Pradip Giri-the eloquent ideologue speaker representing the almost defunct Nepali Congress party has said that the country will not fall into a crisis if parties fail to draft the constitution within stipulated time frame.
What makes him so sure? Perhaps he knows which force will jump into the political scene then.
Giri’s views are considered to be in line with the Indian establishment as Giri is talked to be a Nepali politico with excessive India bend. Analysts have nothing to do with his bend because it is his personal preference.
Yet, Giri made the optimistic remark while talking to journalists in Parasi of Nawalparasi district, March 20, 2012.
He was of the view that contradiction between Maoists’ Party and rest of the parties including Nepali Congress, United Marxist Leninist and Madhesi parties over peace process has delayed the constitution drafting process.
“The debate over whether peace process should be completed first or constitution has delayed the constitution drafting process,” he claimed.
“Unless there is a change in the current power equation constitution drafting is impossible”, said Giri and added, “To prolong the CA term once again will be highly immoral.”
“Does that mean India is also in favour of new election with results favouring parties other than the Maoists,” question analyst.
Giri is perhaps speaking the Indian inner mind.
Analysts remain askance as to where such ‘power equation’ talks as suggested by Giri fits into India’s fresh unity plea among democrats, Maoists and royalists in Nepal.
Ambassador Jayant Srivastava freshly had made such an observation upon his return from New Delhi.
Can Giri’s utterances be linked with what the Indian envoy said? Is India correcting its previous flawed Nepal policy?