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A Proletariat Beginning; will they succeed?

Nepal Maoists resolve eliminating private property as the first step towards proletariat state.
Yes. They have finally resolved to eliminate the private property. The CPN (Maoist) has decided to eliminate private property and has formed a committee to initiate it from the party leaders and cadres. After the committee completes finding the details of the private properties of party leaders and cadres, their possession will be transferred in the name of the Party. It is …

reported that a few leaders have already given the possession of their private property to the party. At the moment, when the capitalization reaches climax in the world, doesn’t it sound awkward?

Surely, the foundation for a proletariat state, as stated by the proponent of communism, Karl Marx, is the elimination of Private property. And the Maoists in Nepal have initiated it.

A few proletariat states e.g. Soviet Union and People’s Republic of China existed till 1990s. However, they have submitted before the expanding empire of capitalism and opted for it. This is the hour when the capitalism is reaches its climax and it is pretty difficult to challenge it and or go against its current. At this hour, Nepal’s Maoists have resolved to eliminate private property.

Capitalism is the global drive. After the Maoists entered the mainstream politics, many intellects had thought that the party will also abandon the extreme communism and opt for a model of political system, acceptable to larger section of the society. In the post ceasefire scenario, the Maoists also tried to persuade international organizations and donor agencies that their entry in the mainstream won’t have fundamental difference in economic system and foreign policy, except their bitter rhetoric against the United States.

Thus, the academia expected from the Maoists that they advocated the system on which the state shall guarantee the basic needs of people and rest the people will do.

However, these expectations seem not to meet. This latest resolution shows that the Maoists haven’t yet abandoned their goal to establish a totalitarian Communist state in Nepal. This lays the prospect that the Maoists will again lose the confidence of the country people and international community that they have been thinly gaining these days.

Besides, there are other questions inherent to this latest move. Its call for revolutionary land reform seems to go vain when there won’t remain individual property. A central leader Dinanath Sharma has claimed that party cadres will begin collective cultivation and control over their houses and property now onwards. This shows that the Maoists still believe agriculture as the major economic activity. In recent days, this assumption has failed in Nepal. Tourism has overcome agriculture and there are larger prospects for other industrial activities.

The Maoists have declared that this shall be the first step towards setting up a proletariat state. However, there lies a million dollar question whether the Maoists’ goal to eliminate individual property and set up a proletariat state will ever succeed against the global drive?