Watch Your Steps in Nepal, Comrades!
There’s a saying in Nepali that one has to take extreme care while using both the Thutuno(oracular opening) & Mutuno.
Some uses & misuses of Chothale Thutunos in Nepali Politics:
*”In history, monarchs have been beheaded & also had to flee. Let that not be repeated in Nepal.” – Prachanda, Maoist Supremo
*”Better find a democratic method before deciding anything about the monarchy.” – Kirti N Bista, former PM during the Royal Panchayati Regime
*”…the UML(United Marxist-Leninist) is a eunuch party.” – Dr. Baburam, Second In-Charge of the Maoist Party
*”The Maoists must dissolve their Young Communist League(YCL) if they’re really willing for cooperation.” – Madhav K Nepal, Former G. Secretary, Nepal Communist Party(UML)
*”…the YCL activities are justifiable.” – Hisila Yami, Maoist Minister
*”We will not join the Maoist-led government unless the Madhes demands are met.” - Upendra Yadav, President of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum
*”We will not extend UNMIN’s tenure anymore. We’ll integrate the PLA(Maoist Army) with Nepal Army without the UN meddling.” – Chandra P Gajurel, Chief of the Maoists’ Foreign Affairs Dept.
*”Constituent Assembly election is a part of the peace process. UMMIN’s mandate is to take the peace process to a logical end.” – Ian Martin, UNMIN Chief
*”…during the transition period, there’s a need for collaborating with every party & stakeholder. Perhaps, the Nepali Congress should continue to lead the next goverment as well.” – Ram C Poudel, Peace Minister
*”…the PLA(Maoist Army) should be adjusted outside the Nepal Army.” – Girija P Koirala, PM of Nepal