India: Arrogant and Clueless
Indian State Minister for External Affairs, Rao Inderjit Singh, arrives in Kathmandu and immediately bribes officials by offering a new Pajero to anyone who will support India's bid for the UNSC . (KOL photo)
On the same day that Girija vowed there would be no compromise with the Monarchy, and on the heels of India's endorsement of the 7-parties's political platform, India has the unmitigated gall to ask for Nepal's support in its bid to gain a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
This is the penultimate display of Indian political philosophy. Play both sides of an issue at once and see which angle affords the most gain. Throw your support behind a corrupt old fossil like Girija while tacitly acknowledging that the legitimate current government of Nepal rests with the King.
India wants this Security Council seat badly; and as we often see, Indian greed trumps all other issues.One of our readers here at blogdai suggested that G. extort every bit of aid and compromise he can from India as the price of his endorsement. Blogdai says, go for it. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Nepal to see India groveling, hat-in-hand, at its doorstep.
Without even a hint of irony, The Statesman, India's biased and nationalistic mouthpiece which broke the story of India's plan, publishes, in the same issue, a gushing and ridiculous fluff fantasy on the heroism of Girija--claiming that the old crook is the only chance to save Nepal.
This is India mocking Nepal to the highest degree. Do they think Nepalis would simply forget India's arrogant and aloof behavior of the the last 10 years and simply bow down to "big brother?" Also, is it me or is anyone else out their having trouble recalling an example of Girija "saving Nepal" during the last 10 years?
Girija's vow: http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=46367
India visit: http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=2&theme=&usrsess=1&id=83691
Girija fluff article: http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=3&theme=&usrsess=1&id=83697