KATHMANDU, June 21: Two days after formally announcing its split from the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Mohan Baidya-led Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist has claimed that 19 of the 26 chiefs of the party´s sister organizations have come in its fold.
Organizing a press conference at the office of Maoist sister organizations in Kupandole Thursday, Baidya´s party said that chiefs as well as more than 80 percent of office bearers and cadres of 19 sister organizations have joined the new party.
“Of the remaining seven organizations, four sister organizations have majority of former chairman [Dahal] and three others have majority of Baburam Bhattarai,” said Suresh Ale Magar. "But majority of leaders in those organizations are on our side."
Magar informed that chiefs of all 19 sister organizations including All Nepal Women´s Association (Revolutionary); Revolutionary Journalists Association; All Nepal Farmers´ Federation (Revolutionary); Society of Disappeared Fighters Families, Nepal; All Nepal Progressive Health Workers´ Association; All Nepal National Independent Students´ Union-Revolutionary; Nepal National Intellectuals Organization; Federation of National Industries and Commerce, Nepal; Dalit Liberation Front; All Nepal Ex-servicemen´s Organization; and Nepal National Industry and Commerce Organization are in their front.
Likewise, chiefs of Unified All Nepal Cultural Federation, All Nepal Teachers´ Organization, All Nepal Trade Union Federation, Nepal National government employees Federation, Nepal National University Teachers´ Organization, All Nepal Landless Association along with more than 80 percent leaders and cadre have joined Baidya-led party, claimed Magar, who is General Secretary of Aadibasi-Jaatiya Kshyatriya Mahasangh, Nepal,.
The Baidya side claimed that Pushpa Kamal Dahal has a hold in four sister organizations including that of students, farmers, workers and intellectuals and Bhattarai in the remaining three.
The chiefs of 19 sister organizations present at the press conference said that they fully support the newly-formed party and its decision to dissociate from the UCPN (Maoist). They have also suggested that a round table conference comprising all groups including marginalized and backward communities would help resolve the current political impasse and bring a new statute.