Who was primarily responsible for late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah in sacking the elected government led by Nepali Congress in 2017 B.S.?
Was it Mahendra’s insatiable political ambitions or the leadership failure on the part of Nepali Congress that forced the then King to take over the charge of the nation?
Vice Chairman of Unified Maoists party Babu Ram Bhattarai opines that it was the reckless behavior of Nepali Congress that encouraged King Mahendra to stage a coup d’etat.
To tame the highhanded attitude of Nepali Congress leadership, King Mahendra and the Panchayat regime that ruled the country for the next thirty years were instrumental in nurturing communists in Nepal, observers believe.
Addressing a program in Ratnanagar of Chitwan District, April 30, 2011 Bhattarai viewed that similar situation could arise when the long fought changes could go to the dogs due to the myopic behavior of the political parties.
“If we fail to draft the constitution, a situation similar to 2017 B.S. could emerge once again”, he opined.
But, Bhattarai preferred not to disclose which force on earth was plotting a takeover a la 2017 B.S.
“Similar to visionless politics of political parties then that led to the 2017 event, we may have to face similar fate after May 28”, he said and added, “All parties should develop common thinking to avert the lurking political crisis.”
“We can extend the CA tenure by maximum six more months and within that extended tenure we must draft the Constitution as preferred by the people”, he said.