A meeting between the Election Commission and the leaders of the big three parties — Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist) — at the Election Commission office, Monday. They discussed ending hostilities among electioneering party workers. Seen in the picture (from left) are Madhav Nepal, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoist chief Prachanda. Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokharel is in the foreground. (Online Photo )
Prachanda’s pitiable from-frying-pan-to-fire-itself gestures show it all.
Prachanda – one of the masterminds behind brainwashing their cadres to believe in the violent nature of the state.
Many, including the anti-communists, would hardly disagree up to that point.
Then they gave a fallacious mantra to the confused lot of romantics: that violence cuts violence.
They took a lot of time, thousands of killings, & millions of sufferings to recognize that their version of truth leads a society into a myriad of deadly confrontations.
And that countering the violent mindsets with even more violence created yet more violence.
Thanks to the quick realization of the vicious-circle, millions of lives were saved & innumerable sufferings were averted.
Prachanda, once again, is believed to have played a very positive role in persuading his own comrade colleagues & cadres who were hell bent on their ‘Kill or Die’ strategy that the time was ripe for yet another jump: a peaceful landing.
No one denied that despite their brutality which is better not to mention at present, the Maoists played an important positive agents for the Great Jump that the feudal Nepali society took by absorbing the social consciousness of the 21st century standards.
And the people were prepared not only to forgive but also reward the Maoists in the 1st deferred CA polls.
Prachanda enjoyed a lot of public & worldwide media attention as a truly revolutionary figure for his transformation from an underground Jungle Lord to the Lion of pragmatic communist ideology who could persistently mention Gunman Mao’s & the Lotusman Buddha’s preaching in the same breath.
Prachanda acknowledged & promised to free his party from all pollutions, which in his own words “infiltrated the party during the process of becoming the Ganges of Nepali politics.”
However, even Prachanda appeared naïve in comprehending that the 19th C rules of the Jungles do not hold true in cities & marketplaces of the 21st C – which proved a boon for the cunning national, regional, & international demagogues.
While their agenda prevailed in most of the government decisions, the Maoists themselves incurred a heavy loss, especially in the Terai, owing to their junglee attitude which was manipulated by other forces in their own favor.
The Outcome: A thrice deferred CA election, a country in shambles, a chaotic political football ground where everyone is a foul-mouthed-foul-player & there’re no convincing referees except the friends from all over the world.
Still, Nepalis love football, & they too have refereed in other countries, & they believe that foul players gonna play fair one day; the sufferings that people have gone through have made them even wiser, & they’re all set to provide everyone a space through the upcoming CA election.