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Nepal Maoists must concentrate on continuing the class struggle’

Posted by ajadhind on May 8, 2008

K. Srinivas Reddy in Hindu – 5th May 2008

It is possible only when they do not become part of government
Be wary of the possibility of coups, assassinations
They would be powerless to effect radical changes in Constitution

HYDERABAD: In a shift from their earlier stand on the Nepalese
developments, Indian Maoists maintain that the current situation in
the neighbouring country provides immense possibilities for carrying
forward the revolutionary programme by relying on the masses and
carrying out the class struggle, while utilising the State.

However, such a scenario will be possible only when the Maoist
leadership in Nepal does not become part of the government but
concentrates on continuing the class struggle, says Azad, Maoist
spokesman in India.

In a statement on Wednesday, the CPI (Maoist) Central Committee
described the electoral victory of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)
as “a verdict against feudal monarchy, Indian expansionism and U.S.
imperialism. ” Cautioning them “not to become dizzy with success” and
to be wary of the possibility of coups and assassinations, the
committee said the real test would begin once the CPN took over the
reins of power.

The Maoist party was of the firm view that radical restructuring of
the system would not be possible without militant mobilisation of
masses. Such systemic changes could not be brought about through
State decrees and laws.

With the Nepal Maoists lacking a majority in the Constituent
Assembly, they would be powerless to effect radical changes in the

There were only two alternatives — either to compromise and adjust
with reactionary forces or to mobilise people and intensify struggle
through all means, including armed insurrection. The CPN should be
fully prepared to confront coup attempts, assassinations, artificial
scarcity of goods through economic blockades and sabotage by inimical
forces that included India and the U.S, the Maoist party said.

While sending their “fraternal revolutionary greetings,’ Indian
Maoists reminded the CPN leaders that very limited gains could be
achieved by a government which came to power through elections.

“Survival of such a regime depends on taking a conciliatory stand on
several crucial matters. Hence to overestimate the prospects of
radical restructuring of the society or economy by a Maoist
government would be illusory,” the statement said.

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