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Open Letter to PM Prachanda

September 13, 2008

Open Letter to the Prime Minister Dahal aka Prachanda..

 

I have the following three suggestions to PM Dahal, if he wants to be successful to govern Nepal:

 

  1. Security of the Maoist Leadership: The reactionary feudal elements and other regressive forces have now gone into hibernation as Maoists are busy exploring the newly acquired ‘treasures’ of the old regime. But, one day, when the Maoists will try to capture and redistribute the wealth of these regressive (samanti) elements, the latter will eliminate the top brass of the Maoists by creating some sort of road accident or helicopter crash. If Prachanda thinks that General Katwal will provide him personal security, he is grossly mistaken. He should not forget for a moment how Madan Bhandari was eliminated or how Gen Zia-ul-Haq or more recently, how the Southern Sudanese Rebel leader (forgot his name) was eliminated in a copter crash. As soon as the dusts settle down and as soon as the Maoists themselves go into ‘hibernation’ and themselves become a ‘lame duck’, the top brass of Maobadi will be eliminated through an imperialist conspiracy. In a strategic location like Nepal, neither CIA nor RAW will allow Maobadi administration to continue in the long run.

 

  1. Rehabilitate Comrade Trotsky: After the Bolshevik revolution, Stalin “widely” opened the gates of the party to opportunist elements (“chaite” communists) and finally captured absolute power after the death of Lenin. As a result of which, 99.99 % old Bolshevik Guards were eliminated by Stalin in 1936-1940, which included the Father of the Red October, Comrade Leon Trotsky (who was killed in Mexico in exile by Stalin’s agents). Therefore, there is historical injustice against Comrade Trotsky, which the Maoists should and could correct by rehabilitating Comrade Trotsky. In this regard, I suggest Comrade Dahal to make a dialogue with the Fourth International (Group that supports Trotsky) during his upcoming US visit. Mr Dahal has now an opportunity to bring the Maoists (RIM) and Trotskysts (4th International) together, clarify their differences and ensure party unification at the global level. That’s the only viable strategy if Dahal is serious to fight the global enemy (American Imperialism) with a global strategy.

 

  1. Diplomatic rebellion: India has exploited this nation for decades and centuries. It will give every pressure to Prime Minister Dahal to further cheat this nation. Therefore, I strongly suggest Mr Dahal to make a ‘diplomatic revolt’ in the Delhi Durbar. We Nepalies should not forget what Zulfikar Bhutto said: “Pakistan Ghaas aur Patte Khayega, Lekin Atom Bomb Jarur Banayega”. Formula is the same, if Nepalies want to sustain their national sovereignty and territorial integrity. India has got everything it wanted in Nepal from Girija – whether it is Arun-III, West Seti or Upper Karnali. Now, it wants Maoist help to IMPLEMENT these schemes. If Prachanda gives a green light to Indians to implement these schemes, then, I must confess: Mr Dahal is a No-1 renegade and a Traitor.

Nepal Maoists walk out of Government

September 18, 2007

walking-out.jpgIs this just a bargain or a strategic shift in Maoist Policy? walking-out.jpg

Nepal Maoist Working Style

July 23, 2007

800px-nepal_maoist_valley.jpgRecently I attended the meeting of a Maoist affiliated organization. They have invited two of their MPs – One male and one female. There were also district level leaders of CPNM. The male MP spoke about 20 minutes. Then the district leader gave a one hour session on the current political situation. The Maoist analysis of the situation was as follows:-

  • Role of Ministers in the government is just a ceremonial one, actual work is being done by secretaries and assistant secretaries who are loyal to Congress, UML or to the Palace. Maoists are learning how the system works, identify contradictions and intervene where possible.
  • The plans and projects forwarded by the Maoist ministries are changed by Ministry of finance without their knowledge.
  • The king’s time is over. He will never be able to organize a coup d’etta with the help of the army. The Americans have also said that they would like the King to abdicate. The Indians are playing a double role. If Maoist goes on offensive on an issue, they backtrack.
  • There is very little commitment in the government to conduct CA polls.
  • Situation in Terai is very grave. Indians, Americans and the palace are creating unrest in the Terai. That’s why we have raised the issue of Nationality and protection of national dignity.
  • The government and foreigners are trying to impose DDR for the management of PLA. But Maoist will not tolerate this. Now the reactionary forces have backtracked tactically as Maoist protested the work of UNMIN verification of PLA in Ilam. But we will continue to push for SSR formula.
  • The reactionaries are trying to confuse the families of disappeared and martyrs saying that Maoist is now in power and they have not done anything for their welfare.
  • If the current peaceful struggle of the party doesn’t yield any result, the party will make a decision for another “great leap forward”, and make a historical decision to change course.
  • India wants the Terai to be a single autonomous republic, so that Terai could be annexed in the future. But Maoists want to have separate Madhesh and Tharuwan republics there. In this point, Girija agrees with Maoist and he is taking up ‘strong position’ with India.
  • Maoist will have a landslide victory in the elections, if fair and free elections are held. But Nepali Congress wants to capture the election booths as they did in the past. But now that is not possible, because “we have our YCL”. That’s why all reactionaries are talking foul on YCL.
  • The people need to express their support to YCL for achieving republican setup in Nepal. If YCL has done any mistakes, people need to inform the party to correct their mistakes.
  • If Maoist will not win election, that means, there will be neither peace nor restructuring of Nepal.

The Moist leaders looked very confident about what they were doing in the government and on their roadmap for the future. The interesting thing was that Maoist Leaders were just giving instructions to the participants of the meeting. They even did not allow the female MP to speak a word. She just walked out of the room after 1 hour. There was no time for the participants to ask questions and get answers from the Leaders. I wanted to ask the Maoist Leaders how they are dealing with the secutiry of their cadres in the Terai, why Maoist ministers are so helpless in the cabinet and why there are so few Madhesi people in the upper ranks of the party. My personal view is that Maoist should stop this type of top down methods and the make these party gatherings more interactive. They should listen to what the people have to say. This is the one example of a Stalinist approach of running a party. Communists in the past failed because they thought they are more ‘intelligent’ than the people and the people have just to listen to what the leaders have to say.

My advice to Comrade Prachanda: Encourage participation within the Party. Listen to the people. That’s what Leninism is all about.

Maoist Strategy in Nepal .. Recommendations for PKD

July 21, 2007

_41324334_prachanda203.jpgHere is a discussion on the current situation analysis of Nepal Maoists (SWOT Analysis) and some strategic recommendations to them from the Marxist Perspective: Strengths:

  • Commitment for transformation of Nepali society
  • Commitment to the revolutionary traditions of Marxism
  • Ability to mobilize the youth
  • Innovative approach (concrete analysis of concrete situation) for changing and adapting to new strategies
  • Generally a unified party with organizational base throughout the country
  • A Clean image (in comparison with other parties)
  • International profile of Maobadi as one of the most successful Maoist Movements

Weaknesses:

  • Too much flexible at times, eg on questions like federalism, proportional representation, putting PLA in cantonment in haste.
  • Most party workers not happy with the ‘flexible’ approach of the leadership
  • Inner struggle between Intellectuals and non intellectuals within the party.
  • Young cadres’ irresponsible behavior with ordinary citizens, don’t know how a revolutionary party should behave (lack of proper training and education of cadres).
  • Some party workers at grassroots intimidating ordinary citizens in their personal interests.
  • There are so many ‘reds’ inside party, but few ‘experts’.
  • Some form of personality Cult, PKD is pushing his son in the party hierarchy higher up.
  • One person occupying many positions (One person one post is not applied). Poor governance inside the party.
  • Marxism is the summary of the advanced knowledge of human civilization, which has to be internalized and mastered by a class (poor peasants and workers) who are backward in every respect.

Opportunities:

  • Feudal regime in crisis in Nepal, there is real opportunity for Maoist to capture power and transform society (end of feudalism)
  • Improved relations with China are an asset (but will China provide the needed help in the needed time is yet unknown).
  • India’s dominant role in Nepal has ended, now Americans, Indians, Chinese and British are competing with each other for their share of the booty, creating opportunity to exploit these contradictions.
  • There is widespread dissatisfaction within the Nepal army and police due to feudal oppression inside these outfits. There is opportunity to exploit the leadership contradictions within Nepal’s security forces.

Threats:

  • Indian invasion or India waging a proxy war to control Nepal in its grip
  • Americans want to establish Nepal as a Base to spy against India and china, exploitation of Nepal’s energy sector in the future·
  • Leadership crisis in Madhesh Mukti Morcha and other ethnic groups within the Maoist (Limbuwan, Tharu, Seti Mahakali)·
  • 10 year people’s war could not affect (to worsen) much the situation of middle class due to which Petty bourgeois parties still dominate in the political scene. ·
  • There are royalist elements inside Army, burocracy who could stage some type of coup d’etta

Past Strategy:· Fight the Government, but don’t damage the economy much, better collect tax from ‘comprador capitalists’ to run the war. Strategic issues:

  • Should Maoist keep surrendering to the Expansionists, Imperialists and their local agents (NC, UML, Palace?)·
  • Should Maoist continue its current strategy of give and take?
  • Or should it go for public uprising or even armed revolt?

Strategic Recommendations:

  • Come out of government, take the role of opposition rather than just becoming a rubber stamp of the Lackey’s of India and US
  • Don’t forget the task for preparing for the Next and final edition of peoples war.
  • Improve governance within the party, one person one post, free and fair elections to all the party positions. No one should be party president for more than two terms.
  • Make preparations to destroy the economy and thus forcing the middle class into the revolutionary camp.
  • Build relations with CPI (Maoist) and actively seek their support from Bihar and UP, Uttaranchal and Bengal.
  • Make the party more inclusive by increasing representation of Madhesh, Tharu and other depressed communities in the central organs of the party.
  • Put strong mechanism in place to supervise the behaviour of party workers and assess the relationship of the party with the people.

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