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Elections 2017

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By PR Pradhan The elections for House of Representatives and Province Parliament have become very costly for the Nepali Congress and India as well. India is engaged in micro-management in Nepal and this time also, the Indians had their own candidates to whom the Indian mission here was campaigning for. …

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Of the leaders, by the leaders, for the leaders!

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BY PR Pradhan “Loktnatra” in “new” Nepal is “of the leaders, by the leaders and for the leaders”. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln had used this phrase “Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people”. This phrase didn’t work in the Nepali context …

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Nepal only producing political leaders

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We have 753 local bodies and in future, it may increase. We have seven provinces and it may increase in the future. As per the constitution, there will be 165 directly elected members of parliament and 110 members of parliament elected through proportional system. In the seven provinces, we will …

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The roadmap

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By PR Pradhan The entire country is in election mood. Candidates for the post of House of Representatives and provincial parliament have intensified their election campaign and they are trying their best to please the voters to ensure their victory. In our “loktantra” vote does not come free. Voters believe …

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How patriotic are our political parties?

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By PR Pradhan I went through the election manifestos of different political parties. The parties have made big talks that within five years and ten years they would make Nepal a heaven. I am confused that how will they make Nepal a heaven without safeguarding Nepal’s sovereignty! Nepal-India open borders …

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End of transitional phase?

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By PR Pradhan Leaders are continuously saying that elections of the provincial parliament and federal parliament elections, the constitution will complete its course and “loktantra” is going to be institutionalized. The leaders are saying that the elections will end the era of chaos and the era of economic development will …

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Behind the Left alliance

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By PR Pradhan The National Christian Society Unity Center Nepal has publicly requested to all the Christians in Nepal to vote for the Left alliance in the direct elections and to vote for the Maoist Center in the proportional elections in the upcoming provincial and federal parliament elections to ensure …

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Former King’s contemporary remarks

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By PR Pradhan Former King GyanendraBirBikram Shah Dev has once again made strong remarks on the ongoing political situation in the country by drawing public attention. In a brief remarks to the press after receiving Tika from his younger sister SobhaRajyaLaxmion the occasion of BhaiTika on 21 October, the former …

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Yet another political drama

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By PR Pradhan The seven democratic parties plus the Maoists had endorsed the 12-point agreement in Delhi to bring “loktantra” in Nepal. Until now, except from the proclamation of the new constitution, the politics in Nepal is guided by the 12-point Delhi agreement. Against seeking approval on promulgation of the …

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Wrong path

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By PR Pradhan Read a news report stating that the government has decided to construct buildings for all the local bodies. The report further states that thousands of earthquake victims are compelled to celebrate their Dasain festival in temporary huts even after two years of the devastating earthquake. As the …

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