Telegraph Nepal, Editorials
Suffering from senility has become a common phenomenon in Nepal more so after we embraced the Republican order. The otherwise intelligent looking people till the other day appear to have become the victim of this syndrome. How can the Nepali leaders remain exception? Surely not. They too have been plagued with the disease which has recently been imported by our fate writers. The leaders suffering from this senility perhaps better understand as to wherefrom this sickness has entered into this nation.
We have been told that a person around the age of fifty plus half-heartedly (he has to) accepts this ailment which is both dangerous in content and in nature. Come the senility, the human being begins talking nonsense forgetting the substance loaded talks and at times even creates ugly scenes which many people in his or her society at large may not digest. Yet the people forgive him, after all losing sense is not a crime, considering his past career and contributions made to the society and the nation at large, if any worth the name. Loss of memory often lands one in serious controversy.
However, whenever a political nonentity but made entity begins talking like a “hopeless personality” and claims that he is the single one in Nepal who can reverse the course of entire country’s politics then things become quite imperative and necessary for all the countrymen to collect donations for his accurate treatment with proper diagnosis in an alien country which treats our leaders quite often. The treatment is indeed a free one. Senility must be cured on time, we have been told by medical practitioners.
Only a person who has gone senile can talk absurd.
And here we have the illustrious one-Madhav Kumar Nepal who “unfortunately” ruled Nepal ( the fate of mother Nepal that it was) for quite some months as the country’s Prime Minister is apparently suffering from acute senility or else how could he dare to make a statement wherein he threatened the former Nepal Sovereign that he could be imprisoned. Adding fuel to the fire?
Madhav Nepal forgot his dubious past as he was the one who rushed towards the Palace-the Western Gate-to submit his Prime Ministerial candidacy begging this coveted post from the then ruler of Nepal.
The King then denied him this post perhaps presuming in advance that Mr. Nepal is soon to go senile and thus it would not be in the larger interest of the society and the nation to appoint him as HIS loyal Prime Minister. Obviously, Mr. Nepal lost his temper after the summary denial of the post which may have, as a consequence, jolted his mental balance thus he instantly found it to be an opportune moment to side with those domestic and alien forces who were around that time already housed in a single camp with the lone campaign having in mind which, as understood later, was to “teach a lesson” to the one who had denied him the PM post. A calculated ploy that it was which later became evident with the political developments that followed later. Very freshly Chairman Prachanda has beamingly admitted this fact while talking to an Indian daily.
Thus what could be guessed is that Madhav Nepal, otherwise a perfect gentleman both in behavior and verbal talks, joined the team of those who were hell bent on ruining their own motherland under alien instructions. The whereabouts of this alien needs no further elaboration.
Madhav Nepal in a fit of high emotion mixed with anger stated that former King Gyanendra could be sent to jail if the latter conspired against the system now in place. Yes the penal action should be awarded to anyone who conspires against the system and the country of his or her origin. We subscribe to his enlightening views. But what penal actions should be awarded to those who act up against their own motherland by toeing to the direct and indirect sermons that have its “focal point” somewhere outside our own territories?
What penalty would Madhav then have for those Nepali leaders of his ilk who burn the national flag and threaten to split the country? What for those who wish to cut the fingers? And what for those who prefer Nepal turning to a war torn Sri Lanka? He must have listened to such threat loaded statements in the recent days but why he remained silent? Or is it that Madhav too prefers the vertical split of this nation which is perhaps his own as well. This sis unfair Mr. Nepal!
Former Nepali monarch is a commoner now. He has the right to speak and travel as and when he so desires. This is his fundamental right as a distinguished citizen of this country. Even the laws of the land cannot deny him from exercising his basic rights. Thus there is nothing to panic.
That Madhav spoke nonsense became evident from the public anger, save a few, which got its logical place in the national media. Most of the commentators flayed Madhav’s bogus threat considering that either Madhav has gone senile or it was his approaching retirement time.
We appeal Madhav and his ilk not to repeat such blunders as he too during his own Prime Ministerial tenure may have committed several blunders which may demand his own imprisonment.
If the Commission for Abuse of State authority, CIAA, files a case against him then things may surface as to how he used his State power for the elevation of his family members to higher ranks and how he was influenced by the local Indian embassy for having free Indian MBBS scholarship to one of his offspring (that must not have been a free one presumably) and the money he may have managed from the state exchequer during her marriage. Yet we wish her a happy conjugal life.
Mr. Nepal being a sensible person must not have made such outrageous remarks. Madhav should think that any lapses from his side and from the political quarter now ruling Nepal will be an added advantage to the one upon whom he has pounced in the recent days. HE has gained over these years. This is for sure. Silence pays more often than not. The erratic utterances of Mr. Nepal has jolted even the non-partisan population and forced them all to think as to whether they should side with the devils or chose a lesser evil for themselves.
Mr. Nepal! Be polite. Be modest that you are. Stop making childish remarks. You have lost the people’s love and honor at a single stretch. Try to regain your lost image which has touched a new low. And try to see writings on the wall.