Sher Bahadur Deuba is a royal palace agent in the Seven Party Alliance and, if his party doesn’t expel him, he should be kicked out of the Seven Party Alliance immediately.
By Dinesh Wagle
Yes, we have seen the reincarnation of Dr. Tulsi Giri in the form of Sher Bahadur Deuba. And this is the worst form we have ever seen. We always knew that the Deuba was a key player in a conspiracy hatched in Narayanhitti Palace that surprisingly dissolved the parliament in May 2002. That was the date when the regression raised its face in Nepal. And we saw October 2002 when, as per the same conspiracy it seemed, the Prime Minister (Deuba) was fired. Deuba is the shin of Nepali democracy who introduced the notorious Pajero Project among other things. We also know that the palace is playing games, games to block the Parliament from making groundbreaking, historical and pro-people decisions. And the Palace has again used Deuba. And as per that plan Deuba created obstructions and the House of Representatives couldn’t even discuss on a proposal that would severely curtail the rights and privileges of the king.
So here is what urgently needs to be done: Sher Bahadur Deuba should be ignored and sidelines and expelled from the alliance. First he should be expelled from the Nepali Congress (Democratic). If that is not possible, NC D should be expelled from the Seven Party Alliance. There is no place for any royal agents in the alliance. Alliance should act as per the popular wish, not in the interests of the repressive royal palace.
First, Deuba says that the House of Representatives Proclamation should be passed by the full cabinet, and then he refuses to cooperate in the expansion of the cabinet in the excuse of holding the central committee meeting of his party. It is almost certain that Deuba will kill time, the precious time, so that the palace would benefit from the delay and Deuba should understand that Nepal can’t be the hostage of his party’s inability to decide about its candidate for the cabinet. We should not forget that Deuba recently tried to delay the House proceeding by creating unnecessary fuss over who should be the Speaker. It is unfortunate that the Alliance leader couldn’t understand Deuba when, from inside the jail (in fact a very comfortable room with all kinds of facilities) that he could do any compromise with the king to be back in power again. “Ma ta samjhautabadi hun,” Deuba had said in a Nepal Magazine interview. [I man a compromising man. I will compromise with the king again.] There is a saying in Nepali: Ikh nabhayeko chhoro ra bikh nabhayeko sarpa ekai hun. Deuba is the ‘ikh nabhaye ko chhoro’ who has no self respect.
[Deuba has refuted some reports that say he is delaying the process. But there are no basis to believe him.]
We know Deuba fought for democracy in Panchayat days but then we should remember that Dr. Tulsi Giri was a democrat too. He was a close confidant of B P Koirala. But some people, even good ones, deviate and take wrong path. Deuba is another example. What Deuba is saying? That King should continue remaining the Supreme Commander In-Chief of the Army? This is the lowest Deuba could go and he went. People of Nepal know very well that this government can function very well even without Deuba and his party in the cabinet. This is high time that the country took progressive decisions and move forward. Any obstacles should be promptly taken out and thrown away. Deuba has become a big obstacle. He should be thrown away. Otherwise, SPA leaders should know what the streets of Kathmandu are still volatile, people will come there anytime. And if they come, this time SPA will be their target, not the Narayanhitti Palace.