In recent days, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the leaders of other parties in government, Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav, UML Secretary General Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Nepal and opposition leaders, NC President Girija Prasad Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba, RJP President Surya Bahadur Thapa, RPP President Pashupati SJB Rana- all are crying foul and not looking at the degrees of misery that Nepali people are having. All of them are trying to create unstable Nepal for their own sake. Everybody is seeing fishy out of Nepal's fluid political evolution.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is trying to play his trump card to save his chair. Prime Minister Dahal is openly voicing in favor of people's revolt applying the same methods while he and his ultra left comrades were in jungles for the change they sought. It is nothing more than to inject fear in the minds of people. Because of the fear injected in the minds of people might put pressure to halt political parties' recent assertive role to unseat the Maoists from the government.
We can also say PM Dahal is threatening the political parties if he is unseated no one will be able to run the state and the constitution making process will be dropped. The responsibility of this sort definitely befalls upon the parties who pull PM Dahal out of his chair. Without the help of Maoists, the constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic Nepal is impossible. If Maoist Party is not helped its response will be in the same manner.
PM Dahal's such blunt remark might have come out of India's instigation. A recent trip to Nepal by Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee might have played a major role in PM Dahal's dangerous speech. The leaders of Nepali Political Parties- Girija Prasad Koirala, Surya Bahadur Thapa, Pashupati SJB Rana, Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Nepal, KP Oli- all have become assertive after the Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Nepal trip. India is good playing Nepali leaders against each other. Whichever party rules India benefits from the instability of Nepal. Instability of Nepal provides bargaining chip to India. They can promote their business interests. Indian election is nearing. The big parties need big money and the money comes from business sectors. By pressuring Nepal Government in favor of Indian business community, the Indian parties in power accumulate a large portion of money to help tackle their super jumbo election expenses.
One more thing, Maoists are used to guns. PM Dahal might have thought it is easier for revolutionary to reach to their ultimate goal of establishing People's Republic by carrying guns and killing innocent people than by running and using government machinery.
It is an irony, King is talking about democracy and nationalism, happiness of the people and the development of Nepal. Still, King is considered outcast. If we look at the conditions of Nepal, whether someone likes or dislikes King, Nepal and Nepalese people are very safe if King is there to accept our guardianship. We, Nepalese have to bring him back to His place for our own sake. The national integrity is what we all should consider with top most priority.
There are so many countries in Europe where Monarchs still reign. In Belgium, Monarch is highly respected. Norway and Denmark have Monarchs. Sweden and England have Monarchs, too. They are better with Monarchs. With this institution, Nepal can be better, too. Nepal's King has asked just three years to correct the degrading tendencies in Nepalese politics. He conducted Municipality election. It is not his fault that parties did not take part. King would have conducted parliamentary election, too. During his period, corruption was almost zero. Once he heard bad about Dan Bahadur Shahi (Home Minister), he was out of job. King Gyanendra was listening to the people. Opposition got scared and thought if they take part in a parliamentary elections conducted by Royal Regime, King's image would be doubled. All they were saying, conduction of election was impossible even for an election of Municipality. They would have turned liars in front of the people. However, following the enforcement of the Federal Democratic Republic Nepal, a path to People's Republic, the faces of the leaders of different political parties have been exposed so badly.
Nepal has never been in such a state of instability and insecurity. Not just the lives of citizens are at peril but the existence of a very sovereign nation is itself in a vanishing point. Nepalese people are slowly realizing their blunders by making repeated mistakes trusting upon corrupt, immoral, vision-less leaders. Examining the recent political development, the forces of instability e. g. the bigger political parties and their leaders and the people's desire for safe and secured lives will see the inevitable reemergence of Monarchy even before the constitution for Federal Democratic Republic Nepal is spitted with ink. Instead, that ink will be used to ink the New Constitution providing Monarchy to take charge of its guardianship. Who knows, the dream of establishing 'New Nepal' might take place only after King Gyanendra's third innings as Monarch.
Chairman, Nepali Nationalists Organization (NNO), USA.
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