Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Can't write a new constitution while cremating tyres"

The above quote if from the editorial of the latest issue of the Nepali Times. While mostly not agreeing with the 'philosophy' behind this weekly, I have only admiration for the stellar writing skills of its editor. In one phrase, he has captured the essence of what is wrong with Nepali politics. The CA has yet to begin the process of writing the new constitution. It is entangled in procedural details and, simply put, political horsetrading. And the "people" cremate tyres and block and stone traffic and call "bandhs" at the drop of a hat. It is a classic case of Nero fiddling while Rome burns. This fiddling had better end soon!

1 comment:

govind said...

Unlike the previous janaandolan this time the genie of ethnicity,caste and religion is out of the bottle and unless that can be tamed no constitution can be written.
Who will bell the cat?