Consensus for consensus

This is in reference to the editorial ‘’Playing traunt’’, (THT Aug 26) that urges the political leaders to reach a consensus. Consensus for consensus is just beating about the bush. They must conclude the present limbo finding an all-accepted outlet within the coming nine months. Heads of major parties have

major roles in the peace process. In order to safe land the present, trust-crisis must be broken. Until and unless high level consensus is built, the drafting of the new constitution is almost impossible. The major parties should leave egoism. Consensus is the only way out.

Khem Regmi, Central

Department of English, TU


This is in reference to the news “Prices to drop in Dashain,

Tihar” (THT, Aug 25). It is nice to know that the government is now planning to make the public more comfortable by catering to their basic needs for the

upcoming festivals. It is high time that the authorities checked every store and unethical

practices that happens when customers demand the related commodities. There is no proper law against this and anybody can do anything by forgetting ethics.

As far as the supply of food is concerned, no one has the right to hoarding to sell it at a high price later on. The government should apply stringent

punishments to the erring ones.

Shiva Neupane, Melbourne,


Not a good step

The Constituent Assembly (CA) Committee on Determining Judicial System voted Tuesday in favour of a provision that allows the appointment of eligible

individuals other than Supreme Court (SC) justices to the post of chief justice. This will politicise the important post of the Chief Justice. So, it is not a good step of the CA. The Chief Justice protects citizens from dangers within and outside of the Government. The Chief Justice should not be

appointed from outside the SC. The Chief Justice should be from the SC because he/she has gained a lot of experience which helps the judges in deciding the legal cases.

Roshan Kumar Jha, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur.

In crisis

This is in response to Mana Prasad Wagley’s article

“Education in crises” (THT, Aug 24). It is a pity to know from

Wagley that most of the school and university teachers are more political cadres than educators.

Very recently, 13 different student unions went on agitation for the continuation of the

certificate level classes and examinations. The Government surrendered to the demands of the 13 student unions affiliated to different political parties.

The long-standing decision of the academic committee of the TU was scrapped without any


It seems that 40 billion rupees of the public purse per year is mostly wasted under the

pretension of imparting

education to the youth. I would like to opine that the wasteful government spending on

education should be drastically lowered and all the students’ and teachers’ unions affiliated to different political parties should be immediately banned. The

control of the wasteful spending by the government under the pretension of imparting

education to the youth would be very much helpful to lower the sky-rocketing high prices of the most basic commodities of the common people. The control on wasteful spending would also improve the future of the youths.

B.D. Sayami, via e-mail


This is in response to Ramchandra Ghimire’s article “Future of Nepali Congress” (THT August 27). I fully agree with the benefits of leadership training to younger members. Most importantly, the problem with Nepali Congress (NC) is not due to scarcity of young leaders but with a plenty of old leaders. The way the stalwarts of the party have been launching the

daughters, wives and relatives is pathetic. The activities of

succession planning will only be successful if done in a systematic manner. If the party or its leaders are out to fulfill the personal

aspirations of their leaders, the ideology and image of the party is bound to blur. Thus, my

concern is not with the entry of the younger generation in the party but with the way they have been entering. We can at least learn by looking at the practice of the Congress party in India and how they have been perfectly blending the younger generation with older ones.

Regmi Siris, Bhaisepati