Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Pahsupati Shumser Rana has begun repenting over the party’s decision to adopt the republican and secular order in Nepal.
Or is shedding crocodile tears?
Rana is perhaps feeling the heat of the achievements made in series by Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal led by Kamal Thapa in Nepali politics by standing firm in the party’s chartered line of restoration of constitutional monarchy and a Hindu state.
“It was one of the bitter decisions the party had to take. We had no other option than to accept the peoples’ verdict,” claimed Rana in an exclusive interview with Image Television Channel aired on June 12, 2012.
Realization begins ki “line ayo”?
“We had the experience of working under the framework of constitutional monarchy. It is obvious that the decision to accept the new order turned out to be a bitter one,” he opined.
Nevertheless, he also claimed though reluctantly, that the party cannot take steps backward to once again accept the old order.
He will have to much the same way he and his party accepted the “former” instructions from “above”.
“Do you mean to say that there lay no possibility for the return of monarchy”, Rana was further grilled by the TV interviewer.
Rana replied, “Look the country is at a cross road. The first alternative is consensus between political parties to resolve all outstanding issues of disputes and which leads to the drafting of a new constitution. The second alternative is to allow the political crisis to escalate further. It seems that we have begun heading in this direction. The country could eventually be declared a failed one. In such a situation anything is possible (even return of monarchy).”
Responding to another question, Rana also said that role played by the institution of monarchy beginning great King Prithivi Narayan Shah and his late predecessors in preserving the identity of the country should not be undermined.
Does Rana want to say something more substantial but he couldn’t for some mysterious reasons?