Prachanda is turning the tables on the ruling government with allegations of flaws in the new constitution. Actually, many self-called ‘nationalists’ are doing the same. The ulterior irony here is that they should take all the blame.
What surprises me the most is that people are not judging Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and Prachanda in the same pedestal. Like Bhattarai, Prachanda finally finds flaws in state demarcation and promulgated provisions for proportional inclusive system.
Prachanda has a lot of stake to lose if he wavers from his ultra-nationalist stance. Too bad, he must!
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, presenting a political paper Tuesday, pointed out some flaws of the new constitution. He expressed some dissatisfaction over the proposed federal boundaries, the form of governance and the proposed provisions for a proportional inclusive system.
Dahal has criticized the top leadership of the two major ruling parties in the former government for their rigidity in not carving out the provinces on the basis of identity and economic viability. “The interests of some political leaders in including particular districts, constituencies or areas within a given province rather than following a certain policy and theory has resulted in greater complexity in federalism and imbalance between the federal structures,” reads Dahal’s political paper presented at the party central committee meeting on Tuesday.
Dahal admits that the inclusiveness policy in the new constitution without proportionality has weakened the constitution. He further stressed that such weaknesses should be corrected by amending the constitution at the earliest. Source: Republica
Things are taking unprecedented turns in the UCPN Maoist Party. The party which was once deemed to be the savior of Nepal post-monarchy has degraded so low that it recently publicly accepted that internal factions within the party are growing like cancer. The official statement further prescribes that the part with cancer needs to be surgically removed. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, however, called this statement reserved. He contended that the statement recommended traditional superstitious ‘tantric’ treatment and nothing else.
It will be interesting to see how the things turn out to be, now that he has deliberately turned the tables on the ruling party.