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Prevailing Poll Doubts

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Having played havoc with the fundaments of democracy and constitutionalism in the country, the Nepali political establishment is currently hell bent on assuring the people that corrections are being made in their approach for a new Nepal by implementing their constitution at the grass roots through elections at the local …

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Threat

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The government is still in the process of negotiation with the Madheshi Front and amendment of the constitution. Of late, the Front has demanded to remove Article 274 in the constitution and postponing the elections for some weeks. Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal has remarked that the elections to be held …

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Yet Another Conspiracy

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Nepali skepticism is so all pervasive that yet another orchestration of Nepali politics this week is being analyzed from so many contradictory corners projecting the distrust that is rampant. If the last round focused on the Tarai, Tarai parties, the elections and the government coalition, this round goes to Kathmandu, …

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Knife Edge Politics

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It is surely the politician treading the knife’s edge who is bleeding. And so is Nepali politics that has for too long poised itself on uncertainties. For those who would want politics to run its full course, the fault lies in the fact that they have contributed to the knife’s …

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No Confidence

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It is not quite possible to shake-off a sense of political-pre-design. With the Tarai parties at one end and the CPN/UML at the other of the current constitutional spectrum, it was possible to foresee a clash. Perhaps the UML was testing the Tarai Monday. Having very harshly crushed the Tharu …

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State, Constitution and Party

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It is ironic in the least that the oldest sovereign, independent state in the region is in search of itself. Having for decades advocated change to the point of rendering the state virtually unrecognizable, their over reach has made it difficult to distinguish between what is partisan and what is …

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Message

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The government has decided to hold the local elections on 14 May. Along with announcement of the election date, the Madheshi Front has announced its agitation programme. Leaders of the Front are threatening to launch a decisive agitation. They are claiming that the situation in the Tarai districts could go …

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Democracy Day

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Let us hope that Democracy Day Saturday succeeds in arousing in Nepal a new awareness of the state of Nepali democracy. Three decades of multi-party democracy coupled with three decades of party-less democracy added to another decade of multi party democracy should have been enough experience to make corrections in …

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One Voice

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The de-mythification of Nepali politics is a close to impossible task since much of organized politics in this country is premised on these myths. The organized propagation of these myths facilitated artificial divisions that can only be effectively countered by equally organized public illumination of actualities. The biggest hindrance to …

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Pot Pourri

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Prime Minister ‘Prachanda’ is at his tether’s end. This ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with the Congress to head government turn by turn is approaching time lapse. The conditional vote support he received from the Tarai parties in the legislature threatens to erode. He is still harping both ways. He must be allowed …

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