Tuesday, July 22, 2008

No Maoist Gov't. Next up: No Constituent Assembly

U-turn quitsville. Today the Maoists decided not to form their government.


The Maoists hit the brick wall that is called Nepali politics. Political mud slowed them to a crawl.

Pity. They had such high hopes. Prachanda, ever the ideologue, felt he could turn his coerced election victory to some sort of etherial mandate whereby Girija and his goons would simply welcome the Maoists into the government as conquering heroes and give them the keys of power.

Not a chance.

Ever wonder why, after years of steadfast refusal to hold elections, Girija finally relented and let elections be held? He was told by his leash-holders in India that the Maoists would never come to power, win or lose. Just deny them everything and hold out as long as you can, and eventually the old impatient communists would give up. And they did!

Today, Delhi officially recommeded Girija be appointed (not nominated or elected) Prime Minister once again. How neat and tidy.

So, where does that leave our beloved new Constituent Assembly? blogdai mentioned over a year ago that the mere election of a Constituent Assembly(CA) would be worthless in a country where politicians decide who has the power and what parts of the Constitution are convenient enough to be obeyed. There was never any provision for enforcement of CA power as a balancing body. Essentially, according to the rules that exist, the CA can meet and determine whatever they want and the Parliament is under no practical obligation to listen to a word they say. No wonder Girija was all in favor of electing this new and august body!

The CA will be marginalized just like the Maoists and business as ineffectively as always will rule the day once again.

Shoot Girija. We need a REAL revolution

-=blogdai

9 Comments:

At 11:06 PM, July 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

blogdai,
I don't think girija will be the prime minister this time around. This new coaliation is not meant to last. If girija pushes for prime ministership this fragile coaliation will break, uml will get out of it. All the politicians realise that pushing aside the maoist will not work simply because the people will not allow it. I think even the maoist know that they will lead this new government. Believe me if girija tries to become the prime minister yet again uml will switch to the maoist camp even if they don't want to.
sankalpa

 
At 1:13 AM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crook Girija is noone but RAW agent. Once raw found his work is finished, he has been thrown like a fly in cup of tea. These kind of flies are need to wiped out from this country. People should aware... Girija, Madhav and Prachanda now might understood how they are being used like flies..no one getting the power but inbetween someone came with the interest of India.

 
At 8:58 AM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The country is well aware of Maoists farce by now. Double-talking cry babies with guns only get attention for so long. After a while elders start ignoring them.

Who is not aware that Maoists want to be part of the process in their own terms. Any political deviation that weakens their ABSOLUTE position and you see their tantrums in full.

Neither is Girija safe with supposed premiership. He has been playing dangerous games for quite some time. Aligned with Maoists in the past to bring down monarchy. Now with the Madhesis to sideline Maoists. Sooner than later this guy will be an object of vengence of both sides - the left and the right.

Thus the conclusion is, unless you get either Ram Bahadur Thapa or Rukmangad to pull the trigger, Girija remains safe. Rukmangad is a far cry, perhaps Ram Bahadur will order one of his many brainwashed zombies for the job.

 
At 9:34 AM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogdai,
I must say that I find it very amusing to read that you want concrete discussions, valid points etc. But one can come here and spit out the most worthless comment (like Anon has done above – no offence to you Anon) but so long as they are in line with what Blogdai’s agenda then it gets published. Frankly, Blogdai I am getting sick of your doomsday predictions / whining! What’s more is that you have been proven wrong again and again and again. While your suspicions of the Maoists are not totally unfounded you are now beginning to sound like a broken record. The Maoists certainly coerced voters in many constituencies but the margin with which they won indicates that they also had genuine support. It’s hard to sallow but they ran an effective campaign. Look at how they won in KTM where there was no question of coercion. People wanted change and they voted for the Maoists – get over it and deal with it! I say we let the Maoists form their government and give them a chance to run things. Because the way things are structured right now there will be no progress because it’s all going to be about one party undermining the other. Very reminiscent of what we saw in the early 90s. No matter who it is, we need a government and someone to take responsibility. Frankly, the Maoists have played the right cards – at least they have an agenda, a vision and a plan. So Blogdai my suggestion to you is to stop acting like a 13 year old girl obsessed with her weight and grow up.

Bhudai Pundit

 
At 10:15 AM, July 23, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

Editor's note: The current posting is a comment on the Maoist's public announcement that they will not form a government following the defeat of their candidate Ram Raja Prasad Singh to the new president, Ram Baran Yadav. A recurrent theme of the post avers that, while Maoists win the election, coerced or not, this defeat shows their inability to consolidate power, proving that votes, ideology and coercion are still no match for the entrenched political self interest that is Nepali politics.

-=staff

 
At 8:04 PM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can blog dai post something to clarify his position ( position paper on issues that matter, instead bashing an individual). i am bit confused on where he stands, may be i should read his earlier posts...anyways this blog reads better..better than most nepali blogs

 
At 8:26 PM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous frustrated_nepali_youth said...

well one cannot understand the rule of the trade in my so called home country nepal...isn't it unethical not to let the major party(one who've won more seats in the general election) to give up power?Politicians just like this has ruined the country for more then a decade.Hunger for power/money has ruined everything.Foreign power esp. india must be laughing out loud....f@ck this puppet gvmt. ...burn in hell!!!

 
At 11:59 PM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If maoist ever think about counter-revenge then they might support to Gachhedar(tagging as THARU) and small parties to form the government. The foul cry of UML for claiming certain posts will be no more and NC too might setback to dark forever.

 
At 2:38 PM, July 25, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

Many of you have alluded to an important theme here: The Maoists are not used to maneuvering in political circles, much less taking a punch to the political stomach through an election defeat.

They are impatient, gun-toting brats. Watch them pout.

blogdai says prachanda will take his football and go home. Retreat back into the hills for another round of agitation anyone?

-=blogdai

 

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