In-Fighting Continues Among the Parties
These leaders are again faced with the same old dilemma. The power-hungry leaders never seem to change despite the strong protests from the public. A recent meeting of the SPA alliance failed to name the speaker of the house due to serious differences among the parties. The expansion of ministries is awaiting the decision on the nomination of a speaker. Himalayan Times writes:
A meeting of the seven-party alliance today failed to take any decision on the expansion of the Council of Ministers and announcement of the name of Speaker.According to Amik Sherchan, chairman of the People’s Front Nepal, the meeting which was held at the PM’s residence in Baluwatar this morning, concluded inconclusively following a dispute on the issue of appointment of Deputy Speaker Chitralekha Yadav as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. NC-D proposed Yadav’s name and CPN-UML outrightly rejected her and proposed Subas Chandra Nemwang’s name.
Are we going to have changes for real? What if this in-fighting continues for long? Will the regressive forces become active again? What will be the impacts on the peace talks with the maoists if such tussel for power continues? These are the questions that bothers my mind. I do not understand how these leaders can be so indifferent to the sentiments of the people. They are always for party-politics when in power. Only when they are out of power will they act largely in unison.
What should Nepalese do to make these leaders understand that we do not encourage such delay over the nomination of ministers and proper functioning of government before we start peace talks and consequently election to CA?