Bhutan Communists Urge Financial Support

Published on May 24 2006 // Main News

Kathmandu May 23: Communist Party of Bhutan (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist) held open meets with Kathmandu based exile Bhutanese students, youths and teachers urging them to extend possible moral, logistic and financial support last week.

According to Nabin and Chintan Chhetri they are holding such meeting as directed by the central office. Chintan said they are including all the ethnic groups in their party from Bhutan. ‘Sharchops Mukti Morcha will soon come onto air’ he said. He claimed the party’s majority of the programs are almost based inside the country. Party is reported to have an aim of capturing villages and then cities, however, he did not make clear about when they will start arm launch inside Bhutan.

Nabin said they too have a sense of respect to other political and non-political Bhutanese organization. ‘Our party has come to a position of launching physical punishment’ he lamented. Nabin strongly urged Bhutanese staying in Kathmandu to extend five percent financial aid from their monthly salary to uplift the position of party.

Meanwhile, three other Kathmandu-based party activists were handed over the responsibility of collecting possible support including finance. However, participants demanded another brief interaction regarding lending financial support citing it’s misusage in the past days by other Bhutanese organizations.

The two cadres denied revealing their position in the party. Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM) had held several rounds of such meet in Kathmandu and Lalaitpur since the restoration of democracy in Nepal. Bhutan News Service/Desvakta Mishra