Generally, the men from the NC take democracy as supreme and ignore the nationalist element which must be inside the system. more so from the Koirala lineage, have begun making high sounding speeches in favor of Nepali nationalism which is definitely in an all time lowest ebb.
According to the NC leaders, if we have democracy, then nationalism is automatically saved.
If it were so then, for the sake of convenience, we have democracy and too of the highest vibrating order, as is being claimed who presumably brought it into practice, if one were to recall, then why the NC men now talk of Nepali nationalism being in a gasping state?
Is the system not enough to sustain Nepali nationalism?
Late B.P. Koirala, then in exile in India, saw a threat to Nepali nationalism when Indira Gandhi swallowed independent nation-Sikkim, and then he rushed to save his motherland on the pretext of saving Nepali nationalism wherein he concluded that in order to save nationalism, his party must sort out the disputes with the ruling sovereign, King Birendra, and then what followed is better known to the academicians and the men of letters plus those who were in the Kathmandu’s political circuit.
Later King Birendra and B. P Koirala served the nation as per their political acumen and ability. Both worked together for the benefit of the nation.
Rest in peace both the great nationalist souls.
This time around, tentatively the same symptoms have been happening or the NC men have concluded that definitely there is a grave threat to Nepali nationalism through the kind courtesy of PM Bhattarai.
To recall, Nepal President (elected from NC quota) had some two months back warned the Nepali leaders that he clearly saw a threat to Nepal turning into Afghanistan.
This he said, presumably around the time when he heard, or told by Poltu dada, that Peter Boddy was landing in Nepal as US envoy.
But Boddy is not that bad as some understand. Yet he will take care of his own country’s policy first. No doubt about this.
The US and its allies are leaving Afghanistan by the end of 2014 as is being given to understand.
In the recent weeks, the Nepali Congress President, Monsieur Sushil Koirala, has repeatedly been saying that he too saw Nepal turning into yet another Afghanistan close to the real Afghanistan if the parties did not arrive at a meaningful consensus.
However, Sushil though did not tell his audience as to what was the basis of his presumption?
Yet when such frightening remarks have come from a political veteran then, the analysts believe in his saying.
Sujata Koirala, for example, made a very sensitive remark, September 13, 2012, wherein she told her audience that “due to the weaknesses of the present day Babu Ram Bhattarai’s government, Nepali nationalism has been experiencing a grave threat”.
She had a point though.
She mentioned that how come the US government official without informing the Nepal government in advance could meet the Tibetan refugees?
She expressed her objection perhaps over the visiting US dignitary Robert Blake meeting, Tuesday September 12, 2012, with the Tibetan refugees.
She made a juicy conclusion then.
She says, The government itself is interested in inviting “increasing foreign interference” just to remain in power for long time to come.
She made these observations while expressing her views at a media program organized by Media Vision-Nepal, September 13, 2012.
Now the point is that is Nepal heading towards becoming another Afghanistan?
Are the President and Sushil Koirala, and the rest of the Nepali leaders, speaking the truth? How could they arrive at such a dangerous conclusion? Even if it is so then what measures they are about to take in order to avert this looming threat?
Is it that both were talking of the revival of late BP’s reconciliation theory? But how that will work now? Or is it that the NC as and when becomes weaker, begins making such ear pleasing slogans or rhetoric? Can’t be ruled out.
Undoubtedly, Nepali nationalism is under severe threat. Let’s admit this fact and make concerted efforts and save nationalism.
Let's be serious, analysts appeal.