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The 67th National Democracy Day was observed in subdued fashion but Prime Minister Dahal didn’t announce a fixed date for local elections in his Democracy day speech as it was rumoured.
“If that idea works now, why was it not accepted when we were in power?”
Protests over demarcation of federal provinces have escalated this week with more shutdowns and clashes.
The four-party deal on state delineation was expected to stir the Madhes, but the plains have been relatively calm this week.
The challenge is to implement the new federal structure, and the constitution will be judged on how that is done.
Too much Nepali blood has already been shed to achieve this deal. We should not shed more.
Four parties have finally agreed to carve out six federal provinces, but the new deal is yet to be signed.