Documents and Statements of the
Revolutionary Communist Party of Nepal

[Formerly named the Communist Party of Nepal (Revolutionary Maoist),
and originally named the Communist Party of Nepal — Maoist]

      This page is devoted to making available documents and statements of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Nepal. The RCPN was formed with the shorter original name of CPN—Maoist and the word Revolutionary was added later. On May 1, 2024, the CPN (Majority), led by Dharmendra Bastola, merged with the CPN (Revolutionary Maoist), and the combined party then took the name Revolutionary Communist Party of Nepal.

      The original CPN—Maoist was created in June 2012 as a split-off of the more revolutionary and left-wing elements from the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). In 2006 the UCPN(Maoist), later called the CPN (Maoist Centre), abandoned the People’s War it had been leading with such great promise and became a reformist parliamentary party mired in hopelessly ineffective bourgeois politics. The first party congress of the CPN—Maoist took place in January 2013. (This was formally called the Seventh National Congress, for reasons of historical continuity.)

      The founding Chairman of the RCPN is Mohan Baidya (or Vaidya), who is also known by the Party name “Kiran”. Articles by Kiran and other leaders of the new party back when they were still part of the UCPN(Maoist) can be found at individual leaders of the UCPN(M).

      Unfortunately, in its first years the RCPN didn’t seem to be able to develop a political line that was very distinguishable from that of the UCPN(M), and there soon developed views within it that they should merge back into the UCPN(M). But this did not occur.

      However, the initial failure of the RCPN to develop a truly distinctive and revolutionary line alarmed a major section of the new party, as did all the talk about rejoining the UCPN(M). Things came to a head in November 2014 when a section of the RCPN led by Netra Bikram Chand (“Biplab” or “Biplav”) split off to form a separate new party using the older name: “CPN Maoist” (without the hyphen, but later with parentheses around the word “Maoist”). It now appears to many that the revolutionary hopes of the Nepalese people may depend on one or both of these parties. The future line and strategy of these two parties is probably still an open question.

      If you know of additional documents or statements which should be posted here, or have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at:

Revolutionary Communist Party of Nepal
Party Documents, Statements, Articles and Interviews

Jangantantra, a new journal of the CPN (Revolutionary Maoist)

People’s Voice, Bulletin of the CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) [formerly the CPN—Maoist]

Maoist Outlook, Official Organ of the CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) [formerly the CPN—Maoist]