By Dirgha Raj Prasai
From the very beginning of Nepalese history, foreigners had never succeeded in desecrating the holy land-sovereign-Nepal. It has preserved its dignity from antiquity. This land officially belongs to Hinduism and Buddhism. There has never existed any discord between the religious shrines of Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath. It is not that the land was free of foreign intervention before and after the unification. Foreigners have shed blood, conspired and put the land under a multitude of pressures during the Malla-Era and after the creation of greater Nepal. Enemies have fueled the discord existing between the weak rulers, especially greedy and guilty Bramins of Nepal. However, the nation has always preserved its sovereignty. Now, the enemy has entrapped this nation, not letting it fly.
Nepal and India is suffering from the treacherous activities of Maoists. But, why is the Indian government and some former diplomats supporting the Nepalese Maoist? That is the big mistake of India. If a monarchial democratic system is not for Nepal, China comes with arms and money to Nepal for its security. So, a republican democracy would be a suicidal for Nepal, as well as India. It is very necessary to reinstate the Monarchy with the Hindu-kingdom for a solution to crisis.
Why are the foreigners backing the Maoists to end Nepal’s dignity? The question is easy. The Maoist party contains a faction of Christians, and by instilling fear of the Maoist army they want to turn Nepal into a Christian state. They want to destroy the historically significant values and Hindu identities. The Maoists are indisposed to talking about Nepal’s creator Prithvi Narayan Shah and other national heroes. In a meeting of the Constitutional Council a Nepali Christian of the Maoist party Stila Tamang inveighed against Prithvi Narayan Shah. She vented her ire that when she hears the name of Prithvi Narayan Shah she becomes annoyed. Such traitors are also citizens of Nepal. If it was the case in other nation such a traitor would have had been hanged.
We can see the criminal faces of Maoists. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai created a big issue talking of his conception of ‘merge and submerge with China and India.’ A columnist of the Times of India, Jag Suraiya (anti-Nepal Columnist), wrote in an article on 19 May 2006 that Nepal should be devoured by India and China jointly. Now Baburam Bhattarai has proved it and made the Indian intelligence wing happy. Upon this context democratic youth Narayan Prasad Bhattarai writes,-‘Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai must immediately be relieved of his position and should be punished as a traitor,’ (8 February, 2012 ‘Rajdhani daily’). To become Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai agreed with the Madhesi parties on four-point deal, backed by Indian intelligence agency, including ‘One Madhes One State’ and induction of 10,000 Madhesi youth into the national Army. He made Prachanda sign the pact with the support of Indian intelligence agency-RAW and took the support of Madhesi leaders tainted with corruption scandals. How shameful it is such culprit became PM?
No matter how much PM Bhattarai attempts to deceive the people he cannot hide his true nature as an extreme traitor. Shortly after assuming office he removed the provision for wearing traditional Nepali attire on official occasions. He decided to remove the statue of King Tribhuvan from Martyrs’ Gate. He does not recognize the contribution of the nation’s creator Prithvi Narayan Shah. What kind of revenge is hatching against the father of the nation, Tribhuvan? He is now preparing to remove Bikram Sambat Era, which is the property of sovereign Nepal.
On this subject a veteran journalist Durga Nath Sharma writes- ‘No one will benefit from the current acts of insult against nationality. The Maoists do not wear national attire, even the ministers have parted with it. Whether it was the general assembly of United Nations or any other international convention the national attire of Daura Suruwal, Coat and Topi (hat) would have been an object of attraction. Today, it is not so! The Maoists call themselves the leaders of the needy people but they live in luxurious houses. Their leaders are escorted by six vehicles. They drink black–level in the evening. Can they call themselves leaders of the poor?’
Maoist leader Druba Rupakheti of Mohan Vaidya faction writes- ‘All the secrets of the party have been revealed. Indian expansionism and its brokers want to destroy the revolutionary line in the Maoist party. Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai’s coalition government attests to this design. He was forwarded under the long term strategy to arrest Vaidya faction in India and destroy the transformative line of the nation and the party. The Chunwang meeting and its decisions are the fruits of this design. After the formation of the incumbent government the heated question of nationality is being taken to the river and cooled. This government will soon declare the Vaidya side non-nationalist element. India had been looking for a person like Mahendra Chaudhary of Fiji, now it has handed such responsibility to Baburam Bhattarai.’
‘This alliance is also designed to take the nation on the path of ‘Sikkimization’ (refers to annexation of Sikkim by India-1975). The South Block, intelligence agency ‘RAW’ and JNU-Delhi faction and establishment side are them. Baburam is the most trusted person for them. Many views of China have already proved that they look upon Maoist chairman Prachanda as ‘made in India’. Baburam Bhattarai is a character that India relies on. The European Union has also supported them. The influence of the dollar and other foreign currency in Nepal’s internal life is increasing inconspicuously. Through the use of leaders and foreign agents they are erasing Nepal’s existence. Nepal’s leftist leaders have become the toys of imperialists and capitalists. In terms of ideological and practical terms the Maoist party has fallen in such a way that it is irrecoverable.’ -(13 February, 2012, Janagantantrik Abhiyan).
Central Advisor, Maoist party Mr. Gopal Giri says in Telegraph Nepal-‘The Vice Chairman of the Unified Maoist Baburam Bhattari is steering the government. Despite making attempts to ease the livelihood of general people, the government is becoming a mere spectator of insecurity, escalating corruption culture, impunity, price hike, acute lack of daily consumer goods in the market, deterioration of national interests, etc. This has made the general people extremely frustrated towards the political parties of Nepal in general and Unified Maoist in the mainstreaming of the party, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai might have felt that now it is not possible to further deceive the party carders.
The PM Dr. Bhattarai too has failed to assert Nepal’s national interests while dealing with the Indian officials. I do not object signing of BIPPA by Dr. Bhattarai led government with India and I don’t think that by signing this agreement, Dr. Bhattarai should be labeled as an India man. But he failed to present himself in a strong manner while dealing with India.’ But, actually, Baburam Bhattarai is playing double-standard to Indian Govt. too, using the nonsense some Indian diplomats-like Shyam Saran, KB Rajan, Rakesh Sood, RAW and SD Muni- the creator of 12 point aggrement-2005.
These Maoists, Congress and UML groups have not carried out one work in the interest of Nepal but unnecessarily have helped in drowning this nation. Why should we talk of such characterless leaders? They have no shame whatsoever. They are traitors and foreign stooge. Under the influence of foreign economic incentive many media houses are playing with Nepal’s existence. They are spreading illusions. If we are to select these criminals and put them before the book and to indict them for corruption and treason, such elements will not be born in this holy land for next thousand years.
On the anniversary of the Maoist uprising on 13 February Maoist chairman Prachanda spoke irresponsibly that they would not abide by court’s decision-‘We don’t care what the court says.’ He added,-‘We will accept what the people’s court tells us,’ (14, February Gorkhapatra Daily). This makes it clear that the Maoists are bent on destroying Nepal.
The News Blaze newspapers published the report when Prachanda resigned from his cabinet formed after CA election and visited Switzerland with Baburam Bhattarai to deposit Rs. 10 billion. The editorial of the American newspaper News Blaze published in California had clarified on this issue and published an article by Halasi Bas. Assistant Manager of the Central Bank of Switzerland, Halasi Bas writes an impassionate article that Nepali people must take initiative to take the money deposited by Maoists. ‘Maoists’ huge amount of money from Indian Banks to major Swiss Banks:‘The leaders of the Maoist party including ministers of the present Nepal government, namely, Prachanda (Pushpa K. Dahal), Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Krishna Mahara, Hishila Yami and others were here to transfer a huge amount of money from Indian Banks to major Swiss Banks. This story sounds very unlikely primarily because the Maoists have not been that long at the helm in Kathmandu. Also they have been able to ‘flash an uncorrupt image’ to date to the people as they tell ‘proletariats’. It has also been said that some European Union members are helping the Maoists to transfer money to Swiss Banks.’
Sangu Nepalese weekly on 13 February revealed corruption scandal in Maoist party amounting to Rs. 5 billion: “No. Three Division’s Battalion commander of People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Jana-Astha says, ‘In aggregate corruption worth Rs. 5 billion has taken place under various titles including Rs. 2 billion from the welfare trust of combatants in name of fake combatants. A search is being carried out for the evidences relating to commanders’ purchase of houses in major cities of the nation including the capital in name of their relatives.
Chief of Maoist combatants commander Nanda Kishor Pun (Pasang), deputy commander Chandra Prakash Khanal (Baldev), who is commander of all seven divisions are considered loyal to chairman Prachanda. Rs. 60 million is raised from combatants of the major seven camps. The record of this money is neither found in Maoists’ office nor in the cantonments. There is billions worth of corruption in Maoist Shaktikhor cantonment as related by its deputy commander Udaya Bahadur. In case of Third Division 200-300 million worth of embezzlement has taken place. The record of such money transaction is imprecise. The PM Baburam Bhattarai and Nepalese Maoists had and have been joining their hands to break India with the Indian Maoist too. The corruption is in billions not in millions,’ Can Nepalese nationalist forces punish the Maoists’ Corruption, crime and their perplexity?
Dirgha Raj Prasai is a Former member of Nepal’s Parliament and a political analyst.
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