Nepalese people did not fight to handover the regime from one authoritarian to the other

Arjun Narsingh K.C.

NC Leader

Mr. Arjun Narasingha K.C. belongs to the Nepali Congress - Nepalís largest democratic party. He is the Joint General Secretary of Nepali Congress and the spokesperson of the party. Mr. KC holds Master's Degree in Political Science. Prior to becoming a full-time politician, he was a teacher in Political Science at Tribhuvan University.

TGQ1: The Nepal Congress of late has been disrupting the Constituent Assembly proceedings. How long such disruptions will continue?

K.C: We proceeded with the 12 point agreement and made several commitments and agreements while coming down to this stage, however, the commitments and the agreements made in the past were not materialized. We made seven point agreement last July, 2008. None of those commitments remain attended. We talked with the Maoists several times. They expressed their commitments and made it public as well. They are still to dissolve the Young Communist league and return the seized properties to its rightful owners. In the mean time they attacked the Media sector.

Thus the disruption of the House is not a fashion but we have been forced to adapt to such practices.

TGQ2: The Prime Minister himself has reiterated that the constitution canít be drafted on time. This appears to be directed towards the NCís disruption of the CA proceedings. What say you?

K.C: Frankly speaking, the Maoists themselves are not in a mood to draft the new constitution on time.

The past four months of the Maoists in government was more guided towards the consolidation of their own partyís organization and aimed at imposing totalitarian regime instead of drafting of the new constitution.  We have time and told that the constitution must be written on time. We are not the opposition in the Assembly. We are committed to draft the constitution adhering to the politics of unity and consensus.

All that we want that the ongoing peace process comes to its logical end and for that we must not deviate from the politics of consensus.

The Maoists have of late criticized each and every political parties, even its own coalition partners have not been spared including the media as well. Such practices adopted by the Maoists naturally has created an atmosphere wherein one is forces to suspect their behavior.

The Maoists must correct these political aberrations and take the matter seriously.

TGQ3: What is the consideration of the Nepali Congress as regards the Militia-Army integration? Your comments please.

K.C:  Those Maoists militias who fit into the standards set by the national army could be integrated into the mainstream army. We want the Maoists abide by the past agreements and commitments in toto.

TGQ4:  The Maoists have been saying that if the integration of the militias into the army institution is blocked then the country will plunge into yet another war. How the NC takes these Maoists declarations? Your opinions please

K.C: We are not afraid of such Maoists buffoonery lectures or for that matter threat loaded statements. They say that they will soon quit the government. Some times they even say that they must take up to the weapons again. These seasonal talks and lectures is not going to frighten the Nepali Congress. We are committed to the peace process. We will abide by the rules of the game. However, if the Maoists try to damage the very basics of the democratic system, the Nepali Congress will definitely take appropriate measures against those erratic acts.

They talk some thing and act just the otherwise. Their words and deeds differ sharply.

They want to force us to play as per their whims, however, the Nepali Congress will not act as per their dictates.

TGQ5: The country appears to have polarized. The nation has also become politically unstable. When every thing will be alright? Your remarks please.

K.C: We are not in favor of political polarization as such. We conclude that there is the need for all the political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly to unite in order to write the new constitution and restructure the country. The unity is also need in order to consolidate the republican order as well.

Politics of consensus if adhered to by all which can take out the country from the current political deadlock.

The 21st century is the age of democracy and human rights. There is no room for totalitarian regime or whatsoever in this new age.

The Nepalese people did not fight to handover the regime from one authoritarian to the other.

If under the guise of republican order some one prefers to swallow the democratic system then in that eventuality there may be the emergence of a democratic front. However, letís not think to that eventuality. We wish all the best for the Maoists. We donít want to topple their government. Neither we want to make unstable the government currently led by the Maoists. However, we will not come to terms with the Maoists if they pounce upon the fundamentals of a democratic system.

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  • Posted on - 2009-01-09    by     jib nath shrestha
  • Mr. K.C! nice interview but your party brought the maoists from jungles. now you weep. gp together or the nc has no future. thanks
  • Posted on - 2009-01-08    by     Rame
  • K.C. Ji, Only now you came to about know the reality of terrorists ? They have been betraying you since long. Now the terroris "Naike", has announced in the assembly positivley regarding the agreement, but he will betray you again. You have commited blundres by pampering Maoists. A stone on the top of a hill must be hold properly, if it starts to roll down destruction is must. Dahal talks one thing with you leaders and does another thing the very next day. He told his YCL thugs ' PURAY NEPAL YCLMAYA HUNUPARCHHA" " DATERA LADNUS", and next day he signed agreement with UML and Congress to dismiss the para military activities of those thugs. Baidhaya and Matrika Yadav have already announced , the land will not be returned. In the past who gave money to these terrorists, their land even hundrdes of bigha is still intact, but who couldn't give, even a farmer, who had 2 bigha, has been seized. Now terrorists are saying only SAMANTI's land has been seized. When evrything is infront of you , why you keep on signing the agreements?
  • Posted on - 2009-01-08    by     Pant,D.
  • The whole things what is happening here and how the country is heading,all are mainly because of NC's past visionless and faulty deeds.What could be really expected at this very stake other than what is happening currently out of the wrong dealing carried by NC in the past.NC did a blunder mistake since 12 points agreement.It was a great and irrepairable mistake that NC made in bringing the rebel force into main stream of politics making rebel forces completely out of weaponary tactis and commitment from them to abondone of violance based politics for instantly and forever.NC failed in its dealing and handling the peace-process properly,adequately and fully justifiedly.So,NC needs to be responsible for what is happening here.
  • Posted on - 2009-01-07    by     Janardan Karki
  • If Nepali Congress demand fulfill by Maoists party leading government it will no be problem to disturb the CA meeting by Congress party. PM is given word to fulfill the burning issue of nation or people which was presented by Congress. One thng I would like to explore if PM cannot fulfil the demand of Congress or other political parties why He (PM) promising to do this thing in time. in peoples' opinion Maosits themselves creating the problems. If we are polilical parties or leaders we should honestly give promises to people not to pretending. In my opinion Maoists government should minimize the conflict between parties. We hope Prachanda is capable to run this country with keeping the peace and security.