This is another interesting article that has appeared in the bourgeois-royalist press in Nepal (and thus it should be taken with a large grain of salt) regarding the possible beginning of what could be regarded as a ‘rectification’ of the political and ideological line of the UCPN(Maoist):
Students affiliated to All Nepal National Independent Students Union Revolutionary (ANNISU-R), the student wing of the Unified CPN (Maoist), have heavily criticised leaders who have enrolled their children in expensive private schools.
Most of the students speaking at the closed session of the ongoing national convention of the Union opined, the leaders’ trend to enroll students in expensive schools had made their agitation against them difficult.
Accusing the leaders of creating a class difference within the party and showing double standard, the leaders have urged them to remove their children from expensive private schools and enroll them in government schools.
The Maoist student wing has been protesting against commercialization of education and had launched various agitations to control the fee in private schools.
This is an interesting complaint that has been raised by the ANNISU-R in the context of a) the rejection of the Prachanda document at the recent plenum and; b) similar complaints made against top leaders within the UCPN(Maoist) that go back as far as 2005 regarding the same issue. It seems to me that that what we are beginning to see if the rectification of the political-ideological-cultural line and structure of the party. I will attempt to flesh this out more fully in a subsequent post, however, for now I do not think that one can see the recent rejection of the Prachanda document at the plenum and the resurgence of these criticisms. I think that one should also see the recent Party plenum as not solely being around the question of peaceful transition or permanent revolution and insurrection, but also about a restructuring of the internal processes within the Party and the saturation of power to a single leader of a given Party.