Dan Bahadur Shahi
Central Committee member, RPP-Nepal
Barbad-E-Gulistan Karneko Ek Hee Ollooo Kafi Tha, Har Shaakh Pey Ollooo Baitha Hai…Anjam-E-Gulistan Kya Hoga?
TGQ1: Why should one join your party-the Rastriya Prajatantra-Nepal? What is the logic behind it? Your comments please Mr. Shahi!
Shahi: Politics is associated with ideology and opinions that one adheres to. It is also coupled with one’s policies and ethics or say moral conducts and attitude. What at best has been so far observed after the 2006 movement, is that the parties who claim themselves to be the forerunner of change, possess two sets of teeth very much similar to what a tusker is in possession of. One is just for a show and the other for chewing purposes. This has been the moral fiber what has been so far noticed among the present day Nepali leaders. They had told us all that if they were in power, will make the country similar to Singapore or Switzerland. They had then wished and publicized to keep us in an illusion. They had also promised to the people that they will henceforth not indulge in acts of corruption nor would do things that were immoral ones. Whatever we will do, be for the people and in the name of the people, this too they had assured. They had even apologized. But what has been proven now is that whatever they talked and promised then were just mere false promises and nothing more than that.
Their real intent was to serve the foreign powers in the name of serving Nepal and doing acts in their personal and party interests instead of the people. In effect, politics is played to serve the people and the nation. The abandoning of self interests and serving the population at large is what should be the prime duty of being in politics. The political parties talk of Nepali nationalism but with the suggestions from foreign powers they begin serving foreign interests. They talk of Republican order but run the country along the hereditary lines of late President King Il Sung of DPRK.
There is a saying in Hindi; “Allah Meharban To Gadha Pehelwan” (If Almighty favored then a Donkey could also claim to be a wrestler). The foreign powers-the Almighty for some now in power, have elevated the ranks of Nepali leaders and several parties at the moment in administrative positions. But the RPP-Nepal is a party with distinct characteristics. We have a different identity. All understand the fact that in today’s state politics, the RPP-Nepal is a single party in opposition.
Since this is the single party which has been adhering to the norms of sacrifice, religion, nationalism, sovereignty, making efforts for the benefit of the nation, and many more and thus a true Nepali national should join the RPP-Nepal.
TGQ2: But your old detractors have been propagating that the norms and the values you adhere to and carrying has become an obsolete one. What say you to all these negative dissemination from some quarters?
Shahi: The Sun is neither new nor an old one. The Earth and Sky never become old or remain new. These were all beneficial for all at all times. Truth is always a truth and nothing more than a truth. Father and mother, the parents, never become old and obsolete. The universal truth remains forever. That is why the notion of nation and nationalism adhered by the RPP-Nepal will never become old. The opinions and the ideologies adopted by our party will remain justifiable for all time to come. The adoption of the theory by RPP-Nepal for the preservation of national independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty can never become outmoded. Those who are in the driving seat(s) of the nation at the moment have been telling the mass that take some money and abandon the notion of nationalism and national independence. They have been encouraging the general population on these dirty lines. Those who have begun feeling the brunt of the positive consequences of our nicely crafted theories were the ones who have kept themselves engaged in misinformation campaign against our party’s pious moves. Neither one could become a victor nor a defeated one if one indulges in spreading misinformation.
TGQ3: As a political man, how you have been assessing the current situation prevailing in the country? Some say that we were in a dangerous state? How you have taken to the situation in the country? What could be the proper channel to get out from such a dangerous situation, if it were at all?
Shahi: Barbad-E-Gulistan Karneko Ek Hee Ollooo Kafi Tha, Har Shaakh Pey Ollooo Baitha Hai…Anjam-E-Gulistan Kya Hoga?
At the present moment, in each and every branch of what is taken as LOK TANTRA, contingent of Owls one could observe to have been seated. Thus, if it is so, then you yourself can imagine about what could have been the state of the nation? Isn’t it? Political science has defined the premise for the running of the State affairs. Nothing as such is in existence at the moment now. Our party prefers that there should be correction in what we have today and expect that things should be reformed at the earliest. This is what we want and logically prefer.
We chased the crow when someone told us that the crow snatched the our ears without first checking whether it was in its original place or not? We kept on chasing the crow. Politics never remains in a static state time permitting. Politics is always in a dynamic status. Changes appear from time to time. The fact is that the present day situation is such that neither can we move ahead nor take back steps. To get rid of the current charming slogans, the people should be told to stop day dreaming by the leaders. We must work in creating adequate awareness among the disillusioned people. The RPP-Nepal is currently engaged in this program, to be more precise.
TGQ4: Isn’t it a long and difficult road map that your party, the RPP-Nepal-has adopted for the restoration of Constitutional Monarchy in Nepal? Is it an easy task? What say you? Your comments please!
Shahi: We have in all, some two hundred nations now in existence. We have a liberal economy, and we talk of organized systems for the preservation of Human Rights across the globe. Let’s look back at the history for a moment. Polpot brought four Lakhs of military men from Vietnam and thus ended the monarchy there. That was after a blood bath. But yet, some eleven years after of the said blood bath, constitutional monarchy was restored there. Oliver Cromwell who sidelined the British monarchy, the same monarchy was revived well within eleven years. Spain regained its monarchy after a span of some thirty six years. The same situation is likely to be copied in Nepal too and that too very soon.
In essence, the Nepali Monarchy was not overthrown by the Nepalese population as such. The Monarchy was removed from power by the Indian political leadership in collaboration with the believers of Christianity. Both the forces then had joined hands in sidelining the Nepali monarchy. The Nepalese people, believe me, were not interested at all in the removal of the monarchy. It was not their preference at all.
Considering the dacoit style of present day leadership in Nepal and their abundant negative role, which the population understands now, I think our agenda for the revival of the Nepali monarchy appears not that distant. I think it would be more an easy task for our party-RPP-Nepal, to restore the Nepali monarchy.
TGQ5: As an experienced administrator, how you take the present day administrative system in the country? Your valuable comments please!
Shahi: The rule of law that governs the administration, the administrative system remains ever in existence. Some interested quarters still claim that during the erstwhile Panchayat regime, the people were not having any rights awarded to them by the State. But so far the present day rulers have not blamed the administrative system of the bygone days. The administrative system then may have felt the pains as well because the entire system ran under the strict system of administrative governance. What pains me more is that when I observe some so called Republican leaders playing foul with the administrative system for their personal interests. The administrative system is made to serve their self interests. This is really unfortunate. Save the Public Service Commission, none of the remaining Nepal’s administrative machinery is functioning as per the established norms and values of the administrative system which it should have been. Text courtesy: Mechi-Mahakali Monthly. Thanks. Ed.