Actress Namrata Shrestha and other youths in Nepali film industry have campaigned to add a provision in the new constitution. The youths have realized that the current provision of the parliament to choose the Prime Minister and President has failed in the past. So, their demand is to let the general citizen to choose the leader of the country by an election.
For the inclusion of the provision, the team has started a campaign to collect 10,000 signatures. The signature and the suggestion will be handed over to the concerned authority. Talking in the press meet to announce the campaign, Namrata told that the citizen should be made powerful by letting them elect their leader.
Leaders need to lead people for their betterment. But in Nepal, the term ‘leader’ itself is redefined as a person who talks big, deceives public, runs after a post, and earns him/herself a fortune in a record time.
When leaders forgot to lead, people start to fight for themselves. Nepali users of Facebook and Twitter organized a leaderless strike in an effort to pressure the political leaders in doing the job they were elected for, to write the constitution in Maitighar, Kathmandu.
Some photos of the event (photo credits – Nagariknews and NepalDiary)
One of the participants read satirical poem that shows the frustration of Nepali youth against the failure of the political leaders to lead the country. The poetic representation of “the current state of ethical bankruptcy among Nepal’s top politicians” is simply hilarious.
Dev Gurung, senior leader of the Unified CPN (Maoist) has said that his party will accept a new government under the leadership of CPN (UML). In the current situation, it does not seem like the other political parties will accept a government led by Maoists. Therefore, his party (CPN Maoist) is ready to accept a new government led by CPN (UML).
Though his party should have the first claim for leadership in the country by the virtue of his party being the single largest party in the constitution assembly, Maoists are ready to accept the chairman Jhala Nath Khanal as the new prime minister of Nepal.
The Maoist politburo, however, will defeat the candidacy of Poudel by voting ag
ainst him if the candidacy of NC parliamentary party leader Ram Chandra Poudel for the post of prime minister still stands.