Several Maoist parties unite to form CPN Maoist Centre

Kathmandu, May 19

The Unified CPN-Maoist, which was formed by unifying several Maoist parties after the CPN-Maoist joined mainstream politics, was dissolved today to form CPN Maoist Centre, comprising 10 parties, with Pushpa Kamal Dahal as its chairperson.

Ram Bahadur Thapa, who quit the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-RM, announced the formation of CPN- Maoist Centre at a grand function in Babarmahal today.

Addressing the function, Dahal said dissolving all the Maoist parties a new Maoist party was formed today.

He said the new party would create a path that would lead the nation towards socialism.

Dahal said with Maoist parties unifying, days of those wanting to revive monarchy were numbered.

He said the central committee members would begin mass meetings in different parts of the country to spread the message of unified Maoist.

Dahal claimed that the unity of Maoist parties would ensure that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission

on the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared People would work as per the Comprehensive Peace Accord.

Dahal-led UCPN-M, Ram Bahadur Thapa-led CPN-RM, Matrika Yadav-led CPN (Maoist), Mani Thapa-led Revolutionary Communist Party Nepal, Tilak Pariyar-led group of seven central committee members of Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist, 43 members from Naya Shakti Nepal, Gauravshali Party and CPN and Maoist leader Jayapuri Gharti joined hands to form the new party.

A meeting of the new central committee to be held on Sunday will finalise the party’s office bearers and date for the national convention of the new party.

Leaders have decided to form a secretariat of the new party, including the standing committee members of the constituent parties.

Sources claimed that they have tentatively agreed on the portfolios of the leaders – with Narayan Kaji Shrestha as vice chairman, Ram Bahadur Thapa as general secretary and Krishna Bahadur Mahara as deputy general secretary.

Dahal urged Chairman of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai to return home.

The chairman of the unified Maoist party also requested Mohan Baidhya, one of his deputies during the decade-long people’s war, to join the new unified party.

Today’s gathering of leaders of the CPN Maoist Centre decided to form a 699-member central committee under the leadership of Dahal.