Octogenarian leader Surya Bahadur Thapa is of the view that country’s instability and repeated failures in resolving political disputes is solely due to irresponsible acts of the political leadership.
The Rastrya Janashakti party Chairman was addressing a program in Pokhara of Kaski District, October 15, 2012 wherein he made these observations.
“We were told that they will reach consensus before end of Ashoj. They are instead travelling across the globe. Isn’t this their immature act,” asked Thapa.
“The country is suffering. It is heading towards further chaos and uncertainty.”
“I urge parties to sit together, discuss their differences and come to a solution that will resolve the impending mess through promulgation of the new constitution”, he adds.
Thapa is hoping against hope.
“Unless we settle our disputes, election will only add to our problems. What are we going to tell the public”, he asked further and continued, “We better resolve our disputes first and declare elections.”
Does that mean, ask critics, India too is not in favor of election?
Thapa is considered as one of the trusted partners of the Indian establishment.
By the way, Junior Thapa, Sunil Thapa, too has entered into his father’s party. South Asian phenomenon indeed.
At another plane Thapa also opined that his party has not been able to accept the stand taken by Rastriya Prajantara Party-Nepal led by Kamal Thapa in favor of ‘constitutional monarchy’.
“Our unity has not been possible because of RPP-Nepal’s stand in favor of Constitutional monarchy. If they accept republican order and federalism our doors are always open for them.”