Kathmandu. Durga Prasai, a medical businessman, recently led a protest that surprised everyone in Nepal. On Mansir 7, 2080, a large crowd gathered at his protest. This was unexpected by the government, the spectators, and even Prasai and his team.
Many people compare Prasai to Prachanda, who fought against the monarchy during Nepal’s people’s movement. Prachanda changed the people’s views about the king and brought political activities to the villages. Prasai seems to be doing something similar.
Prasai was once a part of the UML party and close to KP Oli, a well-known political leader. But he suddenly started supporting the monarchy, leading to mixed reactions from people. On social media, people argue about his intentions. Some think he wants to bring back the king, while others believe he is trying to escape a huge debt.
Nine months before the protest, Prasai, still with UML, organized an event in Jhapa. He didn’t invite KP Oli but invited former King Gyanendra and his son Paras. He announced that Nepal needed a king again and started the Mechi-Mahakali campaign to replace democracy with monarchy.
Prasai’s past is full of challenges. He failed in several businesses and even went to Europe for work. Initially close to the Congress Party, he was mistreated by the army, who thought he was a Maoist. He later joined the Maoists and worked in real estate, claiming to have become rich through his family’s property.
In the medical sector, Prasai faced issues with his B&C Hospital and B&C Medical College. He struggled to get approvals due to changes in medical education rules. He accused powerful people of demanding bribes and faced delays in getting his college approved.
Prasai’s financial dealings are controversial. He borrowed a lot of money from banks without proper collateral. This raises questions about his influence in the banking sector. He claims that banks trust him based on his reputation.
Politically, Prasai has changed sides several times. He has criticized various political figures without providing solid proof. His political actions and speeches have made people wonder about his real goals.
The protest he led showed how divided people in Nepal are. Some joined because they support the monarchy, others because they hoped for financial relief, and some because they were unhappy with the current political leaders. There are reports that Prasai might have been detained after the protest.
Prasai is seen by some as a demagogue, a leader who uses popular desires instead of rational arguments. He simplifies complex issues and focuses on identity politics. His solutions to problems are often too simple and not based on real policies.
This situation in Nepal makes people ask: Is Durga Prasai trying to help Nepal, or is he using politics for his benefit? His history and recent actions show he is a complex person. His impact on Nepal’s politics is big but also full of questions.
Prasai’s story tells us about the political and social issues in Nepal. The country is trying to find good leaders and make democracy work better. The story of Prasai shows that finding solutions to these problems is not easy. It also shows that Nepal needs to focus on working together and not just following one person.
As Nepal deals with these challenges, the role of people like Durga Prasai is very important to talk about. His actions and words have a big effect on Nepal’s future. They could help Nepal become a better place, or they could make the country’s problems worse. The story of Durga Prasai is a reminder that Nepal’s search for good leadership and a stable democracy is ongoing and complex.