Baidya to "use" local level elections to promote own agendas

KATHMANDU: The Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Revolutionary Maoist decided to "use" the opportunity of local level elections to promote their agendas.

An extended meeting of the party's Central Committee held on Monday and Tuesday made the decision, the party Chairman Mohan Baidya informed in a statement today.

Casting doubt that it was not yet certain whether the elections would be held, Baidya said the party would take an appropriate decision to "use the elections in a revolutionary fashion", if they would really be held, as the polls would provide an opportunity to the party to protest the regressive governance system and establish the foundation among people for the revolution.

He maintained that there was not any conducive environment for the party to launch the revolution as it was striving for, therefore it would be better to use the opportunity of polls.

Baidya added that his party would not take part in the polls as itself, but as a "front".

Baidya's statement, however, clearly mentioned that the party would advocate against major political parties including Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN Maoist Centre and Rastriya Prajatantra Party.

The party split from the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led UCPN-Maoist had boycotted the Constituent Assembly elections in 2013.