Sunday, December 09, 2012

The Five Development Region Thinking

Krishna's Birthday
Krishna's Birthday (Photo credit: izahorsky)
The Nepali Congress, the UML, and the two monarchist parties - that is pretty much it. That is their alliance. And now they threaten to warm the streets. This is weird. Something like this happened in Bangladesh several years ago. The solution they went for was a non political PM. But the parties in Nepal are not opting for that. Sushil Koirala is against the non political PM idea.

I have seen maximum flexibility on Baburam's part. He is even willing to let go of his chair but he rightly insists a consensus candidate is agreed upon first. If you think political gridlock is a problem, imagine what a political vacuum would do. If you think not having an Election Commissioner is a problem, imagine what not having a PM would do.

The president can not unilaterally decide on a PM candidate. And the current PM can only be displaced by a consensus candidate. That too is a political decision. Legally, constitutionally speaking the current PM should be displaced by the next elected PM. Holding elections on November 22 was the right thing to do.

Instead the country is inching towards street confrontations between the Congree-UML-Monarchist cadres and Maoist-Madhesi cadres. That is unfortunate. The country is moving towards major political dysfunction.

The person responsible for this gridlock is Ram Baran, the president. The best option given the circumstances is for Ram Baran to pass the election related ordinances.

If you want to replace Baburam with your own candidate as PM, you go to the people and try your best to get a simple majority. You don't go into the streets.

The call for consensus is itself the problem. The bi-polarization of Nepali politics is a good thing. The debate on federalism is tricky, and it is for the Nepali people to decide at the ballot box as to which route they will go.

सरकारविरुद्ध आन्दोलन थाल्ने विपक्षीको चेतावनी
आइतबारै आफ्नो साझा रणनीतिबारे छलफल गर्न विपक्षी १५ दलको कार्यदलको वैठक बसेको थियो।
सरकारमा आउन विपक्षीलाई आग्रह गर्ने: गठबन्धन
"राष्ट्रपतिले दिएको समयसीमा भइन्जेल सहमति खोज्ने प्रयत्न गर्ने त्यस लगत्तै कांग्रेस एमाले लगायतलाई आह्वान गरेर यहि सरकारलाई राष्ट्रिय स्वरुप दिने प्रयत्न गर्नेछौं।" ... आएका विपक्षीलाई यहि मन्त्रिपरिषदमा आउन आग्रह गर्ने
राष्ट्रपतिद्वारा फेरि म्याद थप, दलहरुको विमति यथावत

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अब वार्ता होइन, आन्दोलनः विपक्षी कार्यदल
कार्यदलले मङ्सिर महिनाभित्रै प्रतिपक्षी दलमा सम्मिलित काँग्रेस, एमाले, राष्ट्रिय प्रजातन्त्र पार्टी, राष्ट्रिय जनशक्ति पार्टीलगायतको बैठक बसेर आन्दोलनको स्वरुप निर्धारण गर्नुपर्ने सुझावसमेत दिएको छ ।
कांग्रेस बैठकको निश्कर्ष-'प्रजातन्त्रसँग सत्ता साटिन्न'

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सी. के. लालसंग-05.12.12
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