A Friendly Wager
If there's one thing that our inept politicians can accomplish with certainty, unity and great enthusiasm, it's the indefinite postponement of national elections.
Why bother with such a fussy process anyway? The same handful of old corrupt men will still run the show and the big bi-lateral aid money will still flow. Such is the reasoning of a Singha Durbar that has managed to delay elections about a dozen times since 2008.
In a practice run, voters simulate depositing their ballots in a latrine opening
In fact, NOT holding elections serves to guarantee that Nepal continues to be viewed as a political basket-case in the eyes of the world and, you guessed it: CONTINUES TO RECIEVE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
So let's have some fun.
Once again the old politicians have been coerced into calling for national elections. This new pathetic flail at democracy will allegedly be held on November 19, 2013.
Your blogdai, ever the astute observer of our Nepali political scene, seeing a chance to make a quick Rupee or two, knows that there's not a snowball's chance in Hell that these elections will come off and is willing to bet that this will be the case.
So, I, blogdai do hereby offer the following wager: I will bet anyone Rs1000 that the Nepal national elections scheduled for November 19, 2013 will be either delayed, postponed or cancelled. Elections will not be held on November 19. Who wants to bet?
If blogdai loses, all winning bettors will receive Rs1000. If blogdai wins, losers donate Rs1000 to the charity of blogdai's choice. The New Media Gufa comes to mind these days.
How about it, any takers?