Tulsi Giri Out!
The old relic is at it again. After last week's calling of the Nepali constitution a virtual barrier to getting things done and showing exaspiration at not being able to harass Kantipur publications, Dr. Tulsi Giri unilaterally steps in Yak shit once again by publicly refusing to allow international monitors for next year's municipal elections. http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=54087
Giri is corrupt, out of touch and out of his element. He seems to feel that it is ok to bypass Ramesh Nath Pandey's declaration to the UN that international election monitors would be allowed.
Pandey is right; Giri is wrong. For the King's takeover to have any legitimacy, it must be open to all observers and demonstrate a true commitment to installing an actual functioning democracy. Shutting off the election process to the UN smacks of despotism and resembles something the Nepali Congress Party would use as a means of clinging to power.
King G. has to realize that his cabinet needs cleaning. Giri is an old Panchayat-era loose cannon. He must not be allowed to continue in an official capacity.