Telegraph Nepal, Editorial
The most conspicuous political institutions people participate in the modern nation-states are definitely through the political parties. Concurrently, if political parties are to help their own voters promote their shared lofty objectives, for which the party or say the parties were created, nominees must first offer clear policy guidelines on pertinent issues that are associated with the voter demands and choices and then once elected, he or she must make rigorous efforts to pass the charted policies and make it compatible with which the part’s preferences and demand basically.
However, in Nepal’s case, the political party or for that matter the political institutions are not supreme but instead it is the self-made leader who commands the party. Mostly, dictators have ruled Nepal’s political parties as far as we can understand and have observed. Some make slogans of democracy but that is just a cover for the public consumption both domestic and international. None of the political parties functioning in Nepal have in effect practiced democratic norms inside their own parties. The Nepali Congress is a conglomerate of the so called democrats who prefer to serve the aliens more than their own nation. The UML is basically not even a political institution but a bunch of the people who loiter around the globe and collect foreign money only to be pocketed by the one who collects it. The party is like a potato which could be mixed up with any vegetable on earth. The party is just a group of Nepalese who in the name of politics were deceiving their own cadres and ultimately the nation. They are fake communists the bulk of which have become billionaires with tons of money in their possession. Some even claim that a few upper echelon UML leaders draw monthly salaries from alien countries by selling Nepal’s secret information. WikiLeaks published some good names very recently, if one were to recall.
Neither they possess political culture nor do they practice universal civic customs.
The Terai based Madhesh parties can’t be an exception to the rule if one were to believe the former Nepal Sadbhavana leader, Bharat Bimal Yadav, who tersely tells his audience/readers in a Nagarik daily article, October 17, 2011, that the Madhesi leaders split the party only with the single objective which is to get themselves elevated to the ranks of the ministers and in the process amass wealth. Politics for money.
According to this former distinguished leader now turned a political analyst, the Madhesi leaders have forgotten what for the Madhesh uprising was carried out. He says the movement was just for ensuring equality in the participation of state affairs and also for securing and ensuring their own distinct Madhesi identity. However, the present day Madhesi leaders, according to Yadav, as and when they are in power, forget the lofty tasks that they have to accomplish as per the promise but instead begin splitting the party for petty personal gains. Indeed, when in the footpath, they are reminded of the forgotten slogans.
Talking on the dangerous remarks very freshly made by nation’s defense minister, Sharat Singh Bhandari, Yadav claims that the Madhesi population of Nepal never have demanded a separate nation-state for themselves but their desire is to remain as a distinguished Nepali nationals enjoying what this community rightfully deserves from the mainland-Nepal.
Yadav then suspects the very political credentials of Minister Sharat Bhandari (as of posting this editorial, Bhandari has been sacked) and remains bemused as to when from this man became a leader of the Madhesis?
Yadav further suspects that the secessionist remarks made by the sacked Minister Bhandari may not be his own brain child but may have been forced to make such frightening utterances. This has some meaning underneath.
Yet another grand revelation former NSP leader Yadav makes is regarding those Madhesi leaders who have very freshly “entered” into Nepal and make the people understand, through fiery lectures indeed, that they were the real messiah for the cause of Madhesi population to which, Yadav claims, they were not. He even suspects that those who make communal remarks could be the ones who may have illegally pocketed the Nepali citizenship certificates and thus demands a thorough reinvestigation by the State authorities to ascertain as to which were the genuine Nepali nationals who could be adored as leaders of the Madhesi people and community at large.
Yadav has spoken the truth. Had this issue been raised by some not from the Madhesh community, he would have instantly been dubbed as ant-Madhesi and discriminatory Pahadiyas. However, Mr. Yadav by saying so and opening the eyes of the State has done a marvelous national job. Kudos to him. We will prefer to go by his advice and appeal the government authorities to provide some weight to Yadav’s summary declaration and act accordingly which would finally be in favor of Nepal’s real Madhesi brothers and sisters. After all, we have lived together for generation and generations. No Pahadiya would mind if their Terai brothers and sisters enjoy the benefits from the state to which they deserve unconditionally.
Be that as it may, Mr. Bharat Bimal Yadav deserves deep appreciation from all including the State for having brought up a matter of such high national import. However, one has enough reasons to suspect the India elevated government and the sitting set of ruling elite can do justice with what Mr. Yadav has spoken? We doubt. Yet things have come to the open. Attention Home Ministry officials!
(Here is juicy news: The sacked minister Bhandari and his own party Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gacchedhar exchanged some hard hitting blows this afternoon at the party office).