This is in reference to the news article “Dahal makes light of ordinance rejection” (THT, Aug. 21, Page 1). It is not astounding for Prachanda to flip his fat words. It was only last Saturday when his party had opposed act of rejection of the election-related ordinances
by the President. Two days later, Dahal found those ordinances superfluous. It is an irony that he has already planned to lead the people to the road against the so-called political action of the president. It is the same old habit of our leaders to make promises, but they are generally fake.
Primarily, in the context of Dahal, he has already twisted his tongue many times and is accustomed to it. But, such tendencies of a high profile leader not only ruins his image in the national and international forum, but also rebounds on the people’s hopes for peace and prosperity, for he is at the core of politics in the transitional phase. I suggest our politicos to think twice before speaking, and the use of commonsense by them is a must, albeit they lack spiritual morality.
Sanjay Gelal, via e-mail
If Nepal is the second richest country in water resources after Brazil, we should not have been facing massive loadshedding, as we are doing now. I wonder why the loadshedding increases even during the rainy season. Electricity is the lifeline of any country’s economic growth. We are losing a lot because we a short supply of power.
Harnessing the water resources for hydroelectricity has become a topic of discussion only with no concrete steps to really tap them. I wish the government gives serious thoughts to the proper utilization of water resources and management of rain water. For this, the
government should play a pivotal role to decrease loadshedding hours. If proper action is taken to produce hydroelectricity within the shortest possible time, the face of the country is bound to change for the better.
Rachana Shrestha, NIC, Kathmandu
This is in reference to the editorial titled “Obsession unparalled” (THT, Aug. 21, Page 8). Journalism is a fourth pillar of the state and should be unbiased. I wonder how the
political deadlock will end if caretaker prime minister quits. Is it necessary to quit for who is already tagged as a caretaker PM from Shital Niwas, otherwise how is the PM an
obstacle for breaking ice? I think current political deadlock only ends after consensus on constitutional issues which need to be finalized especially on federalism.
Hem Raj Pandey, via e-mail
The Legal provision of reducing 20% in fines and sentence period as rebate to the
convicted person in case he surrenders before the authorities within 60 days of
the court’s verdict is unjustifiably too much a reward. It should not be more than 5% and the period for voluntary surrender also must not be more than 3 days. Ramesh Bdr. Shrestha, Lalitpur