KATHMANDU: Senior Unified CPN-Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai on Saturday said the party should revive the provision of ‘whole-timers’ to reinvigorate the party.
Addressing the separate political training organised by the parallel Kathmandu District Committee at a party palace in Baneshwor on Saturday, Bhattarai said the party’s organisational structure was in disarray, therefore leaders should focus on giving the party a new lease of life by reviving the provision of ‘whole-timer cadres’ though in small numbers.
He added that the party should also join hands with ‘like-minded left parties’ by devising appropriate party line and strategy.
Party’s organisational structure is in disarray, therefore leaders should focus on giving the party a new lease of life by reviving the provision of whole-timers
— Baburam Bhattarai, senior leader, UCPN-M
Bhattarai made it clear that there was no other alternative to the 16-point agreement, though the party was not happy with that. He said the agreement had to be reached because further delay in drafting of the constitution could have been detrimental to the party.
Constituent Assembly members of the party yesterday during a meeting had criticised the leadership for signing the deal.
He added that the UCPN-M was on the verge of collapse and therefore a new party line should be devised to revitalise the party.
Bhattarai told his followers that the conflict with the establishment has not been resolved yet and there were several parallel committees in the districts. Sources claimed that Bhattarai, after he was denied the chairmanship of the National Reconstruction Authority, would begin factional politics within the party ‘to harass the party establishment’.
Senior UCPN-M leader Devendra Poudel said today’s political training was organised for the central leaders who were left out during the previous training held three weeks ago. He said the organisers had invited general secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara for the political training, but he could not make it to the programme, so Bhattarai and Top Bahadur Rayamajhi imparted the training.
A version of this article appears in print on July 05, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.