October 27, 2010Prof. Dr. Mohan Lohani
Dear Prof Lohani
Yes, the affected people (whether they be PLA, or YCL, etc.) are human beings too and ignoring their plight will be wrong for two reasons. One, it will be inhumane. Two, they could be forced to revolt again and that will be lot more costly than the last “people’s” war.
Yes, Prachanda et al had a ground swell of support from semi urban, peri urban and rural areas mainly due to disenchantment and disaffection caused by bad governance after 2047. As corruption attained it zenith during this period and poor become poorer. Most of those supporting UCPNM or sympathizing with it aren’t doing so because they understand the extreme form of communism (Maoism) that UCPNM subscribes to. Rather they pined for a change. But unfortunately like the French proverb, the more things change, the more things remain the same (plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose).
We already have had three so called “revolutions”, in BS 2007, 2046/47 and 2062/63 but things haven’t changed much. A revolution will bear fruit only if it brings change in people (in leadership), policy and process. Unfortunately, this has yet to happen. I eagerly wait for this to happen.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst
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Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 16:36
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: Today's Gorkhapatra
Dear Ratna Sansarji,
Thanks for forwarding your article which,as usual, reveals your desire to think and work for the country as a whole.How nicely you have said that the magnitude of disillusionment and resentment can be neutralized by doing good service to the people of this country such as generating employment and other things.If service delivery is good,politics will also be on the right track and politicians can boast about their achievement genuinely and without hypocrisy.
Tks and regds,