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Two Thirds!!!

Nepali Communists had questionable credentials by time of the 1980 referendum (Maaley, Masaaley and Mandaleys are all the same according to Girija Koirala) ranged as they were from the right (Keshar Jung Raimajhi) to extreme Naxalites. By time of the people’s movement for the restoration of multi Party democracy they …

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The Crunch

Contrary to political claims the national crisis has not abated. Indeed, as the problems mount, it will be exacerbated. It is good politics to try and sweep this under the carpet by allocating this to the tumultuous change in the political system. The problem is that it is the system …

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Indian Corrections

So much of rhetoric emanating from across the border on the failure of Indian foreign policy vis a vis China is centered around Nepal. This is ironic. In the first place this criticism emanates largely from the Indian Congress which seeded and nurtured India’s traditional foreign policy carried over as …

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Thumbprint Democracy

The last time the king was constitutional in this currently republican Nepal was when the 1990 constitution prevailed in the country. There is obviously an anomaly when the king is publicly recognized as such by a section of the official population in the neighborhood. This surely has to do with …

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Only the obvious

How Nepal’s flirtation with secularism has defeated the very purpose of secularism is evinced from the official blackout of recent events which are religious but officially treated as political or else they would not have deserved to be blacked out. For the current political establishment, the religious observation in Jagannathpuri, …

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Focus on Oli

It is only natural that chairman of the Nepal Communist Party – United Marxist Leninist, Khadga Prasad Oli should the focus of Nepali politics. He has brought his party to focus in Nepali politics as the largest party in the country after the recently concluded elections. Oli has, moreover, engineered …

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Davos Fallout: SAARC

For the knowledgeable, Nepali sovereignty had traversed much from the early fifties when India could suggest their advice in Nepal seeking third country Colombo Plan advisors to the mid-seventies when Nepal on her own could host the Colombo Plan Consultative Committee Meeting. The country’s growing role in the non-aligned movement …

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Why Constitutionalism

Ludwig Stiller’s ‘The Silent Cry’ was right when it pointed out that the House of Gurkha lost grounds when the expansionism was restricted by the British and politics turned inwards among its ‘bharadari’ (nobility). The author unfortunately minimized the impact of petticoat politics in the constitutional process that furthered Bhimsen …

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Simply Put

When prime minister in waiting K.P.Oli takes a medical trip to Bangkok, there are political tremors at home. Shock waves occur in Kathmandu when former king Gyanendra drops in at Lucknow after camping at Nepalgunj. There is much relief in the country when president, prime minister and a coterie of …

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Political Stability?

UML chairman KP Sharma Oli and Maoist Center (MC) chairman Pushpakamal Dahal are talking of political stability and economic prosperity since the election alliance between the UML and MC. They say that unification between UML and MC is sure as they have already received people’s mandate. However, delayed process in …

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