I did not go to India to become prime minister. It is the seven parties who will appoint the prime minister, not India. Will India choose Nepal's prime minister? What kind of question is that? In Nepal, as soon as someone becomes PM, the next day, they start looking for alternatives. When I became the prime minister, they were looking for an alternative the very next day.
Why bring India up? Let's talk about Nepal. Girija Babu is ill, he has lung problems, that's fine. But still, he can put that thing on his nose. what is it. oxygen. and then call a cabinet meeting. He hasn't said 'my health is bad, I will leave'.
You've said you don't believe in the king. Do you stand by that?
I won't support the king. In 1950, the Congress had the army, and we had support. We still got the king. In 1952, the king kicked out the Congress. There were riots, and we won the 1959 elections, then got kicked out again a year later. BP was jailed for eight years, then for another three. Girija Babu was under house arrest, I was jailed for over nine months. Monarchy has always given the Congress a hard time. The king is anti-Congress. He doesn't even want to hear the word Congress.
The seven parties, individuals, our foreign friends, the Maoists-is there another fight for democracy looming?
Differences between parties are natural. Which society is problem-free? In my house, we have one TV. My son watches football or cartoons. My wife wants to watch Hindi soap operas, and I want to watch the news. So we end up fighting over who will watch what. If there is a fight between three people over one TV, won't there be bickering among seven parties? Human beings will always have small fights. The only way is to address things democratically.
Politicians don't seem to deliver what the Nepali public wants.
Miracles don't just happen. Democracy will bring politicians on the right track. Don't you understand? Politicians are not gods. Not superhuman beings. People think the parties can cheat them, so that's why they have an opposition party. The public doesn't believe the parties are gods, so why do you want to think otherwise?