We always complain about the need for political change in Nepal. I agree 1oo% with you. But If you are expecting some one to magically overthrow the corrupt ones, and re-build the political systems in the right path, I would argue that this is almost impossible right now.
So how do we contribute to a positive political change here, in small yet effective ways ?
Change does not happen magically; it comes through small yet persistent efforts of Nepalis like you and me.
Here is one way to start changing the political dynamics in Nepal. How about supporting existing “common sense” political leaders of Nepal who have a better track record; who also have potential to change things inside their parties and outside? Here are some ways how to.
# Next time, pledge your active help to your favorite leader.
# Whether it is 1 hour a day, campaigning for them or if it is 1000 rupees a month to help in his/her campaigns or make them more recognizable.
# Write to them personally expressing why you support them. Commend them on their small successes. Give them this positive energy to risk more.
# Open fan pages and detail their stories and causes they are working on. Make them heard !
Here is the premise:
In less than 2 months, Nepali Congress is having its new leader selection after a long time. How about supporting Gagan Thapa for the next President of that party. I am sure, he is looking for active support from Nepalis like you.
Lately, Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) is having internal discussions to bring new leadership through a new party general convention (which is yet to happen after 19 years). Find a progressive leader in there and encourage them to be more powerful within their party!
Currently UML is having leadership crisis, support one of the ones who are visionary and wants to risk more for positive change in Nepal. Rabindra Adhikari or RamKumari Jhaakri ?
or Abhisekh Pratap Shah and Raj Kishor Yadav from Madhesi Janadhikar Forum?
Same goes for all other political groups you support. Every one of them is having an identity crisis and you can help change this by giving weight to progressive leaders within.
We will never magically find a new perfect leader for Nepal to lift us from this mess. But we could start by encouraging some of the “common sense” leaders to start taking bigger risks with your active support!
Name your own common sense leader below ?