com June 29 09