CPN-MC expels three standing committee members

Kathmandu, February 23

The CPN-Maoist Centre today expelled three standing committee members — Gopal Kiraty, Lokendra Bista Magar and Bishwabhakta Dulal — for anti-party activities.

CPN-MC Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said the three leaders were expelled because they opposed the party’s decision to unify with the CPN-UML.

Kiraty issued a press release today, stating that the CPN-MC’s decision to expel them without giving them a chance to clarify their positions was against the party’s norms.

He added that the CPN-MC had initiated action against him and others for exposing party leadership’s rightist conspiracy to unify with the UML. “The decision to unify is against Maoist ideology and issues of identity,” Kiraty said in his release.

He added that he would reorganise the CPN-MC. Kiraty said he would protest against counter-revolution and form Young Communist League and other professional organisations. He signed the press release as coordinator of CPN-MC and appealed to all to support his mission.

Lokendra Bista Magar and Bishwabhakta Dulal said they had already quit the party and the CPN-MC’s action against them was meaningless.

Magar said he had quit the party on August 15. He added that he did not want to join any party immediately.

Dulal said he had severed ties with the party leadership on December 7.

“Kiraty is trying to reorganise the Maoist party, but I do not think a party which has been liquidated can be reorganised,” Dulal said. He added that Nepali communist forces had become capitalist forces as they failed to adopt right strategies to protect the interests of the poor and marginalised communities.

He said he would join the efforts of those who would create a new communist ideology taking into account identity and inclusion. “Many issues relating to identity and inclusion need to be resolved,” he said. He added that he would espouse communist ideology that could successfully fight capitalism which was flourishing due to globalisation.