Splinter Maoist groups join hands to form a new party

Article Date: 
24 Feb 2009

Kathmandu, Feb 24: Two independent Maoist groups in Nepal have decided to join hands to form a 'nationalist party' which could work for the welfare of the people.

Terai leader Matrika Yadav, who broke the Unified CPN-Maoist last month and Mani Thapa, who heads Revolutionary Left Wing (RLW), the breakaway faction of UCPN-M, have decided to merge their parties to form the new party.

The decision was taken at a two-day meeting here in which representatives of both parties participated, Mani Thapa said, the Kathmandu Post reported.

"We have decided to join with Matrika and establish a revolutionary Communist party," he said. "We think that continuity should be given to People's War until its agenda are implemented."

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