The parties have so far failed to select the proper candidates for ministers. There is no consensus among them. The government is running for over three weeks without ministers. Some ministers are being selected only for the post and not for any particular portfolio. The administration can be managed without the valued ministers. The ministers seek the help of government or civil service employees. The bureaucrats are the pillars for day to day administration. So we see that the ministers are useless in the present situation because they pay their attention only for their chair. So the ministers are not needed. Their functions appear to be accomplished by the government secretaries. It saves some money for Nepal government. Now Nepal is surviving without ministers since a month.
Ashish Nepal, Maitidevi
With most of the ministers from NC and UML already decided for important ministries, the MJF headed by Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar must have been very disappointed. Though he has indicated that he might support the government from outside, the government might not be able to get enough support from the Madhesis.
I am of the opinion that the state should urgently try very seriously to wipe feelings by the common people regarding the government of Nepal. Afailure to do so by the country would lead to complete disintegration of the nation. The cabinet should
reflect the multi-ethnicity of the nation to correct the filthy road towards disintegration of the country.
D.B. Sayami, via e-mail
This is in reference to the news “Political consensus must: US
Assistant Secy” (THT June14). One should not get surprised to hear suggestions from foreign dignitaries at the completion of their official visits suggesting to the political parties to work together for the peace process. Don’t the political parties feel humiliated to be frequently told to be sincere and to work for the peace process by the foreign dignitaries?
The major political parties are in one way or the other busy wasting valuable time for their petty political interests rather than working together for giving the peace process a final
touch. Time has ripened for the then so-called seven parties alliance which had signed a twelve point agreement to sincerely review their achievements and renew the agreement if it’s necessary in line with the changed political context after the CA, rather than playing the blame game.
It is a pity and discouraging to see that the new government has not been able to give it a final shape even after wasting so many days for getting influential ministries. This shows that the political parties, be it old or new ones, are only eager to get the ministerial chairs rather than being serious to work together to lead the peace process to a
logical end. Unless and until all the parties realize their past political practices and feel
responsible to and obliged towards the nation and its people, the difficult and hard days do not seem to be far away from today.
Rai Biren Bangdel, Maharajgunj
This is in reference to the news “Maoists will join coalition: Khanal” (THT, June 14). It is
depressing and frustrating to look at the behavior of our political party leaders. The
endless game of fragmentation is rampant not to mention the appalling political culture of our leaders. I really don’t find it entertaining to be involved in criticizing our leaders. However, sometimes I think criticism is comeuppance for them without any hesitation. The tone of the leaders are evasive, and with ulterior motives.
Take a look at Pushpa Kamal Dahal when he was prime
minister. What he had said was that his party would not under any circumstance choose the path of violence. Now, the burning of newspapers and obstructing the flow of news to the public have clearly shown the color of his party. I think this kind of highhandedness shows their tyrannical behaviour.
In this respect, other parties are also more or less the same.
I request all political musicians not to play their disgusting instrumental tunes.
Shiva Neupane, via-email