Nepal: Armyís stern counsel needed, as Gen Kayani spoke

N. P. Upadhyaya, Telegraph Nepal

Kathmandu: What remains is just the explosion. Explosives have already been managed and search goes on to find a suitable person who could be able to ignite the detonator.

Presumably, if things come to a halt and if pressed further by the parties now in opposing fight to finish camps, the lame duck President will accomplish the task though he pretends that he stands for consensus among and between the major parties. All that he needs just a hint from above. To recall, he made already some bids in this regard but prematurely got leaked.

Or, the Nepal Army Chief, General Gaurav S. Rana, who as of now remains as a mere onlooker of the deteriorating situation as if he were not native of this beleaguered country, will jump to the scene to correct the political aberrations? He should in effect, by this time now, spoken much similar to the manner how the Pakistan Army Chief, General Kayani, November 5, 2012, alerted the Pak nationals, leaders and other institutions alike stating that “we should not be carried away by short term considerations which may have greater negative consequences in the future and that “let us take a pause and examine the two fundamental question: One, are we promoting the rule of law and the Constitution? And second, are we strengthening or weakening the institutions?

Nepal Army Chief must now serve warning to Nepali leaders.It is getting late. Delayed warning will serve no purpose.

Though political situation in Nepal and what is going on in Pakistan may differ, however, what is for sure is that institutions in Nepal also were being weakened deliberately.

Yet General Kayani made a million dollar suggestion wherein he made it clear to all and sundry that “development of any country depends on synergy and coherence of all State institutions. Consensus building is an important aspect to achieve meaningful and irreversible national progress”.

Meaningful lessons should be learnt immaterial of its origin.  

Or will the third force, to what HE claimed for himself just a few days ago while inaugurating a Hindu temple make a comeback in order to put the derailed country on track?

The likelihood though remains. Chairman Dahal remains already in a panicked state.

The fact is that the nation now needs a detonator expert whose detonation, if a constructive one, will surely be appreciated because the national population are in a gasping state for a variety of existing political hotchpotch.

But who will take the lead? The question yet remains a guess work only. Yet what is for sure is that explosion will definitely take place sooner than later.  

The President, many believe, that he has still the hangover of his former Party-the Nepali Congress which elected him to the current debatable post after the calculated demise of the Constituent Assembly, a Nepali burden that it was, simply because he listens, as is rumored, to only his former party colleagues and then recognizes only those parties which have tentatively ruined the nation and invites only those for a special meet with him and in the process ignores the rest of the emerging or recognized parties that have had their representation in the now dead CA body. Tea party reception money his office has in plenty. Use or misuse of State coffer?

For instance, for Nepal President, some four parties, out of three dozens, should determine the fate of Mother Nepal and it is these parties with whom the President either fears or possesses some extra love and honor.

Perhaps he would have taken it for granted that he would honor only those parties which have perpetual relations with New Delhi administration or else he may be dragged to foot path, to which he will come down eventually, which gets substantiated by his clandestine linkages with Pranav Mukherjee, now the President of Indian republic born 1947, with whom he is presumed to seek “suggestions” as and when he so desires. This is widely believed and presumed. Thy fate mother Nepal.

To recall, Nepal President reinstated the government sacked CoAS Katwal upon the straight directive that the former received late evening of May 3, 2009 from Minister Mukherjee. This event does tell so many things unspoken.

Ok Fine let he be allowed to listen to Delhi rulers but people have reasons to suspect his own real political credentials. If he corrects himself the better or else he too will be dubbed as a man supporting the cause of the “traditional neighbor”.

Back home, the politics remains in a limbo and the shaky President is busy in inviting his preferred parties for talks in series which have so far yielded no solution instead aggravated the already troubled politics.  

The parties in opposition, according to President, were NC, UML and some fringe political paraphernalia, which have at least pushed the Maoist’s led government to a corner that deferred the presentation of the national budget expected to be presented soon to some distance that is after the Tihar festivals. When it is so then analysts presume that it will get one more extension up to the end of the Chhath festival. Logic is there.

Nevertheless, the fresh idea of the government is to send the budget proposal to the President office for approval and issuance of Presidential ordinance on November 16, 2012 and the President, as the government hopes, will act accordingly. But what if he rejects?

However, the parties remain adamant over their clear cut stance that no budget if there is no new national government’s formation.

Yet observers believe that finally the parties in opposition will come to terms with the government and allow the budget to be presented all in the “name of nation and the people”.

In doing so if the people on the one hand will be happy with their august leaders then on the other the parties in opposition too will enjoy some under table financial benefits awarded to them from the government side.

This politics. Shame on us all that we have been hoping against hope from these entire useful national burdens. Is this our fate until the end of Nepal?

Written November 13, 2012 posted Novemeber 15 with some additions: Ed.


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I agree


  • Posted on - 2012-12-12    by     BR
  • Are you for real!? You want to add another mess in a pile of mess. Pakistan army muddling in politics is one of her misfortune and you want the same for Nepal.
  • Posted on - 2012-11-16    by     gaunle
  • Yes it may act as fresh blood transfusion, but like kidney dialysis it cannot last for ever as we see in SE asian contries!But for a nation it has to follow cetain code of conduct which Nepal is lacking very badly.