Nepal votes



While the election fever has blanketed the entire milieu on the either side of the Nepal-India boarder, the people on the either side are lined up to vote for their candidate of their choice as their wait for their turn patiently. Yesterday and today, the entire valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) look deserted with only few vehicles plying on the road. And, it is for sure that this election fever has not left anyone untouched.

For India, it might not be a kind of significant historical event, but for Nepal, it surely is. The reason why it meant a lot for we Nepalese is because it holds the rights of all Nepalese and is going to represent their demands in the coming constitution assembly for the new constitution of Nepal.  

Though it is one of the most historical event in Nepal’s history, the saddest part is that we are so divided because of our cast, color, creed and origin. We were never so divided as we are today! I am not a royalist but the harsh truth is that we started fighting among ourself only after the Nepal’s royal palace carnage – the dreadful night which swept away the entire the then governing royal family of Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. We let it go and this is why we are reeling into this unceasing hula-hoop of life. We are being manipulated and that is  for what the royal carnage took place.

I think we are being played by these politicians. They first wiped out the entire royal family, they divided us in the name of region, cast, creeds and origin, and now the are coaxing us to vote for them. This is nothing more than a sheer game of politics to grab the power and money. There is no other way in Nepal to become rich overnight other than turning into and getting associated with some political parties.

While I have been to my home this festival vacation, I saw these political parties preparing for this election. And, the saddest part of this election I got to see was that most of their cadres were the young guys of not over 16 years of age. They didn’t seem to have even crossed their teen age and they were clearly not legally authorized to be associated to any political parties. But, the cache here is that, these young generations who have little knowledge about the politics and those who are battered by the poverty is being manipulated by these politicians. It is easy to manipulate somebody who is hungry rather than who well off.

While I am writing this blog, news are coming up from all national and international news agencies saying that Maoists faction has boycotted the election and has set fire to the ballots. Isn’t that manipulating people who are being fair by voting somebody who they think will salvage we Nepalese from our ever ceasing miseries? So far I have not yet been involved in any of the election and I have not yet casted my vote for anyone. The reason is simple – I believe in playing fair and fighting fair. I am not going to fight an unfair game and getting stabbed on back while I am being fair. I don’t want to be manipulated by some goons who don’t even have the basic knowledge of politics. In my approximately 29-years of age, I have seen some mafias becoming the politicians and delivering their talks on the cross-roads and stadiums.

How can it even be justifiable that they are going to represent us? Those who were involved in kidnapping, extortion and rape cases suddenly become saint-and-savior and talks about our favor, our rights and our future. They are going to determine our fate! Those who were once the reason of our miseries have become our salvagers. I think, we Nepalese don’t need to get salvaged by anyone. We have done it alone and we can do it alone. We just ask for one simple thing – please leave us alone! We don’t need this election, we don’t need you – just stop becoming source of our miseries.

But, whatever it is, people are going to vote for good this time as not all of them thinks the way I am. I might be cynical in someway  and the way I think, but if you really muse on it for quite some time you will find the truth hidden behind my words. And, I hope this all go well.

Though there have been some skirmish in few places between CPN-Maoists led 33-political parties who are against this election and the security forces which has been deployed for maintaining security for the election duration, the election seems going fairly well. And, even though I am not voting this time, I would wish all Nepalese for good. I urge them to do what you think is right and vote for those who you think is our true salvager. Forget about your heart for a while and think with an impartial mind, think of your nation, think of your future and your child’s future. Vote for those who will bring the same blissful morning we have lost years ago. 

Vote for your sole and just do something right – once and for all! The future is in your own hand, don’t lose it.

God bless Nepal!

 

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Who are you going to vote this time?



It has been almost a decade we all Nepalese have been waiting for this most awaited moment since the ouster of monarchy system in Nepal. One of the most awaited constitution in Nepal’s history which promises to preserve the rights of the people in or out of minority section of Nepal. And, additionally, ensure the rights of those unprivileged who have been battered by the erstwhile monarchy system somehow. 

With the advent of constitution assembly (CA) poll of Nepal and the date which has been set for November 19, 2013, the politicians are bracing up for the most historic day in the history. Alongside, Nepal government is also doing its homework and seems quite busy making arrangements for the poll – from security to printing ballots for the election. This is the second time Nepal government has deployed army personals for maintaining security during the election period. For which, approximately 4000 army men are being deployed from East to West of Nepal, while attention has been more focused in some vulnerable areas of polling sites which accounts for 12 sites from East to West of Nepal.

The CA poll is thought to have approximately 11,000 candidates vying for 335 seats. But, the sad thing is that most of the Nepalese are still not prepared for this time, as it seems like the preparation has been made in haste taking into account of unceasing protraction of the polling date since Maoists came into peace process and Nepal was declared the secular state from Hindu state.

It appears as if this polling date has been preplanned taking into account of the festive season so that the local candidate leaders can campaign for their election and might have influence on the local people while they are at home.  And, most of all, those promises are some lofty promises which is unattainable with the current country’s economic status, the hard nut policies of Nepal government in different sectors which hinders the smooth developmental transition and this has galvanized sense of apprehension in denizens from East to West.

The most hilarious of all is the chameleon and changeling nature of these politicians. It is really difficult for us to believe these guys who were once busy in kidnapping, killing and hooliganism is now bowing their heads as if they are the most humble person alive on this earth. They are busy going to everybody’s doorstep and offering their greetings by literally falling in the feet of the elders in their area from which they are vying for this election. What a shame! 

The real big question is, how can you trust somebody who were once responsible for kidnapping your loved ones is now all of a sudden falling at your feet. And, even that for a “mere vote”?! Doesn’t it look disgusting? The only thing to learn from whatever going in our society is that – WE CAN’T REALLY TRUST, but few exceptions those who are really determined to do something for this country through this constitution assembly election.

It is not good to pick one from these bunch of morons (politicians) and make a target examples. But, I confidently can say with full conviction that most of these morons come from  background with zero education. Some of them are completely illiterate. How are you supposed to talk, facilitate and give you opinion for the sensitive issues like constitution while you are yourself completely devoid of these black letters?  And, how are we citizens supposed to assimilate their opinion in the form of constitution?

There are innumerable questions to be answered by the state to its people about their right, such as: 1) Who these unknown faces are who are completely illiterate and boasts about representing our rights? 2) Can we believe and put our future on their shoulders and leave it up to them to determine our fate? 3) How can somebody who use to be a barber is going to be a constitution assembly member and talking about our fate to be determined in the history of Nepal? 4) Is this the face of new Nepal we have been waiting for? 5) Is it even possible to make 300,000 job opportunities every year for the Nepalese in Nepal? No body is magician here who can make overwhelming jobs posts available overnight. We have seen it all our life – this is simply not attainable. 

Folks its time to muse on this matter serious before it is too late and you see your rights slipping off your hands and being confiscated against your will! The hard truth is that we are more divided than we ever were. Every party is representing their community – What an insular vision is that?! How can somebody who is so divided in his/her community itself will ever going to have a future insight in the long run?

The fact is, all over the world, “action speaks louder than words”, but in Nepal, “Weapon speaks louder than anything”! – AND THIS IS HOW THEY ARE GOING TO WRITE THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW NEPAL AND NOT BY THE INCLUSION OF THE GENERAL PEOPLE’S OPINION!

So, who are you going to vote this time????