The Days of Maoist Comrades Have Come

Maoist meeting in Mahendranagar
Maoists organized a mass meeting on Wednesday to warn the government on issues including Constituent Assembly in a school in Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur). Maoist guerillas present cultural program in combat uniform. Pic by Chitrang Thapa

It’s an open secret in Kathmandu that the recently ‘concluded’ historical Jana Andolan was in fact triggered by the Maoists. These days we can hear many people saying something like this: “They came to me and said ‘either come with us [in the jungle] or go with them [carrying flags in the city area and participate in the Jana Andolan]. And I choose to go to city and take part in the Andolan.” That is why, people say, this Jana Andolan saw such a massive turnout. That was beyond anyone’s expectations. King Gyanendra included. Read what Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, top Maoist leader, wrote the other day in Kantipur daily. Responding to his old time friend Dr. Arun Sayami’s open letter in the daily, the rebel leader claims the same: We sent all those folks in the city to take part in the movement. That was part of the Maoist policy to surround the city after capturing the villages. 19 people died, thousands were injured in Jana Andolan. That is why, the rebel leader argues, it wasn’t a peaceful movement. It was, according to Dr. Bhattarai, part of the Jana Yudda (Peoples’ War). Continue reading The Days of Maoist Comrades Have Come

Quarrelling Politicians of Nepal

It’s not the time to quarrel, SPA leaders should know, but to take bold action to establish democracy in the country. Pradeep Nepal and Arjun Nar Singh KC aren’t talking about principle, they are running after power.

Pradeep Nepal resigned from the Standing Committee of CPN UML saying that his party didn’t get respectable position in the cabinet. Arjun Nar Singh KC didn’t accept the post of spokesperson of Nepali Congress saying that the party didn’t discuss about the formation of cabinet with its members. Both Nepal and KC are top leaders of two biggest parties in the alliance and if you go by what they have said you tend to believe that they are indeed raising the issues of principle and justice. NO. These two folks represent the power-hungry and always quarreling groups in the Nepali political scene who always create problem out of nothing which, as we have seen in the past decade, defames democracy as a whole. Continue reading Quarrelling Politicians of Nepal