“Under no circumstances will we quit the government. We are committed not to repeat the past blunder”, said Chairman Pushpa Kamal addressing a cadre training program in Pokhara of Kaski District, August 12, 2012.
Pushpa Kamal was referring to Katawal episode wherein he had resigned, May 4, 2009, following extreme pressure from India to retain the government sacked Nepal Army Chief Rukmangad Katawal.
Nepal President, Naya Patrika Daily wrote recently, was exerted pressure by Indian Minister Pranav Mukherjee. The Indian pressure expert is now India’s President and is nick named “Poltu dada”.
The Nagarik Daily refers to an unnamed source as quoting Chairman Pushpa Kamal, “In the name of political consensus, neither NC nor UML could be handed over the key to government (satta ko sacho).”
But PM Bhattarai claims that the key to Nepali politics lay elsewhere?
“I have become aware that a government is not something one gets for free. We have already communicated this to them (NC & UML) clearly. They are restive for power.”
Wasn’t the Maoists-India Treaty, June 2002, for power in Nepal?
“If they are ready to join the streets, we will welcome them there. We will see them in the field,” Pushpa Kamal hinted towards the approaching confrontation between political parties. Could be a violent one? After all, the NC and the UML leaders had invited the Maoists to come to Kathmandu from New Delhi and should now face the music.
Prime Minister Baburam was also present at the program.
He said, “I am not at all worried over whether I am labeled as unsuccessful. I am certain that I will not resign.”
The JNU determination.
“Obviously, there are lots of expectations from the present government. I do accept that we have not been able to fulfill all those and the fact is that the present government is not the one that has been formed after winning the battle. It is thus not unnatural that we have not been able to fulfill our commitments”, said Baburam who fought a devastating war with his own motherland by being in Delhi. Must have been arm twisted or a willing exercise?
Baburam continued, “I urge you all to prepare yourself for another round of struggle. The struggle this time is needed to lay the foundation of a socialist revolution. Our objective is to establish a communist order through a socialist order.”
Vice Chairman Narayan Kaji also assured the cadres that the party will not resign from government.