Let’s admit the fact that Nepal’s politics is Indo-centric.
Let’s be honest and heartily accept that India dominated Nepali politics begins in India and some way or the other vanishes in India also.
Let’s keep in record these facts.
The Nepali monarchy was abolished on May 28, 2008 late evening by a Constituent Assembly declaration which instantly followed a “letter of congratulation” to the Nepali population sent by India’s Speaker of the Parliament, Soma Nath Chaterjee.
Rumors had it that the letter of congratulation was sent to Nepal a few days in advance by the Indian Speaker with a hope that the Indian Ambassador Rakesh Sood will some how or the other manage republic declaration in Nepal.
However, Ambassador Sood’s disappointment grew when he noticed that much time is being consumed by the Nepal Assembly in declaring the country a republic.
Those who saw the face of Ambassador Sood on the television (live telecast) could well guess how much worried he was as regards the delay?
Now, an honorable Justice turned country’s Vice President Permananda Jha the other day (to be precise a day ahead of India’s republic day celebrations January 25, 2009) beamingly disclosed that India remained instrumental in dismantling the Royal Institution of Nepal.
So, VP Jha made such a startling revelation on the eve of India’s republican day celebrations.
Look the tryst of the destiny. Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was elected as Nepal PM on August 15, 2008. This day is celebrated as India’s Independence Day.
Three days after the election of Dahal as the Prime Minister of this country, August 18, 2008 was set for his swearing in ceremony. Very unfortunate this day was both for the Indians and the Nepalese.
After the swearing in ceremony, the Indian Ambassador and PM Dahal shook hands with each other. The “handshake” was so vibrant and Hilarious that mother KOSHI River could not control her anger and crushed the nearby embankments and inundated hundreds of villages on both sides of the border.
Here too India got involved through the kind courtesy of mighty Koshi River because it caused immense damage to the Indian side contrary to what was expected.
The mother river nature took care of Nepal and her citizens residing nearby the embankment. Thanks Mata Koshi.
Very recently, to be precise on January 26, 2009, afternoon, right inside the Indian embassy premises an ugly event occurred much to the chagrin of the attending diplomats and common invitees who were taken aback to se such an unexpected but ugly scene that it was by all means.
It is time now that the Nepalese citizens more so the Nepali leaders should commit suicide for having displayed such a horrible event inside the compound of such a neighbor which prefers such events to recur every now and then so that the population here remains always ridden with inferiority complex.
Nepal’s glorious past was ruined in minutes. Those who witnessed this ugly event still recount the shameful scene and bow down their heads even in private.
The script of this sad event had been written in advance. Since the script was bad and thus the result should have been bad and the conclusion of the script was horrifyingly worse.
“The Maoists erratic boys must be sent to prison summarily”, Madhav Kumar Nepal speaking in Pokhara said when he saw his cadre thrashed by the Maoists boys.
Responding to Madhav Nepal’s some what objectionable remarks, Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai later said in Banepa, “A street dog can’t digest…butter” ( Kunni k Lai Ghiu pachtaina).
Both these utterances coming as it did from two equally powerful leaders belonging to two different political setting, were picked up by the media and by the day of the Republican day celebrations of India, 26, 2009, the two leaders had already become enemies.
It should have been the afternoon of January 26, 2009,( Monday) when hundreds of “special friends of India” had converged to celebrate the Indian republican day at the Indian embassy grounds, when these two leaders, e.g. Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai came face to face.
Look how the talks proceeded in between the two leaders. The Q/A session begins.
Madhav Nepal: “Dr. Bhattarai! You should control your tongue”.
Dr. Bhattarai: “I am currently thinking big for the country and thus I have no time to listen to your trivial matters”.
Madhav Nepal: “You are not supposed to make dirty comments”.
Dr. Bhattarai: “I told you that I have no time to listen to your inconsequential remarks”.
Madhav Nepal: “We have reports that the Maoists boys are thrashing our cadres under your command”
Dr. Bhattarai: I don’t have time to listen to your remarks”.
By this time both the UML and the Maoists leaders had approached the war of words of the highest level.
A scene was already been created. The entire attending participants had heard of this “exchange” of fiery words. When one learnt of this, he in turn said to ten more and the number thus got multiplied.
Entered the real administrator of Nepal into the scene.
He got the point. Since the two “august” Nepali leaders were creating scene inside his compound and thus his becoming serious in this regard was only but natural.
Look what he tells the “heroes and builders of New Nepal”.
“If you both want to talk to each other through a press-meet, I can arrange such a meet where you both can ventilate your anger towards each other”.
Had Ambassador Sood not intervened into the scene (eye witnesses told the telegraphnepal.com), the event could have taken a very very unfortunate turn.
The Rajdhani daily today, January 28, 2009, has published an editorial in this regard and has suggested the erratic leaders to “behave”.
Analysts say that Mr. Nepal must have been repenting on why he accepted the “donated” post to him by the Maoists. Analysts further say that if Mr. Nepal is a leader of any integrity, he should resign from the current post donated mercifully to Mr. Nepal.
Likewise, Dr. Bhattarai too must have at least maintained the diplomatic decorum that was also demanded of him on that very “India’s special day”.
Analysts at this website would prefer not to push their own comments for a variety of reasons. However, what the analysts would wish to say, if possible, that the day itself should be declared a “black day” as it was this day when the entire Nepalese have had to bow down their heads with shame.
The thrilling story thus ends but this should not mean that we hate Nepali leaders. All that we need from them is collective wisdom that enhances the glory of this sovereign nation for all time to come. Such ugly events damage our glorious past.Mind it! where has the story ended? In whose compound? Let's take note of this.