Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula seems to come a close second after the king on the list of people busy fiddling with their flute while the nation burns. The man responsible for ensuring the safety of citizens and their property has failed to organise any meeting of the National Security Council since 21 November. Many have attributed the current chaos in the country to this negligence. A Nepalgunj SSP, Rajendra Singh Bhandari has been found to have instigated the riots recently, and proves Sitaula and the Home Ministry's incompetence. The Security Committee established under the chairmanship of the Home Minister is now nearly defunct.
A committee member claims that the turmoil in the country could be minimised to a great extent if it could discuss the security situation and the role of the security forces. Members say that the home minister's late arrivals and early exits from the meetings have largely contributed to his inability to address law and order. What is the point having a security committee that has no role in ensuring national security?'