Now That They Are in Power, Maoist Comrades Start New Fight

Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” and Mohan Baidya at loggerheads

By Renu Kshetry

The central committee (CC) meeting of CPN (Maoist) held on Monday (yesterday) saw party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and leader of the hard-line faction Mohan Baidya present separate political documents. Prime Minister Dahal presented three options on republicanism – the federal democratic republic, people’s republic and transitional republic. It is the first time the party chairman has presented the idea of “transitional republic,” which, some analysts said, could be a middle-of-the road approach. Dahal has now offered to bring together the two factions – proponents of People’s Republic and Democratic Republic. Continue reading Now That They Are in Power, Maoist Comrades Start New Fight

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