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परीक्षा डा. भट्टराईको मात्रै कि नेपालीको पनि ?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 31, 2011

रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ

बारम्बारको सर्बेक्षणले देखाए अनुसार अन्य राजनीतिज्ञको तुलनामा संधै अत्यधिक मत पाउन सफल एकीकृत नेकपा माओवादीका उपाध्यक्ष डा. बाबुराम भट्टराई मुलुकको ३५ औं र गणतन्त्र नेपालका चौथो प्रधानमन्त्रीमा निर्वाचित भएका छन् । उनी प्रधानमन्त्री भए लग्गत्तै नेपाली जनमानसका बीच ‘आँफैमा बिबादित र बिभाजित मधेसबादी दलहरुको सहयोगमा उभिएको यो सरकार सफल होला त?’; नेपाली जनता बीच आशा गर्न बाँकी एउटै यी ब्यक्ति पनि असफल भए नेपाल र नेपालीको भबिस्य के त?’; ‘दोश्रो र तेश्रो ठूला दलहरुलाई बाहिर राखेर सरकार चलाउनु अत्यन्तै चुनौतिपूर्ण भएकोले उनीहरुलाई सरकारमा सहभागी गराउन सफल होलान त?’ जस्ता थुप्रै यक्ष प्रश्नहरु सुन्नमा आएका छन । वास्तबमा यी यस्ता प्रश्नहरु हुन जससंग नयाँ प्रधानमन्त्री डा. भट्टराईको मात्रै नभएर थुप्रै पटक परिवर्तनका लागि अपेक्षा गर्दा गर्दा हैरान भएका नेपाली र नेपालकै भबिस्यसंग संबन्धित छ भन्न हिचकिचाउनु पर्दैन । डा. भट्टराईले जटील चुनौतिलाई युग पुरुष बन्ने अबसरको रुपमा उपयोग गर्न सक्लान अथवा नसक्लान भन्ने प्रश्न मात्रै महत्वपूर्ण होइन कि अन्य राजनीतिज्ञहरुले आदत परिसकेको भ्यागुते संस्कृतिलाई कसरी तोड्लान् र प्रत्येक नेपालीले नेपाली भएर सोचेर तटस्थतापूर्बक अनाबश्यक कुरामा खबरदारी र आबश्यक कुरामा सहयोगीको भूमिका निर्बाह कसरी गर्लान त भन्ने प्रश्न पनि त्यत्तिकै महत्वपूर्ण देखिन्छ । बर्बादीको संघारमा पुगिसकेको देशलाई जोगाउने नै हो भने सबै पार्टीभन्दा माथि उठेर सोच्ने यो नै सबैभन्दा उपयुक्त समय हुन सक्छ प्रत्येक नेपालीको लागि ।

डा. भट्टराई प्रधानमन्त्री हुने बित्तिकै जसरी सामाजिक सन्जाल र सञ्चार क्षेत्र बाबुराम बनेको देखियो यस्ले जनताको भावना र भित्री पीडा सहजै बुझ्न सकिन्छ । यसरी नयाँ प्रधानमन्त्री डा. बाबुराम भट्टराईबाट जे जसरी धेरैले धेरैथरि आशा गरेका छन् जनताले आशा गरे अनुसार काम गर्न भने उन्का अघिल्तिर चुनौतिहरु यथेस्ट छन् । पार्टीभित्र, गठबन्धन दल र विपक्षी दलहरुलाई चित्त बुझाउन उहाँले निकै मेहनत गर्नुपर्ने देखिन्छ । धेरै आशा गरिएका नेता अहिलेको यस्तो जटील राजनीतिक संक्रमणकालमा असफल होलान् कि भन्ने धेरैको चिन्ता देखिन्छ । प्राबिधिक दृष्टिोकोणले संविधानसभाको थपिएको तीन महिनामात्र हो भट्टराईको कार्यकाल । काम गर्ने समयका हिसावले यो अत्यन्तै छोटो अबधि हो र जनताको चरम निराशा, दलहरुवीचको एकार्कामा र आन्तरिक रुपमा देखिएको अबिश्वास र खिचातानी र बिद्यमान अत्यन्तै अनुशासनहीन र नैतीकहीन भद्रगोल राजनीतिक परिबेश र मुख्य दुई ठूला दल प्रतिपक्षमा बसेको बेला प्रधानमन्त्रीको कुर्सीमा पुगेका सबैका अन्तिम आशाका केन्द्र डा बाबुरामलाई काम गर्न त्यति सजिलो छैन् भन्ने कुरा पनि सबैले बुझेका छन र पनि अहिलेदेखि नै बिरोधका लागि बिरोध गर्नेहरु समेत देखा पर्न थालेको समेत पाईन्छ । चामलमा बियाँ होइन कि बियाँमा चामल खोज्न पर्ने बर्तमान नेपाली राजनीतिक परिबेशमा भ्यागुते संस्कारबाट राजनीतिज्ञहरुले मात्र नभएर सबैले टाँढा रहन प्रयास गरेनौं भने त्यो नेपाल र नेपालीको लागि ठूलो दुर्भाग्य हुन सक्ने कुरामा सन्देह छैन । Read the rest of this entry »

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Gender Pay Gap That Sees Women Earn £10,000 Less Will Take 98 Years To Close, Report Says

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 31, 2011


By that time the human civilizati­on still remains or not? Because nobody sincere to Global problem and every responsibl­e person fueling up problem through war and business.
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Nato Steps Up Fight Against Gaddafi Strongholds As Rebel Council Reject Deployment Of UN Forces

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 31, 2011

  
These days I am confused with Libya case and asking myself question how long the rebels will fight nearby Gaddafi’s compound?
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PM Bhattarai praised for choosing Nepal-made Mustang

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 31, 2011

By Sanjaya Dhakal

The Mustang has a reputation for being basic but ideally suited to Nepal's roads

New Nepalese PM Baburam Bhattarai has spurned the opportunity to travel in a luxurious car and instead chosen an unglamorous vehicle assembled in Nepal.

Dr Bhattarai, who was sworn in on Monday, has chosen an unfancied Golchha Mustang as his official vehicle.

Not to be confused with its namesake in the US, the Mustang is made from parts imported from India and China. Fewer than 1,000 have been sold in Nepal.

His decision to choose a Nepalese-made vehicle has won praise from the media. Read the rest of this entry »

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World’s Most Liveable Cities: 2011 Global Liveability Survey (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011


Oh four cities out of ten from Australia? I like Melbourne very much.
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Vladimir Putin Rides Harley-Davidson With Russian Biker Gang (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011


Multi-skil­led world leader!
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U.S.-Afghan Pact That Should Improve Relations Instead Creates New Tensions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011


Good idea!
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Gaddafi’s Daughter Gives Birth In Algeria

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011


This is called life. Nothing certain.
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National Housing Federation Study: Housing Market In Crisis

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011


Big problem among lots of problems
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Libyan Interim Council Issues Ultimatum To Gaddafi Loyalists

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011


Rebels are close to Gaddafi’s compound more than a week and still giving ultimatum? Something wrong?
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प्रधानमन्त्रीको गाडी, मुस्ताङ म्याक्स,

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011

डा बाबुराम भट्टराई प्रधानमन्त्री बन्ने बित्तिकै एउटा उदाहरणीय काम शुरु गर्नु भएको छ र त्यो हो नेपालमै बनेको गाडी चढने इच्छा । उन्ले रोजेको नेपालमा बनेको मुस्ताङ गाडी उनकै एस्कर्टिङमा गुड्ने प्रहरीको गाडीभन्दा सस्तो हो। पूर्व प्रधानमन्त्रीले लगेको चमेलिया विद्युत आयोजनाको चिल्लो गाडीको मोलबाट पाँच वटा आउँछ बाबुराम भट्टराईले चढेको गाडी। कस्तो छ त भट्टराईको रोजाइको गाडी भिडियोसहित हेर्न भित्र आउनुस्।

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Space station may fly without a crew later this year

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011

NASA and Russia’s space agency might leave the International Space Station temporarily without a crew starting in November, NASA said on Monday. The announcement was triggered by the failed launch of a cargo ship last week that has called into question the safety of Russian Soyuz rockets used to carry people to orbit.

On Wednesday, a Soyuz rocket failed to reach orbit, causing the Progress cargo ship it was carrying to crash in Russia’s Altai region. Fuel pressure in the rocket’s third-stage engine dropped suddenly for unknown reasons, causing the engine to shut down prematurely.

A slightly different version of the Soyuz rocket is used to carry Soyuz crew capsules to the space station. Neither Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, nor NASA is willing to launch another crew on a Soyuz rocket until the reason for Wednesday’s failure is understood and fixed.

“If we don’t have Soyuz by the middle of November … then we would have to de-man [the] ISS at that point,” NASA’s space station programme manager Mike Suffredini said in a news conference on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks Leak: Thousands Of Dangerous Documents Accidentally Released Online

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2011


Accidental­ly?
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PM picks Mustang despite security worry

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 29, 2011

REPUBLICA

KATHMANDU, August 30: Setting aside advice from security and his aides, newly elected Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai bucked the general trend of prime ministers and ministers going for expensive, luxurious vehicles and refused to ride any bullet-proof, foreign-made, luxurious vehicle available in the market, chosing instead a comparatively far cheaper, indigenously assembled four-wheeler.

According to Biswadeep Pandey, security had suggested to Dr Bhattarai not to ride the Nepal-assembled Hulas Mustang for security reasons. Even aides including Pandey had suggested he use the Scorpio that he has been riding if he did not want anything expensive or luxurious.

Dr Bhattarai had expressed a wish to ride the Mustang, a product of Biratnagar-based Hulas Motors Company, to officials of the Home Ministry that arranges vehicles for government ministers, when it became certain he was to be elected prime minister Sunday afternoon. The Home Ministry made arrangements accordingly.

“We brought the vehicle to Kathmandu overnight from Biratnagar,” said Diwakar Golchha, a Constituent Assembly member and managing director of Golchha Organization, which owns the company.  Read the rest of this entry »

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From rhetoric toward reason

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 29, 2011

Ameet Dhakal

It’s for certain: No one else’s election to the post of prime minister than Baburam Bhattarai’s on Sunday would have raised somuch of public anticipation. His life journey—a son of a peasant from an impoverished village in Gorkha; a student who did so well that he never came second in class throughout his academic career; a man who gave up a high-flying engineering profession to join politics; and a politician who renounced his private property and has so far strictly maintained his personal integrity—offers a compelling and captivating narrative.People joined the Maoist “People’s War” for different reasons—some did so to escape their wretchedly impoverished life, others joined to fight oppressive local elites and yet others came in because it offered a lucrative opportunity for extortion and intimidation. And then there is another group of people—both in the hinterlands and in urban areas—who joined the insurgency simply because Baburam Bhattarai had joined and was leading it. For this group and many others who sympathized with the insurgency, the “People’s War” led by one of their “noblest and most intelligent” lads (the “Board First” guy, the person who tops the School Leaving Certificate exam, always holds a special place in Nepali society and psyche) could not have been a false path.

Bhattarai quickly became an icon of the Maoist insurgency for the public if not for party cadres partly because they knew nothing more about the ‘commander-in-chief’ of the “People’s War” than his nom de guerre —Prachanda. If people didn’t know what Prachanda’s real name was until the end of the insurgency they also had no idea if Baburam had a pseudonym. This gave Baburam a monopoly in public recognition as the leader of the “People’s War”.

It was only after the Maoist party came out into open politics following Janaandolan II that Pushpa Kamal Dahal started replacing Bhattarai in public view as the main leader behind the Maoist insurgency. But Dahal quickly wasted his political capital and his credibility continued to slip—thanks to his lack of consistency, excessive manipulation and impulsive decisions and actions. As Dahal’s credibility plummeted, people turned to Bhattarai once again as their last bet and hope. This was amply reflected in various SMS votings and other surveys, however unscientific these were.

How Bhattarai performs as prime minister remains to be seen. Premiership, as challenging as it is, will test Bhattarai’s strengths and weaknesses: Does academic excellence automatically translate into good political, social judgment? Does his moderate credentials in the party also mean he is well-equipped to reach out to political parties on the other side of the spectrum? Will he use his moral strength to stop any friends, family and party cadres profiteering from the state and intimidating and extorting from others? Does he have the imagination, wisdom and courage for progressive, pragmatic initiatives or will he waste his energies in cheap populism? Will he just remain an ideologue or turn himself into a transformative leader?  Read the rest of this entry »

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