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Shailaja’s antics




MIN BAJRACHARYA

There is no one more condemnable in Nepali politics than Nepali Congress leader Shailaja Acharya. Her stale, outdated and unsuitable views have proved that she herself is unsuitable as a political leader. During the royal regime, when most politicians had their backs to the wall, Acharya was getting chummy with the king. Due to this suicidal action, there is now no space in Nepali politics for her. She had to use religious and medical reasons to obtain a position as ambassador to India.

Now, at this crucial moment, she has reappeared at the Nepali Congress mass meeting. Two years ago, during the 11th general assembly of the Congress, when she got fewer votes than both Sujata and Shashank Koirala, she handed in her resignation. There as been no news yet of her withdrawing her resignation. She hasn't participated in any of the NC assemblies but once again she has appeared suddenly, making her uncertain political nature self-evident.

During the April Uprising, rather than step on to the streets and protest, she supported the royal regime. She said that everything was in the interest of nation and was against the Jana Andolan. This alone should be enough to hurt her still, and the democratic government should take some kind of action against her.

But she remains a member of the Koirala family, and when you're a family member, even treason can be forgiven. At a time when help from our neighbours is crucial for democracy, we have Shailaja Acharya as ambassador.



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