Why are the former two big & ‘democratic’ parties reluctant to join the Maoist-led government?
These democratic parties & their leaders seem concerned for:
*the Maoist cadres’ high-handedness
*stunning election result
*being led by a US Terror Watch listed hardcore communist party
While it’s now naked clear that the Maoists emerged as the largest party by resorting to the hook or crook strategies, one must not forget that most of the votes they got were not for communism at all.
In fact, the people who voted against one party Royal Regime would never withstand some other politburo elites as their Messiahs either.
Let this be written on the Ratna Park Wall in large bold letters – the Maoists would not be able to successfully sustain their communist ideals, if any, for long.
However, as Nepal is at a very critical stage after the cliched 238-yrs-old Shah dynasty Rule, the older, & therefore, mature parties must co-operate with the namesake Maoists for framing a democratic constitution as well as the new government.
Leaving the Maoist party on its own would be like resigning all responsibilities to a mishevious hyperactive teenager – a reactive but unworthy act on the part of ‘grown-up’ parties.
The parties should shock the Maoists this time – by making their presence in the government, & not allowing the Prachanda Pathiks get away merely with a lip-service call for a coalition government.
Let no one forget, to quote CK Lal, that people no longer shoulder those leaders who refuse riding comfortably through thick & thin.