"The Maoists publicly repeat that the popular classes have the right to remain mobilized and to continue their combat to carry out their program, whatever the results of the deliberations of the Constituent Assembly. The CPN-M did not fall into the electoral trap of seeking votes above all else. They carefully distinguish what they call their social base ("social constituency"), made up of the majority (poor peasants, urban workers of the popular classes, students and the young people, women, and patriotic and democratic sectors of the middle-classes) from their electoral base ("electoral constituency"), which, as with all electoral bases, remains volatile. To build this popular social base into a ruling organized social block, an alternative to the feudal-comprador block thrown out of power, constitutes the objective of the long-term combat of the CPN-M."
Writes Samir Amin on Nepal
“There is no Alternative but Socialism”: Samir Amin
[Prof. Samir Amin, eminent Marxist scholar and Director, Third World Network was in New Delhi on 17th November 2008, to address a Symposium on the Global Economic Crisis. He spoke about the current crisis and the way forward for the progressive forces, to Prasenjit Bose and Senthil Babu from the CPI (M)]. Interview courtesy India News Network.