I haven’t understood why the premier is advocating for the space to the king these days.
May be he would have felt that the essence of monarchy in the country still subsists. May be he thinks that to check and balance the emerging communist forces in the country for a socialist (democratic?) party like his, the quarters that stand in for the traditional landlords and capitalists need to survive. May be there are some reasons.
Whatever be the motive behind the octogenarian’s outlook, it smells fishy in the middle of the peace process.
Though he is free to express what he thinks or what he believes in, the prime minister who was the commander of the recent people’s movement would have kept mum regarding the issue of future of the monarchy at present.
What I think is people should be given the chance to decide over the future of monarchy along with many other things.
I will love to see Nepal as a republic, where general people through elections can be the Head of the State.
Parties are ruling the country at the present moment. Compared to the king who represents only the family that has been ruling the country for a couple of centuries, they certainly are more representative of people. However, they are not the people who are the real master of the country. Sovereignty of the country lies in the people. And the parties sans people are only a group with certain biased believes.
Thus, instead of wrangling with each other and overlooking the real problem of the country, the seven parties plus the Maoists and other quarters that have something to do with the present day politics of Nepal should prioritise the issues. They need to be responsible towards people.
The issue with regards to the Maoists’ arms should first be safe-landed. Then the country should work out on the elections of the Constituent Assembly.
Meanwhile, it’s an opportunity to all of them to win the hearts of people. More particularly, Girija Prasad Koirala who is into active politics for more than six decades should understand the volatility of the Nepali politics and with help of other parties lead the country towards a better Nepal. He should not forget that is not only a mere individual that represents a particular party he is but also the rep of all the democratic parties and forces.
Let’s see whether Koirala succeeds to bear his responsibility efficiently.