Published On: November 8, 2017 07:18 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
Khagendra Sangraula, a writer and a critic. He is well-known for his straightforward expressive attitude. While talking regarding the recent formation of Left alliance, Sangraula doubted on reasons behind the composition of the alliance citing that CPN (UML) and CPN (MC) are two parties at opposite poles with different historical background, objectives and visions.
He was of the view that two parties of different settings cannot stand on one platform with common objectives and features. The country is not convinced with the reasons given for the composition of the alliance. He claimed that the self-interest of chairpersons of both the parties has played vital roles.
When asked regarding the stability of the alliance, Sangraula assumed two reasons. First reason is that the control of the chairpersons within their respective parties is very strong and influential, for which the parties might have united in single platform despite indifferences among the groups and sub-groups. Likewise, second reason is the demand within respective parties and public as well for the stability of the nation which could be fulfilled only with majority government, which seems possible if they are united and stable.
In addition, he was clear on the influence of both neighboring country for the alliance formation, in particular, supportive role of China.
Regarding their unification, Sangraula, however, doubted on the unification of the party and its durability as both parties are not driven by fixed principle. He said that the base and reason behind the Maoist revolution has gone in vain. He suspected that the alliance might not go so far because of the self-interest that still prevails within the parties’ cadres and top leaders.
He forecasted that the left alliance might score majority from upcoming elections and could get mandate from the public for next five years. He, however, feared that with the precedent of past activities, the country might have to face more instability because of the monopoly in the government and might institutionalize corruption in the country.
He refuted the possibility on the smooth transition for the unification of two parties through the alliance might get majority as the hierarchal position of the top leaders and their aspirations to lead the party and the government might create tussles within the alliance.
Talking about the impact of the forming alliance toward the southern neighbor, Sangraula said that it had made great impact and however the alliance can balance the relationship between two neighbors and they seem to be very aware of that as well. However, the parties might not be able to minimize the interparty conflict among them through the international forces might have interest in them.
(Based on the conversation with Shree Ram Paudel)
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