june 13: With the party standing on the threshold of split, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday presented a seven-point proposal for party unity to Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya who leads the dissident camp in the party.
The Moaist chairman presented the unity proposal during a meeting of the rival factions held at his residence in Lazimpat, informed Dahal´s aide Shiva Khakurel.
Dahal in his proposal reiterated that he is ready to quit the leadership for the sake of party unity through the deliberations in the central committee of the party. “The leadership ready to change the government through the political consensus among the parties in identity-based federalism,” the statement reads.
Dahal has also agreed to evaluate all decisions taken after the party’s Paluntar meeting.
Meanwhile, Baidya, receiving the proposal, told Dahal that he would come up with the final say only after discussing the proposal in their camp, Khakurel added.
Leaders from both the factions have also agreed to sit for further talks with regard to the proposal probably this evening or Thursday, Khakurel said.
Dahal´s written proposal comes after the dissident camp during Tuesday´s meeting held at Baidya´s residence in Gongabu insisted that the party establishment should come up with a clear-cut written proposal should it think unity in the party is still tenable.
They had insisted that Dahal commit the proposal in writing, arguing that the Maoist chief had broken promises several times in the past. Earlier, a Standing Committee meeting, attended by the establishment faction had decided to push for party unity, persuading the disgruntled faction to not hold the plenum called for June 15.republica