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Added Fluidity

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Things are clear as crystal. Proponents of the current scheme of things being touted as a new constitution themselves admit that some or the other coalition among them alone makes their constitution workable. The fact of the matter is that the supposed coalition partners are themselves competing among each other …

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When Politics Runs Amok

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The obsession with government office that our political parties and their leaders demonstrate must be taken as normal and not unique to Nepal. Girija Prasad Koirala’s first majority government was challenged the very year in office precipitating the prime minister’s move to dissolve parliament. That was unique to Nepal. No …

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Mocking the State

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Mainstream politics and their extension in the media have deliberately excluded actual blow by blow accounts of the events leading to the current malaise. We are made to forget the call attention letter to parliament by late King Birendra querying the nature of the Maoist armed movement — political, economic, …

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Setting Deadlines

Politics does not wait. Schedules are set for political convenience in Nepal. They are postponed the same way. When the Nepali Congress was squabbling over election and leadership issues between Girija Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba, Deuba the prime minister, constitutionally approached the king to dissolve parliament for elections. Koirala, …

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National Government?

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Yes. Comrade Prachanda is right. The constitution is threatened if a national government is not formed. He is a politician, though. He wants the national government to be formed under his tutelage. Yes. Comrade K.P. Oli is right as well. If a national government does emerged from the legislature, he …

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Hogwash

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The average Nepali, as everyone knows, is poor. The choice of their dwelling is based on their purse. Their thatched huts are of little choice. Mud bricks, bamboos and straw roofing are within their limited reach. If they can afford a little more, there is choice in kilned bricks or …

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