recent quotes from Bastola of CPN(M)
To make the Nepalese people free of the feudal oppression; and bureaucrat capitalist domination, the Nepalese people have to establish a new government that is People’s Federal Democratic National Republic. In essence, this national republic is a People’s Republic. This People’s Republic will be a state where the nationalist, patriotic, democratic and the revolutionary forces will exercise a joint dictatorship under the leadership of the proletariat. This state will be a special type of dictatorship of the proletariat that will take the country towards socialism.
The slogan People’s Federal Democratic National Republic encompasses the necessary characteristics that are historically demanded by Nepalese society. The term “federal” ensures internal security of the oppressed regions and nationalities. Against the centralised feudal state, the Nepalese society has demanded a federal structure on the basis of the right to self-determination of the nation. The term “democratic” represents the competition among the friendly organisations to lead government in the state of People’s Republic. Again, democracy is a dictatorship, the dictatorship of the revolutionary forces that stand against feudalism and comprador bureaucrat capitalism. The term “national” represents the external security from imperialism and expansionism. And, in essence, the state will be a People’s Republic with the joint dictatorship of the friendly forces.
The historic Kharipati National Convention [Nov. 2008] looked back to the Chunawang meeting [Aug. 2007]. This meeting has termed the Democratic Republic as a transitional state neither bourgeoisie nor proletarian. The Marxist-Leninist-Maoist principle has taught the revolutionaries that there can be either a bourgeoisie state or a proletarian state and there cannot be any other state between capitalism and socialism. Only the Socialist state is a transitional state which lies between capitalism and Communism. Marx pointed out: “Between capitalist and communist society lies the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one into the other. There corresponds to this also a political transition period in which the state can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat.” Having settled the slogan People’s Federal Democratic National Republic, the confusion created by dictum “transitional” in the Chunawang meeting has been clarified. This slogan will lead to a people’s democratic state where there will be a dictatorship of the progressive, nationalist, democratic and revolutionaries and will have no such stage between capitalism and socialism.
Similarly, the Chunawang meeting had adopted a document scientifically analysed that a new type of situation will arise up along with the establishment of the Democratic Republic. The reactionary class and the bourgeoisie parties will attempt to transform it to a parliamentary republic, and our Party of the proletariat will try to transform it to a New Democratic Republic. Exactly at this point, the Kharipati National Convention put its finger over the heart of the political problem that this bourgeois element wants to transform this republic towards parliamentary democracy; these bourgeois elements not only exist outside, in the bourgeoisie parties, but also could emerge from within the revolutionary party itself.