“I have begun feeling ashamed in calling myself as a Maoist leader”, so said central committee member of Unified Maoists’ Party Ghanashyam Sharma Poudel with a heavy heart at the ongoing central committee meeting.
He asked, “Who forced our Finance Minister (Barsaman Pun ‘Ananta’) to act as a functionary (Dalali Garne) of the imperialist”?
“Why he bowed down to the US Ambassador,” Poudel asked again.
Pain of being insulted. Analysts can understand his inner pains.
To recall, the US ambassador Scott H. DeLisi aka ‘the Facebook diplomat’ was recently photographed (published in a national daily) while patting the shoulder of Nepal’s Finance Minister Barsa Man Pun Ananta. (Photo Courtesy: Nagarik National Daily).
By all means, an undiplomatic act from the ambassador of the lone superpower, comment critics. PNG act that it was.
Ghanashyam Sharma Poudel went further ahead and reminded the party comrades, “If you recall, during the revolt days we had declared war against the imperialists. If you still have the moral, I want the party to publicly deplore the act of the US ambassador.”
After Ghanashyam Sharma expressed his anger, pin drop silence prevailed in the room for over a minute which was followed by a long applaud from the leaders of Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ panel.
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Unfortunately, the party is yet to formally deplore the US ambassador. Does that mean, according to Sharma, the Maoists party is full of immoral leaders?
Logical question indeed.
After DeLisi’s ‘undiplomatic behaviour’, poor Nepal’s Finance Minister Pun instead bowed down and thanked him, recall eyewitness. Poor mother Nepal!
Indo-US Axis working in tandem to tear apart the Nepal Maoist.
Analysts opine that the US envoy must apologise. The US State Department must take note of this erratic event and act accordingly. Earlier the better. ( Based on a story published by the Dristi Weekly dated December 3, 2012).