The former staunch royalist turned staunch republican leader, Chairman Pashupati Shumser Rana of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has said that since the time remaining to draft the constitution was not sufficient, the leaders of major political parties should mull over the available alternative of drafting the constitution in instalments.
Half baked idea.
He stressed that under no circumstance could the parties be able to complete the constitution drafting task in the remaining time period.
He was addressing a program organized jointly by RPP and Rastriya Janshakti Party (RJP) in Bhaktapur, March 29, 2012.
Addressing the same program, India’s most trusted and tested ally, Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa of the one-man RJP claimed the present political deadlock is threatening the very existence of the country.
He claimed that democratic forces should unite to save the country and to safeguard Nepali nationalism.
Notably, Thapa’s “nationalism” allowed the Indian Ambassadors to roam and loiter around the interior parts of Nepal without informing the Nepali foreign ministry in advance. The Indian envoys prefer to visit the Northern bordering areas for obvious reasons which Thapa understands. Eyeing on Tibet-the autonomous region of China?
Thapa is sometime taken as more subservient to the Indian establishment than declared pro-Indian leader Late Girija Prasad Koirala.
Thapa also suggested that the parties should focus on drafting constitution in instalments.
Both speaking His Masters Voice in “instalment” perhaps.