Nepali pol­i­tics is sick

People's Review - - FRONT PAGE - By Pushpa Raj Prad­han

There is a gov­ern­ment which se­cures twothirds ma­jor­ity, but the gov­ern­ment is not func­tion­ing at all. The two po­lit­i­cal par­ties – the UML and the Maoist Cen­ter – were merged into the Com­mu­nist Party of Nepal (CPN), but the new uni­fied party is not func­tion­ing. Reg­u­lar meet­ings of the sec­re­tariat, stand­ing com­mit­tee and the cen­tral com­mit­tee are not tak­ing place. Many lead­ers have be­come in­ac­tive since the party has been un­able to give them any work or re­spon­si­bil­ity. The uni­fied party is still en­gaged in ad­just­ment of po­lit­i­cal lead­ers, for­ma­tion of the prov­ince, district and lo­cal level units which are not func­tion­ing at present. To con­clude, the uni­fied CPN has be­come the party with­out any func­tion. Top rank­ing lead­ers are dis­sat­is­fied with the present party's supreme lead­ers' per­for­mance. That is why the party's supreme lead­ers are avoid­ing reg­u­lar meet­ings of the party sec­re­tariat. Dis­pute among the top-rank­ing lead­ers has fur­ther in­ten­si­fied since the merger of the two par­ties and the level of dis­pute is go­ing to be ex­pand in the near fu­ture. Sim­i­larly, the main op­po­si­tion party, the Nepali Congress, is also en­gaged in in­ter­nal dis­pute and power tus­sles. The party has not been able to per­form the duty of the main op­po­si­tion nei­ther in the par­lia­ment nor in the streets. The same ap­plies with the third largest party – Ras­triya Janata Party. Presently, there is a race for party lead­er­ship as they are com­pelled to hold a na­tional con­ven­tion soon. This party is also un­able to play a po­lit­i­cal role due to the in­ter­nal dis­putes and race for the party lead­er­ship. Three par­ties of for­mer pan­chas – RPP, RPP (Demo­cratic) and RPP (Uni­fied Na­tion­al­ist) are un­able to show their role in the na­tional pol­i­tics as they are di­vided just to cap­ture party lead­er­ship and posts. Of late, the supreme lead­ers have tried to re-unify the three par­ties, how­ever, the process has been de­railed due to the ego of the top lead­ers. Although the gov­ern­ment is tak­ing many un­pop­u­lar de­ci­sions and per­form­ing dic­ta­to­rial role, even though, there is no pow­er­ful po­lit­i­cal party in op­po­si­tion to chal­lenge the gov­ern­ment's acts. Even the gov­ern­ment has not been able to per­form, as there is no force to chal­lenge the gov­ern­ment. Such a sce­nario will not ben­e­fit the na­tion. Due to lack of vi­sion among the lead­ers in all the po­lit­i­cal par­ties, the coun­try is suf­fer­ing a lot. While sum­ma­riz­ing the po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments in Nepal since the adop­tion of mul­ti­party democ­racy, due to lack of po­lit­i­cal char­ac­ter among the lead­ers, the mul­ti­party democ­racy has not been able to per­form smoothly un­der the party lead­er­ship.

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