Maoists ctiticise their leaders, appeal for open talks
Kathmandu, Mar 14: Two members of the Maoist Central committee have criticised top leaders, Prachand and Dr Baburam Bhattrai, of ideological deviation and nepotism and appealed for an open discussion in the party.
'Prachand and Bhattrai should go through self-criticism publicly for showing non-proletarian tendencies in their recent interview given to Kantipur daily'', Kantipuronline quoted a statement issued by Rabindra Shrestha and Mani Thapa as saying.
Although the intra-party conflict was confined within the party so far, the two have appealed to all sister organisations including People's Liberation Army (PLA) to discuss the issues openly within the party from now onwards, the statement said.
''Earlier such disputes were limited within the party, but now we want everyone to discuss it openly,'' Shrestha said.
It's Prachand's rightist tendency and extreme deviation from the proletarian ideology when he says that he believes in active monarch and wants to see a republican set up in the country at the same time,'' the statement said, adding we urge him to withdraw his words and undergo self-criticism.
The two rebel members also alleged that both, Prachand and Baburam, never ordered their families to go to the frontline of the ongoing war against the state while their sons and daughters are being educated abroad in bourgeois traditions.
The statement has come at a time when Maoists and the seven party alliance have signed 12-point agreement to establish democracy and the government has announced rewards to the Maoists who surrender.