When Maoist Chairman Prachanda says that the implementation of peace agreement is a must the happening of Constituent Assembly polls, he seems to have forgotten the fact that the holding of CA itself is part of the peace process. It’s no secret that the comrade’s party is running away from the electoral competition in one pretext or the other. The Maoist party has fallen into a trap. The party that fought a bloody civil war demanding the CA election is now shying away from election, the fact Prachanda loves to deny saying that how could a party that fought the war for election run away from election. What Prachanda is saying is vastly different from what his party, under the pressure of radical nationalism, doing lately.
The situation on the Nepali Congress front is not encouraging either. Sujata Koirala, one of the persons who shamelessly encouraged corruption and nepotism in the democratic period of the 90s, is talking about reactivating the 1990 constitution that gives sweeping powers to the king in the name of constitutional monarchy. Guess who is standing with Sujata for this reactionary intention? Yes, you guessed it right: Govinda Raj Joshi, a man who plundered the nation during the 90s and was chargesheeted by the anti-graft body CIAA.One can only wish, at this point in time, that the republican force in the party successfully quell this menace sponsored by the palace-paid group of corrupts as soon as possible.
On the UML front, KP Oli is heavily coming against Maoists and the UML’s decision to cooperate with the Maoists in the recently concluded special session of the parliament. Oli’s betenoire in the UML, General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal, is as always, sending confusing signals that suggest his hunger for power and unclear mindset. He appears to have encouraged by the prodding he got from the Maoists regarding the possible leader of the government if Koirala administration falls. That seems far from happening for now.