By Prakash Bom in New York
Change with the changing time: ‘Everyone must change with the changing time.’ This is the statement of the Prime Minister and the president of Nepali Congress [the party’s name should be Nepali Congress (Traditional) for its policies] prior to the signing of the peace accord agreements. There are few prominent party cadres behind Girija Prasad Koirala who are against the current of the changing time. On the other hand, the youth leaders of Nepali Congress (T) are demanding the abolition of monarchy and establishment of Democratic Republic.
The recent meeting of the Nepali Congress (Democratic)’s district committee presidents recommended the party to go for a federal republic order. General Convention of Nepali Congress (D) is expected to endorse it. How long would it take to Nepali Congress (T) leadership to understand the demand of the changing times? How about following the path of Nepali Congress (D) or as per one of the NC central working committee members Narahari Acharya’s call for the General Convention of the party to democratically process the changing time?
It is absolutely necessary for eight political parties to democratize their party organizations if they see the urgency to change with the changing time. The historic change will not be effective in the long run if eight parties advocate Democracy yet lack in democratization of their party organizations.
Establishing the ‘Rule of Law’: Nepal celebrated the end of the Maoist insurgency after the government and the rebel signed a historic peace accord recently. The world community has supported the agreement. It is indeed a historic national achievement of eight political parties for people of Nepal. The nation desperately needed dissolution of the feudal oligarchic government establishments of two hundred fifty years old institution of monarchy with which the norms and principles of democracy cannot be reconciled. The fundamental cause of the sufferings and backwardness of people of Nepal has been the policies opted by the monarchy at various times including regressive actions. Democracy has been a threat to monarchy, civil liberty its enemy. Anti-democratic measures were demonstrated nakedly during the people’s movement II the king and findings of High Level Probe Commission proved that. The time has ripened for people of Nepal, for eight political party leaderships to establish the rule of law by acting on the HLPC findings and implementing its recommendations.