This perfectly suits the newly weds in the cabinet in Nepal. People who never have had responsible public portfolios in the past are ruling the country. The country is going down the line every day. Socialist policies which were long dead for the world are taking over the market economy in Nepal. Maoists are on the road to ruin the future of millions of Nepalese for the sake of their political goals. A fresh example-Melamchi Project.
Recent decision of Hisila Yami to review the Melamchi Project has sparked criticism from the donors like ADB. One of the main part of the ADB deal was that we give the contract to foreign companies. If we are to fail to honor the agreement, we surely are going to lose the Melamchi project one more time.
I knew Nepal would have a hard time convincing the world once the maoists were inducted in the government. However, I did not expect Hisila Yami to go this far as to kick out ADB from the project. Nepalnews quotes Hisila Yami, the minister for works and physical planning:
“We are neither against Melamchi nor against ADB. We only want to ensure public participation in water management.”
Ok!!!What is this supposed to mean? These socialist “bastards” are thwarting attempts at development projects as well. Can they not just shut their mouth and let the projects move on? They neither have resources, nor the knowledge to develop Nepal. Their traditional way of development has no place on earth. This is the age of global participation, not domestic monopoly. And, I know it very well, these people who have read century old literature from Marx and Mao will never understand the modern world. Result?
Yes, we will be pushed a couple of decades further down on the road to developed Nepal. When India will be the next superpower, we will still languish in poverty-thanks to these maoists. When China will overtake USA in terms of GDP, we will still be debating on whether Mr. A or Mr. B should head Tribhuvan University.
I do not want to be pessimistic, but we have to accept the reality. As long as these maoists don’t change, I do not see a prosperous Nepal.