Prime Minister Koirala seems to be protecting the foul-smelling monarchy against his party manifesto capitalizing on the rising communist violence. The sister organization of the CPN (Maoist), the YCL is spreading terror across the country but the prime minister does not seem concerned.
We must infer something when the YCL atrocities geared to hindering the CA elections are being largely pardoned. If this is not true, why doesn’t the prime minister take stringent actions against the YCL? Let us not forget that the government was prepared to deploy the armed forces, including the Nepal Army to suppress the Madhes Movement.
PM Koirala’s silence is meaningful. Should we conclude that the government’s apathy toward controlling YCL highhandedness indicates the ill-intention of the NC and the Maoists to postpone the elections by hook or by crook? This seems to be correct because while the former are afraid of losing the election fray, the latter is reluctant to abolish the monarchy.
Praveen Kumar Yadav
Media Monitoring Center, Birgunj
SOURCE: Letters to the editor.The Kathmandu Post.March 19, 2008
Author: Praveen Kumar Yadav