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Too big for their boots!

  • Our netas go to foreign lands not to get good deals for the country but to waste our money. It is vacation time for near and dear ones, while our netas beg for bridges and buses
- Guffadi

Jun 16, 2018-Our man in Baluwatar will be visiting China next week. The leader of the greatest communist party on earth will meet leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. Oli went to India and then Modi did his ‘religious’ trek in our land. Let’s hope Chinese President Xi Jinping will also come to Nepal soon and enjoy our local vyar vyar momos.

Our netas go to foreign lands not to get good deals for the country but to waste our taxpayer’s money. It is vacation time for their near and dear ones, while our thulo mancheys beg for bridges and buses. Oli tells us that we will have a railway line from Kathmandu to Kerung. But first, our netas and civil servants must seek approval from the Desi Ambassador in town or else the project will be stuck like many others in the past. Yes, the key to Nepal’s progress lies not in Singha Durbar but somewhere else.

So, if we really want to stand up against our government for trying to make our land a police state then we must gherao all the bideshi embassies in town and ask them to stop doling out funds to our netas. Once, the free cash dries up, then maybe our good for nothing politicians will get down to business and do something good for this nation instead of turning this beautiful land of ours into a failed state where only slimy contractors, lazy civil servants and corrupt clowns have fun.

Our Home Minister is in a mission to get rid of gangsters. It seems that the Indians are slowly moving away from ‘encounters’ but our police wallahs think that shooting criminals in broad daylight will solve all the problems. Someday, we will all need to be walking around in bullet-proof vests because you never know when our men and women in blue will start shooting for no apparent reason. It seems that we are following the Desi model of politics, policing and puppet shows from the 80s. India has had moved on to better things while our netas are turning this land into what Bihar was a few decades ago.

The Home Ministry thinks that our NGOs and INGOs are the main problem. Now, all office bearers of NGOs have to submit property details and update their stuff every four months. It’s funny that our political parties fail to submit their financial reports on time and our netas all submit fake property details and get away with it but now they want to get rid of NGOs in this country. Where are our civil society leaders today? Maybe, we were just happy to get rid of a King but now when we have hundreds of Maharajas in the country, our so-called community leaders seem to be hiding.

Our Home Minister promises to take action against slimy contractors but most of them are connected to our so-called top leaders of major political parties. This is the country where only the small fish get caught while the big sharks continue to loot the State.

Our communists should learn the good stuff from the Chinese communists like how to attract foreign investment and focusing on infrastructure and not follow their steps when it comes to dealing with human rights and freedom of speech, religion and assembly.

But it seems that our communists first want to shut down everything before they turn this land into a police state. I think our former Maoists have forgotten that if it weren’t for the NGOs and the INGOs then they would not have gotten this far. But of course, once you get into power, you forget everything and just enjoy the freebies.

Our Emperor wants to be our President like the Amriki and the Chinese so that he can finally rule Nepal forever. Our comrades should understand that this is Nepal and even if you have two-third majority in the House, don’t get too big for your boots because in the end, the Nepali voters will get to vote again in five years unless you want to scrap everything and turn us into a one-party circus land.

We thought that our comrades would do the right thing and take us forward but it seems that they are just happy that they now control the House and most of the provinces and plan to just misuse their power to help their near and dear ones. It’s about time our media, civil society and the common folks stand up and tell our folks in power that the people stood up against the Shree Teens, the Pancheys and one day, they will not bow down to those in power today who think that they now have the mandate to make this land worse than ever.

Let us thank the Oli government for increase in food prices. Yes, we now pay more for food and fuel and even our taxes on land, vehicles and what not. Forget about any freebies from the State. It seems that our comrades are not interested to help the common folks. They are no better than our Congressis.

It doesn’t matter if you are a communist or not because at the end of the day, our politicians are all con artists. Their main goal is to get into power and make money. Let us all apologise to the real martyrs of all the movements in this land and seek forgiveness for where this country is heading. Yes, it is up to us, the common folks to feel sorry for ourselves because our thulo mancheys will neither apologise nor seek forgiveness for their misdeeds.

Guffadi is a grumpy old man who blogs at guffadi.blogspot.com. You may contact him at maguffadi@gmail.com

Published: 16-06-2018 09:35

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