The uncertainty over the future of the Constituent Assembly seems to be taking its toll on the honourable members who are venting their frustration on the furniture. On Sunday, members ran amok and broke microphones. They can have so much fun and even get paid to do it, no wonder they are so mad at the Supreme Court for playing spoil sport.
The mice play when the cat is away. With most Kathmandu-based dips and donors away on extended holiday till next year, organisers of bunds have sneakily announced shutdowns in various parts of the country, hoping the embassies will not notice and put them on their visa black lists. One group has even threatened a strike for January first. What a great way to start Nepal Investment Year 2012-13.
Baddie hardliners had a secret conclave the other day somewhere over the western sector, and Comrade God came up with a list of 15 gripes against PKD, which included stealing from Baddie guerrillas to build high-rises. Quite a few eyebrows have reportedly been raised in party circles over the highest high-rise on the airport road named after Com Lotus Flower's daddy, Mukti.
The meeting also decided to sabotage every session of the CA from here on to prevent a new constitution from being drafted. House Chairman Name Bang and PM BRB have got wind of this, which is why they are desperate to get the Supreme Court to lift its ruling on further extensions. But they doth protest too much. Those who are speaking out most vocally against the Supremo Court are also the ones who have no intention of finishing the new constitution.
We would like to list the names Baddie comrades are calling each other these days but are constrained by the Anti-Pornography Legislation and the fact that there maybe unsupervised minors reading this. Tovarish CP probably thought he was flinging the gravest insult on Chairman Flabbergasting by calling him an "NGO administrator". But PKD apparently took that as a compliment because it signified recognition that he is the titular head of the Lumbini Development Trust. Then fellow-Gajurel, Comrade Horrible, heaped what he thought was another unspeakable slur on Chairman Superman by calling him a "Buddhist". In the Maoist Lexicon of Rude Words (Peking Foreign Languages Press, 1971) that is like calling someone a "running dog lackey of capitalist imperialism, a bourgeois traitor to the proletariat, a revanchist idler and Trotskyite fascist hyena". But PKD was not only unfazed, he was thrilled to bits.
With all this name calling, many of you must be wondering why the party hasn't split yet. Been wondering about that myself. Apparently it is because the hardluck faction just can't muster the minimum of 95 out of the 239 CA seats for the party to officially bifurcate. So it has now come down to Baddie factions extorting each other, beating each other to pulp up over contracts, closing down each others' radio stations.
And few noticed the tiny news item buried in the inside pages this week that the Maobuddies in govt have doled out legit license plates to all the stolen Scorpios and Boleros with green and yellow plates that their Central Committee members used to drive around in. But get this: all the stolen cars will be exempt from taxes and this has cost the govt 27 karods in lost revenue.
If Mohamad can't come to the mountain, then the mountain will move to Mohamad. That is exactly what has happened to Victorious Bachelor who has been summoned to Beijing for a chat over the scuttled visit by Premier Wen. Although he is being wined, dined and fattened like a sacrificial piglet, Gutch is apparently being forced to note down bullet points about how to curb Tibetan protests in KTM.
And so what if Wen didn't come, Nepal has just established diplomatic relations with the Solomon Islands.