Editorial, Telegraph Nepal
Nepal as an independent and sovereign nation would have taken by now a Himalayan height had this “troubled” nation been allowed to steer the country by its own leaders. Mother Nepal was subjected to acts of unwarranted interference every now and then which continues unabated even as of today. In effect, we the Nepalese were denied the right that we rightfully deserved to rule our own country. However, whenever we got the chance to rule, our rulers were made to be in their pay roll. Admit this fact even it pinches. We became just salaried alien agents save a few.
We too committed some blunders. We must admit our own weaknessess.
The newly born Indian Republic, 1947, began to flex its colonial muscles under the direct supervision of then Indian Prime Minister, Pundit Nehru who when chastised by then Nepal Prime Minister B. P. Koirala got stunned and manipulated the latter’s ouster, certainly out of vengeance, by seducing late King Mahendra who not only sacked Koirala but also did away with the entire parliamentary system. And this is what the King wanted.
Nepal’s Congressmen would now come to their original senses when they will read as to how and why Nehru managed Koirala’s sacking as back as in 1960 itself. The NC men are thus advised to read our interview with the Indian journalist, Mr. A. S. Verma in our five questions column this week.
In effect, Pundit Nehru had advised King Mahendra only to sack the rival of the former but taking advantage of Nehru’s troubled relations with Koirala, King Mahendra took some added advantage to which the Nepali Congressmen appear not to be in a mood to believe. But they will have to take it for granted the truth as has been best told by Senior Indian Journalist, Ananda Swaroop Verma.
The fact is that Nehru must have been suffering from inferiority complex syndrome with the increasing popularity of Nepali Prime Minister Koirala, junior to him both in age and experience in playing political games, which was not only limited to this region but beyond as well. The towering NC leader Koirala had practically mesmerized the entire Socialist leaders of Europe which is what jolted Nehru who in turn, in all likelihood, may have hinted King Mahendra to cut down the size of B. P. Koirala. King Mahendra acted as per the design of Pundit Nehru.
Clearly, the sacking of B. P in Nepal was the net result of Nehru-Koirala personality clash. King Mahendra imposed his rule.
Because of the Indian perennial support, King Mahendra was quick enough to consolidate his new system. Madame Indira Gandhi, a super dictator that she was, toed her father’s line though at times she preferred to twist the Nepali arms.
Unfortunately, she was killed, 1984, by her own security guard, Beant Singh, or else she would have herself presided over the collapse of Nepal as a nation-state. Pakistan knows better as to what Indira Gandhi was.
The arm twisting affair continued until the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed by his own mother’s creation, the LTTE men somewhere in the Southern Indian plains.
Yet the poking of nose phenomenon in Nepal’s exclusive matters remains intact. Rajiv’s widow, Madame Sonia Gandhi is cleverly using her proxy, Dr. Man Mohan Singh, to play foul with Nepali politics. Beginning 2005, Nepal destruction campaign is in full swing without any interruption.
Several unique institutions of Nepal, some of which reflected Nepal’s unique identity, were devastated through the effective use and overuse of son(s) of this soil itself who by then were residing in India under the flimsy pretext of people’s war.
Everything that symbolized Nepal has all gone to the dogs. At best what remains with us is only the Bhdgaunley Topi which mercifully the JNU Graduate, currently the Nepalese Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai, has in his head. This Topi phenomenon too appears counting its last breath. Time permitting; it will die a premature death. Then a long silence is what is in Nepali store.
In order to further destabilize this country, some four Indian political entertainers are about to land Nepal. These Indian political comedians surely will press Dr. Bhattarai to yield to the Indian dictates. Bhattarai’s political acumen, who was born in Gorkha district-a district that had shook the world through the exhibition of its valor and courage during the two world wars, will be tested when he will meet these Indian limb twisters.
These Indian nationals though claim that they were on a private visit to Nepal but yet what is for sure is that the Nepali leaders will kneel down and submit themselves to the “super instructions from above” Indian gift and act day and night to fulfill the Southern instructions. Old connections will be cashed in a brutal manner.
In effect, this Indian set is arriving Nepal to tell Bhattarai to keep China at a comfortable distance or else face the Indian music.
Extradition treaty, stationing of Indian marshals, Nepali rivers pocketing and many more could be in the Indian demands.
Out of the four men arriving Nepal, being sent by proxy Indian Prime Minister, one is the proven destroyer of Nepal. People don’t want to see even his face in Nepal but he lands in Nepal even uninvited and grabs adequate media attention.
Nobody knows as to which Nepal’s political force has invited these four political men from India? But they are coming to squeeze Dr. Bhattarai. Take it for granted.
After this group, another KALASH YATRA may be in the pipeline. Bear with it the impotent Nepalese as we are. They will definitely chart our fate and future both.
Having said all these, we wish to sound to the general Indian population that Nepalese people possess high regards for them, however, we in Nepal take in a bad taste the naked manipulations being carried out by the Indian ruling elites in Nepali matters. Otherwise Nepalese people love and respect each and every Indian peoeple. Rest assured.
The Indian academic circle must understand this fact.
This should perhaps explain as to how much the Nepali people hate India’s Nepal policy makers.
Verma says that India must change its colonial mindset vis-à-vis Nepal. Perhaps this is sufficient enough.
Only the other day, Ambassador Jayant Prasad met the Nepali Prime Minister at his office in a highly objectionable manner. Jayant has begun to toe Sood line. The same schooling by and large.
Bhattarai’s sleepless nights must have already begun which will take certainly a new painful turn when he will meet Man Mohan Ji in New York some days later.
May almighty save our Prime Minister?
( Unconfirmed reports have it that the Indian party leaders have cancelled the visit).