August 18, 2012
To: Dr Surya Dhungel
Cc: Rajendra Dahal; Lalit Basnet; Hari Sharma; Dipak Gyawali; Mohan Lohani
I am both encouraged and enthused to learn of news that president has refused to promulgate ordinances related to election that could not be held. I request you to extend gratitude of yours truly and on behalf of conscious and concerned citizenry of Nepal.
A care taker government without executive authority has no authority, whatsoever, related to promulgation of any ordinances, essential ones or otherwise.
BRB and his cronies have effectively captured the state for more than 2 months. One of their conditions to vacate the government is: other parties should agree to state restructuring on ethnocentric lines which is absolutely unacceptable not only because I personally don’t like it but also because more than two-thirds of people of Nepal don’t like it as indicated by several polls conducted recently. Effectively they are holding the nation on ransom to ram their demand of ethnocentric federalism through peoples’ throat. We cannot/shouldn’t give in to this irrational blackmail.
The only way out is to lock-out this unconstitutional group of people strutting around as care taker government from the seat of governance (Singh Darbar and other ministries) and also lock-out of government treasury (one instruction to NRB will suffice) that belong to the people of Nepal.
At the moment the president is the only constitutionally legitimate executive authority of Nepal and anything he does to rid Nepal of this group of people will be constitutionally appropriate. Otherwise, state capture will become a norm rather than exception.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst