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Hold conference after Maoist parties unite,Dahal tells RJA

Formal talks team not yet formed: CP Gajurel

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, February 16

Unified CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal today told Revolutionary Journalists Association to postpone its national conference claiming that the Maoist parties would unite within a few weeks.

Dahal told top RJA leaders Govinda Acharya and Om Sharma to hold the unity national conference of both the revolutionary journalists of the two parties only after the unification of the two parties.

RJA was all set to hold its first national conference in Kathmandu this Friday and Saturday.

“We are facing a hard time convincing our district leaders who have already booked bus tickets to attend= the conference,” said Bishnu Sapkota, a contender for the RJA chair.

However, leaders of CPN Revolutionary Maoist have claimed that the political document presented by Dahal needs lots of corrections.

While addressing the function to celebrate the 21st People’s War Day recently, Dahal had claimed that the Maoist parties would unite within a few weeks.

Vice-chairman of CPN-Revolutionary Maoist claimed that unity was not possible any time soon because no formal talks team has been formed yet to resolve the differences.

With the lack of necessary preparations, the plan of the four Maoist parties to make an announcement of party unity during the People’s War Day could not happen.

Four Maoist parties Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led Unified CPN-Maoist, Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Revolutionary Maoist, Mani Thapa led Revolutionary Communist Party-Nepal and Matrika Yadav-led CPN Maoist have been engaged in informal dialogue to unify their parties, claiming that they would have no future if they remained divided.

Dahal has been claiming that former senior Leader of the party Baburam Bhattarai was stolen away from the Maoist fraternity just to wash them out from the country.

UCPN-M Standing Committee member Lokendra Bista said more than half-a-dozen central members of Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist were also positive about unification of all Maoist parties in the country.

He said differences with the Baidhya-led party was gradually narrowing down.

A version of this article appears in print on February 17, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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