Sarita Giri. She recently got elected as the chairperson of Nepal Sadbhawana Party in the party’s recent general convention. She is obviously pumped up. Sarita Giri. She is also a member of the Constituent Assembly. More reason to be pumped up.
Some months ago, she was involved in a bitter absurd row with former Minister of Supplies Shyam Sundar Gupta over the legitimacy of Gupta’s NSP membership. She also accused Gupta of kidnapping the party founder Anandidevi (it was her late husband, in fact) and hiding her some where in India so as to take the reigns of the party.
Well, that issue seems to have settled for good now. Settled internally. We will never know what actually happened. The truth is, Nepali media did not feel the need to follow trail and dig up the reality.
Anyways, Sarita Giri has a big mouth. And she opens her big mouth, one time too many.
On October 29, one day after the coalition government formed a special committee for the integration and rehabilitation of Maoist militants, Ms. Giri has “protested the lack of women’s representative in the five-member special committee formed by the cabinet”.
Like I said. Big freaking mouth. Her mouth.
Issuing a press release, our Ms. Giri has made a stern demand with Prime Minister Awesome Glare Dahal and other concerned to include “at least two women in the five-member committee” as per the letters and spirit of the peace agreement and interim constitution.
The special committee was not formed to disregard the “gender-equality” stance expressed in the interim constitution (already amended for the fifth time).
The committee has five members: two representing Maoist party, one representing Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum, one representing UML and one representing Nepali Congress party.
The big question is – without Nepali Congress appointing its representative on the committee; will it be able to do what it was set for to do? As of today, NC senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has ruled out any possibility of joining the committee. (We never know what happens tomorrow, leaves can turn any direction.)
Our lady Big Mouth could have demanded for participation of her NSP leaders on the committee. She could have been a bit less selfish and suggested for the participation of other smaller parties as well in the committee. After all, this “integration” is the most cruicial hurdle of the Peace Process.
Too bad, she demanded “two women be in the committee”. I would have said three. Threesome is always better than twosome.
(Pic courtesy of: Dipsh)