Images of Celebrations in Nepal

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Butwal: Local Maoist leader Suman puts tika to party cadres before a victory rally started here. Pics by Dipendra Badulwal UWB photo blog

People from all walks of life take part in various victory rallies organized throughout the country. The best thing about these victory rallies was the impressive Maoist participation. Prachanda had given them so much luring slogans that some fear if he will be able to keep all his cadres under his leadership and bring all of them in the mainstream politics. No one wants Maoists to be split and one group continuing the fighting. In today’s rallies, Maoist cadres were the most jubilant and the party led several rallies and mass meetings in various places.

[Meanwhile the UN has suggested the Maoist leadership to establish cantonment in places with access to road. Ian Martin, the UN envoy for Nepal peace process, told this in a meeting with Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) and four deputy commanders. Martin also told the Maoist leaders that the distance between army barracks and Maoist cantonment must not be in the distance that could be covered by the arms of both sides.]

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Palpa: Flags of various political parties on a tree. Pics by Madhav Aryal

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Palpali people taking part in victory rally and mass meeting.

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Maoist district level leader Sijal addressing Palpa rally

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Maoist cadres celebrating the agreement in Butwal. Pic by Dipendra Baduwal

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Sindhuli: BP Highway Transportation Committee organized a candle light ceremony in Loktantrik Chautaro in Sindhuli. Pics by Raj Kumar Karki

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Representatives from eight parties, lawyers, university teachers, businessmen, journalists enthusiastically lit the candles.

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Bara: People taking part in a victory rally in Jitpur. Pics by Upendra Lamichhane

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106 thoughts on “Images of Celebrations in Nepal

  1. Moabadi,
    Are you a full-time Maoist refugee in Europe?

    I HAVE HEARD THAT MANY MAOISTS ARE STILL LIVING AS REFUGEES IN EUROPE TO EARN EUROS FROM UN. I WONDER WHAT IS STOPPING THEM FROM GOING TO NEPAL NOW? ………OH MONEY IN EUROS/POUNDS/DOLLARS I GUESS.

    Maoists are rich even in Nepal. Economic Review had estimated CPN (Maoists) to be the richest terrorist organization in South East Asia 2 years ago….They must have got richer now.

  2. you buggers always dream of money, and money. thats it. drabya pichas haru ko dimag le paisa bahek aru ke nai sochna sakcha ra? desh lutdai, janta mardai, moj masti garna palkeko gyane ko dalal haru ko dimag ma aru ke aucha?

  3. MAODUMBASS,
    O YEA? U’RE GIVING UP UR ARMS..U WANT US TO PRAISE U N BE RELIVED?…SCREW U!!!!!
    WHO IS GOING TO BRING JUSTIFICATION TO THE MILLIONS YOU HAVE KILLED, ROBBED AND TORTURED. YOU CANNOT JUST ERASE YOUR BLOODY PAST WHENEVER U WANT TO.

  4. maobadi

    When you were in jungle raj, you could blab any thing you like because you were not a part of any civilized demcratic society then but if you want to be part of a civilized democratic society, you have to learn to respect others’ views as well. How can you call a person ‘dalal’ if you do not like to be called Korean Kim’s dalal or Chinese Mao’s(who is already forgotten in his own motherland)dalal? You are talking like a person who, losing his point of view, scolds others in foul language. Restrain yourself, maobadi, you, with your leader, are trying to be a part of civilized democratic society.

  5. raj: its tit for tat. to those who use foul language i use foul. to those who are ‘civil’ in comment, i’m civil. its simple like that.

  6. Maobadi,

    Your erstwhile leaders espouse a mixed economic system. According to Puspha K Dahal, Maoist economic policy is neither a monolithic communist economic system of Stalin’s Soviet Union or Mao’s China, nor a free market capitalism of the West. He says its going to be in the middle or mixed.

    However, PK Dahal is vague in describing the mixed economy. One cannot state one’s position by saying its neither this nor that. It is poor reasoning skills & makes a mockery out of the Nepali people. We want the know what Dahal’s actual economic policy is.

    Taxing the rich, confiscationg property or nationalizing industries is the OLD communist method of doing business for a self-proclaimed “New Communist of the 21st century.”
    To quote him, “We have to apply marxist science in a very new context, understanding social, economic and also technological changes, without dogmatism and without sectarianism. We are trying to develop a completely new concept, different from what happened in the past century.”

    This “new concept” is not new, it sounds more like the social democracies of Northern Europe. If that is true, then CPN-M’s vision for Nepal is of a welfare state.

    Mr Dahal has great sound bites like void of dogmatism & sectariansm, however, when put into practise in the streets of Nepal, Maoist cadres sound like your typical dyed in wool brain washed OLD communist who belives the power comes from the barrel of the gun.

    Dahal’s vision, interpretation of history, &/or political economy has some merits at face value. However, his “thinking” has hardly had a trickle effect on his own party members. It is essentially a voodoo (bokshi) political philosophy. Leaders say one thing, but, the cadres do just the opposite. Or, leaders say one thing in public, but say another to their followers…

    Either the leaders do not have much control over the disenchanted youth who were brain washed & promised too much. Or, the Maoists
    got used to the power of the gun. Power corrupts & is not easy to let go.

    If in the end, CNP-M realized that there was no possibility of a dictatorship of the proletariat or the peasantry, but what was required was a mixed economics system for Nepal, then, in retrospect, their whole struggle seems hollow.

    Basically, it took them 10+ years & 14,000 dead Nepalis to realize that their radical Maoist agenda is not pragmatic for a resource poor country like Nepal that is dependent upon aid. Using fuedal arguments of Marxian interpretation in a global interdependent economy is reduntant.

    It is high time for Maoists to think how they will provide employment to the people, development, good governance & deliverance rather than hide behind empty rhetoric.

  7. thanks birodhi for your comment. we welcome such comments (and of course don’t brand you dalals).

    we tried to take over the state militarily and implement our own agendas. however we now have realised that it is difficult to run the state even if we win over the state militarily. india, and america wont let us do that.

    so we’ve decided to win over the state by ballot. and implement our agendas.

    we realize where soviet union and china went wrong. so we’re rectifying those mistakes.

    we realize that there is check and balance mechanism reqd otherwise even the proleteriats get transformed themselves into the next ‘king’.

    yes, it is more towards the welfare economy. but our own socio-geo-politico conditions make it different from others. and we’d want to rectify also the problems that are associated with the welfare economies of the west.

    there are some problems to convince the lower level cadres. so we’re going to teach them why the changes are neccessary. and so on..

    to you it may be hollow, but go to the villages, you’ll see the transformations that took. there is sea-change in the mentality. we want the whole social spectrum trnasformed.

    you’ll get to see. your obvious bias wont let you openly praise us but if you go to the villages and see all those changes you’ll definitely be impressed.

  8. maobadi-it would be really interesting to see your reaction when you win less than 30% of the seats to the constituent assembly.I think thats about what you will get if it is indeed a free and fair election.

  9. lets see, we’re very hopeful that we’d emerge out as victorious. if not, we’ll have to abide by the verdict of the people. we’ll work hard to convince the people.

  10. yeah let’s see. but i do find it strange that both the Royalists and the Maoists use the India card so often though both of yous rely so much on Indian connivance inorder to succeed. If you guys do come to power I really hope you have a pragmatic approach, especially where the economy is concerned. Hopefully none of that nationalisation of key industries stuff.

  11. Kirat, that’s excatly what I said as well – that the Maoist would win close to or less then 30% of the vote. A significant difference than what Mobadhi (s) predict. The main concern I have is that this Mobadhi on this blog and other top level Moaist are aware of the realities – they cannot take over militarily, they cannot go about implementing radical changes. However, the lower level cadres have all been brain washed into believing that radical changes are possible and necessary. When it doesn’t materialize than what? I highly doubt they will just accept that and move on.

    The Maoist are overlooking the fact that other political parties have alot of popular support in rural Nepal – they have a really good network etc. If you take away the intimidation factor I cannot imagine that many of them will vote for Maoists. After all the autrocities the Maoists have comitted. Yet I find it suprising that Moaobadhi here claims the opposite. Perhaps he knows something I don’t.

  12. as i said, we’re not at the moment will be calling for nationalization of big industries. no. what we’re working on is to make sure that the government provide basic amenities to its citizens. that should be the responsibility of the govt.

    re: vote, we’re not claiming we’ll get everything. but we’re expecting some fifty percent of the total casted votes.

    you’re talking about popularity of other parties, no they are not popular. of course some of the parties still have their local committees and a few cadres but all are far removed from the local people.

    those who want change are in huge numbers. and we’re the change! besides, the population dynamics have changed a lot since last elections was held.

    you guys will get to see what is in our sleeves.

    the cadres are being taught to realize the changed scenario that we’re working on.

    of course pundit, we know quite, quite a lot than you. you’re far removed from the ground. your arguments are all based on the reports published online and perhaps occasional phone calls to family members (i wonder if you remember when was your last call even to your family member in nepal). so buddies, don’t worry.

  13. Maobadi says go to village to see the real changes. Which village are you talking about exactly?

    When most of the able people of villages have either been driven out of the villages or conscripted to Maoist militia, what is left to see there?

    I went through many areas of Jajarkot, Rolpa and Rukum in the past year. More than anything else, what I could see there is poverty and misery in the eyes of the people there, if not in their lips.

    So Maobadi, I am wondering which village I should have gone instead, pray tell.

  14. Maobadhi:
    Your responses are really quick. It must mean that you are probably in the US or somewhere in Europe! You probably aren’t in Nepal because its like 1 or 2 in the morning. With all these Maoist happenings I doubt you would have time to stay this late and write on blogs.
    Where are you Maobadhi??
    And YES IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

  15. if maobadis worked like jagires, 10-5 type, our movement wouldn’t have reached here, man. we are workoholic. do you think we could walk on the daylight on those war days?
    i go to bed at two, three. it depends.
    on the day of the signing the agreement i slept after listening to seven oclock radio nepal news!
    so no wonder, we’re far ahead.

    prism: poverty is there. we haven’t argued that we’ve made them rich!

    maybe you did aerial survey! and with sunglasses! you saw everything balck with your dark glasses on.

  16. Kirat and bhudai ou give 30 percent to Maoists. I am more conservative than you. I am thinking about 15 to 20 percent. 30 percent they already have without elections in the Interim parliament. 75 NC, 73 UML, 73 MAOS and 42 NC D and forget about 48 for NGOs and civil society.These guys are never clear about their position. They are like cocktail.If we discount NC D and NGOS, Maos have already got more than 30 percent without elections. But with elections , I doubt and I have already given my expert estimates i.e. 15 to 20 percent.

  17. Maobadi,

    There you go again with saying that CPN-M’s vision for Nepal is a welfare state, but you state, “… we’d want to rectify also the problems that are associated with the welfare economies of the west.” Can you please define for us the Maobadi vision or economic plan. Your statement is very vague as your leader.

    We, the people deserve to know your economic policy as it is key in upliftment of Nepal.

    1) How do you plan to create employment?
    2) What is your taxation policy?
    3) What is the policy to tackle over population?
    4) How are you going to tackle inflation?
    5) How are you going to promote development?
    6) How are you going to provide good governance?
    7) Are you going to adopt a monetary/fiscal policy?

    Look forward to your solutions for the upliftment of the masses & poor.

  18. Bidrohi,

    You don’t have to go that far. I am still waiting for the Maobadis to name one village they have uplifted — where anyone can go and independently verify the claims made.

    Sorry Maobadi, I wish I had a helicopter like some of your leaders do to do go around the villages and claim everything is hunky-dory. I still had to walk for several days to get to those areas. If you Maobadis had built a road, it surely wouldn’t have taken that long. On the contrary, I found destroyed infrastructures where they once stood.

  19. Look people, let’s just see what happens. There is not point beating a dead horse. I am also very cautious of the Maoist. But we owe it to Nepal, the thousands who have died and suffered to at least give the peace process a chance.
    Briodhi, you could also address those questions to the current political leaders and they would be clueless. If only those questions you posed were addressed 14,000 Nepalis would probably have not lost their lives in the first place.

    I am still angered by the Maoist autrocities from the past. But they have taken positive steps – they have agreed to UN monitoring, elections etc. So let’s just hold our breath for now and see how things play out. I don’t personally think even if the Maoist come to power (which I think is unlikely) they will implement a communist system per se. Just wait will Prachanda rides a Pajero – all that communist ideology will fly out the window.
    hehe

  20. They have been already riding Pajero with looted money.One of the blogs put the photo of wrist watch of Prachanda which is of 18 carat gold. Baburam’s son and daughter are studying in London.

    Actually, they are not real maoists, but only an armed gang who made fools of unemployed youth.And Girija gave recognition to them as a political party as a compulsion because Gyane and the gang pushed the democaratic parties to the wall.

  21. lets start from below: (has double meanign)

    prachanda rides pajero, prado, etc., the SUVs already! so why fuss?

    prism: you said you went to rukum rolpa and jajarkot and you didn’t know about the road that we built? (its not complete, we’ll complete it). i dont believe you.

    i already said, we dont claim we’ve made people rich in economic terms. or there is ‘development’ in villages. but we’ve made rich in terms of their self confidence. the ‘social development’ you’ve got look.

    birodhi: let me tell you one thing, your questions shows your level of understanding of the issues. you have not gone beyond traditional mode of thinking: just few examples;

    1. “over” population: we don’t have “over” population. and population is not ‘problem’ as such as we’ve been told by khaires but it is also the resource. you have to capitalize them. my point here is not that we’re there to increase the popln, but we simply look at it differently.

    2. you ask, are you going to adopt a monetary/fiscal policy: this too obvious to answer. there will be no NOs to this question, even if you ask a lay person.

    3. providing good governance: its yet another jargon, which is hollow: what does it mean by the way?
    what we think is people should be able to govern themselves.

    4. promoting development: again this is hollow. we want to change this whole ‘bikase’ mentality, the whole ideology of ‘bikas’.

    5. what we have in terms of resources? its human resource and its natural resource. so we’d capitalize them locally and nationally. if we could that we don’t have to talk about ‘unemployment’, ‘underdevelopment’ ‘poverty’ etc.

    6. taxation: we call it progressive taxation. rich pay more. as simple like that.

    7. inflation: it is all related to your economy, if your economy is sound, you’ll have no problem. you don’t make inflation policy, do you?

  22. maobadi,

    Thanks for the clarification, but you leave one little question unanswered, all you have given is a reaction to many assumptions made by economists or development experts (a la “khaires” as you put it – which you should know better for a maoist is a discriminatory word), and also negative response to the assumptions made by people here who you term at a different albeit “lower” level in your terms of understanding. I can see where you are coming from when you say you may not have enriched people economically but socially you have, although I am sure many beg to differ as I do. If your social awareness includes the mentality of violence and fear then you have succeeded with top marks.

    Placing that aside for the time being, I can agree that people in this nation seem to be well versed in the social injustice present not least because of the maoist insurgency, however, addresssing them is a long hard task for all of us especially now with armed and dangerous politics in tow as well. You will no doubt claim that now the maoists have given up arms and thuggery, but let time be the judge of that not you or me, sooner the better.

    As for the little question that I mentioned that you seem to skip, it is a plain and simple – How?

    While thinking about answering this question, which I am sure you must (you being a political person as it is clear), you have to also convince us how your HOWS tally with your maoist political philosophy? It will be hard to convince the rest of us by talking free market type of ideas and practicing communist ways – In the lines of you can fool some people some of the time but be aware of trying to fool all the people all the time.

  23. see guys, one thing you have to understand, as prachanda has also mentioned in his interviews, we are not dogmatic.

    you guys are judgin us by what happened in the past in russia, china, etc.

    we also know that things went wrong in those countires, so we’re not repeating the same mistakes done by the others. now you cant go on repeating the same thing that since the maoists in china did this and the leninist in russia that so the maoists in nepal are going to do the same. this is all bull-shit. we repeatedly have been saying that we’ve learned from their mistakesr so will rectify them.

    we said we’re going to adopt competitive politics as against previous communist ideology of one party system. and we’re saying this not only for a time being, as a strategic option. this is what learning by the mistakes.

    we’re marxists that doesn’t mean what he said is all ditto applicable at this age and in our countries. but we do believe in his theory. what he said is fundamentally right. learnign by what he said, we must have to relate it to the present day situation in nepal.

    st: you didn’t get your answer of how from above is pity.

    as i said our human resource is our capital. and so is our natural resource basically water resource and other herbal resources. and also tourism (because of natural resources). these are three major resources we have at our disposal.

    we have already 200 thousand people in armed force (of both side). what will they do when there is no war? we’ll have to use them in productive sector. thats just small example, our guys are going to gulf and all, why cant we give them the same type of job? liquidity is quite high. people have money but they don’t have avenues to spend money. we’ve enormous hydro resources. why cant we use them? the agri sector reform will be there to increase production.

  24. maobadi,
    you write;
    “you’re talking about popularity of other parties, no they are not popular. of course some of the parties still have their local committees and a few cadres but all are far removed from the local people.”

    Yeah you guys made sure of that did’nt you? Kill the good cadres who remained behind despite your threats and chased away the rest!

  25. maobadi,
    Now Now, let’s not turn into a comedian when you were doing okay. You have adapted a philosophy from a authoritarian Chinese man called mao and you are telling us to not get dogmatic! Come on buddy, you’re not lecturing villagers at gun point anymore.

    And yes you still have’nt answered the hows – I can’t read in between your lines or unwritten script. I know what resources are, I need to know how you all are putting it to use! Your chairman said the exact same thing about resources on TV the other day, you are only echoing his words but still have not given the logistics which translates to the HOW.
    I am asking you to let us know your parties thought on the economy given that they apply the maoist doctrine. I am not asking you for statistics and what our resources are, we have known this for ages. I am asking you how you are going to put it to use.

    I read all your generalised comments and statistics which are at par with populist political parties making speeches, now tell us HOW, and if you wish you can refer to the following guidelines:

    1.What your suggestions are (be specific)?
    2.How it will benefit the nation ?
    3.Where do we get the resources and funds from ?
    4. How will you generate employment for the majority of our population who are unemployed and underemployed ?

    Don’t forget you’re a maoist while doing so unless you have changed or will have changed your mind about that as well…

    Let’s begin from your example of 200000 armed forces! You say you will put them in the “productive sector”, fine but what sector is this and again how are you going to pay for it? The beureaucracy is about to burst and inefficient to say the least, and we talk of employing more under the government in your “productive sector” with taxpayers money. It’s easy rhetorically to place the entire population of 30 million people in your “productive sector” if you so wish, but correct me if I am wrong, somebody has to pay them for their services, is’nt that so?

  26. st, we are all cautious about the Maoists but I don’t see any point grilling this Moabadhi here. Even our current political leaders don’t have any idea to these questions. In fact no one ruler has had the answers to these questions. All I am worried and concerned about is:

    1. The Maoist won’t implement drastic communist policies (land sizures, nationalizing industries, and so forth.)

    2. No violence and intimidation

    If these two conditions are met then all of us can workout sound economic and social policies.

  27. i’m telling you, we’re not dogmatic. which means we dont fully subscribe mao or for that matter marx, lenin, etc. thats what we’re telling you guys. if you don’t want to understand that, i cant help you.

    i think i’ve talked about the resources that we’ve. we’ve the human resources, we have natural resources and we do have some moeny as well. we’ve to use them all. how? you’ll get to see soon. let our deed speak for itself. and besides, we are participating in govt, and also in election, we’ll be presenting our own detailed policies and all for the scrutiny of people soon.

    yes, there will be no land seizure, there will be no nationalization of industries. but there will be land reform. there will be industrial reform.

  28. Maobadi,

    You have rejected some of the normal (bideshi as you call it) economic policy for the development of Nepal on the basis of your social engineering.

    Your assumption is that once class warfare is corrected on the Maoist line of thought, all else will fall in line sounds idealistic or naive to say the least.

    1. I have to disagree with the spin that you put on over population. Nepal’s population is now 24-27 million. Your sound bite is a little too optimistic which is why we are sending our people to seek employment in the Middle East, SE Asia & E Asia for menial jobs. You call the “human resources,” but, I call it a shame on our nation who cannot even provide employment to its people. Its basically a safety valve both economically & politically to practise managing human resources instead of tackling the real issue of population growth.

    Every year, we are producing a population of the Kathmandu valley. In spite of all the development that we will still lag behind due to the population pressure.

    2. Monetary/fiscal policy: My only question to you please follow the news about the run on Nepal Bangladesh Bank. NRB is intervening to protect the depositers’ interests. How do you plan to solve problems a run on a bank without monetary policy?

    3. Yes, people should govern themselves which would be trully democratic. However, complete democracy is not possible so we have a representative form of democracy (which Maoists are going to be a part of in the interim government). So please define a little bit more aboute your concept of “…we think is people should be able to govern themselves.” I am curious.

    4. How do you want to change the “bikase” mentality?

    5. You state that you want to capitalize human & natural resources both at a local & national level. But, aren’t forgetting a key element of that equation, CAPITAL. It requires CAPITAL to utilize the human & natural resources. How do you anticipate in raising that elusive CAPITAL in the Maoist anti-capitalist rhetoric?

    6.Taxation: sounds fair enough for now. It all depends upon utilization of the taxes rather than taxation itself. Time will tell.

    7. On inflation you state if your economy is sound,you will have no problems sounds idealistic & detached from reality. Your statement is like saying that Communism was/is the perfect sysytem, but, we know in reality what happened in USSR, Eastern Europe, China, N. Korea, Cambodia etc–reality is starkly different.

    Nepal is currently running about 9% inflation rate. Let’s not hide behind semantics, let’s pursue real solution to real problems.

  29. Well said Bhudai! After the panchayat and ‘democratic’ rule who expects sound policies from the Govt? Just as long as there is peace and no drastic communist type of policies we’ll be quite happy!

  30. brihodi:
    Economic development is an enigma! Not even the best of development economists have been able to figure out what works and what doesn’t. The most fundamental piller of economics development is PEACE AND SECURITY. It seems we are on our way to achieving this after many years. I am not blindly supporting the Maoists – in fact I am very cautious. But I don’t understand why you expect Mobadhi to answers all these questions with precise details.
    Even if Prachanda comes to power (which I don’t think will happen) he will hopefully have a team of economists to advise him…

    But for a start, if there is peace one problem will solve automatically. The massive influx into the valley will lessen since people can stay in their villagers without worrying about Maoist autrocities.

  31. birodhi:

    i dont agree with you about the ‘big population’ that we have. you see them as problem, we see them as solution, resources.
    thats the fundamental difference we have.

    nepal has been sending its fellow citizens to other countries since long as mercineries, as ‘bahadurs’ as indians call us, as koolies, etc.

    the remittance they send back home is impt to run the economy (but you know that those going to europe and america send far less than our fellows in the gulf?). if you look at the bigger picture, it is just tip of the iceberg that we’re getting.

    historically the guys were sent out so that there be no revolution back home. if you send ablebodied, hot-blooded guys out then who’s going to fight the injustice, the shoshan? you’re right, it has worked as safety valve. otherwise revulution could have occurred long back.

    i dont see money as a big problem. people are ready to invest. even nepalis have money. don’t you know about the liquidity that we’ve in nepal? our country is poor, but lots of people have money, man.

    i think i’ve already answered your rest points in my previous posting.

  32. Ok Maobadhi let’s not get too carried away here. I was pointing out to Briodhi that you can’t have all the solutions to our development problems. But that doesn’t mean you don’t even acknowledge it. Population growth is definetly something to keep a close eye on. You must realize that the human:cultivatable land ratio in Nepal has been declining etc. So don’t say its a good thing and brush it off like with such ease okay?

    And the Nepalis in America would also invest alot of money in Nepal if the investment climate was good. There was/is alot of potential there.

  33. I agree with someone who said above that the new government cannot ensure economic progress. But if they can ensure peace, security and rule of law, it would ensure economic progress.

    Going one step further, I would say that it is not even the government’s job to ensure economic progress. The private sector can take care of that, provided that the government plays the role of a fair umpire and does not needlessly meddle in the economics. That’s where the Maoists need to assure the world — rather than “develop” the economy, they should assure that they will leave it free. Talk about nationalising industries, etc. is not going to be investment-friendly.

    Still waiting for the name of one village,
    prism

  34. Peace and security is necessary for steady development. If Prachanda will be given I mean (one of their polit buro members who is their economics expert ?)the ministry of finance, how they would do ? It would be interesting to see. In that light,I am contemplating many problems in the Interim Govt because it will be like eight horses trying to pull the carriage in eight direction. i heard that they are asking for Foreign affairs. So what they will do ? They will invite Kim jong Il and Fidel or Raul to visit Nepal or Prachanda will go to DPRK and Cuba.I don’t know but think that will be disastrous.

  35. Oh I hope they aren’t given Foregin affairs. No offence Moabadhi but that’s way too important and sensitive to be given to a controversial group like the Maoists.

  36. maobadi-if you guys have any say in the matter please change the capital of Nepal from Kathmandu to some nice big valley somewhere in the mid-west of this country. Nepal is way too Kathmandu centric and that is causing problems for the country as well as the city itself.

  37. Today they have published the names of ten ambssadors who were proposed by Oli to PM. According to the list, three from Foreign Minstry and others from plitical parties and outsiders.The names in Nepalnews and kantipur differ. According to kantipur, Pramesh Hamal is going to UN in Geneva and according to nepal news Shailaja is going to India.These are the uncommon names between the two.

    Seeing the list, for two/three names, my comment is that even the Maoists would come to full power, our attitude is the same.It will not change.I do not understand why Bal Bahadur Kunwar was again given the assignment whereas he needs to work for the party. NC(D) does not have anybody except Bal Bahadur ?

  38. prism,

    My feelings exactly. Leave business to the private sector. The maoists or whatever “ists” in government should concentrate on delivery of goods and services and corrupt free administration for the people and businesses. This is what I was hinting to this chap when I said what are your specific economic policies with maoism in tow – There can’t be much on sensible lines, business should be left more or less to the private sector, and the role of the government is to make the environment suitable for it, then we will get foreign investment including investment from Nepalis living in the West.

    Mr. Pundit,

    I could agree with you when you state “st,we are all cautious about the Maoists but I don’t see any point grilling this Moabadhi here.”

    But this chap has proclaimed himself the appointed point man for the mnaoist party on the internet, or did you miss that part? So if he is, I understand that to mean he is on the net to try to make his party stance known. Infact, we are left more confused and with far more questions than answers than when we began!

  39. well st, I don’t think this chap here is Prachanda’s economic advisor. Well firstly, Prachanda or the Maoist will not come to power (max they will achieve is 30% seat in parliment). They may become a coalition of some government and my guess is that they will be given some unimportant portfolio like land reform or something. Prachanda/Baburam/Mahara will be so busy taking bribes and zooming around in Pajeros just like the other ministers that all this rethoric will seem irrelevant.

    Hey Maobadhi – I hear Baburam’s children are all in London. What do they do there? Is Baburam supporting them?

  40. kirat: when the unitary state will be changed to a federal state, we’ll have multiple centres compared on sole one at the moment.

    pandit: what happens to you? you sometime seemed to thinking rational but at other times just a bogus.

    st: tell me how can i help clear your confusion?

  41. prism: 80 percent of the villages are ‘uplifted’ to quote your word. as i said, i’m not talking in economic terms, physical terms.

    just an example, go to west, dare you deride the downtroddens. dare you humilate the dalits, dare you tease women.

    in the west we’ve also started commune system. and we’ve built some roads. we’d to destroy some of the infrastructure to save ourselves. now we’re all in creating new structures.

    without destroying the old you cant construct new.

  42. Maobadhi:
    Sorry I didn’t excatly mean to phrase that sentence in the manner I did. However, Prachanda is human. Don’t you guys think you have an unrealistic preception of his persona. Once someone comes to power there are alot of temptations. What makes you so sure that he will not fall for them?

  43. Maobadi wrote:

    without destroying the old you cant construct new.

    Does that mean Maobadi that you would destroy existing schools before you construct any new one? Sounds very progressive!

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