The ‘intelligent’ ones” (THT, July 6, Page 8) by Ken Subedi is similar to the general concept of the Nepalese people towards their social and political leaders. He is right in that intelligence cannot be measured by only one success or failure in one’s life.
Intelligence itself is not all in all. It is nature-gifted talent but it doesn’t mean that the intelligent are evergreen, good and successful. Hard-working and having good intentions towards the society can be the most praiseworthy merit of the intelligent. This reminds us of the Nepalese notion towards the political leaders. If a leader gives a good public speech or shows some talent in some field, people praise him as a Messiah. But sooner or later they find some weakness and they oppose and start to burn his effigy. It was a thought-provoking article which is intelligent itself.
Anu and Mo Heon, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
The end of the fiscal year is here but there is no sign of the full budget for the next fiscal year emerging because of the disagreements among the political parties. The government must bring the parties to consensus so that the full budget can come otherwise the economy of the country will be badly hit.
Sukriti Sharma, via e-mail
The indigenous nationalities are soon going to form a separate “Janajati Party”; which I would imagine, is not an intention but a compulsion of all discriminated and marginalized communities of Nepal for ages. Status quoits parties like the NC and CPN-UML, had caused the unceremonious dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, will keep creating hurdles for the
indigenous nationalities just demands. UCPN (Maoist) is also not a fully reliable party.
Saurav, recently, in one televised interview asserted that only one Thakali, few Limbus, few Gurungs and few Newars have been advocating for identity and capability-based federalism. The interviewer also seemed biased. It is shameless and a total lie. What is true is 99 per cent indigenous nationalities feel that they have been suppressed, exploited, marginalized and
discriminated against; and all want to federate the country based on identity and economic viability to get rid of all these problems forever. Hence, the voice has come out from their psyche; and for sure not manipulated by other forces as blamed by Saurav. Peace and order by still discriminating the indigenous nationalities and backward groups can no longer prevail in the country like in the past. Only forced peace and order has prevailed in the past. To
ensure these things, all, regardless of their caste, creed, culture and language, must be treated equally. Ironically, some parties, writers, analysts, do not seem positive in this regard even after years of political discourses. Therefore, it is a welcome move to form a separate party of indigenous nationalities to realize their burning agenda. Nevertheless, the party, for survival, popularity and good for the country, must have a timely, rational and democratic
Mrs Homa Limbu, via e-mail