Pradip Nepal, among the crowd of several Nepals’ inside the UML party, speaks less but wherever he gets a platform, he makes hair raising remarks. Yet he is not dangerous.Rest assured.
Otherwise an intelligent politico, less active in politics these days though, yet June 28, 2012, Mr. Nepal puzzled many a brains listening to his somewhat fiery lectures at a Reporters Club hall remained in a dumbfounded state for quite some time when he authentically claimed that his party, the UML, will very soon cap its agenda on having federal order in Nepal.
Is he now toeing Chitra Bahadur K. C line?
“Nepal doesn’t at all needed a federal order”, so claimed Mr. Nepal.
Said Mr. Nepal (not a relative of Madhav Nepal) that federal order in Nepal was not at all a viable proposition and thus his party may bring the issue of federalism into intense debate and eventually back out from its former federal agenda.
Is it that the UML was carrying a burden? But under whose instructions? It is any body’s guess.
According to Pradip, federalism would be a nice proposal only when the country becomes self dependent and if that does happen; nobody knows when that will happen, the party can think twice on having a federal order for Nepal.
Pradip claims that only the feudal and capitalist elements have been demanding the provision of a federal system of governance in Nepal.
He even claimed that the federal order eventually may bring in bitterness among the peace loving people of Nepal.
“If we have a federal order in the country then what is for sure is that this system will cause several splits in the parties which may ultimately goad the country towards the prevalence of permanent disorder.
He urged the caretaker Prime Minister to resign as Nepal PM voluntarily and ease the process of the formation of a new national unity government.
Has Mr. Nepal spoken the voice of the party itself?