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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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Blame Game Begins

Nepali politics only now comprehends the enormity of cradle to grave welfare election promises. The obsession with constitutional politics has left the people stranded. Politics now asks the people to turn to government for even minor services. The haste to implement the constitution went head over heels in the elections. …

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The Lie

The haste to tell our world that federal, secular, republican Nepali constitution has now entered its implementation phase after some two years of promulgation is proving the bane. The constitution is at best incomplete since our new ‘kings’ have yet to concur on exactly how those voted for in the …

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No Trust

Prachanda’s Maoist Center now insists that his party merger must take place prior to the formation of government. K.P. Oli’s CPN/UML is so much in a hurry to form government that it wants prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to initiate the process of vacating government and ease his entry as …

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Polls: Curiosities

No democracy can accommodate a coalition in an election government that lasts the government—as still remain—with the public avowal of contesting the polls coalescing with the opposition. Why prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba did not fire his Maoist ministers and still retains them is another mystery altogether. These Maoist ministers …

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Awaiting the Aftermath

There is little joy in the population going to polls today. The spate of bombings, more than the vote, will have drawn public focus on the reasons behind the discord. That the vote merely masks the exclusiveness of the supposed democratic exercise of implementing a constitution has been more than …

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