But then, there’s a difference between the girl’s “red salute” and comrade Madhav Kumar Nepal’s “red salute”. The girl’s has innocence and purity; same can’t be said convincingly about comrade MKN’s.
Comrade MKN knows about the election codes of conduct. The fun lies with not abiding by it. Who has, one might ask.
The sweet yet commanding voice of the girl entertained the crowd. She recited a poem – about what would happen to a county like Nepal if the Maoists won the elections. When she finished reciting, the roar of adulation vibrated the Open Air Theater.
MKN must have, then, breathed an air of victory. Victorious – all those years of dreaming to be Nepal’s premier one day.
(Pics by Dipesh, during the CPN Unified Marxist Leninist electoral campaign for the CA elections, at the Open Air Theater, Kathmandu on March 29, 2008.)