On the Highway to People’s Republic

By Krishna Giri

I do not know much about Tanka P Acharya, who broke the traditional trend by visiting China, and hence can not speculate on the facts of media coverage then. However, when Maoist supremo followed Acharya’s footsteps, many Nepali and Indian tabloid have covered the news as ‘first time’ adding historic, challenging, brave etc. Keeping the tradition of ‘Baleko Ago Tapne’, media and civic societies never bother to compare the trip in its core terms. The purpose of Achary’s trip to China was to show the integrity and sovereignty of an independent nation, when India was trying to swallow the region after freeing from multiple generation of colonisation. Where as, Prachanda’s trip to China was to visit the Mao’s home, a shrine for communists, and to appreciate the success of a totalitarian regime. In Hindu traditions, when people start to do some ‘Subhakarya’, they visit some temple and Prachanda did exactly the same by visiting the Mao’s home to initiate his mission to establish Nepal as People’s Republic. His mission has started from China but it will not be completed without getting blessings from India. And he is back after having mysterious blessings from India. We do not know the contents in that package of blessings but he had illustrated to the world a lucid picture of a Nepali executive head while hugging Indian PM. His posture, gesture, facial expression, and body language were by no means a representation of a PM and if I have to compare that event with some one, I would compare that with a 5 year old hugging an uncle who offers him/her heaps of lollies. Nevertheless, I do respect him as a leader but not his ideology.

Prachanda knows better than any one else about India and her roles in the recent years that give rise to Maoists in Nepal. Their safe hideaways during insurgency; 12 pact agreement arrangements; Jana Andolan II; overthrow of the Monarchy; CA election; and CA alliance for PM. These all have happened only because of India. I do not recall any leader from SPAM who opposed the above roles of India. Maoists have publicly acknowledged that credit to their success goes to wrong moves by the King and 12 pact agreement with SPA. Nepali politics is being rocked by shifting of Indian favouritism from traditional NC to Maoists. These unprecedented moves by India have created havoc among democratic forces in Nepal, particularly NC. Knowing the fact that they have failed to deliver any concrete objectives to people for almost two decades and almost 70% Nepalese people have voted for one or other communists’ party in recent popular poll, the only hope for NC to lingering around POWER was India. Detour Delhi ‘RUN’ by Girija during SAARC summit was not successful to electrify Delhi Palace. Shattered by CA poll results, unsuccessful presidential motive, and upsetting Delhi run, Koirala had shown tremendous fitness in his late eighties to knock every possible political doors to revive the Presidential ‘unholy alliance’, as referred by Maoists. Koirala had two objectives:

1. To show his power and influence in Nepali politics and
2. To send a clear message to Delhi Palace – ‘ We are not finished yet’

India has political, social, economic, and security interests in Nepal. Especially with the recent economic boom, one of the most challenging issues for India is to meet the energy demand. India always have had ‘eagle eye’ on Nepal’s hydropower resources but failed to cooperate with Nepali regimes in the past. Royal regime was dominated by ‘anti Indian’ and ‘nationalism’ sentiments whereas post 2046 regimes were too unstable, controversial and corrupted. India needed a stable regime in Nepal who listens to India. India has realised that what they achieved in 50years with NC can be achieved in 5 years with the Maoists. Maoist’s success in grass level through insurgency and their demonstrated loyalty to India in last few years were compelling enough for India to recognize them as ‘new power’ of ‘new Nepal’. India needs hydro power, a security buffer zone, a social inclusive zone, and a power play agenda in vis-à-vis with China. And Indian can achieve all those objectives through a stable government in Nepal. Maoist’s want to stay in power for at least few decades, declare Nepal a People’s Republic through democratic process, generate 10,000MW of power in 10 years, massive infrastructure and social developments, strengthen youth force and establish labour camps (employment). And Maoists can achieve all these objectives with positive gestures from India.

Recent open remarks made by Prachanda in Delhi to declare Nepal a People’s Republic within 2 years through CA assembly have raised lots of eyebrows among political pundits in South Asia. Maoist’s constant remarks on People’s Republic and India’s unbroken calmness and softness in these notes have left the Nepali democratic forces in very difficult and dangerous juncture. NC, the largest democratic force in the country, is vastly engaged in intra party feud and they have lost grounds in the grass root levels. YCL and PLA control the 90% of rural Nepal and that left the democratic forces to work and plan only in urban areas. Maoists want to finish their unfinished business by not letting democratic forces to go back to rural areas and trap them in urban areas, and suppress them democratically. The way Maoists are heading and the support they are getting from India, Nepal is well and truly on the highway to become world’s newest People’s Republic.

To satisfy the democratic process, it may happen through CA Assembly, it may happen through a referendum, or it may happen though next parliament. It all depends on the process that India and US see as more democratic. End of the day, what matters is ‘how others see our democracy’ rather than ‘how we see our democracy’. India finds acceptable democracy in Bhutan, US finds in Saudi Arabia, and China finds in Vietnam. The recent activities by one of the high profile Maoist minister in Siraha and extra judicial killing of a youth NC leader in Kathmandu, have demonstrated the style of governance we going to have in new Nepal. The emergence of militant style youth forces from leftist parties have indicated for transformed approach of ‘Mao’s cultural revolution’. If ‘morning shows the day’, I leave that to you to envisage on the ‘Maoists day’ ahead.

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36 thoughts on “On the Highway to People’s Republic”

  1. thee maiost is trying to establish one rule.just like china .this is 21st century we will kick out these mrderer out of our country.

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  2. No matter what the west will not accept a peoples’republic if they can get a democracy out of the same soup.
    So independently of judging criminal, killers later and now, as it is the coalition government can call itself coca cola or charly marx, I sponsor peanuts. Cute country…
    India is facilitating in Biratnagar their own taxes in the end it is all about taking the money and they take do not worry, with any label or sticker the money goes out of the former royalist peoples’ministrone. Nepal is that the country where one minister calls for landless to take land? I go there boli.

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  3. Prachanda ra maobadi ko double standard crystal clear bhaisakeko cha……khali sabai natak power pauna ta rahecha……sabai neta ko halat uhi rahecha……bhasan matrai thokne hun……power ma puge pachi india ra west ko geda molna thali halchan ……yestai ho sathi hoooo…..yehi ho ta aba pani halat naya nepal ma…….ani k khanta Naya Nepal bhanerak swor sukairako……

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  4. Prachanda ra maobadi ko double standard crystal clear bhaisakeko cha……khali sabai natak power pauna ta rahecha……sabai neta ko halat uhi rahecha……bhasan matrai thokne hun……power ma puge pachi india ra west ko ….molna thali halchan ……yestai ho sathi hoooo…..yehi ho ta aba pani halat naya nepal ma…….ani k yetro Naya Nepal bhanerak swor sukairako……

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  5. A lesson to the world communist leaders from Prachanda…….
    how a bloody communist can be turned into pure capitalist……good job comrade

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  6. How good it would be if simple people who believe something do not present themselves as already better than nextdoor this would prevent a lot of jihad. Why a christian is better than a muslim? Or a hindu than a christian? Or a capitalist than a homeless? Or women better than men? Men are in crisis so they watch pornography make war. ok beye

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  8. about Miss Nepal competition……………………why are contestents and organizers acting like a cry baby why cant they take this as an once in a life time opportunity………………………………………………………………………….
    i think this is a great opportunity to be the part of history…………………………………………………………………….. this can bring them into spotlight…………………………………………………………………………
    i think they should ask assistance from miss world organizer, miss india organizer, miss china organizer or conduct miss nepal competition outside nepal………………………………………………………. especially where there are nepalese speakning community………………………………………………………………………i think they would get lots of donation…………..they shoud inform international media how terrorist have been threatening them, how terrorist in the govt. are misusing their power to stop their contest………………
    i think this would create a big embarrassment to the maoist, maoist govt…………………………………………….. they never got any position in international compition before but this incident could make miss nepal popular………………………………………………………………
    just take the advantage……………………….life is just a game…. play like a real man…………………………………………………
    how could terrorist outfit like maoist who try to get support from woman in the name of woman right but on the other hand they used drugs and sex in the war to motivate lure fighters……………………………………………….. they have used woman as prostitued and not they talk about woman’s right……………………………………………………………………
    it is easy to make a fool out of a woman……………………… …………………………………………….. by the way i am not miss nepal supporter, i take miss nepal competition as a joke. …………………………………..but being pro human right……………………………………….. it is their right to take part, to conduct this kind of competition……………….

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  9. about Miss Nepal competition……………………why are contestents and organizers acting like a cry baby why cant they take this as an once in a life time opportunity………………………………………………………………………….
    i think this is a great opportunity to be the part of history…………………………………………………………………….. this can bring them into spotlight…………………………………………………………………………
    i think they should ask assistance from miss world organizer, miss india organizer, miss china organizer or conduct miss nepal competition outside nepal………………………………………………………. especially where there are nepalese speakning community………………………………………………………………………i think they would get lots of donation…………..they shoud inform international media how terrorist have been threatening them, how terrorist in the govt. are misusing their power to stop their contest………………
    i think this would create a big embarrassment to the maoist, maoist govt…………………………………………….. they never got any position in international compition before but this incident could make miss nepal popular………………………………………………………………
    just take the advantage……………………….life is just a game…. play like a real man…………………………………………………
    how could terrorist outfit like maoist who try to get support from woman in the name of woman right but on the other hand they used drugs and sex in the war to motivate lure fighters……………………………………………….. they have used woman as prostitued and not they talk about woman’s right……………………………………………………………………
    it is easy to make a fool out of a woman……………………… …………………………………………….. by the way i am not miss nepal supporter, i take miss nepal competition as a joke. …………………………………..but being pro human right……………………………………….. it is their right to take part, to conduct this kind of competition……………….

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  10. haha krishna giri
    you got be thinking u write gud hey

    u ar not god as u thnk bro hiai

    haha ……………..i can stop yourself butg how can i …………
    ma nepali hun
    kkkkkkk……………..garne……….
    conress is da best…………
    yesssssssssssss

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  11. I have been veiwing this website since last theree month’s & shareing the veiw of the every one writing & sending to this website.I must say the truth that some boday those sending their veiws is wasting the time & money i think this is just because there is no logical comments is comming so i want to request all of the commenter’s please keep the website enough clean keeping your’s logic with enough logical cause so that every one can veiw the site very curesouly.

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  12. great analysis mr. giri. its pretty obvious countries like to do business with stable countries. whether its NC, Maoists, UML .. somebody has to be there negotiating on behalf our nation. recent history shows nepal is not ready for total democracy, lets face it. a totalitarian state in some ways (if not fully) might be a better model at this stage. atleast we still have a relevant NC, and theres even Madhesis … who can help strike balance against an overtly aggressive Maoists. Frankly I think, with all the complaints and grievances against the Maoists, we still just might have the best governance Nepal has seen so far.

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  13. pretty interesting story…coherent and smooth…still something overlooked and some items over-emphasized. Big capitalist economies in this age prefer to trade with totalitarian nations for stability. As US with china…India with bhutan and the list goes long…The influence of India in Nepali politics cannot be disregarded. But what have we gained from years of monarchy and NC-uml governments of the past? There is a LOT to be done to improve the state of nepali kids..who have to choose to work in field for education..freedom is essential for intellectual well-being. But can a country go on with such stagnation of economy? I support liberalism in political dogmas…but I wonder what suits Nepal…

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  14. I lived ten years in a sunny country in the only village where it always rains.
    Mishaps are making us human like old age and poverty.
    Nepal is so oo nice because if is one of the 3 worst countries in the world, pakistan, iran irak or did i forget palestina?
    But are they nice because they want my money or are they really nice. ha ha.
    proofread the bhagavad gita on being a hindu yogi without desires and aks more money.
    At least Shakespeare wrote love sonnets. Ok i am going to queue for gas and petrol then ride my taxi to pay my bank loan then sleep. God makes all beings equal, parliamentary democrzy.

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  15. Baburam as finance minister was a smart move. Opposition can know when it is good too shutup.In actual crisis don’tyou hate all oppositions who make money go down?
    I never saw Bush crying like with diarrhea but now that zillion trillion of money went gone. And again he saves the planet and Republicans prefer to win than backup him.
    Lessons for the world. Sometimes cooperation is smart.

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  16. people are taking upto 3 days to travel what used to be 3 hours journey in festive period. no thing has been done to improve the lives of normal people. all leaders are too busy to go overseas and they have lost the ground in own country. who will understand how we going thro on the ground? who will enjoy to travel thro bloody India? who is going to improve our lives? why nothing has been done even in the greatest festiveal time of most of nepalis? is it because maoists dont belive in religion?
    folks, wake up…..do something for the country rather than yourself

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  17. Then our country will turn into “People’s Republic of Nepal” That is what for NC supported to maoist. The maoiist success will depends on how inclusive they will be and how backward ethnic groups will be bring forward in politics and civil servants.

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  18. Janajati,
    if you are not making a bias comment then you are right……….but you should not make this comment in agony……but that is the reality…..bahun and chetri are dominating every sectors…….but lets be fair..if they are the right person….we can not complain and we should not….it is pretty clear it is not transparent…..having said that, it doesnot mean the bahun and chetri are waste like jewish as once referred by hitler………they have enough talents and they will be around for long time to come

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  19. Well articulated view by mr giri but i can see its not complete. more research is required and we need to get exit plans from the crisis rather than just analysis. i hope you will concentrate on that on your next work.
    good luck

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  20. ram,

    I agree with you. But only open heart federal system (not like region, zone, districts of before) will give opportunities to all ethnic groups. Some leaders are against it just for the sake of their opportunities and vested interest. But federal system should be based on unity and equality not disintegration. If country will give enough opportunities, the talent persons from different ethnic groups will be automatically come.

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  21. Janajati,
    i agree with you
    we need more transparent system which should aim and stress for social inclusion for couple of decades. in all sectors, ….education…health……public service…….security…..then all will have chance to grow themselves and be competitive. after all we got to make sure the best people be selected for the right job but let no one be left out or disadvantanged….that what we need in Nepal now. dirlty politics are enough and we have seen them enough

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  22. people’s republic will not be accepted to us. majority of people have not voted for maoist and hence they can not dictate us. if they declare so, they can produce 20000 MW of energy from peoples blood. they should even stop dreaming of it.
    develop the country you fools, system wont help you. you need patriotic mind and energy. do the job.

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  23. khalaa makhulaa
    Krishna Giriko thulla gullaa
    beer le mukh kullaa
    pant ko chain khullaa
    hijo ko challaa
    aaja k k garchha hallaa
    Krishna Giriko keraa dhallaa
    dherai nachalaa
    bhai ekdam gallaa
    tighraa bichko sallaa
    secs* ko aago le jallaa

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