Mohan Bikram Singh
Leader NCP-MASAL (Nepal)
TQ1: Very freshly a Federal Democratic-Republic Alliance has been formed. Where such an alliances would lead the country ultimately?
Mr. Singh: This alliance would definitely invite the way for community based communalism and ultimately the disintegration of the nation-state.
TQ2: Why Prachanda could have taken over the in charge of such a coalition?
Mr. Singh: We have been talking of Comrade Prachanda from the very beginning that he is running a barrack instead of a structured communist ideology and revolution. This is his primary face significantly. The existence of multi-ethnicity will eventually push the country towards a sort of bifurcation of the Nepali nationals into a Community based, Madheshbadi and Maoists sponsored disintegration. This is very much visible.
TQ3: But Prachanda says that this fresh step would bring in consensus among the parties which will give an outlet to the current political deadlock? What say you?
Mr. Singh: Had the outlet to the present day deadlock been so easy then there was no need for the formation of such an alliance? The type of community/identity based mindset that they have is in itself a very dangerous ideology. That will eventually pose a grave threat to the nation. This will certainly toe a line towards disintegration of the nation-state.
TQ4: So how the parties which remain now against this Federal Democratic Alliance will do? How they will react to this fresh political overture?
Mr. Singh: Mind it that this government is just a caretaker one. That’s why, in my opinion, the best suitable and viable alternative at this juncture would be the formation of a national unity government, a government formed after having political consensus among the parties and later the formation of an election government. This is what I think to be the best. It would be this election government which could provide an outlet to the current political impasse.
I do not think any relevance of the newly formed federal alliance and rest assures this in no way could not get the country out from the present day political hotchpotch.
TQ5: You say of country would be disintegrated. But how you substantiate your claim?
Mr. Singh: Disintegration is inevitable. It is sure to happen. Take it for granted. Yes! We can forge relations with those countries who have stood against community based federal order. And many more those who have been in delusion, if convinced in a proper manner, the men who have been carrying the communal lines or base will automatically sweep out from the scene.
TQ6: Why you should have any grumbling when Prachanda forms an alliance?
Mr. Singh: I don’t have grumbling(s) as such. Why should I have? But when the national population would understand the very intent and the motive of the formation of such an alliance, the people will themselves break it into pieces or at best will distance themselves from the alliance.
TQ7: What people like you will do if and when the nation embraces a federal order? How would you react then?
Mr. Singh: Our contention is that the augment of a federal order in the country will eventually, or even sure shot, break the nation apart. Many countries in the world which practiced federal order have not lasted for long time. And more so this federal order is not at all suitable option for a country like Nepal.
TQ8: Ok! If we accept a federal order finally then how many pieces the country will have after the break or disintegration, as you claim?
Mr. Singh: We have in Nepal some more than hundred ethnic nationals/nationalities. We have more than ten States. Now you yourself look into the facts and guess as to how many pieces we will have of a single Nepal?
Text Courtesy excerpts only from The Bimarsha Weekly dated August 17, 2012: Thanks.