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The Maoist decision to separate from government has caused a furore both inside and outside Nepal. If the CPN-M left government for the integrity of the country, to preserve the freedom of the Nepali people, then it will certainly pay off in the future. But if their action was undertaken only to quell fears and please a certain faction of the party, then this can have no positive effects whatsoever.

Just when the government is on the verge of constituent assembly elections, when eight-party unity is needed more than ever for leadership, the reversal of the Maoists will not benefit peace-loving Nepalis, only violent reactionary elements.

Political stability is most important. Without a proper political environment, no progress can be made and no processes will ever move forward. Or if they do, it will be with an excruciatingly slow gait.

If there is politics for the benefit of only one party then that will only invite despotism. This doesn't mean that we stay away from politics but rather scrutinise those in power so that we can criticise their every wrong step.

Rather than the benefit of one party, the political factions must focus on creating a suitable political environment. And for this, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala must be up to the mark and must cultivate an environment of peace, which is not at all possible without the participation of the Maoists. For the progress of the country, the presence of the Maoists in government is compulsory.



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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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