Gang­ing-up for power

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The CPN UML, Maoist Cen­ter and Naya Shakti Party have given a big sur­prise to the demo­cratic forces in the coun­try by an­nounc­ing a 6-point agree­ment in bag­ging nec­es­sary ma­jor­ity, if pos­si­ble, two thirds ma­jor­ity with the ca­pac­ity of amend­ing the con­sti­tu­tion. The agree­ment states uni­fi­ca­tion of the Left par­ties will come in the days to come. Unan­nounced but the al­ready de­cided agree­ment is to share power by the two big Left par­ties turn-by-turn. In the first round, KP Oli will lead the purely Left gov­ern­ment for two and a half years and in the sec­ond round, Push­paka­mal Da­hal Prachanda will lead the gov­ern­ment for the left two and a half years – in the com­plete ten­ure of five years of the fed­eral par­lia­ment. It has also been de­cided to share 50 per­cent rep­re­sen­ta­tion from both the par­ties in the par­lia­ment, cab­i­net and other im­por­tant con­sti­tu­tional posts. The present ef­fort of Oli and Da­hal is to cap­ture power per­ma­nently, if pos­si­ble, amend­ing the con­sti­tu­tion as per their wish by giv­ing more Left­ist fla­vor. A big jolt has been wit­nessed in the Nepali pol­i­tics from this sud­den an­nounce­ment of the agree­ment by the Left forces. The Nepali Congress is fac­ing a se­ri­ous threat on its ex­is­tence. Also, other small par­ties, which were in­volved in bar­gain­ing pol­i­tics, have also felt a se­ri­ous threat on their ex­is­tence. To avoid the sole dom­i­na­tion of the Leftists in Nepali pol­i­tics, now for­eign forces have again be­come ac­tive to forge a greater demo­cratic al­liance among the six demo­cratic par­ties un­der the lead­er­ship of the NC. NC is in a se­ri­ous cri­sis as it alone can­not stop the Left force from bag­ging ma­jor­ity, how­ever, in the process of forg­ing greater demo­cratic al­liance also, the party is fac­ing prob­lem as the small par­ties are bar­gain­ing for more seats in the par­lia­ment. Prime Min­is­ter Sher Ba­hadur Deuba is even think­ing about dis­miss­ing the min­is­ters rep­re­sent­ing the Maoist Cen­ter but he is wait­ing for the ex­pir­ing of the ten­ure of the present Par­lia­ment. NC, which has felt dif­fi­cult to stop the Left front from ob­tain­ing nec­es­sary ma­jor­ity, is even think­ing about post­pone­ment of the elec­tions. Thus Nepali pol­i­tics has been po­lar­ized into two sec­tions just to grab power and or­ga­nize ram­pant loot of the gov­ern­ment cof­fer. The Nepali peo­ple have not seen any rays of hope in mak­ing the na­tion pros­per­ous even if any of the group will bag a sim­ple ma­jor­ity and rule the na­tion for five years as the lead­er­ships are the same who are heav­ily in­volved in dif­fer­ent cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions. By demon­strat­ing power they have force­fully kept their cases pend­ing in the Com­mis­sion for In­ves­ti­ga­tion on Abuse of Au­thor­ity (CIAA).

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