PROBLEMS & PROSPECTS OF REVOLUTION IN NEPAL
[A Collection of Articles by Com. Prachanda and Other Leaders of the CPN (Maoist)]

Third Turbulent Year of People’s War: A General Review
Com. Prachanda

1. Background

 With a new Plan for the new stage of 'Advancing in the direction of creating base areas' the historic process of Nepalese People’s War has entered into the challenging fourth year passing a turbulent third year. The third year of People’s War has remained qualitative in character compared to previous two years from the point of view of its intensity, vigorousness and profusion in experience. The Nepalese People’s War has completed three years 'begetting a fierce and forceful counter-revolution and immense opposition and providing strong resistance to it' in the great process of 'maturing the rebellious party' as Karl Marx stated. This historic advancement of People’s War is developing in line with as Lenin said 'creating abnormal and complex situation by own self in the process of one's own development'. It is advancing incessantly as Mao said 'with it's own dialectical rules of dynamism of People’s War and with ups and down, losses and achievements and ebbs and flows'.

 Setting aside the suppression and conspiracy of reactionaries and revisionists, one after another, the People’s War in Nepal has entered into fourth year with grand success which is in essence the symbol of success of five hundred martyrs of revolution, entire people's militia and the general Nepalese masses, communist revolutionaries and working classes of the world including the RIM and above all Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the great Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) guided by it. On this historic occasion an attempt is made to present a general review based on experiences in the third year.

2.  Wave of People’s Support and Emergence of Local People’s Power

 People’s War entered into third year with the initiation of Third Plan's second campaign along with grand success achieved in various activities like capturing thousands of quintals of grains from feudal and landlords to distribute among poor peasants, incidents of seizing land, mass mobilisation and events of organisational expansion. Millions of people observed the Second anniversary of the People’s War with great enthusiasm as their great celebration of real people's democracy with various military and non-military programs on the historic occasion of People’s War entering into the third year. In this enthusiastic background the second campaign of the Third Plan which gave priority to military actions advanced ahead. Actions of different scales advanced nation-wide particularly concentrating intensified attack on armed forces of the enemy by means of raids and ambushes in the principal areas of struggle.

 Along with success of military actions and mass mobilisation, preliminary features of new people's power appeared openly in proposed guerrilla zones specially in hills of Western Nepal. Practice of people's power started openly after overpowering principally the enemy's local agents and police force by people's guerrillas in the areas where political vacuum was created because of mass boycotting of reactionary local election. People's co-operatives, collective labour and farming, construction of rural tracks, bridges, memorials for martyrs, registration, purchase and sale of land, people's security, people's culture, people's court and running of schools etc. became preliminary daily exercises of new people's power. People in those areas felt themselves for the first time the master of their own destiny. For the first four months of Third year the main areas of Western Nepal experienced a de-facto liberated area. With some differences in degree, many areas in Eastern and Central hills also exercised preliminary people's power.

 During this time an extraordinary wave of people's support and organizational expansion developed in favour of People’s War from the capital city to all over the country. The reactionaries and revisionists who were clamoring about People’s War as 'terrorism and devoid of people's support' were dumbfounded to see the open endorsement of the people to the call for 'Nepal Bandh' made by underground Front Committee for the first time. It was made clear from the nationwide support of the people during "Nepal Band" that People’s War is the only revolutionary alternative in the Nepalese society and it has the support of the masses.

 Valor and skill of war shown by people's guerrillas in numerous actions during this period showed explicitly the development taking place in the military strength of the people. From the events of secondary districts in Western Nepal where the masses by themselves confronted the enemy police force seizing arms, to guerrilla activities of Tanahu Kalikatar that symbolised the pinnacle of Third Plan, have proved this fact.

 Thus the first four months of the third year become memorable symbolizing enormous mass support in favour of People’s War and the period of exercising the new people's power in different parts of the country specially hills of Western Nepal. No hypocritical propaganda by the enemies and opportunists can erase this historic truth from the heart of the Nepalese people.
 
3. Barbaric Feature of Enemy’s Strategy

 It is well known truth that anti-people and anti-national ruler of the old regime have tried to 'nip-in-the bud' the People’s War by resorting to genocide and state terrorism since the day of the historic initiation. Revisionist cliques, who were engaged in the tug of war for power and were for sale, completely submerging themselves in corruption, were in competition in the conspiracy against great People’s War. After the experience of one and a half years they saw that People’s War has flourished among the mass of the people and got strengthened day by day.

 In this context the imperialists and mainly the Hindu fanatic ruling clique of Indian expansionism speeded up pressure on their lackey Nepali parliamentarist clique to 'suppress' People’s War by all means. It is worth noting the vicious and conspiratorial series of propaganda made against People’s War through public statement by the American Embassy in Kathmandu and the thinking of the Nepalese People’s War with Pakistan by the Indian media. The fact that a single spark of Maoist People’s War can terrify imperialists and expansionists proves how hollow, weak and corrupt the world system they claim to be mammoth is. It is in fact the result of the defeat of the imperialist world system in the brink of political and cultural degeneration arid entangled in severe economic crisis. This further corroborates the analysis of revolutionary communists that the world revolution is at the near horizon.

 It is also well known fact that against this background the Nepali ruling class hatched a conspiracy for mobilizing the army and introducing a so-called anti-terrorist bill in the parliament against the Nepali people and the People’s War. But the Nepali people immediately branded the bill as terrorist and resorted to nationwide struggle against it. In the capital itself people's pressure mounted against the so-called terrorist bill and mobilization of army. The reactionary ruling class was forced to suspend the idea for the time being in the face of people's wrath.

 People took the episode of enacting the law as their victory and defeat for the national traitors and the mass murderers. The wave of mass support for People’s War and the emergence of the embryo of new people's power that ensued has been described earlier.

 Experience from class struggle and Marxism-Leninism-Maoism have taught us that when reactionary ruling classes foresee imminent danger to their rule, they present themselves against the masses quite differently. This different method of reactionaries is nothing but to scrap and throw into dustbin the constitution rules, laws, democracy, human rights and values and institutions so far spoken aloud by themselves and to swim in the pool of blood of the people. Under the Third Plan our great Party had already alerted the entire Party the fighters and the people against such lunacy of the reactionary classes.

 At last the same thing happened that Marxism-Leninism-Maoism had taught us and the Party had cautioned. To trample the people and People’s War, Girija Prasad Koirala of the fascist Nepali Congress Party discredited for mass murder and treason was seated on the Prime Minister's chair under the direct instruction of Indian expansionists. In the post of Inspector General of Police, Achyut Krishna Kharel, a criminal and notorious mass murderer of people's popular movement of 1990 was appointed. A so-called special security committee representing army, police and the government has been constituted in an underground conspiratorial way. For them neither a Bill nor any formal decision nor parliamentary values nor human right was to be honoured. This started the barbaric rule of reactionary class from the second week of fourth month of the third year.

 Under the socalled 'Kilo Sera Two' operation, a fascist campaign to massacre all, burn down everything and plunder everything" was launched. Rampage of murderers called 'commandos' equipped with most modern means of communications arms and helicopters was unleashed. Specially in the districts influenced by the People’s War, disappearing the bodies of the best sons and daughters of people after mass murder, killing en masse dozens in one place by shooting indiscriminately at unarmed teachers, students and guardians while observing guardian's day, mass murder of the group taking part in a marriage procession, slaughtering popular leaders of the people after arrest from home, plundering villages after their encirclements, commit barbarous crime of mass rape and murder, interfering nakedly at the peaceful and lawful activities of Maoist supporter students, women workers, peasants and oppressed nationalities nationwide as well as in the capital by imposing undeclared war on class organisations, attack on Maoist supporter newspapers, killing in false encounter, those sleeping at home, eating meal and walking on streets compelling the supporters of People’s War to sign the paper for surrender forcibly at gun point, making false propaganda and blacking out the whole activities of People’s War from the media and torching peasants hutments, have become the daily routine of the reactionary rule of the fascists from the last week of May (1998).

 Within last eight months of the third year, the fascist Girija Koirala clique of reactionary regime has murdered 500 party members fighters and supporters, hundreds of women have been victim of rape, thousands of poor peasants households have been plundered, and thousands have been jailed and subjected to inhuman tortures.

 Along with this vicious suppression, the reactionary ruling clique intensified such activities as hatching conspiracy for internal sabotage and misleading people about the great Party and the central leadership spearheading the People’s War. In this immoral and heinous act, the Nepali ruling clique has not only availed the services of US imperialists and Indian expansionists to train its murderer gangs but also assistance of Fujimori, the murderer of Peruvian people, has been received. Months long training programs have been conducted on genocide, suppression and conspiracy against people and People’s War at Lima of Peru and at Kathmandu of Nepal.

 Thus it is clear that the present parliamentary fascist cliques of Nepal like the reactionary ruling cliques of the world has adopted the strategy of sowing illusion and creating division, and encirclement and annihilation under the common policy of 'burn everything and kill everyone'. Since the last eight months they have been adopting the same strategy against the Nepali people. The rhetoric of 'democracy', 'parliamentary norms', and 'human rights' have entirely been proved to be farce in the eyes of the people.
4.  Revisionism: The Other Side of Reactionary Coin

 Since the historic initiation of People’s War, the old revisionist UML clique has been helping the reactionary regime, directly and the new revisionists, have been doing indirectly. The essence of tile revisionists has been to instigate the traitor and genocidal ruling clique for greater suppression in and barbarity by labeling the great revolutionary initiative of people as 'extremists', 'terrorist' , 'People’s War without people', 'romance of petty bourgeois', 'armed struggle was a mistake' etc. The scientific truth of the lessons of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism that in the age of imperialism and proletarian revolution no revolutionary movement against reaction can occur without relating it with the struggle against revisionism has been experienced first hand by the Nepali people from practice of the last three years.

 In this context the UML clique pursuing the reactionary strategy of the 'multi-party democracy' and flouting the lofty words of Marxism-Leninism openly as a trade mark for parliamentary elections, has emerged as the most reactionary. This is same revisionist traitor UML clique which betrayed the nation in the Mahakali Treaty acting as a naked lackey of Indian expansionism for the crumbs of reactionary power and the same was the clique which prepared the bill against so-called terrorism and extended full support in mobilizing the army in its capacity of copartner of the government last year, thanks to the great Nepali people. Whose resistance not only sabotaged the conspiracy of the UML clique but also millions of people got the opportunity to understand for ever its fascist character. Ultimately the traitor UML clique split into two amidst the whirlpool of people's wrath. In essence, this is the victory of Nepalese people against revisionism.

 It is the same traitor UML clique which under the direct instruction of Indian expansionism extended support on to the parliamentary fascist Girija clique (which was in minority in the parliament) enabling it to form the government and commit crime against the people. The UML clique is the one that saved the tottering government of the fascist Girija clique and participated in the government to get directly involved in national betrayal and genocide.

 People are witness to the fact that the revisionists ML clique which split on the issue of UML's national betrayal by chanting nationalist slogans, is no different from it in essence, both ideologically and practically. People expect that those raising slogans against national betrayal and state terrorism do not plunge into the dirty pool of parliamentarism. But as the ML clique is going ahead pursuing the same reactionary strategy of 'multi-party democracy' and chanting the dirty songs of parliamentarism, its slogan of nationalism has become a phony slogan only.

 Besides the above revisionists degenerated into the ranks of reactionaries the activities of right revisionists who claim themselves as the protagonist of 'Mao Thought' and 'New Democratic revolution' but spit venom against People’s War and revolve around parliamentarism have ultimately rendered service to the genocidal ruling class. In this context, the most mysterious mean, and stooge of reactionaries is Mohan Bikram Singh of the leading clique of Masal. His entire efforts are concentrated on to discredit and abuse the People’s War from the level of the reactionaries. The Masal leading clique (which in itself is on the verge of extinction) has gone down so low that its cadres have been degraded to the level of an agent of a reactionary police against the Maoist guerrillas. Many stupid activities against the people have been done by Masal in hiding and has gone to the extremity of immorality by implicating the Maoists in them. By entering into electoral pact with renegade UML clique to share couple of seats, Masal is reduced into the total service of reactionaries. Ultimately Mohan Bikram has turned himself into a pawn of reactionaries by accepting pittance from reactionary regime and by hurling choicest invectives against the People’s War.

 Thus, the new and old revisionists of Nepal, like the one all over the world have proved themselves as the other side of the reactionary coin by posing themselves against the people's great revolutionary initiative. Today Nepali people have been witnessing in their daily lives what was taught by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism by undeniable facts and logic that revisionism is the part of the reactionary school. Besides this Nepalese revolution is moving ahead and will continue to do so treading on the heads of revisionists as taught by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. The light of great People’s War has started to burn the dump heap of revisionism in Nepal and will succeed in turning it into ashes.

5.  Fourth Extended Meeting of the Party Amidst Repression and Resistance

 Our Party had visualised seriously about the fascist move of the enemy and betrayal of revisionist group specially under the Third Plan and generally from the beginning of the historic People’s War. No nervousness and deviations emerged amongst militants and the mass of people from the fascist move of the enemy and revisionists because the Party, militants and to certain extent mass of people were alerted to prepare against it. It was because these were expected in the class war.

 As per the plan the Party militants and the mass of people continued with the act of countering disinformation, breaking encirclement and mounting resistance. The Party maintained lively contact with masses in face of severe difficulties. New landmarks of sacrifice, devotion, bravery and self-sacrifice were created by responsible Party members and important guerrilla fighters against the reactionary brutality, while staying amidst the people. Party members and fighters successfully set hundreds of examples of historic ideal of self sacrifice for the Party and revolution. In the main areas of struggle when massacres in dozens were carried out in one village after another, the poor peasants inspired the Party continuously asserting 'let the Party continue People’s War for which they were ready to sacrifice everything'. Hundreds of women victims of barbaric rape by the reactionary joined the People’s War with hatred and helped to raise the revolutionary initiative of hundreds of thousands of working women to new heights. The Party got the opportunity to understand more deeply the level of patience, sacrifice, devotion and bravery that the mass of people possess for creating their own history under the leadership of the Party. Relation between the people and the party further strengthened.

 Under the circumstances of repression and resistance the Party convened the Fourth Extended Meeting of the Central Committee in the middle of the third year. Understanding fully the sentiments, seriousness and feeling of responsibility brought about by the class war the meeting after intense discussion passed unanimously the resolution "New Plan for New stage" in the form of leap in the direction of creating base areas. Many concrete and important decisions have been made by the Extended Meeting linking the three instruments of democratic revolution i.e. the Party, army and united front, with the glorious aim of creating base areas.

 On the basis of the synthesis of the teachings of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, a historic specialty of Nepali society and the experiences of two years of the People’s War, the Party has enumerated principal conditions for creating base areas in Nepal. With extensive theoretical analysis about guerrilla zone and base area, the Extended Meeting has laid special emphasis against the dangers of guerrillaism and reformism in the military field. This analysis and decision is clear to act as the revolutionary line for the Party for a long time to come.

 The Extended Meeting took most seriously the question of the process of transforming continuously the Party, the main among the three weapons of revolution, along a proletarian line as per the need of safeguarding against the conspiracy and pollution of enemies and opportunism, at a time when Right revisionism poses the greatest danger. It was decided to reinforce further the unified leadership of the Party emphasizing on the need to link the concept of two-line struggle with the synthesis of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of China and Com. Mao.

 In order to strengthen on the Party unity against the danger of bourgeois pluralism and wage struggle unitedly against enemies and revisionists at the present situation of war a decision was made to centralise further different levels of leadership and to establish consciously among the masses the role of different tiers of leadership, in particular the role of the General Secretary at the centre. The decision to establish the Party leadership amongst the masses in a more unified and centralised way is a decision of far reaching importance indissolubly linked with the decision of advancing ahead in the direction of creating base areas.

 Grasping with greater firmness the scientific inference that "People with no army has nothing of its own", the Extended Meeting decided to develop local military organisation as the Secondary force under the direct leadership of local Party and, to create platoons with the aim of developing them into companies under the direct command of regional commanders as the Main military force of the people, to develop people's militia under each area command as the Base force. Besides this, important decisions are made regarding centralisation, decentralisation and placing to develop the war skills of military formations.

 The Extended Meeting has laid stress on making the revolutionary United Front still more broader and as practical as a means for new people's power at local level and for propaganda and revolutionary mass's struggle at the central level. For that purpose concrete decision has been made to initiate to develop the local people's power in accordance with the principle of Three-in-one committees, while at the central level a united front consisting of different fronts, nationalities and the left, progressive, patriotic and democratic forces would be developed.

 Besides the above major decisions, the Extended Meeting undertook evaluation of contemporary political situation of the country, synthesised a number of questions related to the Party history, decided to rectify the Party and prepared a new detailed framework of the new Plan. The Extended Meeting further decided to implement the plan to advance in the direction of creating base areas from a particular date with a special bang.

 The successful completion of the Extended Meeting convened under adverse conditions and attended by cent percent of expected representatives was itself a telling blow against the reactionaries while a symbol of victory for the Party, the fighters and the masses of people.

6.  Declaration of New Decisions And Reactions to Them

 The convening of the Extended Meeting and declaration of its decisions became a telling blow to the reactionaries and revisionists who were exercising mass slaughter and state terrorism since four months. Reactionaries who clamoured that Maoist movement was under control and the revisionists who parroted the same were dumbfounded by this declaration. After some period of guarded silence the media of reactionaries and revisionists centred their attack on the decisions of the Extended Meeting particularly the centralisation of leadership and its establishment. New and old revisionists appeared very active in such attacks. For months they tried to spread false propaganda regarding the decision on the role and establishment of leadership labeling it as 'personality cult', 'dictatorship', 'evolution of kingship', 'creation of god' etc., and tried to mislead the masses. They resorted to the notorious Goebble's style of propaganda by labeling 'good' to a particular leader and 'bad' to the other, under the reactionary strategy to create division among the Party leadership and make one stand against the other.

 After all what is the mystery behind attacking on the issue of centralization of leadership and establishment by the reactionaries and revisionists? Are they really serious enough for not letting to develop 'personality cult', 'dictatorship', 'kingship' within the revolutionary Party of the proletariat? That is not the case for sure! Because they have been worshiping such personality cult, dictatorship and kingship. They should have been elated to see the same being repeated in the revolutionary party, but why are they creating a storm against the revolutionary party of the proletariat and its leadership? This is a crucial question for entire revolutionaries and the mass of people. Many of the honest people also are found to be confused on this question.

 Simple fact is that reactionaries resort to mass killing and state terrorism for not being able to bear the truth when the proletariat and working masses try to create their own state machinery against the reactionary state machinery. Similarly, when the proletariat and working masses try to establish their own leadership against the leadership of the feudal and bourgeoisie that becomes intolerable to them. So they attack with their full might to discredit and not let the proletarian leadership get established among the masses.

 Even here, when the Party proposed the Plan for creating base areas as the new political power and tried to centralise the leadership, and establish it in the form of new leadership, it became a matter of beyond toleration to the old regime, old leadership and its revisionist lackeys. Leadership is the key, but the question is leadership of which class? Entire history of revolution and class struggle in fact is the history of struggle for leadership. Again the important point is leadership of which class is struggling against whom? It is obvious that proletarian democracy is dictatorship for the reactionaries and likewise 'democracy' of feudal and bourgeoisie is dictatorship for the proletariat and the working masses.

 Similarly, the earth-shaking two-line struggles in the International Communist Movement are nothing but ultimately the history of the struggle for leadership. From the First International unto the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution the struggles waged by Marxist-Leninist-Maoists against anarchism, sectarianism and mainly right-wing revisionism are all for the leadership of the proletarian class. Bakunin dared to call great Karl Marx as a 'dictator', Kautsky labeled Com. Lenin as 'conspirator and dictator' and what Trotsky and Khruschev said to Com. Stalin? The whole world knows. Have not the modern revisionists labeled Com. Mao as 'worshiper of the personality cult', 'dictator' and 'war monger'? So, no room is there to be confused from the propaganda of the revisionists. When a rightist capitulator running away from class struggle goes to the lap of feudal monarchy just to save his skin, leaving the Party, revolution and the people, then he exposes his hypocritical culture by labeling the great Party leading the People’s War as 'monarchy' from the lap of reactionaries and rightist revisionists. We also saw how a common surrendering fellow is carried on the shoulder with great fanfare by the reactionaries and revisionists as soon as they find him. It should, therefore, be understood that when somebody has no faith in the revolution, the Party and the people, and the revolutionary principles of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, in order to conceal his rightist, surrendering character, he at first attacks the Party leadership. Objectively that forms the part of the strategy of the reactionary class.

 Among the conspiracies designed by the reactionaries and revisionists of the world over against proletarian revolutionary parties, the prominent ones are to try to alienate leadership from ideology, policy and program, alienate cadres from the leadership and mass of people from the Party. The attack on our Party and its leadership is the result of reactionary conspiracy to break such indissoluble relations which cannot be objectively separated out.

 How a communist revolutionary perceives the attack by reactionaries and revisionists? He understands the way Mao has stated: 'It is good if we are attacked by the enemy, since it proves that we have drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves. It is still better if the enemy attacks us wildly and paints us utterly black and without a single virtue; it demonstrates that we have not only drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves but achieved a great deal in our work.'

7.  Process of Qualitative Development in People's Military Capacity

 The Third year of People’s War was of qualitative nature from the angle of enhancing people's military capacity. The success of a series of high level military actions by the people's guerrillas during the so-called Operation Kilo-sera-two by the enemy and specially after the Extended Meeting, prove it. In the process of learning war through war itself the guerrilla fighters have been enhancing the skill of war qualitatively albeit confronting numerous difficulties. Incurring huge losses overcoming the natural limitations and drawbacks of apprenticeship and learning from every events. The bravery shown by people's guerrillas, their courage and instances of self-sacrifice have been inscribed in history as glorious episodes of Nepalese revolution.

 When the fascist Girija Parsad koirala seated on the Prime Minster's chair after sucking the blood of hundreds of revolutionary warriors and mass of people had arrogantly announced the Maoist movement to be under control through a press conference, right the very next day the reactionaries and revisionists met with a deadly blow from hundreds of successful actions in the form of ambushes, raids, sabotages and propaganda actions planned nationwide, as special bang. This successful blow responded to the state terror with red terror and played a far reaching role in entering into the great plan of creating base areas. That successful bang clearly showed that the massacres by the reactionary regime cannot extinguish the flame of revolution but plays important role to inflame further.

 In the context people's guerrillas successfully raided the Laliya police post in Dhanusha and captured rifles and bullets kept there. Similarly in the process of the great bang the guerrillas, as part of high level and successful military actions, raided Phalate police post seizing all arms and ammunitions there in. The same day guerrillas raided the police post at Nirmal Basti in Parsa seizing all arms and ammunitions. Immediately after that the guerrilla platoon in Rolpa, fought bravely with hundreds of enemy armed police force and succeeded in eliminating some, driving away others and later on breaking the encirclement of further hundreds of police force supported by helicopters, to safety.
 Presenting a model of intelligence and art of armed guerrilla warfare the guerrillas attacked dozens of police force stationed at the Jhimpe tower at Saunepani in Salyan district and seized large number of rifles, bullets and other items. In this context guerrillas granted amnesty to 10 police personnel who had surrendered after educating them. This incident has again clearly showed that guerrillas of the People’s War are not butchers like the reactionary gangsters but they are the 'great revolutionaries who treat the prisoners of war well and grant honorable amnesty to those surrendering before them.
 

 Immediately after this, guerrillas raided the police post at Bhattedanda in Lalitpur as part of continuation of valor of historic Bethan action and seized all rifles and ammunitions available there. After a few days, demonstrating another model of skill of guerrilla warfare, guerrillas ambushed a contingent of police force which was out to terrorize the people at Jhelneta in Dang, forced to surrender and seized all rifles and bullets but granted amnesty to the police force after educating them. In Dolpa of Karnali zone also guerrillas attacked successfully on a contingent of police force by ambushing them and captured their arms, and ammunitions.

 These are test examples of guerrilla actions taken place during the later months of the third years. In between, hundreds of actions like seizing of banks and arms in the banks, capture arms from feudal and annihilation of informers and criminals involved in genocide, sabotaging Minister's quarter in the capital in the police posts in different parts of the country and the factories of bureaucratic capitalists, seizing grains from landlords and distributing among poor peasants were successfully accomplished. Apart from these if propaganda actions of different kinds are to be counted the number would be in thousands. The actions after the Extended Meeting or those undertaken specially after the historic bang of October 17th, 1998, prove the failure of the enemy's so-called Kilo-sera-two operations, on the one hand, and the process of qualitative enhancement of the military capability of People’s War, on the other.

8.  Parliamentary Election; Another Ploy of Reactionary Conspiracy

 The coalition government of Nepali Congress and the United-Marxist-Leninist (UML), notorious for national corruption and mass murder, has put forward the so-called general election of the parliament as a 'Magic rod' to solve problems of the country and its people. They are clamouring day and night that from the 'election' when either of the two parties gain majority (not that they get majority but they show it), political stability, law and order, development works and everything would prevail in the country. These rascals who take people for a ride are shamelessly uttering all this nonsense.

 In the last eight years of the parliament four years were under the 'majority' government of this very Girija Parsad Koirala. What did the 'majority' government actually do? Kneeling down before the Indian expansionists it concluded the traitorous Tanakpur treaty, openly cheating the whole Nepali people. Life of the people was shattered by the same majority government letting price rise and corruption go unbridled. Dozens were massacred in the heart of the capital in indiscriminate firing by the government when people were on peaceful demonstration. Is not the same so-called majority government of Girija which planted false cases, resorted to indiscriminate arrest and administered inhuman torture against political workers and mass of the people differing ideologically? Is not the same majority government which under the banner of privatisation handed over whatever industries were there in the country to the Indian bureaucratic capitalists and pauperised the country?

 Even the later four years, too, the Nepalese government has been in fact under the Nepali congress and the UML clique. Who prevented them to deliver other things for the people and the country except for the loot, corruption, national betrayal, genocide and extreme degeneration and distortion? Who force them to quarrel for power like dogs fighting for a piece of bone and reduce themselves to commodities for sale?

 Today the same national traitors and mass murderers are presenting the parliamentary elections as a panacea for every ills. This is a more evidence of how the reactionaries look down upon the people's consciousness and their memory power.

 What is the reality? Reality is that the great historic process of People’s War has aggravated the crisis of the reactionary state. Reality is that the drama of the election is being staged ahead of its due time under the guidance of the imperialists and the expansionists as a conspiracy against the People’s War when it flourished further despite genocide, plunder and state terrorism. It is quite clear that only as a conspiracy against the People’s War a coalition government of the two is formed defying the general parliamentary norm of treasury bench and the opposition (in fact both are declared lackeys of Indian expansionism). The UML clique has surrendered not only before Indian expansionism but also before Girija clique of Nepali Congress. Today, Girija, by declaring election a war against the People’s War, has verified this.

 The reality is that the socalled parliamentary election will offer the people and the country more of national betrayal and genocide, more of inflation and corruption, more of poverty and unemployment, and more of degeneration and distortions. What would be a bigger illusion than to expect other things from the same class, same system thinking, same character, same clique and same persons?

 The reality is that because of the exercise of new people's power through the medium of People’s War, the feudal and imperialist forces are terrorized and want to divert the attention of people elsewhere so that they can isolate People’s War and eliminate it and hence they have been following this strategy. When the old tricks of reactionaries were foiled new move like this is forwarded. The way they are branding the parliamentary elections as 'liberation war', 'battle', 'litmus paper'. 'campaign against violence and terrorism', 'new revolution' etc., makes clear that the essence of the election is the conspiracy against the People’s War.

 But the People’s War will not go in for confrontation to suit them according to their provocation. People’s War will incessantly move ahead to fulfill the historic role as per its own plan by exposing the reactionary parliamentary hypocrisy and boycotting the mockery of election. The People’s War will continue to advance in its own speed before and after the election guided by the scientific principle of 'you fight your way and we fight our way' until the reactionary power is destroyed and people's power is established.

 The way the reactionary murderous cliques are posing socalled general election of the parliament as the litmus test against People’s War, has exposed their terrorised, defeated mentality and impotency. Furthermore their lamentations demonstrates the qualitative level of success achieved by great People’s War in three years.

 The old reactionary elements have openly and straightforwardly expressing the fact that the People’s War has become a serious threat to their entire system and hence the socalled general election is going to be held against it. But the problem is with the revisionist traitors who try to hoodwink the masses in support of the election by putting forward very cunning, immoral and hypocritical logic to safeguard the moribund and barren parliamentary system and to serve the interests of national traitors and mass murderers. People’s War will continue to advance as per its own plan by exposing the revisionists who are betraying the people and the country by shouldering the rotten system.

9. Conclusion

 From the above analysis it is clear that the advancing historical stream of People’s War is getting further strengthened with its entering into the fourth year after completing the third year. It has resisted successfully the conspiracy, suppression and terror of the enemy till today. Today, the imperialist, expansionist puppets and revisionist elements, in the pretext of the so-called election, are preparing for more dangerous conspiracy and heavy repression against the historic stream of the People’s War advancing as inseparable part of world proletarian revolution.

 The great Party, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which has been leading the People’s War based on the all-powerful principle of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, has been attempting to forge broader and stronger unity with all left, progressive, patriotic and democratic forces inside Nepal and communist revolutionaries along with justice-loving people outside Nepal in order to resist that conspiracy. It is a matter of pleasure for the entire revolutionary Nepalese masses of people that the RIM Committee which has been advancing steadfastly to establish a new International to advance the world revolution based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, and all Parties and organisations under it have been extending strong support and sincere help to the People’s War in Nepal in the true spirit of proletarian internationalism. Along with the process of that assistance today, international responsibility and solidarity of the Party and the people has been rising into new heights. Similarly various initiatives have been coming up in support of the Nepalese People’s War from the revolutionary Parties and masses of the people in India.

 Thus, the counter-revolutionary force and revolutionary forces are colliding at further new heights. Path may be difficult but the victory of the masses is inevitable. The Nepalese People’s War will continuously advance ahead in the service of world revolution whatever price it may have to pay. Ultimately the great ideal of communism, free from all exploitations and atrocities committed on man by man, will be established on earth.

Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism !
Long Live the Great People’s War !
Glory to World Revolution !
(February 1999)