Nepali Congress, previously a vibrant democratic party undoubtedly, has now become a toothless old tiger which neither can scare nor kill the fellow jungle innocent colleagues.
In effect this party began to take a dangerous slide when late Girija Prasad Koirala headed from Beijing (some claim Hong Kong) straight to Nai Dilli and met with ferocious Prachanda who was the State guest then of the Indian regime-the former seat of East India Company.
Late Koirala brokered peace (which peace the people have yet to understand?) with the Indian regime simply to humiliate the then ruling sovereign King Gyanendra and the price the nation is paying since then, honestly speaking.
Some speak others prefer silence out of fear. Analysts admit this hard reality.
And now late Koirala’s half-brother, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, is threatening the Maoists to step down or a sort of political hurricane would sweep the party from Singh Durbar power corridors. Best joke of the festival season.
Sushil made a call of this sort while talking to his own party workers in Nepal Ganj while on his way back to Kathmandu, October 26, 2012.
In the process Sushil da made a jovial comment.
Look what he said, “if the incumbent government doesn’t facilitate the formation of a new government then the upcoming street movement will brush off the current set up led by PM Babu ram Government.
Easier said than done Mr. Koirala. Resignation in a silver plate is what perhaps Sushil wants from BRB. To hope is not a crime in a democracy.
As if this joke were not enough, Sushil made yet another announcement wherein he stated that beginning November 9, 2012; his party together with the UML will heat the streets for unseating this government.
BRB must have laughed. Ratnapark to Ratnapark movement is round the corner.
But yet Sushil made a very important announcement that the now dead CA cannot be revived under any circumstances and that the country must face a fresh poll.
But Sushil did not mention about the kind of poll. For the CA or for a parliamentary election?
Thanks that he assured his audience that sooner than later his party will formally decide that the NC preferred now the fresh poll. How Deuba and Poudel will react to this Sushil call will determine the political health of the party itself.
Analysts opine that the NC has already lost its original political stamina and “usual foreign backing-the traditional one”. Matured political analysts instead take this party as a decaying one. Yet some others claim that the party has already decayed beyond repair.
The NC, if the party wants to exist, must then devise new formulae which is compatible both to the party and the overall political health of the country.
The message is loud and clear. By sending threat loaded signals to the astute Maoists will make no difference to the party of the former rebels. This party has several cards under its sleeve which can make NC and the UML to fall flat in series.
The Maoists even after the split have not lost its political charisma propaganda wise yet its numerical strength though has definitely plummeted. The slide may continue.