Nepali People Are Seeking For Healthy Leadership
by Kamala Sarup
In the meanwhile as before: Evictions, murder, extortion is to continue in Nepal. Maoists are to continue with their parallel government; extortion, violence, intimidation etc. Janjatis are to continue with their agitations Political parties are to spend their time and energy in wrangling and " talks". People are to continue suffering with lack of law and order and uncontrolled and uneven inflation and commodity prices.
The responsible leaders have no appropriate plan – as for next after. In fact, they are plan less, vision less and thoughtless. The people weighted them as painless and not obligatory to the general public. The political leaders are hungry and thirsty of power only, so that they always would like to remain in the front line of the national politics.
"Politics in Nepal seems for own sake or for leader sake, but not for people sake. We see talking politics men-to-men, leader –to –leader and party-to-party. Nepal, on the appetite of a healthy leadership, is seeking the best national leader – who is that?" asked Dr. Surendra Pradhanag in Kathmandu.
He further said "As the study showed on the present political situation of the country, the general public are hue and cry in political crisis and out of peace and harmony in the country and they are being faced the hardships to spend the normal life in the country. The country facing under the cloud of uncertainty and violence is not good. Once again 'a sea of people' may come to display in search of peace and security and real democracy before the government and the responsible political leaders.
Nepal is facing the unsettled landscape and constitutional challenges to eligibility to every political exercise. Due to the unfinished power-sharing negotiations between seven alliance party and Maoists, there is no any effort or progress seen to end the era of 'political victimization and vendetta'. The seven alliance party is not fully capable to convenes the Maoists in order to maintain peace and political stability in the country.Dr. Surendra Bhakta Pradhanang of Nepal is an award winning personality whose work has helped create a new face for tourism and economic development and the best thinker of village development and the nation's developmen further added "people want to see the political leaders held more accountable before the law and regulations ruled by the national constitution.
Pradhang further said " Let the people decide the policies they want. People's democracy must not be limited within the paper and speech. In Nepal national politics must not be for the political leaders. Despite, national politics must be for the welfare and people's desire. No change, it is experienced, is seen in the Nepalese politics at all though we talk about people's democracy. In the country at the heart of the general people known as the strength of People's Democracy, person-to –person politics has rat-a-tatted up to 22.2 million people. Due to fear, insurgency and instability of the national politics, people are out of normal life facing horror and danger in every walk of life".
Dr. Pradhanang led Kathmandu Research Centre as chairperson from 1984 - 2007. During the time KRC conducted various research studies on the national issues. He is the village expert having love and development -mind to villages of Nepal and abroad. He is, in fact, the man of the world having the cosmopolitan nature further added "Hence, the country's politics remains exceedingly tense and dangerous. This time we can expect nothing than the picturesque of dispute and quarrel for power sharing and dirty politics for personal benefit. For the national interest and people's welfare the present national politics could not have been set at all. Anyway, people and country want and need people -oriented democracy not leader-oriented.
The system of real democracy in the country must be established. No progress is possible and nothing can be helped to the people unless and until the national politics is free from vandalism, insurgency, personal selfishness and danger of power politics in real terms.
Dr. Surendra said "Mounted tensions to the government of Nepal and seven alliance party, after Maoists quit the government and veered in their political thought. The Maoists sought the parliamentary approval for republic and fully proportional voting system for the proposed constituent assembly polls. The November polls have been under a shadow after having left the interim government by the Maoists rebels.
Later, the CPN (UML) registered two amendment proposals on the special political agenda tabled by the CPN (Maoist) at the parliament. A second proposal filed by the party legal provision adopts fully propositional electoral system.
Prime Minister Girija has called the regular session of the interim Legislature Parliament on November 19.The parties could not forge consensus on the Maoists' special political proposal. The urgent and emergency meetings held for discussing Maoists' proposal, is lying indecisive consequences. The leaders look like the pendulum of a clock switched on the strength of a battery charge which is moved by the external force.
Journalist and Story Writer Kamala Sarup associates and writes for http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/. She is a regular contributor to United Press International - Asia News. She is specializes in in-depth reporting and writing on peace, anti-war, women, terrorism, democracy, and development. Some of her publications are: Women;s Empowerment in South Asia, Nepal (booklets); Prevention of Trafficking in Women Through Media, (book); Efforts to Prevent Trafficking in for Media Activism (media research). She has also written two collections of stories.