I would have been working on the proposal this evening also. However, there was the broadcast of the interview with Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, the second man in the CPN Maoist, in the Kantipur TV… So, I could stop myself from watching it.
Indra Lohani did a good job today. The interviewee could not dominate the interviewer this time.
Today I am sure that the Maoists are the ones with distinct goal. You may call it over-ambition. I mean they are for the Republican Nepal that too of some sort of communist model. However, Dr. Bhattarai’s ambage made me feel that they are not ready to speak everything about what they are thinking in detail right now. May be they haven’t any. May be they will “develop” gradually.
However, it is true that among the active political quarters in Nepal, only the Maoists know that what they are doing. For them, everything they do is part of their strategy. The strategy for the putsch: no monarchy and weak political parties…
Referring to the October Revolution, he on one occasion said, “April’s was the people’s movement not a revolution.” May be. But isn’t there irony in his statement?
Revolution need not be bloody, I believe. Is only their taking to arms against the state is the revolution?
Apparently, the Maoists are advocating for a better Nepal where there would be justice, equality… Still I cannot overlook that the Maoists too are a microcosm of the Nepali society where there is nepotism, favouritism and despotism. For me the Maoist party is a fiefdom where there is adoration of a single person. Otherwise, why the party has so much attachment to the name of one individual? I agree that Prachanda is the pioneer for the cadres. However, the nomenclature after his name sounds so odd at least to me.
By the bye, I don’t know why some of my friends think that I am a sympathizer of the Maoists. Even in my home I have been tagged as “spokesman of the Maoists.” Even Navin who knows me what I am thinks that I have some sympathy for them. I have only to say that they could not understand me. I don’t have any complain though. It’s really difficult to develop that capacity to analyse political matters correctly. But sometimes I laugh at those all poor fish who believe that they are capable enough to delve over political issues but are not.
I am not a Maoist. I don’t have any thing to do with the party and the ideology. However, I am a republican. I believe in socialist principles. I believe in democracy.
According to my calculations, the Maoists will takeover the state within five or six years. But they will fail. There will be some chaos in the political scenario of Nepal for a decade. Then the democratic quarters with no extremist beliefs will take over.
Then depending upon the global political situation, if it is to its advantage, Nepal will rise. Otherwise…