Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A Non Political Cabinet Of Technocrats

It would be a breath of fresh air if a non political cabinet were formed in the leadership of a non political PM. This experiment was successfully conducted in Bangladesh under similar political circumstances.

जसरी भएपनि सविधानसभाको चुनाव गनुपर्ने : मन्त्री महतो
मधेशी मोर्चालाई सरकारमा बस्ने कुनै नैतिक आधार छैन : आत्माराम प्रसाद साह, महासचिव–मधेशी जनअधिकार फोरम (गणतान्त्रिक)

PM proposes to form govt under neutral candidate
EC heads for a vacuum; likely to cast shadow on elections
Opposition parties, including the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML, are still firm about not participating in the elections without the Bhattarai-led government being replaced by a national consensus one.
2012, a year of futile manoeuvrings, stunts
a year of meaningless manoeuvrings and stunts that only dragged the nation to a deeper political quagmire. ...... The year saw substantial achievement made in connection with the peace process. The protracted process of integration and rehabilitation of former Maoist combatants finally saw completion. In the anti-corruption front too, major decisions did take place that forced such prominent political figures as Chiranjibi Wagle, Gobinda Raj Joshi and Khum Bahadur Khadka (coincidentally all Nepali Congress leaders) to be thrown behind bars. .... loadshedding acted like ants in the businessmen’s pants.
जहाँ पुगेर सहमति हुन्छ, त्यहिं पुग्नुपर्छः दाहाल
महत चढेको जहाज एमाओवादीले फर्काए
महतले सभालाई सम्बोधन गर्दै एमाओवादी कार्यकर्ताको कृयाकलाप अधिनायकवादी, उद्दण्ड र निरंकुश रहेको बताए । आफ्ना कार्यकर्तालाई सहिद घोषणा नगरेसम्म विरोध कार्यक्रम जारी राख्ने उनले बताए ।
Consensus in next couple of days: Dahal
“We should not object to a candidate from outside the parties though," added Dahal.
CPN-Maoist to come up with policy after general convention
Baidya has said that the party would take a clear policy to wage a new people´s revolution after the party´s general convention. .... would introduce a work plan to complete the remaining part of the revolution. .... the party would move ahead by preparing for popular revolt on the basis of people´s war. .... alleged the UCPN-Maoist leaders of submerging into the parliamentary system against the spirit of the people´s war .... CPN-Maoist secretary Dev Gurung said the imperialist and expansionist forces were working through their agents, not directly, in Nepal.
No progress at Maoist property probes
Amid widespread criticism over the lavish lifestyle of some of the party´s leaders, that according to close aides was distinctly at odds their know sources of income, the ruling party had formed two separate commissions during its seventh plenum held last July at Bhrikuti Mandap. Both commissions were asked to submit their reports within a month. ..... The first commission led by party Secretary Posta Bahadur Bogati, who is said to be close to Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, was assigned to look into the huge financial irregularities that allegedly took place at the seven PLA cantonments that housed almost 20,000 PLA combatants for almost four years. .... the same plenum had formed another three-member commission led by Amik Sherchan, another close aide to Chairman Dahal, and it was asked to investigate the sources of the huge properties owned by party leaders ..... deepening factional differences and mistrust between the Dahal and Baburam Bhattarai camps have made both the commissions almost defunct. ..... all that the Bogati-led commission did was question some former PLA deputy-commanders ..... the commission had received a barrage of complaints against Chairman Dahal and other senior leaders of the party for their “poor handling” of party funds. Earlier, commission chief Sherchan had informed that a total of 65 complaints had been filed at the commission against various leaders. ...... After the formation of the two commissions, six of the seven former PLA division commanders had resigned en masse from their party posts, alleging that Chairman Dahal was hatching a conspiracy to make a few division commanders scapegoats for huge financial irregularities perpetrated by PLA commanders close to him. ........ The ex-commanders also had demanded a thorough investigation against the former PLA supreme commander and other top level commanders, over embezzlements running into billions of rupees.
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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Non Partisan PM

Former Chief Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha
A Non Political PM?

स्वतन्त्र नेतृत्वबारे 'भित्रभित्रै छलफल'
नागरिक समाजका अगुवाहरू मध्येका मानिने दमननाथ ढुंगाना र पदमरत्न तुलाधार ..... केहि दिनअघि प्रधानमन्त्री बाबुराम भट्टराईले पनि नागरिक समाजका अर्का एकजना अगुवा देवेन्द्रराज पाण्डेसँग भेटघाट गरेका थिए। .... भित्रभित्रै स्वतन्त्र व्यक्तीको नेतृत्वको कुरा गरेको बताइएपनि, एकीकृत माओवादी, नेपाली काँग्रेस, नेकपा एमाले वा मधेसी मोर्चा, कुनै पनि दलले यस विषयमा अहिलेसम्म औपचारिक निर्णय चाहिँ गरिसकेका छैनन्।
सातौं समयसीमा पनि फलदायी नहुने संकेत
तटस्थ व्यक्तिको नेतृत्वमा चुनावी सरकारको विकल्पबारे छलफल बाक्लिँदै गएको .... दलहरुले उक्त बाटो अवलम्बन गरे पनि तटस्थ व्यक्ति कसलाई मान्ने भन्नेबारे थप असहमतिको अर्को चरणलाई नकार्न सकिन्न।
PM's 'childish stubbornness' makes deal elusive
UML leader Nepal to form forum of ex-PMs
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