From Kisunji to Prachanda in multi-party Chautara

29 November, Pokhara. When the election date approaches, Gorkha Palungtar heats up. Thantipokhari Sami Chautaro of Palungtar is standing with the historical past of messing up each election assembly.

Addressing the election assembly of the 5-party alliance from the identical sq., Chairman of the Maoist Center Pushpakalam Dahal Prachanda mentioned on Monday, ‘This will be the final assembly in Gorkha-2. That’s why I haven’t got a lot to say, however I’ll say that I did not come to Gorkha like that.’

There is not any historical past of any election being accomplished with out holding an election assembly at Thantipokhari Chautaro. When Prachanda instructed that Gorkha got here for improvement and prosperity from this sq. the place all of the events would maintain a gathering as soon as, Krishna Bahadur Shrestha who was sitting on the steps of the sq. whispered, ‘We have been listening to this for 15 years.’

According to Krishna Bahadur, that is such a sq., the place all of the events’ nook conferences have been held in each election. In 2015, Congress chief Krishna Prasad Bhattarai (Kisunji) standing at this sq. mentioned, ‘I didn’t come to Gorkha, the district the place integration started, however due to the love of Gorkhali.’

In 2015, Congress fielded Bhattarai as its candidate, in Gorkha constituency quantity 104. At that point there have been 109 areas within the nation. Now Gorkha area is quantity 2. Krishnakumar remembered, ‘Bhattrai used to say that he went to Kathmandu from this soil and got here to Gorkha to guard democracy.’

He remembers that there’s some similarity between the scene when Kisunji was nominated as a candidate for the primary basic election after the democracy and now when Maoist Chairman Prachanda is coming from the 5 social gathering alliance.

‘Kisunji got here to Gorkha to guard democracy, Prachanda has come to guard the structure,’ Shrestha added.

According to Chandra Prasad Neupane, chief of Nepali Congress and former chairman of District Development Committee of Gorkha, Kisunji raised the slogan of equality in Gorkha at the moment. On one facet was the 34-year-old Bhattarai from Chattyuli Para, whereas on the opposite facet was the candidate of the social gathering, Vishwanath Subedi.

‘Kisunji used to joke. One day he requested the names of the ladies who have been standing in his fund assembly. The identify is Radha. “Kisunji laughed greater than you, Radha, and Krishna”, remembers Chandra Prakash, “Later on, the identical factor got here up in Hisila Yami’s e book saying that he made girls snigger.”

In Kisunji’s contest, Panchhar’s social gathering was with Vishwanath Subedi of Rashtriya Gorkha Parishad. ‘The Gorkha Parishad used to go round breaking apart different folks’s conferences. But Kisunji’s angle at Thantipokhari Chautara couldn’t break the meeting and even Kisunji misplaced’, Neupane remembers. While Subedi bought 3 thousand 133 votes, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai bought just one thousand 808 votes.

In different phrases, Panch received within the first election in Gorkha-2, which is called the district of revolutionaries. Now the Chairman of Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who got here from the armed rebel, is within the temper to make ‘one other revolution’ by successful in Prachanda Gorkha.

Addressing the final basic assembly of Gorkha-2 in Thantipokhari, Prachanda mentioned, ‘I’ve come to this land once more to make a revolution, a revolution of improvement and prosperity.’

At that point, Kisunji made points like making roads, lowering the gap between the wealthy and the poor an election agenda. Now Prachanda introduced that Palung will likely be made a sensible metropolis. Senior Congress chief Ramchandra Poudel is a candidate for Tanahun Region No. 1 and Maoist General Secretary Dev Gurung is a candidate for Lamjung tars and shared the dream of making an financial hall.

Despite the election defeat in Gorkha, Krishna Prasad grew to become the Speaker of the primary Parliament. Bhattarai, who was jailed after Raja Mahendra’s coup and imposed Panchayat, reached Gorkha after 11 years advocating in favor of multi-party system. At that point, Bhattarai stood at Thantipokhari Chautaro and known as for a multi-party system by throwing the panchayat.

According to 81-year-old Chandra Prasad, Thantipokhari Chowtara got here to be often known as multi-party Chowtara as a result of Bhattarai was making an attempt to lift funds by holding fundraisers in favor of multi-party. Even when he was the prime minister in 2048, Bhattarai reached Gorkha and mentioned, ‘I reached the management of the nation due to your love.’

Now standing on the identical multi-party crossroads, Prachanda instructed the folks of Palungtar that he’ll lead the nation after successful from Gorkha-2. Prachanda is saying that he’ll transform Gorkha after successful the election. The previous leaders of Gokhara and the locals who watched the earlier elections keep in mind the identical guarantees made within the earlier elections as nicely.

Bhoj Bahadur Pandey, who’s listening to Prachanda’s speech, says, ‘Gorakhkali tire trade, which opened not too long ago, is closed, Palungtar airport is closed, there’s a dispute on Madhyapahari highway. Tar is dry resulting from lack of irrigation. They say they may do every little thing, the previous used to say.’

Who has been nominated to date?

Sitting a bit away from the sq. the place Prachanda’s assembly was going down, Vishwanath Devkota, an aged Congressman, was expressing his grief along with his aged neighbor, saying, ‘This yr too, we couldn’t solid our vote on a tree.’

Baburam Devkota added to that, ‘Amne can also be out to struggle within the election!’ However, it’s a coincidence that the Congressmen of Gorkha-2 ought to vote for candidates from different areas.

In the 8 elections since 2015, the Congress in Gorkha needed to vote for five candidates from outdoors.

In the yr 2015, Krishna Prasad got here from Kathmandu to contest the elections, with the signature of Gorkha. Maiyadevi Shrestha from Chitwan was the Congress candidate in Gorkha-2 in 2048. The folks of Gorkha-2, who defeated Shrestha, defeated and despatched Kamala Pant within the mid-term elections of 051. She was additionally not from that space however from Gorkha-1. In the election of 2056, she entered the parliament for the second time after successful by Kamala.

After 2064 years, Congressmen of Gorkha have by no means been capable of ship their candidate to the parliament. In the 2064 elections held after the Maoist armed battle, Maoists emerged in Gorkha. In the start, the Congress was dominant in Gorkha, which was dominated by Panchas. After 2064, the Congress sometimes couldn’t save its department and generally didn’t get its candidate.

Chandra Prasad Neupane was elected from the Congress within the first Constituent Assembly election. But Baburam Bhattarai, who got here from Rapatap of rebel, received with the most important margin of votes within the nation. Neupane and Bhattarai have been cousins.

In the 2070 election, there was competitors between Hitraj Pandey and Ravikala Khanal of Congress. Hitraj received the election. In the 2074 election, Baburam, who deserted the Maoists and opened a brand new energy, was supported by the Congress and received.

‘First, we needed to vote in Baburam’s eyes. Now the identical Baburam introduced the Maoist Prachanda from Chitwan to Gorkha-2. The future right here is like this’, Vishwanath mentioned, ‘however we’re neither glad nor dissatisfied. Prachanda can also be a terrific chief. They will do one thing later.’