Sujata "Outs" the Nepali Congress Party
Blogdai is falling for Sujata Koirala! The daughter of Girija Babu is making headlines today again. It seems that in times of stress, our dear Sujata can't seem to keep her mouth shut about the real intentions of the Nepali Congress Party. She's becoming more interesting than Paras, and half as drunk, I'm sure.
In the last few days Sujata:
1. Was deeply relieved to finally see an Indian village.
2. Called upon India to intervene immediately and forcefully in Nepal.
3. Called for an immediate alliance with the Maoists to overthrow the Monarchy.
4. With her Congress collegues demanded the election of a Constituent Assembly: THE single biggest demand voiced by the Maoists during previous peace-talk attempts.
5. Advocated complete overthrow of the Monarchy saying that the king was intimidated and afraid of the opinions of her 81 year old father and was trying to kill him. (Strangely,this has not been accomplished even thought the old crook is under house arrest)
Paras, sit down! You have met your match.
If you'll remember, Sujata Koirala was the voice of the Nepali Congress Party last November. Girija was set to retire and all were certain that nepotism would propel Sujata to the chairmanship of the Party.
So now, the alliance, the existence of which Kathmandu dwellers had long suspected , is now being made public.The Nepali Congress, (and probably the UML as well, who knows?) were in bed with the Maoists. It always struck blogdai as strange how the Congress-sponsored street protests against "regression" were conveniently scheduled so as not to conflict with any planned Maoist activities or strikes. It was also funny how many political leaders got the occasional bomb in their front yard- courtesy of the Maoists- but not dear G.P. or Sujata.
So now even the old man himself is calling for an alliance with the Maoists to find a "nonviolent" means of overthrowing the king. Tell me again, Babu, where exactly can the nonviolent wing of the Maoists be found? (Note: blogdai writes extensively about this issue below in the Feb.8 posting "My Favorite Rumor.")
The Koirala's were squarely in India's pocket. Blogdai believes their only real function was to maintain the climate of political instability that was used to reinforce Nepal's dependence on big brother India--to this end they did their job well.