Gloomy sce­nario

People's Review - - LEADER -

Will the dis­puted is­sues in the con­sti­tu­tion be re­solved; will there be timely elec­tions; will there be to­tal im­ple­men­ta­tion of the con­sti­tu­tion by 21 Jan­uary 2018, there are many ques­tions and we don’t have hope­ful an­swers as those who were in­volved in the pro­mul­ga­tion of the con­sti­tu­tion, are also in con­fu­sion. Cer­tainly, we be­lieve, the present con­sti­tu­tion is non-func­tional and it would cre­ate fur­ther prob­lems in­stead of ad­dress­ing the ex­ist­ing prob­lems. We hope for po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity but the con­sti­tu­tion doesn’t al­low sta­bil­ity and peace ex­cept from pos­si­ble vi­o­lence and blood­bath. No doubt, the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers them­selves have been say­ing that the con­sti­tu­tion was writ­ten in the in­ter­est of for­eign pow­ers and as the Nepali pop­u­la­tion have not felt own­er­ship on the present con­sti­tu­tion, it can­not be ac­cept­able for them. The other lapses are that the con­sti­tu­tion has not been able to give space to all the ac­tors in the so­ci­ety, there­fore, from the be­gin­ning, and even say, be­fore the pro­mul­ga­tion of the con­sti­tu­tion, the coun­try ex­pe­ri­enced a blood­bath. When the con­sti­tu­tion was pro­mul­gated, half of the pop­u­la­tion had hit the streets protest­ing against the con­sti­tu­tion and even to­day the sit­u­a­tion has not changed. Ir­re­spon­si­ble po­lit­i­cal lead­ers who are happy to serve for­eign in­ter­ests rather than iden­ti­fy­ing the hur­dles in the con­sti­tu­tion, are fight­ing for power. It is sur­pris­ing to note that the first gov­ern­ment elected af­ter the pro­mul­ga­tion of the con­sti­tu­tion was top­pled only af­ter nine months in the gov­ern­ment. Now, there is a coali­tion gov­ern­ment of the Nepali Congress and Maoist Cen­ter led by the Cen­ter, which is also for the next nine months and then it is said that there will be the gov­ern­ment headed by NC. Mes­sage is clear that the po­lit­i­cal par­ties are will­ing to en­joy power turn by turn. Of course, nine months are very short for a gov­ern­ment. It has al­ready been two weeks since elec­tion of the new Prime Min­is­ter, yet, the cab­i­net has not taken full shape. When the cab­i­net will have a com­plete shape, even the PM is un­aware. The sad part is that even af­ter 16 months of the dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake, the vic­tims of the quake are un­able to get the first in­stall­ment of the re­lief sup­port, for­get about the start of the re­con­struc­tion works! The mar­ket price of es­sen­tial com­modi­ties has al­ready be­come dou­ble, yet, the gov­ern­ment has not been able to con­trol this ar­ti­fi­cial price-hike. Just re­cently, the PM was found in­struct­ing his of­fi­cials to con­trol the ar­ti­fi­cial price­hike. When the PM is en­gaged in such mi­nor things such as price con­trol and stop­ping black-mar­ket­ing, when he will get the time to think about the na­tion? Or say, whether the PM has any vi­sion for short-term as well as long-term de­vel­op­ment of the na­tion? From the eco­nomic point of view, the coun­try is on the verge of col­lapse. The ac­tual eco­nomic growth rate is be­low one per­cent, although, the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers have no worry about the eco­nomic sce­nario. Maoist Cen­ter supremo Push­paka­mal Da­hal had dis­trib­uted many dreams to the Nepali cit­i­zens in­clud­ing the ag­i­tat­ing Tarai cen­tric po­lit­i­cal par­ties. If ful­filled the de­mands of the Tarai cen­tric par­ties, it will ob­vi­ously in­vite blood­bath and in the long-run, there is the threat of split of the na­tion. As long as we try to con­tinue the present con­sti­tu­tion, the coun­try is to face one af­ter an­other serious cri­sis. There­fore, the ques­tion is how long should we travel on such a ve­hi­cle which is head­ing to­wards a serious ac­ci­dent? As soon as we get out from this bus, we can es­cape the pos­si­ble ac­ci­dent. This is upto the po­lit­i­cal par­ties in power and also upto the re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zens that whether to wait for ac­ci­dent or es­cape the ac­ci­dent!

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