The UCPN (Maoist) is on a drive to amass as much property as it can. The Maoist leadership and its sister organisation, the All Nepal Trade Union Federation, are preparing to buy Khanna Garment Factory at Balkumari soon after Tihar. But the party is supposedly planning a final revolution. What need does it have for fixed properties if it is heading into a revolution?
The Maoists got hold of Khanna Garment soon after they came into the peace process. Khanna Garment was put up for auction after its owner, Kewal Krishna Khanna, failed to pay the bank loan on his factory. But the Maoists occupied the premises before anyone could take part in the auction, leaving the bank helpless. It has been used as an office and residence for YCL cadres since, and over 50 party members still reside there.
The Maoist Party has now decided to use Khanna Garment as its Trade Union office, which was displaced from Paris Danda in Koteswor once that site became party headquarters. Sources say that the Maoists are now planning to buy Khanna Garment, and are seeking to collect Rs 30.5 million for the purpose.