Chairman of the CPN-Maoist Center, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda,’ has pointed out three of his own shortcomings since the party signed the Comprehensive Peace Accord in 2006. (CPA).
On Monday, the Maoist Center head delivered his doctrinal and political report to the party’s 8th general congress in secret session.
At the party’s extended meeting in Palungtar, Prachanda stated the first mistake was adopting a dual policy of internal revolt while lobbying for election outside. “At the moment, we shouldn’t have talked of revolution,” he claimed in the report.
Second, he said that he should have discussed the party’s integration of Maoist combatants in the Nepal Army. “The integration process proceeded as if it were a one-on-one business transaction. “Neither a mandate from the Central Committee nor a discussion inside the party were achieved,” he stated.
The abrupt deletion of ‘Prachandapath’ was the third fault, according to Prachanda. “Prachandapath was never brought up in any of the party’s meetings. Prachandapath was not an ideology, as we should have said plainly. If it was ideology, he believes that rejecting the idea should have been discussed.
He emphasized, however, that this does not imply a return to ‘Prachandapath.’ “It’s just a reference material,” Prachanda explained. “We have to synthesize it and move on.”