Parliament has been making one declaration after the other to earn cheap popularity and show up the Maoists but isn't taking any serious steps to implement decisions. Parliament's disease has now infected the Nepal government as well. Cabinet's move to scrap the military secretariat at Naryanhiti was made without doing any homework. As a result, the military secretary at the palace, Major General Gajendra Limbu, and other army officials continue to go to the palace everyday as they did before. The government's challenge is to actually implement this decision announced through a declaration of parliament two months ago. If this can't be done, it will be clear that the palace has defeated the People's Movement II, and the victory of the people will remain a myth.
The palace is seen to be slowly regaining power, even as the government is unable to institutionalise the achievements of the people's movement and speed up dialogue with the Maoists. The parties are inadvertently getting closer to the palace with the excuse that the Maoists are still armed. This sort of behaviour from the seven parties and the government has not only caused dissatisfaction among the Maoists but also among civil society, which organised a country wide sit-in to protest the delays in implementing the 12-point and eight-point agreements and the slow move towards a constituent assembly. The sit-in, held in Ratna Park, even included a few leaders and workers from the NC and the CPN-UML. This shows that the government's poor performance in the four months following the movement has left the people and party workers dissatisfied. Larger parties, like the NC and the UML, who came back to power saying that they would not repeat their past mistakes, are not being taken seriously any more, not even by the palace.