- N. P. Upadhyaya (Aryal)
It has rightly been said by commentators that “if India is your next door neighbor, then you don’t need to invite an enemy from abroad”. The words of wisdom have begun circulating in Kathmandu’s political circuit with the forceful arrival of the Indian Viceroy, Foreign Secretary Binaya Mohan Quatra” to Kathmandu last week. Hardly had he stayed two days in Nepal, however, he accomplished tasks that were of India’s prime interests well within the limited time period. The senior clerk from India met with all the key players in Nepal in his short stay. He has direct access even at Nepal’s President’s palace.Even a tom-dick and harry from India is taken as “Almighty” in Nepal.
And the interest being this time around was to find one Nepali Lendup Dorje who could assist India’s bid for Sikkimisation of Nepal sooner than later. Indian activities though seemingly began right with the “special dictatorial meet” of an India funded media man with the Kathmandu RAW Chief, Mr. Raghav Bhatnagar as reported and authenticated by a vernacular weekly (Wednesdayer), but our own source claims that in the recent days and weeks, several Indian leaders (of third grade as well) and high ranking RAW men from Delhi have sneaked in Kathmandu and met those who were the “movers and shakers” of Nepali politics.
Some even claim that the RAW central Chief Mr. Samantha Kumar Goyal himself landed in Kathmandu some ten days ago and returned back to Delhi upon meeting and “instructing” the India nourished current Prime Minister P. K. Dahal. Needless to say, PM Dahal is the same person who acted as Indian proxy during the India designed and funded Nepal’s Maoists War. It was this senseless war waged by two Nepali nationals on their own motherland Nepal under the dictates of India which had long back trained and indoctrinated these two “Nepali nationals” to work for India.
However, chances remain fair that in the race between the US, China and India, the Indian choice may finally emerge with flying colors.
Back to the point: Nepal is all set to have a new President for a five year term. The competing powers in Kathmandu, for example, China, the US and India wish to install such a political man who could remain “over sympathetic” towards the country which has made strenuous efforts to install him or her. However, chances remain fair that in the race between the US, China and India, the Indian choice may finally emerge with flying colors.
India has to prevail in Nepal or else the RAW funding in billions will go in vain. Or it could be that a name could be preferred both by India and the US who has strong commitment to the Indo-US lobby and its activities that are yet to be known to Nepali people. Or it could be only a single name (in India’s dictated consensus) who could be declared as new Nepal President.
Why the US or for that matter China are in the race is not known, however, what is clear and well understood fact is that India wants a committed ‘Lendhup Dorje’ who could excel even the Sikkkimi traitor Dorje who in effect assisted Madame Indira Gandhi in facilitating the Indian republic to annex the independent and sovereign Sikkim in the mid seventies. The secret arrival of the RAW Chief Mr. S.K Goyal and the Indian foreign secretary B. M. Quatra was for “dictating” the name(s) of the new Nepal President of Indian choice and preferences. The names RAW and Indian FS forwarded as per Nepal’s social media, are Devendra Raj Pandey, Anuradha Koirala, Daman Nath Dhungana, and Professor Lok Raj Baral.
Needless to say, all the four good names were tentatively India’s committed men. Some even opine that these “four damaged diamonds” have never remained true to mother Nepal but instead supported India when the latter encroached upon Nepali landmass here and there. This speaks of it all as to how the upcoming President will serve India during his or her tenure if it is of Indian preferences and imposition. Frankly speaking, India needs a thoroughly India bend man (close to Mera Bharat Mahan) with Nepali citizenship certificate in order to get through the “Citizenship Bill” that shall in all likelihood be tabled in the impending session.
And with the new President in Nepal, if and when of Indian choice, Sikkimisation of Nepal is guaranteed. However, yet another name is floating in Kathmandu's political market and he is Madhav Kumar Nepal. As the rumors go, Mr. Nepal’s daughter got a free MBBS scholarship from the Indian embassy. Mr. Nepal is also the one former UML leader who wished to invite Indian military men to “tame King Birendra”. However, late Madan Bhandari objected to Mr. Nepal’s anti-national proposal.
Likewise, senior Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel, who is also in the Presidential race too enjoyed the free MBBS scholarship from the Indian embassy for his daughter. This was in the rumor then some two decades ago. Thus whosoever from among these faces are elevated as new Nepal President will for sure make it a point to primarily serve the Indian interests well as much as the sitting Indian Prime Minister Modi has commitment to serve India.
The US too has increased its diplomatic activities in Nepal of late which is being contested by some media men belonging to the Indian coterie.
The US has also its favorite and thus, as rumors say, the flurry of US key officials to Kathmandu which, as talked, was to make sure a political personality in Nepal who has a clear and distinct US curvature and expectedly work to enhance the US designed mega Project-the MCC ( Millennium Corporation). The US too has increased its diplomatic activities in Nepal of late which is being contested by some media men belonging to the Indian coterie. A high placed source says that the US has of late tried its best to influence Nepali politics with the ‘purposeful’ visit first by Victoria Nuland, Samantha Power and in the recent days Afreen Akhtar.
All these three lady US personnel reportedly landed in Kathmandu to “drum up support” for the person of their liking for the Nepal President Post. Jutta Urpilainnen-the European Union Commissioner for International Partnership, Andrew Morrison from the United Kingdom and the just arrived German Parliamentary delegation in Kathmandu, all presumably have come here to add to the strength of the US choice for Nepal President.
Most interestingly, South Korea too is said to be adding weight to the choice of the Western countries. Not sure but the Kathmandu rumors suggest these events.
China too is in the race with its “defeated diplomacy” and its Kathmandu based envoy Chen Song too could be seen meeting Nepali key leaders to impress upon them in order to “guarantee” a Nepal President with a communist-curve. This does tell that the US and the Western countries would ensure that a non-communist and a visible China hater political man for Nepal President. Thus the race is in between the US, EU and UK versus China.
Needless to say, of all in the race, the one who is to emerge with flying colors is “India” and its proxy as Nepal President for five years. India needs an Indo-pendent Nepali national who ensures the Sikkimisation of Nepal. The target set by India for the Sikkimisation of Nepal is by early 2030. India wishes to catapult the Nepali demographic structure and ensure Sikkimisation of Nepal. To recall, Indira Gandhi had calculated Nepal’s Sikkimisation to be completed by 2015. However, with her coldhearted death in 1984 October, the RAW plans were presumably shifted.
What is more than stunning is that a bogus Indian Professor Sukha Deo Muni-a self proclaimed Nepal expert, too has floated four names presumably with the RAW instructions. The names are, as said earlier, Mr. Pandey, Dhungana, Mrs. Koirala and Professor L.R Baral. Strong rumors say that Mrs. Koirala is an Indian national and she has acquired a fake Nepali citizenship certificate. No wonder the names forwarded by the Indian Foreign Secretary Quatra during his fresh Nepal visit tallies verbatim with the names suggested by the father of Nepal’s Maoists insurgency-Professor Muni.
Professor Muni keeps on intervening Nepali politics at regular intervals. To recall, Professor Muni was the one who took the initiative for a secret meeting of the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpaye with the Delhi hiding Nepal Maoists leaders, Comrade Prachanda and Dr. B. R. Bhattarai. Authentic reports have it that Nepal Maoists leaders while meeting the Indian Prime Minister Bajpaye gave word to the Indian PM that their “insurgency” will devastate Nepal and conversely pose no harm to the prime security interests of India.
Professor Muni arranged this exclusive meeting with the Indian PM through Brajesh Mishra-the then National Security Advisor. The security pact between Nepal’s Maoists and the Indian government was reportedly signed on June 6, 2002.
The fresh visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Quatra was, as is being interpreted, to remind the Nepal Maoists leaders to “act upon” what they had assured and promised the Indian government while being in India and under that too Indian government’s protection. What the Nepal Maoists leaders’ have committed to the Indian government then is not known but could be anybody’s guess.
With the Nepali monarchy gone, China has lost its recognized and trusted friend in Nepal.
Concluding remarks: When the Nepali State is weak, India pounces upon Nepal from all possible quarters. Needless to say, whosoever is Nepal's President, he will be an India recognized, trained and submissive man ready to work for the “preservation” of the Indian interests in Nepal round the clock. China now has reasons to lament and repent for having assisted the Indian regime in dismantling the Nepali monarchy in the year 2006-8. China is alone in Kathmandu. China is not a reliable partner of Nepal. With the Nepali monarchy gone, China has lost its recognized and trusted friend in Nepal.
Nepal is at the moment so weak that even a redundant and repulsive Indian Professor floats and dictates some names to be appointed as new Nepal President. And the tragedy is that “the Facebook nationalists” of Nepal are deriding the Professor who just wanted to have an India friendly Nepal President. Frankly speaking the Indian Professor Muni is not at fault. He is serving his mother India. That’s all.