President Sushil Koirala neither derided at Nepal’s former King not did he threaten to make Maoists fate akin to Gyanendra Shah.
Oceanic change in attitude?
Surprisingly, while Koirala made remarks in praise of his party such as he claimed that the NC was fighting to institutionalize democratic order for the last seven decades, he did not criticize the opponents.
To recall, the Koiralas’ have the habit of insulting others as and when they get the platform.
When will the fight end Koirala did not however, tell the listeners gathered to celebrate 89th birth anniversary of Late Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala.
According to NC critics the fight to institutionalize democracy in the country will only end with the end of Koirala family dictatorship in the party. Or at best after the end of Nepal as a nation-state.
Long live the Koiralas yet.
“Our party has for over seven decades led the fight to institutionalize the democratic order”, he said and added, “Girija Babu was the one who convinced the Maoists to end the decade long revolt and brought them to democratic politics.”
Critics beg to differ over Koirala’s remarks whether the Maoists had come to NC fold or the otherwise? And which force in New Delhi brought Girija babu (rest in peace) with the Delhi hiding Maoists? Sushil perhaps preferred not to disclose this open secret.
It was Girija’s excessive lust for power that he even compromised on the chartered ideals of the party, it is also talked and Nepal’s political circuit. Nevertheless critics accept that Koirala was a tall and an arrogant Indo-pendent political personality.
There is no order except democracy that provides stability. I urge the Maoists to accept democratic principles wholeheartedly, appealed Sushil Koirala.
Those who stand against democracy will annihilate themselves, Koirala concluded.