Democracy and Class Struggle says the change of mind by the CPN
Maoist leadership to lead the Government according to Chairman
Prachanda is due to
"There is a growing threat against nationalism and there is a need
for maintaining social harmony, that's why the Maoists are joining
"We are now ready to form the government as the parties in the
alliance including the UML and the MPRF have categorically urged us
to do so," he added.
However the key point is outlined in recent Editorial in the CPN
Maoist Red Star
"The people will understand it is not correct for the Maoist to join
a government if nothing can be done to serve the people"
If joining the Government helps reduce ethnic tensions the Nepalese
people will understand - but the minimum programme of the Maoists
also needs to be implemented through the Constituent Assembly with
the President and Vice President already showing inclinations to
exceed their Constitutional authority and constituting roadblocks to
The CPN Maoist leadership is the best judge of the strategy and
tactics on the ground in Nepal but the fear of its friends is that it
will be able to do very little in Government and become trapped in
bourgeois politics - providing its enemies with a chance of
discrediting and demoralisng the Peoples Movement.
We hope our fears are not realised and that the CPN Maoist has taken
the right decision.