In-Fighting Continues Among the Parties

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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?

9 Responses to “In-Fighting Continues Among the Parties”

  1. oh NO Says:

    I heard that Democracy is always there. When Nepalese can change the government in 2046, same Nepalese can change the government again in 2066. And if required,forever free Nepalese could change the system around the world. We don’t have to doubt in our capability. But the current need is not “restore democracy” as India is saying. Current need for each and every Nepali is to “save and raise the nation”. When US envoy to India made one statement related to India’s internal politics last week, whole India shouted back to the ambassador. This is something good we need to learn from Indians. When India, and other far away nations are repeatedly trying to interfere our internal matter, our corrupted media (do I have to name the media which have bosses of Non Nepalese origins? Or u find it yourself, or maybe media like http://www.blog.com.np) is not tired of singing their songs everyday. These Medias are responsible for creating a pessimistic environmentin the nation. People are not protesting those external interferences which are vital in present. Restoring democracy is not theissue as far as I understand. What if democracy is restored tomorrow immediately? Same old faces who tried to help the neighbor more than own country itself will be back to power. And the process of losing the nation’s independency which has been stop

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Good jo hari,
    writing a post and in the name of oh no, writing urself a comment.
    Hahaha…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    How did I know ?

    Yes it’s easy….

    You post a post @ 12:40 AM
    and again visit ur site to see if someone makes comment or not ?

    and when u see no comment at all,
    you wrote a comment in the name of oh no @ 1:19 am

    satya sandhai tito hunchha Mr. Hari Sharma…

  4. sanobhai Says:

    I have always thought diagreements and discussions are good as long as the conclusions are respected and followed (even grudgingly) by all. Put yourself in the shoes of UML – are you going to agree to everything dictated by GP? Put yourself in the shoes of NC – are you going to agree to everything that UML says? Diagreements are not only natural but necessary in such situations. If UML does not quarrel – I am sure NC will want to have most of the portfolios to itself while still demanding a backing from the SPA. If NC does not right – I am sure UML would want to have most if not all the portfolios to itself while still demanding a backing from the SPA. So, if you are one of the parties, and if you don’t say you want some portfolios, your “ally” is going to take it all. Do we really want the government to be dominated by a single party? I do not. So, I think this disagreement is good – I hope quite a few parties and voices are represented in the government due to this debate and discussion.

    On commitment to the nation, a question to ask is under what system people who care about the country are likely to emerge. Why did people in India protest external interference? What kind of education and social conscience resulted in that? What do we need to do in our society to have similar level of loyalty to the country?

    I do not see such people who care about the country coming out from non democratic systems – we have seen the King, we have seen the Panchayat. Do you think the King cared about the country and nothing else? How about Panchayat?

  5. Freedom Lovers Says:

    Oh no,
    I agree with you to some extent.

    sanobhai,
    I see your point but we are not just targeting UML here. All the parties should have decided on the portfolios based on their seats in the house. They should have come together after the death of so many innocent people who sacrificed their lives so that these freaks could again get another chance to build the nation. We should criticize all of them for their failure to come to a consensus. They should feel responsible to the people. It is not the time to quarrel but to come together and assimilate maoists in the mainstream.

    And anonymous,
    Stop your crap. I don’t need to write comments myself as anonymous. I expressed my views in the main post. For your kind information, there have been more than 200 page views per day for the past couple of days. So, I am not hungry for stupid comments like that of yours.

  6. Freedom Lovers Says:

    Oh no,
    I agree with you to some extent.

    sanobhai,
    I see your point but we are not just targeting UML here. All the parties should have decided on the portfolios based on their seats in the house. They should have come together after the death of so many innocent people who sacrificed their lives so that these freaks could again get another chance to build the nation. We should criticize all of them for their failure to come to a consensus. They should feel responsible to the people. It is not the time to quarrel but to come together and assimilate maoists in the mainstream.

    And anonymous,
    Stop your crap. I don’t need to write comments myself as anonymous. I expressed my views in the main post. For your kind information, there have been more than 200 page views per day for the past couple of days. So, I am not hungry for stupid comments like that of yours.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    hahaha just 200 page visits ? boasting ? include a public webstat here lets see how many visitors are here.

    If u dont know (obviously how do you know you have habit of leg pulling..) the public webstat service, search on google and if you are unable to find there tell me, I will give you the address.

  8. sanobhai Says:

    Right now GP is in the driver’s seat and he has a lot of authority. If you are UML, do you think GP will assign you important portfolios without you having to protest and discuss? If UML was in the driver’s seat, the same would be true for NC or other parties.

    I totally agree that they should split up the posts according to their strength in the parliament but what you are splitting is not just numbers and the posts are not comparable which is why it is very easy to criticize for not splitting “fairly” but it is not obvious what a fair split would be. For example, you might be a home minister or a forestry and agriculture minister, but everyone knows which one is more coveted. On the surface, it is an even split, but in terms of influence you have on the course the country will take in the few months, the two posts are not comparable at all.

    The fundamental reason why these “infighting” is occurring is all the parties have their ideas of what is the best for the country and they think they are the best ones to manage certain aspects of the government and they don’t trust that the other party will do an equally good job.
    Things, I don’t belive, are as simple as saying, “I want to sit on the biggest chair because it will make me look cool” or “I want to get this ministry so that I can extract a lot of money”. There would be disagreements on who should be allowed to lead what even if all the parties involved were very selflessly serious about building and managing the government.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Why don’t you just delete comments altogether like the ones posted by anonymous. It is irrelevant to the topic. Also let me point to annon that there is a public webstat or watchmacallit in the home page. The last I checked there were 650 odd visitors from May 4. Not bad for a start up with no big media backing.
    You can also delete this comment of mine, but since you have posted anon I think he needs a fitting reply.
    Also I will post this under anon as well.

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