Telegraph Nepal, Editorials
Be it the political gathering sponsored by the Nepali Congress or for that matter of the UML, the laymen throng to listen to the august leaders hoping against hope that this time around the politicians in the state authority or in the queue may announce something very substantial for the welfare of the common men that they are since centuries.
The same set of people yet once again converge at the gathering premises to listen to the “revolutionary” lectures of the ones who during their speeches pump up the people and compel them all to conclude that these revolutionaries will for sure bring about some visible changes in the living standards of the listeners.
The Maoists lured ‘we the nonsense’ for some fifteen years or so, in the process which took the lives of some twenty thousand innocent ones.
Ironically, the same set of people, whether it is Kathmandu convergence or across any part of the country, more so in the west, used to rush towards the meeting ground to just have a short glimpse of the then Nepal sovereign. Yet the monarchy was sidelined though the King may have remained askance as to how come it so happened when he was having the enormous support from the people?
In fact the Nepali population perhaps out of no job or for that matter unemployment, frustration and increasing depression excluded, run towards the venue wherein Nepali dramatists from the political paraphernalia announce that they will shake the Kathmandu government for their failure in fulfilling the aspirations of the common men. Sometime later it is this special set of the protestors who bounce back to power and the previous ones in government, now in the foot path, repeat the same drama with adequate sophistication. The people, rather they ‘the nonsense people’, take it again for granted every time concluding that the incumbent set up was the worst of it all they have ever had in Singh Durbar and once again provides blessing to the set in the foot path which eventually brings down the government.
The cycle goes on and on. In fact this non-ending cycle has been in vogue since early 1950s and we the nonsense people. Nepal is a huge political laboratory. The chemists are from NOIDA each time.
It is strikingly here that we the nonsense people remain in sheer illusion wherein ‘we the defunct and the redundant ones’ claim that we have derailed this or that government. Things are not that. It is not the “we the nonsense people” who have derailed this or that government or even the monarchy instead it is the “dear friend” across the border which does everything for we the proven nonsense ones.
We the nonsense people must remain ever obliged to that particular friend who takes so much care of we the nonsense ones housed in a nation-state called Nepal. The string lay in Delhi and the dolls dance in Kathmandu yet we the fools conclude that since we have voted so these puppets were ours who will time permitting act in the favor of the nonsense ones. Delhi rocks time and again.
We will remain ever nonsense as no force on earth appears visible who could convince us all that we the nonsense ones were just the audience, spectators and listeners and nothing more than that. We listen to their fiery lectures and conclude as per our inner expectations. This is our ultimate fate if we remain nonsense forever. Perhaps we will as this is our destiny. God only helps those who help themselves, so the old dictum goes. Choice is ours whether to remain as a donkey or an able leader or for that matter an informed citizen who could serve the nation in any way we can.
Various sets of political thugs came and vanished into the ethereal medium. However, what was common in most of them either surviving or dead, that they were inevitably driven by the Southerners ruled so mercilessly by the British India Company for over a century. One set of revolutionary horses well nourished by the friend as per the June 2002 Treaty is currently ruling the country in a cruel manner and nobody knows how long it will remain in the saddle. The People’s War that began with a big bang in 1996 has turned into “amass money war as much as you can”.
As if this were not enough, yet another set of revolutionary saints have surfaced with the same and similar slogans and that too loaded with double the demands what was submitted in 1996 to the then Nepal government for its redress.
Almost the same slogans have been copied, presumably to have been drafted by the same source which drafted the previous 40 point demands, with fair chances of this fresh revolution under Mohan Baidya submitting once again to the mercy of NOIDA veterans by inking yet another treaty with the former colony and making the same assurances to the one who will, in all likelihood provide food and shelter. In lieu all that the new saint revolutionaries will do is to break into pieces whatever is left of already broken Nepal.
Those who make vitriolic remarks against the Indian establishment inevitably land in Delhi to seek the latter’s blessings and in turn pounce upon mother Nepal eventually. The same phenomenon is once again being rehearsed by the team led by Mohan Baidya Baa.
A special man of Baidya Baa has already met with NOIDA veterans, we have been told.
(Thanks Mr. Rajesh K.C for having used your figurative logo). Ed.
Editorial in the Telegraph Weekly, September 12, 2012.