Analysts at this paper though appear reluctant to subscribe to the views of Leslie verbatim on whether a country should have some philosophies and by extension political thinkers who could goad the nation, however, what is for sure is that we possess, we presume, more political thinkers and philosophies than is needed for a small country like ours.
What has also been seen in the recent days that
We presume that our leaders fit into what
In the midst of countless philosophies and political thinkers prevailing at the moment in
His connections with the
Some three decades back it was talked in the academic circle that late King Mahendra had a personal and strictly private notebook wherein he had “suggested” his heir apparent, late King Birendra, that “should the monarchy face a formidable threat to its existence, seek the support and abide by the instructions of Surya Bahadur Thapa”.
Analysts claim that the wise counsel of Thapa is yet valid. The now sidelined King perhaps in the recent days and weeks is supposed to have sought the support of Thapa. Thapa being a Royalist of the highest order, appears to have assured the King that he would spare no efforts in saving the institution from the hurricanes and the blizzards that have encircled the
Rumors in Kathmandu say that the sudden dash of this conspiratorial brain to Prime Minister Koirala’s residence one fine morning recently (our own sleuths though are sure of the exact date, however, they tend to presume it should have been November 30th-the day the Chinese high level delegation landed in Kathmandu), does tell that Thapa-the President of Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP) is still kicking and alive in Nepal’s turbulent politics that is there for all to see and feel.
Reports say that Thapa “received” a telephonic call (not sure from where it was?) on that fateful morning and instantly “proceeded” towards Koirala’s Palace in Baluatar.
When Thapa reached Koirala, the latter was having a bed-rest. Whether he was in Oxygen mask or not could not be known.
However, what was known to this website is that Thapa hurled at Koirala a volley of questions and sought answers to his piercing six questions indeed.
The questions as compiled by this website are as follows:
You failed in providing a viable outlet to the current political problems and thus you have miserably failed to lead the country. Why?
Why you Mr. Koirala having a track record of some six decades in the service of democracy, have ultimately handed over the country to the fold of the Left forces? Why you did it?
Why you are not doing any thing concrete when the nationalism aspect has been threatened which you are well aware of? Why you have neglected this serious issue?
Why you attempted to annoy
(Thapa maintains that Koirala’s indication to
Tell me, Mr. Koirala who are your advisors? Which and what sort of political advisors are dictating their own terms to you? If you go on “consulting” such advisors, can you imagine where you will land ultimately? Have you become so dependent on them that you have to abide by their preferred dictates?
Neither the Left forces nor we at the “liberal” camp agree to your recent political overtures. Why you have drifted from your original stance? Tell me why?
So these were the questions posed to Koirala by Thapa.
Listening to Thapa’s somewhat disturbing questions, Koirala for a while became restive. However, he had to say this only to Thapa:
“I trusted the Maoists more than what were desired and needed. In the recent days the Maoists have ditched me”.
Thus the meet ended but this secret meet has some significant “political connotations”.
To recall, this meet took place close on the heels of yet another previous meet organized by Thapa at his “private” residence. This “special” meet was largely attended by those Nepali Congress men who have in the recent past been demanding that
This is not all, NC leaders like K.B.Gurung, Gobinda Raj Joshi and Bijaya Gacchedar and some more have recently made it abundantly clear that
The moot question but then yet remains: “will Koirala go by what has been advised by Thapa?”
Be that as it may, Koirala-Thapa increasing “nexus” must not come in a good taste for the Left forces that have begun searching a suitable alternative to Koirala.
The problem is that the Left forces can’t replace Koirala as easily as the interim constitution now in force demands a two third majority for his ouster.
Now that the Madheshi parliamentarians have begun abandoning the parliament and the parties to which they were formerly associated with, the meet of Koirala and Thapa has not that much significance as such resignations coming as it does from various political quarters might have “greater” impact on the overall politics of the nation. The political destination of the country thus remains in a limbo.
Any way Koirala-Thapa meet can’t be dismissed easily.