April 16th, 2008 10:55 EST
Nepali nationalist diaspora celebrates Dr. Shanshank Koirala
Nepali nationalist diaspora wishes to congratulate Dr. Shanshank Koirala for his victory in the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. Dr. Koirala's victory provides a hope for the Nepali Congress in the future. He is the sole torch bearer of the Koirala dynasty in Nepali Congress and represents the legacy of Nepal's only revered leader, the great B. P. Koirala, the first elected prime minister.
Nepali Congress, the party of the great B. P. Koirala did mainly suffered because it deviated from the principles it cherished for, the Constitutional Monarchy, liberal democracy and borrowed the extra left Maoists' agenda of republic and secular state. Besides, the handling of state affairs by the Nepali Congress leaders made it to suffer grossly. No one should be immuned from the blame. The biggest share for the mismanagement of the nation and suffocating people must go to the incumbent Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala as well as to the former minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. All the leaders including Ram Chandra Poudel, Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat, Narahai Acharya, Sujata Koirala and a few who had already been in the political helm after the 1990 movement are equally responsible for ruining Nepal, Nepali People and Nepali Congress as a whole. There are few others who are more responsible in this regard and this happens to be the leaders who has splitted Nepali Congress and established Nepali Congress (Democratic) showing their true opportunistic nature for the power. These leaders under the leadership of Sher Bahadur Deuba sheerly exposed themselves as opportunists in front of the Nepali people. Thus, the leaders who made Nepali Congress suffered heavily at the hands of extreme left, Maoists, must be sidelined to protect Nepali Congress from facing the former panchas' conditions.
The South Asian political evolution also indicates the dynamics of hereditary based politics is the only way out to political instability and extremism. India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh: all provide unique examples of the South Asian politics. Afghanistan is unstable due to the lack of people who inherited the legacy of the past. In Nepal's case, the Shah Kings have provided stability and continuity. When it will be sidelined just as Cultural Head, if not abolished at all, there should be a leader who can exhibit the legacy of the past to counter extremism and instability. Thus, Dr. Shashank Koirala is the one who could be fit into this paradigm.
Dr. Shashank Koirala represents the late great leader B. P. Koirala who has always believed in reconciliation between the King and the people, the natural philosophy of Nepali Congress upon which this historical party stands. Dr. Koirala has also never been rotten in front of the people like other party leaders instead he gave life to so many people applying his medical profession. People can expect his dedication for the betterment of the country.
Dr. Shanshank Koirala is young, clean, represents the legacy of the great leader B. P. Koirala, intelligent and very hard working professional. Thus, Dr. Shashank Koirala is the legitimate leader and a hope for the Nepali Congress. He is the hope for the people who cherished democracy as against left extremism in Nepal.
On behalf of:
Nepali Nationalists Organization (NNO), USA.
Sanatan Dharma Sanskrit and Nepali Center, New York.
N & J Entertainment Inc., USA.
Foundation of the Nepalese in America (FNA), New York