A New Maoist Party Has Emerged
The Next Front.
Last Week, a group of Maoists held a meeting in Dang district, western part of Nepal. Dang is known as the threshold of Rolpa, Rukum and Salyan-the Rapti Zone, the first base area of Ten Year’s People’s War. They formed a new Maoist Party–Communist Nucleus, Nepal. Comrade Hemanta Prakash Oli, known as Sudarshan, is the Convener of Communist Nucleus, Nepal. He was the first man who had taken responsibility of Base Area in the eve of People’s War. He was the Politburo member of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and division Commissar of 5th Division PLA, during the Ten Year’s People’s War. In 11 member’s Nucleus, most of the members are former PLA from the base area and the intellectuals from the urban area, who joined 10 Year’s People’s War.
In an appeal released on April 2, 2016 they have appealed to join Nucleus to fulfill the task of New Democratic Revolution. They have appealed also for the revolutionary polarization. In their appeal they have quoted the famous words of Comrade Mao : The seizure of power by armed force, the settlement of the issue by war, is the central task and the highest form of revolution. This Marxist-Leninist principle of revolution holds good universally, for China and for all other countries.
In their document, they have mentioned Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai as the traitor of Nepalese revolution and the faithful clients of Imperialism and Indian expansionism. In their document they have expressed revolutionary solidarity with the people of India, Philippines and Turkey, who are waging People’s War, against the fascist regime. Particularly they have expressed strong support to the People’s War in India. As they have mentioned– ”We must study the People’s ‘War in Philippines, India, and Turkey and should learn from their spirit and experience. We must follow the value of Proletarian Internationalism”. They have expressed deep concern also on defunct ‘Revolutionary International Movement (RIM). As the document writes: ”We must take deep concern and initiation and should contribute to form a new embryonic center–The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement(RIM).”
It is known to us that, these days Maoist party led by Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’ (now it is named as revolutionary Maoist), is facing massive internal dispute. Rapidly, it is going in the way to liquidation. A faction of this party, led by then General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ is going to merge his faction in the Communist Party of Nepal led by Prachanda. The faction led by ‘Badal’ has launched signature campaign against Kiran to join the UCPN (Maoist).This faction has accepted UNCP(Maoist) as the revolutionary party and Prachanda as a revolutionary leader. After the split of Badal faction, what the Kiran faction will do, is not clear. In document, Comrade Kiran has committed for the New Democratic Revolution through armed struggle. But in practice he has nothing to do. The main problem of Comrade Kiran is: not to move forward in practice. We all know, just to write in the document is not enough.
Another party, The Communist party of Nepal, Maoist, led by Comrade Biplav also is not clear in the ideological and political line. In the place of New Democratic Revolution, Biplav party has replaced ‘Unified Revolution’. ‘Unified Revolution’ is the character of Nepalese revolution or it is the Party’s political line ? They have not made it clear. Their analysis about International Communist Movement and the character of Nepalese society also is not scientific. To some extent, among the all Maoist organizations the organization led by Biplav is dynamic. But the ideological and political line that they are pleading is ambiguous. In fact, they are still at the crossroads.
Now the newly formed Communist Nucleus, Nepal has appealed the revolutionary cadres of all Maoist parties to join the Nucleus. There is going to be happened a new polarization of the Nepalese Maoist Movement. The revisionist will join Prachanda , the ring leader of Neo-reactionary camp and the revolutionaries will form a new revolutionary camp. There is a possibility of joint step between Nucleus, Baidhya led faction and Biplav’s CPN, Maoist. It is the demand of the time that later or sooner the revolutionaries will form a new center for the New Democratic Revolution guided by Marxisn-Leninism-Maoism.
It is the fact that, most of the revolutionary leaders and cadres accept, that the revolution of Nepalese society is the New Democratic Revolution and without arm struggle we can’t achieve the goal of revolution. But in practice, they don’t want to move forward. What type of armed struggle? Ideological and political line is the issue that the Nepalese revolutionary comrades are debating these days.
We want to make clear that there must not be any confusion, it is crystal clear that ultimately Nepalese revolution will take the road of Peoples War– Maoist Road of Nepalese character. The document of Nucleus also has stressed the following writing from Comrade Mao tse-tung’s famous document ‘Problems Of War And Strategy’.
Every Communist must grasp the truth, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party. Yet, having guns, we can create Party organizations, as witness the powerful Partyorganizations which the Eighth Route Army has created in northern China. We can also create cadres, create schools, create culture, create mass movements. Everything in Yenan has been created by having guns. All things grow out of the barrel of a gun. According to the Marxist theory of the state, the army is the chief component of state power. Whoever wants to seize and retain state power must have a strong army. Some people ridicule us as advocates of the “omnipotence of war”. Yes, we are advocates of the omnipotence of revolutionary war; that is good, not bad, it is Marxist. The guns of the Russian Communist Party created socialism. We shall create a democratic republic. Experience in the class struggle in the era of imperialism teaches us that it is only by the power of the gun that the working class and the labouring masses can defeat the armed bourgeoisie and landlords; in this sense we may say that only with guns can the whole world be transformed. We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
It is the point to note that, if we are revolutionaries, if we are Maoists, without hesitation, we must follow the spirit and value of above mentioned writing of Comrade Mao tse-tung. To follow the Marxism means to apply it into practice.