Ensure Effective Governance and Rule of Law to Contain Potential Chaos

Published On: November 8, 2023 07:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Tuesday's meeting of top leaders of the major political parties at Singha Durbar brought to light a growing concern that the attempt to sow chaos and disorder in the country has been on the rise. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who convened the meeting, expressed his apprehension regarding the increasing influence of anti-republican elements capitalizing on the mounting discontent among the population towards the current political system. While Prime Minister Dahal's concern is justified, it is crucial to delve into the root causes of this growing discontent in recent years. One of the primary drivers behind this dissatisfaction is the government's failure to fulfill its promises, ensure effective public service delivery, and instill hope among the citizens. It is now imperative for the government to step up and guarantee effective service delivery, good governance, the rule of law, and the control of corruption. Once these pivotal measures are taken, there will be no need to worry about the potential threats posed by regressive elements seeking to incite fresh chaos and mayhem in the country.

The leaders of major political parties gathered to express their concerns over the escalating potential for chaos, orchestrated by those who exploit public discontent. They not only reaffirmed their commitment to the republic but also pledged to raise their voices when necessary. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who recently visited earthquake-affected areas, hosted the meeting of top party leaders who had supported the 12-point agreement that marked the end of the Maoist conflict in Nepal. During the meeting at Singha Durbar, Prime Minister Dahal stressed the need to maintain social harmony and reminded everyone of the hard-fought struggle that led to the establishment of a federal democratic republic in Nepal. He cautioned against the disruptive actions of those seeking to destabilize society and urged unity. Leaders, including Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, expressed their unwavering commitment to the Republic. NC President Deuba noted that although his party had once supported a constitutional monarchy, it had now fully embraced a federal democratic republic. He also clarified that the NC would not backtrack on secularism, even though internal discussions about Sanatan Dharma had taken place without reaching a decision. UML Chairman Oli likewise reiterated their stance against anti-republican forces, declaring their readiness to combat such forces on the ground.

The UML leaders emphasized that public dissatisfaction arises from the government's inability to align with their desires and the proliferation of misleading narratives about the constitution and the system. They also raised concerns about the misuse of social media to incite unrest. Political leaders participating in the meeting stressed the need to address public dissatisfaction. They urged the government to take the initiative, emphasizing that effective governance, corruption control, and service delivery are crucial. Furthermore, they called on the government to tackle obscenity and chaos at their source. As a newspaper, we firmly believe that the growing concerns about chaos and disorder in Nepal stem from the government's failure to deliver on its promises to the people. Effective governance, the rule of law, and the control of corruption are not mere options but fundamental prerequisites for ensuring the nation's stability and addressing the growing discontent among the people. The government must act decisively and responsibly to safeguard the progress made in building a federal democratic republic and to protect the interests of the people it serves. There is no need for panic if these essential steps are taken promptly and effectively.

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