Bearing the Brunt of Democracy
Democracy, the government of the people by the people and for the people, is it what our one of the greatest leader of the 19 the century had dictated. For me democracy is the rule of the majority party by the party leaders and for the partygoers. How long have we Nepali been bearing the brunt of democracy?
It’s more than 5 decade that we have been played in the game of hope and despair by the people we our self elect and pave their way to Singha Durbar. What we Get? The bold headlines of rescheduled all party meeting ending with no concrete conclusion, moody pic of our expert photogenic leaders on the front page of our leading national dailies or the same old rationalizing technique of our party leader to defense their suspicious gravity. Yet, we never get exhausted hearing their commitment of building and restructuring our nation on the basis of national consensus. Our leaders are always appealing for the protection of democratic values and norms. The only error is they never incite the democratic values in their politics.
Our leaders have inherent apt of politicizing minor issues and giving it a drastic path of stability. They must be very concerned with the degree of support from their party followers but their apathy towards what the general people have impression about them substantiates their reckless action.
How to grab the post of President and Prime minister? How to garner the support from neighbor countries at the cost of national identity? Which condition to set against the major parties to secure own existence in the politics? How to activate own party’s portfolio by belittling their adversaries? These questions must be floating around the busy mind of our unwaged leaders all the time. Once they grab the post of president or Prime minister, they totally erase their commitment and invest their hot mind on how to sustain the post till the completion of the tenure. This makes them acquire the eternal title of “Former” before the post till they die.
They don’t need to stay in queue for 18 hours to get a litre of fuel. They don’t have to bear the brunt of daily band, street protest and the white smoke coming from burning tyres. Their abroad tour is already scheduled. Their children are already admitted in one of the abroad best educational institutes. They just have to maintain their distance as much far as they can from the leading national media houses(since needless to fear from the others local media being already the puppet of his party). Once their illegal deeds are exposed on the media, they undergo hibernation. But they will rise again because they are well acquainted with the fact that we Nepali have very low memory power to recall history. We are always hopeful and wishing for lighting strike. We are enough courageous to throw the bottle of petrol inside the bus and ignite it. We fight for our never ending rights and knowingly dismiss our duties.
In the film of Ram Gopal Verma, the prominent director in Bollyhood Film industry, often we get chance to see the new actor with the new taste. It’s our Nepali politics which gives space for the new leaders in the name of inclusiveness and equality. Once they landed on the field, they become power monger. But still I hope Gagan Thapa, the youth leader of the Nepali congress will break the trend. He says, “The present of condition of Nepal is due to the lack of coordination between the skill and intention of the leader”.