NEPAL’S POLITICAL SCENARIO : Promises not kept

Editorial Anandabazar Partika, 4 June 2010

Editorial, Anandabazar Partika, 4 June 2010

The political calamity of Nepal doesn’t seem to get over. It was only a week back that the Gana-Parishad (the constituent assembly of Nepal) was on the edge of collapse, when it failed to initiate the drafting of the constitution, even after completion of its one year tenure. At that time, the Maoists bailed out the government from the constitutional predicament.

According to the Maoists’ claim, at that time of crisis, Madhav Kumar, the present Prime Minister agreed to quit by 2nd of June, 2010, and thus pave the way for formation of a new government. But as being perceived, Madhav Kumar, after being cleared of the trouble, is now reluctant to leave his chair. This has quite perceptibly, infuriated the Maoists, who are now gearing up to dislocate functioning of the Gana-Parishad.

The Maoists cannot be blamed here. They remain out of the government, in spite of being the leading & largest party of the elected legislative, owing to the resignation of Puspa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, the Chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from the chair of the Prime Minister.

However, any government constituted by the parliament is bound to get crippled, if nearly half of the elected representatives of people stay out of it. Therefore, the present government formed with the help of Nepal Congress and led by Madhav Kumar of the Communist Party of Nepal (unified Marxist-Leninist), has no moral or legitimate authority to govern the nation. But as it seems, the in attendance Prime Minister hardly appreciates this reality. His present pretext is placing of the budget, though; his government doesn’t have the required majority in the legislative that can confer him the power to settle on a critical subject matter like budget.

As it appears now, Madhav Kumar isn’t set to step down on his own accord, though he was given the chair only for an interim phase. It must be remembered that his own party or even the present coalition didn’t get the people’s mandate to administer the government. The people’s verdict was clearly in favor of the Maoists. The Maoist party decided to stay off the government in the red of a row between Puspa Kamal Dahal and Ram Baran Yadav, the President of Nepal over the dismissal of the army’s chief of staff. In that state of affairs, just as a stop-gap measure, the present alternative government by the Communist Party & Nepal Congress became inevitable. It is well understood that such government can never be a permanent arrangement. The Communist Party as well as the Nepal Congress must realize that no government without the presence of the Maoists can roll out of the present structure of the Gana-Parishad. Also, no government without the participation of the Maoists, who has the majority of the mandate, can earn confidence of the people. Maoists have however honored the mandate and time & again rescued the present Madhav Kumar Government and Gana-Parishad from caving in.

The present Prime Minister and his government should now keep their word, at least as a token of gratitude.

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3 Responses to “NEPAL’S POLITICAL SCENARIO : Promises not kept”

  1. ajay kumar bairagi 5 June 2010 at 5:36 PM #

    bah! darun. aj kal tahole ABP o maobadider hoye itibachak lekha likhche. Eta khub positive khabor. ABP ke avinandan ebang SRAI-er Editorial board ke o avinandan. tabe ami mone kori nepaler puro sarkar ta cholche India Govt -er nirdeshe. tai Madhab kumar Nepal kotha rakhche na.

  2. rationalistbiplab 5 June 2010 at 10:30 PM #

    The supporters of Maoists should come on road and protest against crisis made by Madhab kumars.


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