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The Nepali constitution has greater legitimacy than India’s or America’s
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The Nepali constitution has greater legitimacy than India’s or America’s

CPN-UML vice-chairman and deputy parliamentary party leader Subash Chandra Nembang had a birds eye view of the constitution-making process in Nepal, having served as the chairman of both the first and the second Constituent Assembly. The second CA led by Nembang promulgated the new constitution on September 20th, 2015, or more than a year ago. But its implementation has proven tricky. What are the...


Congress, Maoist Center agree on holding local elections by mid-April

Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) that are working on forming a new coalition government have agreed to hold long-delayed local elections by mid-April next year. A meeting of the top leaders from the two major political parties held at Singhadurbar on Wednesday reached the understanding on holding the local polls that were last conducted 19 years ago. We (NC and Maoist Center) h...


We are aware of the obligation to hold local polls at the earliest
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We are aware of the obligation to hold local polls at the earliest

Chairperson of the Commission for the Determination of the Numbers and Boundaries of Village Bodies, Municipalities and Special, Protected or Autonomous Regions in federal Nepal, Balananda Paudel, says the commission is working day and night to submit its final report to the government at the earliest, so as to pave the way for local elections. What are the bottlenecks? And why is restructuring of...


Govt distributed budget on its own will: Deuba
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Govt distributed budget on its own will: Deuba

President of Nepal Congress (NC), Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday accused the government of distributing the budget on its own sweet will. He accused the government of bringing a distributive budget to benefit the partys cadres. The government distributed the money that was collected by earlier NC governments, he said, This government cant collect money, only distribute it randomly. On a se...


Immediate govt change will be fatal, says Koirala

Amidst talks of a change in the government, Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sujata Koirala on Wednesday said that the immediate change of guard will be fatal. Speaking at Rafat Sanchar Club, she said that her party will support plans of economic and social development that have been unveiled by the government. She was of the opinion that the doors for development will be closed if the governme...


New government ‘soon after budget’
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New government ‘soon after budget’

A new government will be formed soon after the annual budget for the next fiscal year, sources say. The ruling parties are set to kick off preparations for the change of guard as per the nine-point agreement and a gentlemens agreement between CPN-UML and the then UCPN (Maoist) (now CPN (Maoist Center). As per the agreement between the two parties, the homework for a change in the government...


NC hindering local polls: DPM Thapa
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NC hindering local polls: DPM Thapa

Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa has accused the opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) of causing hindrance in holding local elections. It was under the premiership of the late Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala that the country got the new constitution, Thapa, who is also the chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), said at a function organized by the party in Kathmandu...


SC seeks reasons for no local polls since 14 years

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to the government and the main opposition leader to furnish reasons for not holding election for local bodies for inordinately long period. Responding to a writ petition jointly filed by advocates Chandra Kanta Gyawali, Parashuram Upadhyay, Bimal Gyawali, Leeladhar Upadhyaya and Bijay Gautam, a single bench of Acting Chief Justice Sushila ...


Prachanda wanted to become PM and we backed him
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Prachanda wanted to become PM and we backed him

Eighteen years have passed since the last local elections. So Prime Minister KP Oli wants to hold local-level elections in the next six months. But Nepali Congress, UCPN (Maoist) and other Madheshi parties dont seem all that keen. Nepali Congress lawmaker Ramesh Lekhak has registered a proposal in the parliament arguing that elections cannot be held on the basis of existing constituencies. Why ...


Push for local body election to derail federalism: Yadav
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Push for local body election to derail federalism: Yadav

Portraying the government plan to conduct local body elections by December this year as a conspiracy to derail the countrys transition into a federal set up, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav on Tuesday declared that Madhesi parties would disrupt the polls if they were ever held. The FSFN is one of the constituents that form the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), ...


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