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Shashi PBB Malla
This is not a self-fulfilling prophecy, but real-time possibility indicated by the antics of various would-be principal actors and the perceptions of several political pundits.
The elevation of Sujata Koirala, the PM's daughter to cabinet rank in PM office, is a clear indication she is positioned to succeed her octogenarian father, who has serious health problems.
During their 11-year long so-called People's War, the Maoist terrorists had promoted the idea of 'ethnic republics' as part of their agitation for 'state restructuring'.
Very serious events last week brings to mind Bishweswar Prasad Koirala's landmark statement on his return from voluntary Indian exile.
There should be no doubt that Nepal is well on the way to being a model democracy in Asia. Since the Glorious Revolution/Jan Andolan II of April 2006, Nepal has indeed become a showcase
This road map is flawed at every stage and must be resisted at all costs, because it would definitely mean the death-knell of Nepal as an independent and sovereign state.
For the all-important parliamentary elections in Nepal, the question of creating a favourable atmosphere to ensure whole-hearted and maximum participation has to be discussed.
US Senator Patrick Leahy, who has absolutely no understanding of ground realities in Nepal, also welcomes the so-called return of the Maoists to the 'mainstream.'