The entire political paraphernalia is shaken and appears frightened as if some unearthly thing is to pounce upon them in the near future. But why? No body knows.
However, analysts here have tried to simplify the terror and fear that have at a time gripped
The alarm is there indeed. However, it is not of that magnitude that should make our firebrand leaders as shaky as they have become in the recent days more so after the almost defunct King offered animal sacrifices at the Dakshinkali temple last week. The cause for the panic?
It was just the animal sacrifice that the King offered at the said temple fortunately or even unfortunately coincided with the fateful day when the leaders here were celebrating the King’s downfall on the same day a year ago.
It was not only that for what they remained terror stricken.
Analysts say that the King not only ignored the D-day by maintaining his Royal tradition that fell on that fateful day, but what puzzled many a brains in Nepal including the sharp intellectual that the King was received by a contingent of Nepal Army in full Uniform at the temple premises.
The climax for such a fear among the leaders of New Nepal is here.
The King upon his arrival at the temple site, the Nepal Army in uniform played the same national anthem which eulogizes the King. Thus the King was granted full honor what he used to enjoy when he used to be an active and constructive monarch.
Unsubstantiated reports have it that the NA also honored the King with gun salute.
This news that was mostly ignored by the Nepali media, however, came to the open through the intelligence sources of the leaders currently manning the country.
Eye witnesses said that the NA had brought into action entire of its personnel in order to make his visit safe to and fro the temple.
So this was one main cause which boggled the heads of the leaders who felt some what irritated looking at the manner the almost sidelined monarch was being accorded the honor to what, according to the leaders, were not due to him.
Like it or not, the event happened.
However, analysts argue that if this sort of event happened then did the NA do it on its own whims? Or were the top-brass of the NA had got inkling from the acting head of the state?
Unbelievable though it may appear, given the position of the monarchy documented in the interim constitution, it should have been Koirala who must have hinted the Army men to be kind enough to the King. Or else such events could not have happened.
The panic is thus not unfounded.
Albeit, the Animal right groups condemned the animal sacrifice at the temple, though in a subdued voice.
As if this bombshell were not enough, yet another event of some what higher magnitude and dimension came to the notice of
This event was sufficient enough to shake the chairs of the current leaders.
The story runs like this:
The American Ambassador James F. Moriarty prior to leaving his country for a while, preferred to meet the ailing prime minister at his residence.
What the two discussed yet remains a secret. However, our analysts have collected the information that the American envoy appraised Koirala of the increasing threat to the liberal/democrats from the opposite political camps of the Communists. Moriarty is learnt to have point blank suggested Koirala that if the liberals wanted to exist as political parties then they must unite and face the challenges posed to this camp by the REDS. Moriarty’s understanding of the term liberals accommodates the King as well.
Koirala reportedly got the point.
However, a problem then cropped up as to who should be trusted to convey such a message to the monarch.
Finally Moriarty and Koirala agreed that such a person could only be the CoAS Rukmangad Katuwal.
Upon saying good bye to Koirala, Moriarty is reported to have rushed to the Army HQ wherein he met CoAS Katuwal and apprised him what had talked at Koirala’s residence. Moriarty also hinted Katuwal that his meeting with the King will be kept as a guarded secret.
Moriarty upon meeting with the CoAS left for
Katuwal had no other option left than to meet the King. He, however, preferred to enter the Palace in the evening so that no one could spot him.
At eight the same evening the King granted audience to the CoAs and the two are supposed to have held discussion for almost two hours.
The day after, the media knew of this episode and made a hue and cry which was only but natural.
The Military HQ, however, rebuked Media charges claiming that it was a ploy of some forces who do not want to see amicable relation in between the NA and the democratic forces.
Question now arises as to how this “secret parleys” in between the PM and Koirala and later with the King got leaked? Who leaked it? The persona who leaked it, what could have been his intent? What benefit from such a leak he or she expected?
Dristi weekly dated May 1st confirms that it was at best leaked by none other than the Prime Minister himself through Home Minister Sitaula. If so then what motive prompted Koirala to divulge his own plan wherein he too was some how or the other grossly involved? Keep on guessing!
Be that as it may, the political undercurrents in this country have suddenly gone up.
But then yet, analysts here say that these developments, at times it looked unusual ones even, were the outcome of the fear among the liberals as to what would happen to their existence if one fine morning the entire communists unite?
Perhaps it is this fear that encouraged Ambassador Moriarty to sound Koirala prior to his short trip to
He is supposed to be briefing the Ambassador designate Nancy J. Powell much ahead of her appointment in
Ms. Powell is presumed to toe the line of Moriarty vis-à-vis the Maoists, say telegraphnepal.com sources in
By the way, if the panic is real and if the leaders are really afraid of the King’s come back, should this mean that the EPA stalwarts still conclude that the King whom they sidelined was still very much kicking and alive? Analysts fail to understand as to this threat were a real or an imaginary one?
The Communists have reasons to remain vigilant.