Five months after mooting a high-level political mechanism, the three useful idiots of the New Republic have come full circle. On Wednesday, they once more discussed how to discuss setting it up. The Eh-maleys and Kangresi dissidents seem to have come around to agreeing to let Girja Bau become the Grand Ayatollah of the New Mechanics. Now that he has been nominated for the Nobel Piece Prize, everyone is suddenly feeling generous about letting him lead the samyantra if he wants it so desperately.
And this just in: even if GPK doesn't get to go to Oslo later this year, we have it on good authority that he has been nominated for a consolation dosallah from the Nobel Academy right here in Baneswor.
Makunay had a hard time getting over the fact that Barack Obama recognised him in a crowd of 190 heads of state in Copenhagen last month. ("Hey, aren't you the guy who gave me that rock?") And he was even more chuffed that the Reds gave him the red carpet treatment in Beijing recently. Which sent a strong signal to the Baddies back home that China is in no mood to see the Gang of Four resurrected in its backyard. And to really rub their noses into it, they used the Makunay visit to invite President Ram Baron over in spring, the guy the Maoists most love to hate.
But before he goes off on any more state visits, Makunay should tell Gayatri Madame she can't attend banquets in Reeboks. And someone whisper to the Financial Minister that when it says 'black tie', he can't appear in a North Face down jacket and makal topi. Then there is the scandal about the prime minister and his 35-member entourage flying back from Hong Kong on Dragon Air when RA410 was at the next gate flying half-empty direct to Kathmandu. Nepal Airlines not good enuf for Mr Nepal, or what?
Not to be outdone, Com Red PKD also airdashed on Dragon Air Wednesday night, ostensibly at the invitation of NRNs in Honkieland. But the real reason could be another tetete with Avdesh Bihari Mathur, hand-picked as Nepal handler by PMO spook-in-chief MK Narayanan. Awesome met Mathur in London and Singapore and promised to behave himself, but hasn't. Maybe both should end this cloak-and-dagger charade and just meet in Delhi or Kathmandu.
K-town is also abuzz with the public falling out between PKD and BRB. It was bound to happen sooner or later, but for Laldhoj the public humiliation by Chhabilal was the last straw. Comrade ("Can't-Help-Shoot-Myself-In-The-Foot-Everytime-I-Open-My-Mouth") Awesome did it again: after the Shaktikhor Video and the Baneswor Harangue, it is now the Khanna Garment Tape. Comrade Faux Pas said the Injuns wanted BRB to be prime minister knowing full well that is the kiss of death to his chief ideologue.
Plans are still up in the air, but as soon as he gets back from HK Awesome scoots off to Kalapani to raise the Double Triangle over occupied Nepali territory. If he really wants to use nationalism to stem a split in his party, may the Ass suggest he take the Nepali flag and plant it not on the banks of the Kali, but the Sutlej?