To recall, when asked by Prem Baniya of News24 of his wellbeing at the beginning of his exclusive interview that almost brought hearts into the mouths of the Nepal’s ‘frail & failed’ political actors, King Gyanendra had said, “Prachanda ko Garmi Cha-literally ‘it is terribly hot’.”
The interview was conducted on July 8, 2012.
His comment was obvious considering that the interview was conducted in Bhairahawa of Rupandei district when temperature had soared up to 40 degree centigrade. It was indeed hot as felt by the former king.
But, his reference to ‘Prachanda’ does provoke analysts to interpret his comment in another manner and that the country was indeed feeling Prachanda’s intense heat.
It could be a mere conjecture only but within days after the interview of the former King, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s only son Prakash fled the country along with a married woman. A normal phenomenon in radical communism.
Observers say that such practices have become common feature in Chairman Dahal’s family. It is his private matter and thus analysts would wish to refrain from talking on these issues.
Prachanda’s past deeds and the fresh incident involving his son has all contributed to take his popularity a steep dive back down to earth.
As Dahal arrived at the inaugural of the five days long seventh extended plenum meet of the party central committee, July 17, 2012, none of the party cadres stood and welcomed their chairman with a round of applause as they did in the past. Very interesting!
MRIG ORALO LAGEY JASTO CHA!
Reports have it that the fatigued Maoists cadres preferred to tighten their hands when Dahal claimed at the meeting that his main objective was to bring an end to groups and subgroups within the party. Poor Dahal!