Telegraph Nepal, Editorials
Nepal Maoists, principally the pet project of the Indian establishment which by now has been proved by default or otherwise, apparently has come of its age. This assembled group of former radical communists went in search of “enlightenment” much the same way as Gautam Buddha, born in Nepal, did some twenty six hundred years ago, by heading towards South of Nepal.
While Buddha attained his enlightenment without seeking the support of the then rulers in the South, our exploratory Maoists though have had to submit themselves to the mercy of the former colony men across the border in order to ravage their own mother land which they proved on June, 2002 when the two “heroes and builders” of New Nepal inked an agreement which assumed the force of a Treaty with the Indian regime as disclosed recently by Sukh Deo Muni-the lone Indian Guru of the Maoists.
Lord Buddha though kept on moving across the territories which is now called India but Nepal Maoists remained permanently seated in New Delhi as the “Guest of Republic of India-1947”. And managed to damage their own soil from the secured shelter place. Great nationalists. Our salute. Mother Nepal must have wept silently though.
While Professor Muni’s revelation speaks of so many things unspoken about the very intent of the declaration of the so called people’s War against Nepal, it also concurrently speaks as to how the Nepali communists begin with anti-India slogans and finally straighten out in Jille-E-Lahi Emperor seat in Naya Dilli and ultimately how they are being overly used by the one(s) which sends them all to Kathmandu in a “package” and manages the Nepali state of affairs to run as per its dictates.
The Maoists people’s war though caused immense damage to the Nepali infrastructure, whatever it had, but the “new home grown people’s war” which was rehearsed by the otherwise disciplined cadres of the ones who championed the said ‘imposed’ War to be fought with their own soil in Kathmandu, July 20, 2012, reminded of adventurous Hollywood films. When the rehearsal was so thrilling then we can’t imagine of the climax that is yet to come. Yet we would love to watch the entire thriller. Have patience.
The seventh plenum meet of the namesake Maoists was in progress and the time was for the party workers to comment upon the proposal (already influenced by Ambassador Shyam Saran) which was read out by Chairman Dahal the other day. The moment one speaker began making his sharp comments against Vice Chairman Bhattarai, the latter preferred not to listen to his blistering remarks and wished to sneak out of the plenum hall. This had been enough for Janardan Sharma Prabhakar-the Nepali version of V. Lenin, who could easily read the Bhattarai mood and thus he jumped to the podium and thoroughly tightened his fist around the neck (the Shirt neckline) and forced him to seat back. It was like a horror film never screened in a big hall that it was at the Bhrikuti Mandap, close to Nepal Tourism Board office, and with this unprecedented pandemonium prevailed for all along the session until it was announced closed. Thanks it was closed or else the HOME GROWN PEOPLE’S WAR (sans Indian support this time) could have been a matter of great headache for the entire Kathmandu Hospitals to take care of the wounded veterans of the People’s war.
Yet things did not stop here. Upon looking that their “paramount” leader-Dr. Bhattarai being pounced by one of the sincere disciple of Comrade Dahal, one enthusiast from the Bhattarai camp took the courage to throw a Chair directed towards the Party Chairman, the Supreme Commander of the People’s Army, which, we have been told, hit the back posture of a frightened Dahal who too wanted to leave the venue sooner than later to avoid his further insult from his own regimented cadres. Yet the swinging chair approached Dahal and hit him hard, we presume. It was just like what we call Tit for Tat, if you kill my cat, I will kill your rat. Split seed has already been sown. Thanks Mohan Baidya was not in town.
The session came into an expected climax wherein one could see the unbelievable. Thanks the Almighty that the Chairs were made of plastic material or else many a heads would have broken and many a legs and limbs would have been found scattered here and there.
As was expected, PM Bhattarai took to his heels to inform his wife as to how he was insulted by his own cadres belonging to Dahal’s group. Yet Chairman Dahal kept his composure intact but got the point as to why he and his associate Bhattarai were made the dangerous target by the Rolpa jungle tigers.
To come to the point, the reasons behind the swinging of the chairs must have well been understood by the champions of the people’s war. We also presume that we too along with our intelligent readers have got the point.
In summary, the irritation associated with frustration mixed up with the acts of cheat and deceit played against the innocent and illiterate “Maoists Militia” by their leaders at the highest level must have collectively found an expression at the seventh plenum meet. While the leaders enjoyed luxurious vehicles and resided in posh Bungalow and amassed wealth cashing in upon the people’s war while being in power, then the main actors who rocked the nation under the instructions of their Delhi based leaders remain still in a pathetic condition.
Needless to say, the Chair episode does tell that the ignored and rejected Maoists cadres will not now settle for less which to a greater extent has entered into the minds of the top hats of the party. No wonder, out of fear perhaps, Chairman Dahal abandoned his luxurious car and has also promised that he will shift soon from the current Bungalow to a smaller hut.
But what about the money that is being talked to have been locked inside some Indian banks? What about the seven crores that his son gulped while eloping with a girlfriend? And the astronomical amount of money that are supposed to have been safely locked in the Indian and foreign banks? From where this money came from? And what about the rumor that Hisila Yami-Bhattarai is one of the richest women in South Asia? Will Bhattarai and his family members declare the amount that they may have pocketed through entering into several legal or illegal deals? Hisila is said to have earned billions and billions after entering into the peace process, claims the Dristi Weekly. She was also the minister of civil aviation. The CIAA must read these lines carefully.
The Maoists cadres will chase them come what may. A new class has now emerged inside the Maoists. Bourgeoisie and the proletariats. The top hats have become capitalists and the ones who elevated their ranks remain in the same condition from where they had been seduced to fight against their own nation.
Nevertheless, India doesn’t need to train Nepali Maoists in CHAKRATA, Dehradun as it did in the past. Now our Maoists militias have known the people war tricks. If the trailer was screened on July 20, the rest of the film can be well presented for the thrilling cinema lovers right here in Kathmandu should the top hats of the Maoists party do not correctly present themselves to the ones whom they apparently cheated.
The cantonment money embezzlement is yet another part of the corruption scandal. This too is likely to fix the nails right on the heads of the Maoist top ranking leaders. But where is Mahara who received the cantonment Bank cheques? Let’s not talk of the company commanders who were the in charge while giving the slashed salaries to the poor Militias.
No surprise the party will see at least three factions sooner than later. Prachanda group and then Bhattarai camp and finally Narayan Kaji panel will most likely come into existence. Those who could not be accommodated in these three camps will perhaps swell the strength of Baidya or join Kamal Thapa’s party. Home grown people’s war is in progress. Perhaps some will get themselves engaged in training the Indian Naxals. After all previous obligation must be honored. At best the Indian Naxals can hire our Commandoes for gaining the tricks on how to win a war. Chakrata training could be made available right here in Nepal in one of its dense jungles.
Editorial in Telegraph Weekly 25 July, 2012.