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Baburam Bhattarai: For a 'New Nepal'

Baburam Bhattarai is senior standing committee member of the politburo of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). In the April 2008 constituent assembly election, he was elected from the Gorkha constituency-2 by an overwhelming margin. In this interview, Bhattarai stresses the need for the people to exert pressure from below, articulates the CPN(M)'s vision of a "new Nepal" and the road to that goal, and foregrounds the need for "land to the tiller" and cooperatives in the transformation of Nepali agriculture. The interview, conducted in Nepal on May 3 by Stephen Mikesell and Mary Des Chene, was originally for WORT-FM community radio, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, portions of which were broadcast on May 4.
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