Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fresh mandate including on ethnocentric state restructuring

May 30, 2012
Dear Colleague

As we need a constitution written and promulgated by the representatives of people, we need to elect a CA again; even at a huge cost to the treasury. Those opposing fresh mandate are doing so on procedural grounds and they will eventually have to accept it. it is not only fait accompli but need of the country.

Knowing full well that you will disagree with my view that ethnocentric state restructuring would have been a bigger disaster than having CA run its course without promulgating a constitution. The silver lining of current mess is the fact that the voters/people are being afforded an opportunity to discuss/deliberate pros and cons of ethnocentric state restructuring and choose their representatives accordingly. In last election people took the word federalism as just an embellishment; its manifestations and ramifications were least understood.
If the opinion poll conducted/reported by a number of institutes reflect people’s feelings approximately then the political parties advocating ethnocentric state restructuring will run a rout if an election could be held. Between not having a constitution and a constitution cursed with ethnocentric conflict, I take the former as lesser of the evil.

On the other hand, I will say “Amen” (tathastu) if people choose political parties backing ethnocentric state restructuring in the next election; meaning I will have no choice but to accept ethnocentric state restructuring.

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst

From: ...
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 17:38
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: Extension of CA's term by 3 months

Dear Ratna Sansarji,

How do you find the opposition from NC and UML - the so-called democratic parties - for fresh mandate?

I am surprised that UCPNM, which stands to bear the wrath of the people or the backlash from people to the maximum for all their manipulations, are suddenly becoming bolder and throwing a challenge to these democratic parties.

With best regards

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Ratna Sansar Shrestha wrote:

Anyone who claims to believe in democracy cannot be against a democratic exercise like referendum. I am in full support of it.

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst

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