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Why are we paying tax?

In every step, we are paying tax and the government is collecting it. Actually, we pay tax to receive service and facilities from the government. What facilities we the people are getting from the government, we don't know. We know that the government is misusing taxes collected from the people.

The so called 'People's representatives' are purchasing luxury vehicles, enjoying salaries and facilities from the taxpayers' money. Furthermore, they are travelling to foreign countries, that too is okay but the 'people's representatives' are exploiting the government revenue through corruption.

Are the people silent spectators of all these acts of our leaders? Is Bijaya Gachhadar honest? This Babbler knows Bijaya Gachhadar since his student days.

He was the don when he was studying in the Mahendra Morang Multiple Campus in Biratnagar.

He was jailed on the charge of murder of a Leftist student in the Campus.

He is from a poor family. His good days started along with his assignment as the minister for communications and information by Girija Prasad Koirala. In fact, Koirala is the leader who always assigned somebody to collect money in every cabinet led by him. Gachhadar got this job.

Other NC leaders were Mahesh Acharya, Gobindaraj Joshi, Khum Bahadur Khadka, Jaya Prakash Gupta, among others, who were known as Koirala's treasurers.

They had to give money to Koirala as per his demand. In this way, these leaders started to collect money illegally to meet the demand of Koirala. Corruption practices had been institutionalized in such a way.

Once these leaders knew how to make money, their habit of making money continued forever.

It is surprising that today, the entire NC party is organizing demonstrations to show Gachhadar as a clean leader! Sure, those all involved in corruption should be punished. But NC is totally wrong while demanding a clean chit for Gachhadar! Is the entire NC party a platform of corrupt people? May be, party president Sher Bahadur Deuba is afraid of investigation on the wide body Airbus aircraft purchase deal! The fact is that no political leaders are aloof from their involvement in corruption!

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Publication:People's Review (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Date:Feb 14, 2020
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