Nepal: Tit for Tat

N. P. Upadhyaya

Kathmandu: Nepali politics continues to be in the doldrums. Accurately speaking, from the day 'election defeated' Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned, June 20, 2010, since then the politics remains in a motionless position though the country has fortunately or unfortunately found a new Prime Minister from once again the UML party.

It has been more than eight months, the gridlock that prevailed prior to Mr. Nepal's resignation still remains kicking and alive.

The international community is not only apprehensive looking at Nepal's tricky political situation but also, let's presume for the time being, they must have been concurrently enjoying the free entertaining drama being staged by the superfluous and fraudulent power greed leaders.

This is no less an achievement indeed for unfortunate mother Nepal.

But why the politics is fluctuating Left and Right?

The crux of the matter is that the lobby ( a section of the UML plus Maoist combine)  which tried to pull the legs of India elevated Madhav Kumar Nepal Government and forced him to resign unwillingly is in itself surrounded by trouble of the Himalayan order because Madhav Nepal's lobby ( once again some from the UML itself and the rest from the caucus of the Indo-pendent leaders and parties) under the special instructions from the Southern neighbor apparently have vowed to create problems for the Khanal government and the crude reality has been that Nepal Prime Minister Khanal has not been able to provide a full shape to the government he heads.

Tit for tat.

This do mean two things.

First, the UML is distinctly divided into two differing camps. The first camp is working tentatively following the alien instructions and the leader of the other camp remains invisible. However, the Indian leadership along with its tamed and trained media believes that the indistinguishable leader of the second camp must be China and thus the alarm in the Indian establishment.

Whether China is the leader of the second camp or not is not clear as of now, however, what is more than distinctly visible is that the first camp is definitely being led by the RAW-the Indian Intelligence Agency.

RAW's main job is to create disturbances in the entire Himalayan Asia. Nepal is the main target since 2005. The attack on Nepal is in progress.

This has some logic as some men in Mr. Nepal's camp were declared friends of India. And when the entire Nepali Congress is assisting the Nepal-Oli duo in creating troubles for Khanal-the new Nepal Prime Minister-then it adds more value to the perception that the Indian regime is hell bent on destabilizing the Khanal set up simply because, as India presumes and the Indian media takes it for granted, China is behind the formation of the new Nepal government.

It is widely believed that the Nepali Congress leaders have been serving India more than their own country-Nepal.

In addition, the Indian regime is inundated with a psyche that since Maoists chief Prachanda has remained instrumental in the formation of Khanal led government and thus the government must have been formed with the tacit understanding of the regime in Beijing.

Unfortunately, the Indian administration takes Prachanda-the man who was basically their own man carefully nurtured in NOIDA for all along eight plus years during the so called people's war, as a Beijing man.

It is altogether a different matter that Prachanda's loyalty swings North and South suiting to his preferences and political compulsions. He can be made to swing easily, claim his detractors in the party.

A tip to the Indian regime.

Why Prachanda, if it were at all as per the Indian reading and understanding, went to the Chinese fold leaving India in the lurch must be thoroughly studied by the panicked Indian regime.

A job done with ill intent boomerangs. And it has apparently boomeranged.

Indian panic is thus real.

By the same token, Khanal too is being taken as a China man to what he is not. Khanal at best is a flimsy and indecisive political personality, claim his own party men. Thanks Prachanda that Khanal is the Prime Minister but with no ministers. But yet he is the Nepal PM.

A cruel joke indeed.

The fact is that the Indian regime and its marionettes in Nepal were afraid of the seven point secret deal that Khanal and Prachanda signed prior to Khanal's elevation as the country's Prime Minister.

Some of the articles contained in the said secret deal talks of forming a separate force of the Maoists militants which is what have been annoying the entire so called liberal/democratic parties of Nepal together with the Indian establishment.

It is because of this combined resentment, the government in Nepal is not taking a shape or is being deliberately not allowed to take a formal structure.

However, for the Maoists chief, the absence of a full cabinet in Nepal has become a matter of prestige for him and his party as well.

He has just vowed that he would offer a fresh "slap" to all those, both within and without, shortly and provide a cabinet of ministers soon.

To whom or say which forces Prachanda was referring to is any body's guess.

Yet some of his own party men still stick to the demand that the Ministry of Home Affairs should be allowed to be led by the Maoist party. No settling for less than Ministry of Home Affairs.

On the contrary, the South Block lobby functioning in Nepal in various shades and colors remain resolute in not allowing sensitive security related ministries to the Maoists come what may.

The tussle continues. But yet some high placed sources claim that Khanal will himself keep the ministry of Home affairs for some time until the brawl gets settled.

How the Indian machination will poke its nose further in Nepali politics will have to be watched carefully.

By the way, one good news for the readers. Ambassador Rakesh Sood is soon to pack from Nepal.

Sayonara Mr. Sood.

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  • Posted on - 2011-05-02    by     Capt. Nepali
  • Thank You for the good news. Sayonara sood indeed!! And on his way out I hope he takes half of our political leaders along with him to his homeland. They can settle there and not come back. They can perhaps start congress('k'- for Koirala) political party. Congress (k) can then work for the ethnic Nepalese living there and further the Greater Nepal Issue. Only then will we forgive them. Nepalese Congress(k) has no place in Nepalese politics. And let us not forget that potential NC (k) members are dispersed among a wide spectrum of political ideology- from NC to Madeshis and UML to Maoists. Even the army is infiltrated. A mass exodus of traitors will be good for Nepal.