What are the basic obstacles of development of Nepal?
Dr Brian Cobb, an American citizen, working as a professor of emergency and critical care medicine in Nepal.
1. What are the basic obstacles of development of Nepal in your view?
Though Nepalese people are intelligent and eager to work to reform new Nepal due to lack of effective democratic leadership, they are bound to stay behind. There seems great vacuum in between people and the leaders. Addition dishonest and corrupt political leaders, unstable government and disunity among people bound to remain Nepal as a developing country and unable to step up.
2. What are the aspects of development for Nepalese or how development is possible in your view?
One should never forget Singapore doesn’t build in a single day. It took almost 50 yrs to step on the process of infrastructure development. So Nepalese need to form a new party including various professionals of different fields with progressive visions, new ideas. Unity and support of each community is a must. Nepalese shouldn’t waste their precious time in violence. It’s time to wake up now. A great people like Nelson Mandela should have to born to reform new Nepal.
3. The Maoists leaders promise to make Nepal a Switzerland how do you take them and their words?
Personally, I don’t believe Maoists, including seven party’s promises. For them, promises are making to break. They only use Nepalese people for power, money and fame. Majority of Nepalese don’t support these 8 political parties. Despite this fact, they are forced to show their belief and prevailed to put their fingers on the mouth. One day the Maoists become simple, and the very next day they take out their weapon. They are only politics, not developer of Nepal. These 8 parties don’t represent the majority of people of Nepal.
4. You don’t support these 8 parties then are you in favour of monarchy.
There is no question in supporting king, but I mean to say corruptions were less in comparison to Nepali congress government and multiparty government. But the king was unsuccessful in showing new directions and implements new policies of development and solves the armed conflict in great time and opportunity.
5. How do you observe the terai crisis and their demands?
In my opinion, the crisis in terai is, of course in favour of madeshy, tharu, janajati. If they get what they deserve then definitely they can grab the opportunity. Though their representation is in the parliament again, they are of high caste-like, Sushil Koirala and so on. Representation among themselves can bring or can act for the betterment on them. The terai people are denied with the equal opportunity they are being exploited by upper-class people. So it should need immediate solutions. Fighting against each other never fruitful for new Nepal.
6. Why do people and Jana Sena are supporting Maoists leaders.
Well, the people and Jana Sena are supporting Maoists leaders and their voice because most of them are young; they are used by upper-class people. They need to support their family economically, physically and mentally. So no other way than to join the armed conflict and walk on the way they are compelled to move and to show support.
7. Finally, what you urge Nepalese people?
Finally, I request Nepalese not to participate in violence; it’s the wrong way. Disputes and problems should be done in the parliament, not on the road because these types of movement hamper whole societies and systems. Youth constitute the majority of people try to enhance youth power, form new party including intelligent people with high moral, values, norms and expectations, un ethnic, uncorrupt. Corruption is like AID viruses. At last, your vote should be based on vision, accountability, personal background and record. If you get a negative record, then don’t participate in voting. Your votes provide strength to involve in wrongdoing and let your country backwards. So be careful.