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THE REAL FACE OF NEPALI PREMIERS – PAST AND PRESENT
by Drgha Raj Prasai
1. OUR MEN FROM THE NEPALI CONGRESS
The Nepalese nation is in disarray because the regimes governing this land have always been in the grip of traitors and corrupt politicians. Starting from 1990, the state treasury was pilfered in the name of democracy, by the politicians in power. After an all-party system was established in 1990, the week when Krishna Prasad Bhattarai became the Prime Minister of the interim rule, 10 Nepal Police personnel were killed in broad daylight. All miscreants, murderers, corrupts and criminals jailed during the Panchayat period were released by taking commissions [an equivalent of graft in the language of subcontinent’s officialdom]. Rs. 150 million were plundered by distributing state money to just about anyone under the pretext of being a political victim.
During visit by the Prime Minister, a statement was signed on 10 June in 1990 that lacked remarks over alleged Indian blockade of Nepal. Then a concept of common money and Common River was introduced- a move that broke the backbone of nation’s industrial sector. In the name of being a saint, Krishna Prasad committed several crimes. Though after December, 1976, when BP Koirala became the supporter of Nepal’s nationality and royal institution, similarly Krishna Prasad Bhattarai too became sensitive towards nationality, royal institution and democracy which made him after 2005 highly popular amongst the masses.
In 1991, Girija Prasad Koirala became the Prime Minister. After taking oath as Nepal’s premier, Koirala Congressionized the nation’s administrative management and introduced several plans through which he pilfered state money and filled his own coffers. Koirala until 1994, sold 12 organizations and industries contributed by China, taking millions as kickbacks. He drained the nation’s economy through the Boeing, Damija and Lauda scams in the name of suppressing communist insurgency- the suppression though impelled Maoist revolution. It is a habit of Koirala to support the King when he retains the post and jumps in to oppose the King after being removed from the post. Koirala who became Prime Minister every now and then through many conspiracies became PM once again after 2005 by treading on the constitution and riding on Maoist shoulders. We had believed he would not repeat the past mistakes while working as once again the head of the Nepalese government, but after having had the state power, Koirala declared secularism and declared Nepal a republic to destroy Nepal’s identity, for traitors are never positive towards the national goals.
Another Congress leader, Sher Bahadur Deuba who became Prime Minister after the Supreme Court forcibly reinstated the abolished parliament in 1995, became a man in no man’s land. After becoming PM, Deuba devised various ideas to retain the power. He declared pensions for parliamentarians; increased allowances by 10 times and further provided them with prestigious vehicles like Prado and Pajeros. He also led the anti-nationalist Mahakali Treaty and provided a platform to the many corrupts in the cabinet to drain the nation’s money. During his third time as PM after King Gyanendra took to power, Deuba as PM drained state money. He could not do anything for the nation and has always been the political pendulum of congress’ politics. The period Sher Bahadur reigned as Nepal’s PM is considered an extremely corrupt era in Nepalese political history.
2. OUR MEN DURING THE PUNCHAYAT RAJ
Surya Bahadur Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand who held considerable sway during Panchayat era also drained national coffers to suffice the needs of their men and to quench the need till their seventh-generation. Lokendra Bahadur is incapable in political terms and a bad name for nationality. Surya Bahadur Thapa too is a corrupt leader of conservative factionalism. Surya Bahadur became successful in becoming PM by drawing on various plots. In 2003, after Thapa became PM he expanded the pension camp of Indian soldier board and gave entry to Indian power in more than 25 districts. This allowed Indians to impose as much as programmed in their capability. Thus Surya Bahadur is a traitor.
Tulsi Giri and Kirtinidhi Bista who came to fame as nationalist by becoming PM in Panchayat era became vice chairman of the cabinet formed under the chairmanship of the King after 2004. They were subjected to humiliation after they proved to be incapable. The royal institution in Nepal was thus pushed into trouble as wrong people gained opportunities to hold power. Among our deputy prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal (the present PM), Bharat Mohan Adhikary, Bamdev Gautam, Upendra Yadav, Bijaya Gachedar did nothing more than fulfill their self interest and suck the people of Nepal. When late Shailaja Acharya took a stance on a policy she was chased by her maternal uncle -Girija. Since 1990 Kumbahadur Khadka, Gobindaraj Joshi, Pashupati Shamshre, Jayaprakash Gupta, Hridayesh Tripathi, Rajendra Mahato and after 2008 Krishna Sitoula, Sujata Koirala, ( Daughter of Girija) Dr. Baburam Bhattarai (Maoist leader), did not become Prime Minister and deputy PM but they too earned a fame of ambushing the nation in the net of corruption.
In politics the talks are centered on either those who destroy or those who build. No one beats Girija (Congress) and Surya Bahadur Thapa (Puncha) in destroying the nation.
3. AND NOW THE MAOISTS
The CPN (UML) leader, late Manmohan Adhikary was not corrupt but during his reign as PM, corruption was made easy. Manmohan did not sign the Mahakali Treaty but supported the Mahakali Treaty.
Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and UML leader Manmohan Adhikary are known as leaders having untainted image regardless of the 10 point agreement reached with the government on 10 July 1990 and support the Mahakali treaty.
Maoist chairman Prachanda who was the nation’s incumbent Prime Minister a short while ago has views which are not yet explicit. While Girija Prasad destroyed Nepali Congress and the nation, Maoist Prachanda during visit to India, kicked the upper Karnali and Arun Third including the commitment of Mahakali treaty and handed them to India. Citizenship certificates were distributed to millions of foreigners but the party remained silent.
Maoist though boast about being secular have attacked the culture, tradition and moved in contravention to exiting rules by appointing priests in Pashupatinath Temple. They revoked their earlier decision when they witnessed people’s revolt and accepted the past mistake. So the drama reveals the dual character of Prachanda and his fellow Maoists.
Due to their notorious activities, the Maoists and Maoist-led (non-starter) government could not move and Maoist Prime minister Prachanda resigned. The Maoists intention is to establish the one-party rule by money and guns and this constitutes their essence of power. Now, Maoists are talking the agenda of a so called ‘Civilian supremacy.’ By this, which is in consonance with what they pursue with their antiquated ideology, the Maoists want to destroy the system of the court as well as the institution of national army to establish a totalitarian Stalinist state and isolate Nepal from the international arena. To dismiss Gen Rookmangud Katawal was the grand-design of Maoists to establish one-party rule.
After resignation of Maoist Prachanda the most opportunist, Indian agent Mr. Madhab Nepal has become the Prime minister. The Loktantra (Democracy) and the shameless activities under the 12-point agreement are clear indications of the bias the antinationalist party leaders have for India. By making a republic their agenda, the congress, UML and other parties are only digging their own graves.’ Crows are never the white for washing.’ What can we expect when wrong elements come to power?
So, to safeguard the nationality & democracy, the Kingship ought to be re-established, and the parliamentary democracy need be strong. Equally, the political leaders must be patriotic & be true to what they say. Nepal has become the playground of foreigners. The problem will only be resolved when the King and the nationalist people’s leaders are together in Nepal.
The writer Dirgha Raj Prasai is a former Member of Parliament, a Political and Cultural Analyst. He can be reached via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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