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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Day 3 of fast: DPM's rhetoric, PM's shamelessness and VC's journey to disgrace

All the best Mr. Maharjan; let your journey to disgrace be shortest possible so that Dr. K C's health can be salvaged!

Finally, the deputy prime minister and minister of home affairs, Bijay Gachchedar has visited Dr. Govinda K C at the fasting site. As is usual with every seasoned politician, he showered the words of praise and solidarity and even assured that he would pass the message to the concerned authrity viz. the chancellor or PM.

Meanwhile Iswar Pokharel, UML politician whose leader JNK picked the tainted VC Maharjan for the post, was also there and was communicating with Dr. K C after the DPM departed.

All the way, PM Bhattarai, the so called messiah of good governance who had earlier promised to fulfill the demands of Dr. K C is still silent while the honcho-picked honcho VC Maharjan is justifiably busy with preparations for convocation planned for monday.

The mood in the hospital, on the other hand, is extremely gloomy with increasing realization that the health of Dr. K C is in grave hazard. Routine investigations show his urine is already positive for Ketone Bodies, the markers of altered metabolism in starvation (when proteins start burning for energy instead of carbohydrate or fat and the muscles and other organs get wasted eventually). It is only matter of time before his BP starts falling with depleting electrolytes and a state of shock is inevitable.

The resident doctors have abandoned their work and wards are being gradually evacuated by discharging the patients, partly because there is no mood for duty as usual and partly in response to government's apathy towards the program.

Politicians apart, if the supposedly professional VC had any sense of morality and responsibility, he would have done the appointments justifiably on his own long ago, 8 months back to be specific. If he were a normal human being with some sense of decency and honor, by now, he would have resigned for his impotence and ineptitude instead of rotting atop the chair and make everything about TU to stink.

In fact, the VC has become a commodity which the politicians have purchased from among the professors, placed in the chair and utilized and manipulated to their utmost gain. The moment his commodification stops, he should come tumbling down to realize that there is a wide world beyond the narrow circle of criminals (like himself, a surrogate criminal, professional one) and musclemen hired by politicians for their vested interests. Likes of him might have sunk in the morass of indignity so deeply that from there everything that is seen is a tunnel filled with millions to billions of money. If his political bosses feel threatened and sack him from his post that he never deserved, he will have to come down like a cat thoroughly soaked in rain, tail between two limbs and face covered.

All the best Mr. Maharjan; let your journey to disgrace be shortest possible so that Dr. K C's health can be salvaged!

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