KATHMANDU: In a shock turnaround, newly formed CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya said his party is not in favour of federalism, reasoning that the federalism might push the country into disintegration.
Chairman Baidhya has given this statement upon his return from a 10-day visit to neighbouring country China.
“I met with the high ranking government officials and the top leaders of the Communist Party of China and during the meeting they expressed concern over the party split and advised us not to go for federalism as it would push the country into disintegration,” said Chairman Baidhya upon his arrival on Wednesday.
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Speaking to the journalists, Chairman Baidhya ruled out the possibility of instant unification with the mother party. He, however, stated that if the UCPN-M upholds the principles of People’s Republic, the unification would be possible.
Chairman Baidhya along with his wife Sushma and politburo member Indra Mohan Sigdel had left for China on a 10-day visit at the invitation of the China Communist Party.
Ai Ping, Chief of International Department for South Asian Affairs of the Communist Party of China, who had come to Nepal on a three-day visit on June 29, had invited Baidhya to visit China.