LETTERS: Opportunity for growths

Finally, the second phase elections are over and the voting results are almost over. Speculation was rife that the Deuba led government might not be able to hold the elections on time considering his past political image. However, he was able to clear his blurred political image by successfully holding the provincial and federal elections.

The successful completion of all the polls has now enhanced the implementation of the new constitution for which serious concerns and doubts were raised by internal and international communities.

Now, the real challenges will start for the new government to be in place soon after the completion of counting of votes for the overall management of the provincial and federal government. It is for sure that the left alliance will have the opportunity to form the new government in accordance with the new statute after it won a comfortable majority in both the provincial and federal elections.

The UML boss K.P. Oli is all set to head the government with support of CPN-MC “Oli likely to be next premier” (THT, December 12, Page 1). Nepal will now see a stable government at least for the next five years after almost two decades if both the parties of the left alliance will become sincere and committed to their pre-elections agreement and promises. All the promises they had made to the voters during the election campaigns are to be gradually fulfilled. For this, all the senior leaders of UML and CPN-MC have to be politically sincere and committed towards the nation and its people.

All the ministers who are likely to be included in the upcoming new government should have clean image.

Rai Biren Bangdel, Maharajgunj

Proud people

Nepal has been undergoing a democratic process of voting for finding a new government; and my heartiest congratulations to the proud people for actively taking part in the process without major violence or any ethnic strife hampering the process.

Unfortunately, South Asia is getting transformed into a hub of demeaning, feudalistic, arrogant and disrespectful low level politics with deep divisions in the line of political ideology, religion, ethnicity, caste, language or socio-economic status. The local politicians and political parties across India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives; irrespective of whether they represent the ruling parties or opposition, are getting entangled and engaged in attacking one another using obscene language and gestures, personal attacks, character assassinations and unspeakable and unimaginable violent hate speeches. This dangerous process of politicizing day to day socio-economic life with politics by almost every politician across each country in South Asia makes me nervous about the future prosperity, peace and stability of this highly populous and politically fragile region.

Saikat Kumar Basu, Canada