I was attending a small gathering last Saturday evening. Bunch of Nepali friends either working or studying in Boston area were present. You know what goes on when Nepalese get together for a couple of drinks – Men talk about politics and women, they have nothing else to talk about but shopping, their boyfriends or husbands. Sometime, I see some bozos being praised by their women like they are the messiah or winner of all times. Good for them. And there are some women who always want some more from their men. They are too ambitious and nothing is good enough for them. You can guess which one of them you are and which one you want to be. Good luck in figuring this out.
A clear example was Sher Bahadur Deuba’s hesitancy to terminate any association of the monarchy with the army by revoking his post of ‘supreme commander-in-chief’. Today, people are spontaneously out in the streets venting anger while the party sits in yet another meeting to decide which names are to be proposed for what portfolios in the current cabinet.
It is disheartening to know that some of our recently re-instated members of parliament are demanding removal of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority’s (CIAA) chief Surya Nath Upadhyay.
I am infuriated by the appointment of Ram Sharan Mahat as the finance minister. By appointing a person who has miserably failed thrice in the most important portfolio of the country, Girija has insulted the Nepali people.
On February 23rd, 1981, the Spanish parliament was stormed by 200 armed troops of the Civil Guard, a paramilitary group within the army. The soldiers fired in the air and held about 350 MPs hostage for 18 hours. They wanted King Juan Carlos to assume absolute power.
The spring flower is saddened at the season’s end.
For none had thought to stop and smell her.
The breath of life, sparsely remembered still causes the hearts of all to beat
There will be more chaos as we can’t please Maoist no matter what. They want to establish Maoism – who can tolerate that? There will be new constitution – but a lot will happen before that. The tough road is election of constituent assembly which is not possible without Maoist participation and Maoists never believe in free and fair election. They want “unconditional” constituent assembly election. That means government needs to hold election while the Maoist continue to do killing and extortion.