â€œEleven thousands people have been killed during peopleâ€™s war, we have neither been able to provide education for their children nor to provide relief to them. Thousands have been disappeared, we havenâ€™t been able to made public situation of any of them. How can we ask people for vote in such situation?â€
Maoists Supremo Prachanda, Aug 24
Maoists looked like have felt the ground on which they are standing. Finally, they have spoken the truth they have been trying to ignore for long. The truth that getting support of the people in polls is not as easy as killing them! And, that there are many who just hate them for what they have done and itâ€™s not easy for them to change the hate into love (or even dilemma)!
But sadly, they have spoken the truth along with the call for postponement of the election for constituent assembly â€“ something that many Nepalis believe is the gateway for peaceful future.
Already deferred once, the election is scheduled for November 22. And the Maoists now want the poll on mid-April. Prachanda said: â€œThere is no harm in postponing the polls till mid-April next year.â€
Fine for Maoists! But will that be fine for Nepalis? A week ago, Prachanda had said: â€œThere would not be situation where the Nepali people ill not tolerate the postponement of polls time and again.â€
And, he was true then. Now he is speaking for his partyâ€™s interest. After all, nation is nothing compared to the party for politicians (ah! Our bad luck).
Now, what will happen to the polls?
It will be postponed, for sure. The only person that can convince Maoists on anything these times is none other than Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala of Nepali Congress. But itâ€™s largely unlikely that his party wants the polls so soon.
Congress doesnâ€™t want to go to the polls before their unification of the Democratic Congress (that of former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba). Only after that, they can be assured of favorable outcome from the polls. And, then they need to put in place the organization at the grass-root levels.
Maoists too do not want the polls.
The only big party that wants to have polls as soon as possible is Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxists Leninists) because their grass-root structure is somehow kept okay and that the gain of Maoists is loss for them for they follow (or talk about) same ideology.
In such condition, its sad for the Nepalis that Maoists have came up against the polls.
Well, Royalists your time to see if anything works will be prolonged!