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Maoist trust deficit



KIRAN PANDAY
You can extend the CA as many times as you want, but it has no more relevance. Regime change at the behest of outside powers will undermine the country's independence. That has been Nepal's fate ever since the Delhi Agreement of 1950. The current tug-o-war between the Maoists and the rest is the result of an imbalance in the geostrategic power balance in the region, and the absence of a statesman in Nepal who can assure both China and India about domestic stability. The lesson of the past few years is that only the monarchy is the institution that can restore that balance.

The regional powers and the superpower look at their own strategic interests, and they will look at Nepal through that prism. There is no ideology involved, just national interest. So communism can also be in the interest of those who espouse democracy and vice versa. Our existence as a nation state is now caught between the strategic interest of the United States and those of our immediate neighbours. With support for communism waning, the Maoists are trying to define themselves through nationalism. They may be the biggest party, but the Maoists have proven themselves to be unreliable friends. The factionalism within the party has also reduced the credibility of the party. Outside powers are now worried that they don't have a political force in Nepal they can trust.

The Nepal Army is one strong, organised force, but the military has felt orphaned ever since the monarchy was abolished. Which is why to balance the interests of the regional powers and to guarantee their minimum security needs, there is no alternative to the monarchy. Was the monarchy abolished with a revolution or a referendum? Who are the people who have called for a constitutional monarchy, a ceremonial monarchy, a baby king, a cultural king? The country is in crisis because of a leadership vacuum and mindless politics. Those who want to benefit from the instability are fishing in troubled waters.

Despite its own Maoist problem, India is not threatened by Nepal's Maoists. After all, our Maoists lived in India and felt protected there. Whatever the slogans about integration and the constitution with the one year extension of the CA, the parties are just going to use the time to try to weaken each other. They have no other agenda.



1. arun
I strongly feel that the army should take over and put all the selfish politicians behind bars.The army can only save  the Nation.


2. Arthur
"Outside powers are now worried that they don't have a political force in Nepal they can trust..."

"The Nepal Army is one strong, organised force, but the military has felt orphaned ever since the monarchy was abolished. Which is why to balance the interests of the regional powers and to guarantee their minimum security needs, there is no alternative to the monarchy."

Yes, the army and the monarchy can only serve India. That's why they cannot rule Nepal!



3. Gole
The best amongst the worst is the army take over.For the time being we can worshipeven  a thief than these self- seving  saditic heroes!

4. hange
Simple solution: make Prachanda king.  For all his anti-monarchy venom, I'm quite confident he would go for it!  But only if it were an absolute monarchy of course.  Then we'll see how fast His Majesty Dahal will fulfill all his promises regarding ethnic provinces, economic development, democracy, and producing 10000 MW in 10 years!

5. King Kong

# 4  hange

Emperor not King! His Imperial Majesty PRACHAND PRATAPI BHUPATI. Hange do,nt commit Lese Majesty, you will be rewarded as  per your name-sake!This is no longer a personality cult.Long live our dear Emperor! Viva Prachanda.,De grade.( pronounced the great).



6. Comrade Baba
The Grand Ole Man of  of the communist movement of Nepal, founding father gone astray,Comrade Rayamajhi  ( nickname E T, extraterrestrial)has intricate and  indepth study and knowledge of  Nepal,s  politics ,foreign affairs, no doubt. But he in recent days in his ripe old age, has only one  wishful agenda,resurrection of the monarcy.Pulling the dead horse is a  futile excercise.My only advice to the Nepalese  monarcists like KJR,is to go by the medieval  practice of  European  countries ,importing royals  of  good lineage from other Eyropean countries ,when they were in short supply. in their own country.

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