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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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Political Decay

Yes. Exactly a week from today Thursday the cycle of elections augured in by the promulgation of the constitution two years ago will have concluded. That is, again, if nothing crops up in between. It is actually this rider that is key to the environment of distrust prompted by the …

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Redundancy

The discerning watcher cannot but be bewildered by the remarkable absence of marksmanship among those who have taken to subversion of the current spate of elections. While by no means condoning these violent incidents, the blasts by themselves force Nepali voters to recall that actual targeting of hapless Nepali people …

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Rethink

Nepali political analysts are near obsessively locating Nepali politics at center stage of global strategy. The fact is otherwise. It is at the peripheries of the centers of the fast paced global strategies being evolved by major powers. For global strategists to take upon themselves the roles of the center …

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Awaiting Tangibles

While the political mainstream and its media partners are all out to convince the people that the elections to the federal and national legislatures will take place as scheduled, the people are resigned to the fact; this time too, there is a catch. When the Election Commission belatedly bows down …

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Spoken Like A King

It was hardly a speech. It was a carefully worded summarization of Nepali politics made live to a section of the media covering the former king’s Bhai Tika ceremonies at his only surviving sister’s, the rest having been swept away by the royal massacre. It is enough that the former …

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