Nepal Today

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nepali Congress parliamentary party supports Nepali govt.

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 20 Nov: Nepali Congress parliamentary party meeting Friday extended crucial support to the beleaguered government of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.
Nepali Congress is also a coalition partner in government.
The support came days after Chairman Prachanda predicted the fall of the ‘unnatural’ government following consultations with ailing Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala at a Singapore hospital this week.
Koirala returns home Sunday.
It wasn’t known if Girija supported Maoist demand for a new government.
Prachanda flew to Singapore for consultations with Girija and a meeting with controversial Indian academician Prof S.D Muni who is a front for the Indian government.
Retired Mini was a professor of state-run Jhawarhalal University and a former ambassador.
The parliamentary party took the decision to support the Nepal government as Congress leader Narayan Khadka charged Prachanda for buttering Koirala to gain power.
The parliamentary took the decision as Koirala is losing control of the party; his presidential powers have been curtained and he has come under criticism for promoting his daughter Sujata to deputy prime minister without institutional consultations.
Nepal is heading towards a crisis as there was no agreement Friday to meet Maoist demand for correction of what they call an unconstitutional decision of ceremonial President Dr Ram Baran Yadav to reinstate sacked Army Chief Gen Rukmangud Katawal.
Maoist central committee Saturday will determine future plans.
Meanwhile, three years of the peace agreement between then seven ruling parties and Maoists was completed Friday.
The peace agreement is in limbo without its objectives fulfilled.
Fresh reports said UN is looking for an exit after parties invited foreign intervention in Nepal’s political affairs.
Maoists are still in UNMIN camps and a constitution is unlikely to be promulgated by the 28 May 2010 deadline.
Parties are only haggling on the leadership of government.
After Girija’s ‘gamble’ to bring Maoists into the political mainstream and for the ‘last time’ to promulgate a ‘permanent constitution’ the agenda of the ailing octogenarian leader who in the name democracy acted but abused it is in the doldrums.
Whoever gave Girija the right to gamble on the nation’s future?
Nepal’s future is uncertain and the people are the suffers for foreign intervention and the shortsightedness and greed of political party leaders..


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