Sher Bahadur Deuba, the leader of the Nepali Congress and a former Prime Minister, has expressed confidence that the Supreme Court’s constitutional bench will restore the House of Representatives and direct the president to appoint him as Prime Minister.
Addressing a group of journalists, Deuba, who is now leading a communist-dominated front against communist Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, stated unequivocally that restoring the dissolved house and accepting his plea to form the government is the only way to get politics back on track.
The revival of the HoR is critical in Deuba’s long political career, as he is running for party president for the next five years in the upcoming convention. If the Supreme Court rejects the dissolution and resurrects the House, Deuba will be Prime Minister until the elections next year.
“I’m not going to rest until the party gets back on track. “I have decided to run for party president because I want our party to be forgotten, as it was in the past,” said former Prime Minister Deuba.
Nepali Congress President Deuba has also expressed confidence that the outcome of the ongoing case on the dissolution of the House of Representatives will increase public trust in the independent judiciary. He stated that the court should issue its decision without being swayed or influenced by any party.
Deuba, like three of his bedfellows, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, CPN-UML rebel Madhav Kumar Nepal, and former Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, sees removing Oli and capturing power as critical in the context of the Nepali Congress’s upcoming General Convention.
As a result, former Prime Minister Deuba is desperately pursuing his own agenda to reclaim the position of Prime Minister through the court’s order.
Installing their own government is beneficial in many ways for the majority of Nepali Congress workers who have been living without and without protection from the government.
Deuba will automatically reach the center of power if the Court accepts his plea and restores the HoR. This will drastically alter the internal equation of the party that will elect him as president.
The dissolution of the House of Representatives, according to Nepali Congress President Deuba, has jeopardized democracy.
“The refusal to receive an application for the post of Prime Minister signed by a majority of 149 members of the lower house in response to the president’s call in this regard was an attack on democratic norms and values,” said Deuba.
“Forming a united front of five major opposition parties means working for national welfare, safeguarding the constitution, democracy, and saving people from a pandemic of diseases and natural disasters,” Deuba explained.
The former prime minister accused the current government of dissolving the House of Representatives twice, exercising power through ordinance and interfering with the free judiciary and constitutional bodies, and failing to effectively prepare for natural disasters and provide the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This is the explanation. NC leader Deuba, who is perceived to be soft on India, has signed a statement blaming India for meddling in Nepali politics. Former Deuba signed the statement without hesitation, which was prepared by communist leaders.
Former Prime Minister Deuba is also criticizing India with his close coteries, not just in a group. Former Prime Minister Deuba recently accused India of encouraging his opponents to unseat him in a meeting with his close colleagues.
Deuba’s reaction came after one of his trusted colleagues, Bimlendra Nidhi, refused to vote for him as party president. Nidhi, on the other hand, had declared his candidacy.
Nidhi’s announcement of candidacy came as a surprise to Deuba. Following the camp rebellion, Nidhi convened a meeting of three young siblings of NC leaders. As a troika or son of BP Koirala, Ganesh Man Singh, and Mahendra Narayan Nidhi, he hosted a meeting with Dr. Shashanka Koirala, Prakash Man Singh, and himself.
Despite the fact that Ram Chandra Poudel and Dr. Shekhar Koirala have also declared their candidacy for party president, Deuba sees the recent process of forming the troika alliance as a threat to him.
Deuba’s anti-Indian rant in a private and ominous statement on foreign meddling reflects his inner feelings about the new emerging powerful alliance. If three leaders’ offspring decide to run, it will send shockwaves through the administration of incumbent President Deuba.
Former Prime Minister Deuba, a brilliant politician, aims to neutralize India by publicly criticizing its role in the party.
For Deuba, the revival of the HoR is critical to gaining control of the party through convention, and neutralizing India is his goal.
Despite the fact that communists have repeatedly betrayed him and his party, including in the most recent elections, former Prime Minister Deuba now has no choice but to lead the communist-dominated front.
Deuba understands that joining the communist-led front will weaken his party’s ideological stance. However, it is more advantageous to his individual political career.
Despite his many personal differences with late Nepali Congress leader Girija Prasad Koirala, former Prime Minister Deuba blindly follows power politics. For late Koirala, power comes first, followed by party, friendship, and relationships.
Late Koirala is anti-India whenever he is not in power and anti-communist whenever he is in power. However, in order to gain power, he embraced communism.
Former Prime Minister Deuba is following in the footsteps of the late Koirala on the final leg of his political career. Despite the fact that Koirala’s policies have ideologically ruined Nepali Congress, pushing it to the brink of collapse, he has reaped all of the benefits of political power.
Former Prime Minister Deuba sees Prachanda as the embodiment of democracy and national independence. Deuba, who was raised in the liberal political orientation of BP Koirala and Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, is now listening to a democracy lecture by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who was raised in the ideology of Mao, Stalin, Lenin, and Marx.
“The current alliance’s sole purpose was to defend democracy, the constitution, and national liberty. The need of the hour is to protect the constitution, constitutionalism, democratic norms and values, and national independence, according to CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in a public program attended by Deuba.
Madhav Kumar Nepal, another communist leader, also delivered a lengthy lecture on democracy and freedom during the same program.
“The alliance’s agenda is not personality-driven, but rather a fight to preserve democracy and the constitution, as well as the rule of law and good governance in the country,” Nepal stated.
The alliance, according to Janata Samajbadi party leader Ashok Kumar Rai, will exist until the need for it is no longer relevant, while Rashtriya Janamorcha leader Durga Poudel said nobody could break the alliance that is united for the Constitution and democratic norms and values.
PM Oli: One Vs Rest
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has asserted that the current political course is heading in the right direction, despite the fact that all four prime ministers, including his own time colleague Madhav Kumar Nepal, are conspiring against him.
PM Oli, who is also the Chairperson of the CPN (UML), slammed Nepali Congress (NC) leaders for attempting to form an opposition alliance with CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to oppose the incumbent government.
He also poked fun at CPN (UML) expelled leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, who appears to be “enjoying” being a cadre of once-his-allay Prachanda.
Nepal has a long tradition of isolating the person in power, regardless of who comes to power. Prime Minister Oli is not alone in this regard.
Although the current political landscape pits PM Oli against the rest of the political leaders, this is not the first time the opposition has banded together to oppose the prime minister. PM Oli, like all of his predecessors, is up against all foes.
Former Prime Minister Deuba, who is up for re-election as party president at the party’s general convention next month, sees any alliance that strengthens his position as justifiable. For Deuba, resurrecting the dissolved House of Representatives and neutralizing India is a matter of political life and death.