It’s only the matter of time, and modus operandi to be applied; these two, Maoist and parliamentary parties’ coalition, formally break away and collide leading the country into yet another devastation.

By Deepak Gajurel

Deepak GajurelClattering of violence and devastation makes a comeback with ugly roars in Nepal politics.

‘There will be bloodshed in the country if the new constitution is promulgated through majority votes, in the Constituent Assembly, ignoring our aspirations,’ thundered Prachanda, Maoist supremo, who also leads 30-party agitating opposition coalition.

The Unified Maoist president, while addressing 30-party alliance meeting on Monday threatened Nepali Congress (NC) and Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) ruling coalition. The coalition has launched street protests against the ruling parties. The ruling partners have a two-thirds majority in the CA, sufficient for getting through a new constitution according to the provisions of the Interim Constitution.

Ruling parties and former rebel Maoist have disagreements on major issues to be incorporated in to be drafted new Law of the Land.

Since the political change of 2006, a number of fierce contentions among the partners of 12-point Delhi Agreement have stalled the constitution making process in the country’s Constituent Assembly (CA). Delhi agreement, brokered by India and signed by insurgent Maoist and seven parliamentary parties, was the takeoff point that led to the sidelining of Monarchy from this Himalayan Kingdom.

‘There will be bloodshed in the country if the new constitution is promulgated through majority votes, in the Constituent Assembly, ignoring our aspirations,’ thundered Prachanda.

It’s noteworthy that Maoist has not yet officially renounced violence in politics.

As the deadline for the promulgation of the new constitution approaches, conflicting interests of major political players collide and intensify. And Maoist has begun to threaten with yet another ‘bloodshed’, resounding its 10-year long armed violence.

Former rebel Unified Maoist, which led the armed insurgency for ten years, from 1996 to 2006, in Nepal against the multiparty parliamentary polity, resulting into the death of 17,000 plus Nepalis, and damage in billions of dollar worth of national property, has hardened its blow against the parliamentary parties on the basic frameworks of the to-be written constitution, including form of government, structure of federalism, election systems and judiciary.

During the elections of the second edition of the constituent assembly, ‘major’ political parties had set the deadline of January 22, 2015 for the new statute of the nation to be promulgated. However, the constituent assembly, as per the provisions of the Interim Constitution, has the tenure of four years, beginning January 22, 2014.

For U-Maoist ‘Consensus’ means that all other political parties get down with full agreement, unconditional, to Maoist’s agendas, for example, formation of federal states on the basis of caste with specific right to self-determination, meaning the right to secede from the Nepali nation.

Proposal by the ruling coalition parties, Nepali Congress (NC) and Unified Marxist Leninist (UML), on the numbers and basis of federal system and other contentious issues has been outright rejected by Unified Maoists and its 30-party coalition, which also includes Madhesi splinters who are diehard for a single province in the Terai, the southern plains bordering India.

In addition, the former rebel has threatened that the country would once again engulf into chaos, if its (Maoist’s) agendas are not agreed upon by all.

For U-Maoist ‘Consensus’ means that all other political parties get down with full agreement, unconditional, to Maoist’s agendas, for example, formation of federal states on the basis of caste with specific right to self-determination, meaning the right to secede from the Nepali nation.

This is the main issue NC, UML and other smaller ‘democratic’ parties disagree on. U-Maoist has, on this issue, the support from Janajati groups and some of the Terai-based parties.

Maoist has begun to threaten with yet another ‘bloodshed’, resounding its 10-year long armed violence.

Leading a 30-party front, Prachanda has asserted himself against NC and UML with a series of mass activities across the country.

Another splinter Maoist party, led by Mohan Baidhya at the same time, has threatened to promulgate its own ‘people’s constitution’ from the street.

Adding fuel to this political quagmire, newly formed, splinting from Baidhya Maoist party, Biplav group of Maoist party has began to speak of yet another spell of ‘gun and barrel’ if its demands of ‘people’s constitution’ is not met by all.

The universal truth that ballot and bullet cannot work together seems to be proven by experiments of 8 years’ drama of ‘consensus building’ in Nepal. It’s only the matter of time, and modus operandi to be applied; these two, Maoist and parliamentary parties’ coalition, formally break away and collide leading the country into yet another devastation.

Tribhuvan University Political Scientist Deepak Gajurel can be reached at:
deepakgajurel@gmail.com

 

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