Visit elsewhere except NepalThere is nothing wrong with our politicians taking a vacation but why go abroad and spend your own money when you can travel across the country and spend it here.
Our Emperor and his family went to Dubai for rest and recreation because he must be tired of driving around in Kathmandu in a luxury vehicle and living in a mansion. He doesn’t even have to deal with the dhulo and mulo of Kathmandu because he rides around in a vehicle with AC turned on to the fullest. But he does need a break now and then. It is much easier to meet with foreign hands in foreign lands instead of receiving flak for meeting with foreign spies in one’s own homeland. Our Emperor could have never imagined that one day he would be travelling around the world either at the state’s expense or some byapari’s expenses. After all, there is such a thing as a free lunch but it’s only the politicians who get it while the public has to pay for everybody else’s lunch.
Oli Ba is also in Singapore for his medical treatment. When will our netas learn? I think our netas have gotten too big for their egos. They think they can get away with anything just because they have been given the mandate to rule over us for five years. I guess they sometimes forget that we were the ones who put the then Maoist party in the first place during the first Constituent Assembly and then showed them our displeasure during the second one. So, our Nepal Communist Party should also understand that come next election, we might not vote for them not because we like the Kangaroos or Kamal Thapa but because we just want the other chors to have some fun instead of the same ones. So don’t be surprised if Deuba gets to be our Prime Monster again with the help of our Emperor come next election.
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) decreased our dollar limit when travelling abroad to USD 1,500 from USD 2,500 and want to decrease it further so that we will not travel abroad at all. But the rule doesn’t seem to apply for our netas. Our government tells us that Oli spent his own money while undergoing a medical checkup in Singapore. So, did he seek special permission from NRB to transfer funds from Nepal to Singapore? Why can’t Oli go to Mediciti or Grande or Norvic. Our former Royals seem to be okay with getting their health checkup at Norvic but our new Mini-Maharajas think Nepali hospitals are not up to the standard for their treatment.
Oli has been to Bangkok and India for his treatment and now Singapore and who knows, he might go to the United States as well. Well, he has been there to attend the UN nataks but let’s hope he goes there for medical treatment as well. Let us hope that he will continue to spend his own money like he said he has done in Singapore. And I think our Emperor needs to tell us where he got the money to take his family to Dubai for vacation. Did he also take permission from NRB to take dollars out of the country or used some other channels? Well, we might just have to ask Sumargi for that. He is very good at channelling funds from here to there and back here.
There is nothing wrong with our politicians taking a vacation but why go abroad and spend your own money when you can travel across the country and spend it here. Take Sita Auntie to Rara Lake. Yes, ask some byapari to pay for the helicopter ride but take her to places in our own beautiful land. Take her to Everest Base Camp for coffee and cakes. Take her to beautiful places across the country. What is there in Dubai except for desert safari, tall buildings, shopping for gold and other so-called luxury items? What is here back home in Nepal? We have everything that nature has to offer and we are still not able to promote our land like the folks in Dubai and Singapore do. We barely get a million tourists here while Singapore and Dubai get like twenty times more folks visiting every year. Where did we go wrong?
Visit Nepal 2020 aims to attract two million tourists to Nepal. And our so-called top politicians visit foreign lands instead. Maybe Dubai and Singapore should make our netas brand ambassadors for their tourism boards. Nepal Tourism Board should come up with a new campaign telling the world that Dolpa is better than Dubai and Sauraha has more to offer than Singapore. We have a new Tourism Minister and hope he will listen to experts and entrepreneurs who work in the tourism sector so that Visit Nepal 2020 will be successful as planned. And let us hope that Nepal Airlines will also fly to Frankfurt, London and Tokyo like in the earlier days. And I think we have enough folks in Australia and the United States to have at least one weekly flight to New York and Sydney. And maybe we should just buy one or two Gulfstream Jet so that our Prime Minister, President and other VVIPs can travel to foreign lands in them with a small entourage and not take our national carrier and waste more money. Yes, get private jets for our VVIPs and when not in the service of our President or PM, these private jets can be leased out for charter flights since we have many fake VAT bill byaparis who can foot the bill for such flights as well.
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