Yet an­other po­lit­i­cal drama

People's Review - - COMMENTARY - PR PRADHAN push­para­jprad­han@gmail.com

The seven demo­cratic par­ties plus the Maoists had en­dorsed the 12point agree­ment in Delhi to bring "lok­tantra" in Nepal. Un­til now, ex­cept from the procla­ma­tion of the new con­sti­tu­tion, the pol­i­tics in Nepal is guided by the 12-point Delhi agree­ment. Against seek­ing ap­proval on pro­mul­ga­tion of the new con­sti­tu­tion, the coun­try suf­fered In­dian block­ade and Tarai un­rest. The po­lit­i­cal par­ties were try­ing to cor­rect the course, in the mean time, the Maoist Cen­ter has once again be­trayed Delhi and de­vel­oped a Left al­liance with the UML and Naya Shakti Party. The Left al­liance is fol­lowed by uni­fi­ca­tion of the three par­ties. For the time be­ing, the plan is to bag ma­jor­ity in the Par­lia­ment and en­joy the power turn by turn by the two lead­ers KP Sharma Oli and Push­paka­mal Da­hal. Be­hind the six-point agree­ment, un­der­stand­ing has also been de­vel­oped to cor­ner the demo­cratic force and grab power for the next five years. Fur­ther­more, un­der­stand­ing has been de­vel­oped to amend the con­sti­tu­tion by in­tro­duc­ing the pro­vi­sion of ei­ther di­rectly elected an ex­ec­u­tive pres­i­dent or di­rectly elected an ex­ec­u­tive prime min­is­ter. The other un­der­stand­ing is to unify the three par­ties un­der the name of Nepal Com­mu­nist Party and amend the con­sti­tu­tion ac­cord­ingly. The ul­ti­mate plan is to cap­ture power per­ma­nently by sidelin­ing the demo­cratic forces. Although the lead­ers in the Left front are not clean and those who are al­leged to be in­volved in heavy cor­rup­tion deals, the front is try­ing to give the slo­gan of po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity and eco­nomic pros­per­ity to at­tract the vot­ers. A joint team has al­ready been as­signed by the Left par­ties in al­liance to draft a pop­ulist elec­tion man­i­festo. Now, NC and other small par­ties, to save their po­lit­i­cal ex­is­tence, are try­ing to forge a greater demo­cratic al­liance, even though, the part­ners in al­liance are not con­fi­dent in block­ing the Left al­liance from bag­ging nec­es­sary ma­jor­ity in form­ing the gov­ern­ment. There­fore, the part­ners in the greater demo­cratic al­liance are try­ing to de­velop a sit­u­a­tion from which the up­com­ing elec­tions can be post­poned. Delhi is very much sur­prised from sud­den break­down of the 12point Delhi agree­ment by the Left forces. There is a say­ing in our so­ci­ety that one should face the re­sult of what a per­son has done. Through the 12-point Delhi agree­ment Delhi had wished to grab the Nepali pol­i­tics un­der its con­trol. To some ex­tent it be­came suc­cess­ful. Through a con­spir­acy the in­sti­tu­tion of monar­chy was re­moved; Nepal was de­clared as a sec­u­lar na­tion and fed­er­al­ism was in­tro­duced to de­stroy Nepal eco­nom­i­cally and al­ways sup­press an eco­nom­i­cally weak Nepal by Delhi. In this mis­sion, im­por­tant or­gans needed to run a na­tion were in­ten­tion­ally de­stroyed. Fi­nally, the re­sult came neg­a­tive and ul­ti­mately the coun­try is in the course of adopt­ing a com­mu­nist rule. If elec­tions are held on sched­ule, it is sure that no­body can stop the Left al­liance from ob­tain­ing nec­es­sary ma­jor­ity and rul­ing the na­tion for the next five years by dis­tribut­ing pop­ulist dreams to the peo­ple. UML chair­man KP Sharma Oli has al­ready claimed that now he is not think­ing about bag­ging sim­ple ma­jor­ity but he is con­cerned about bag­ging two-thirds ma­jor­ity. If vot­ers are at­tracted from the slo­gan of po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity and pros­per­ous econ­omy, one can­not un­der­mine bag­ging two-thirds ma­jor­ity by the Left al­liance as the other greater demo­cratic al­liance is of small par­ties en­joy­ing power with­out the man­date of the peo­ple but tak­ing ben­e­fit of the coali­tion gov­ern­ments for a long time. There is day­light loot by the lead­ers in the gov­ern­ment, from which the vot­ers are fed up. The peo­ple are re­luc­tant to vote to the par­ties with­out hav­ing any po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy, vi­sion and pro­grammes, ex­cept from per­form­ing op­por­tunist be­hav­ior and join­ing the gov­ern­ment by creat­ing bar­gain­ing power. Now is the time to see the po­lit­i­cal drama fur­ther.

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