In five years time, dispensing some 50 billion rupees from the national exchequer finally the weapons and militias have been handed over to the Nepal Army, Chairman Kamal Thapa of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal commented while talking to media persons in Lalbandi of Sarlahi District, April 12, 2012.
Thapa nevertheless accepted that the decision was a positive step forward.
“It was a positive move though a delayed one,” Thapa claimed and added, “The country paid the heavy price due to the delay in the completion of the peace process. The delay mainly added to the chaos and impunity in the country.”
Thapa also viewed that since a major chunk of the Unified Maoists’ Party was still not satisfied with the decision, it would be premature to conclude that the peace process was heading towards a positive direction.
“I am still of the belief that there is the big question mark on timely drafting of the constitution. Even if constitution is drafted conflict will remain as it is because a larger section of the society will find their demands not addressed by the constitution.”
Thapa perhaps doesn’t know about the constitution being drafted in New Delhi for Nepali population.