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Women, Dalits in local polls

Across Nepal, there are many women – most from minority groups like Dalits – who are going to have a chance at governing.

Election dates, not elections

PM Dahal needs to show he wants elections, otherwise the NC and UML could gang up against him.

Pass the preamble

Sign on what you have agreed to and move on Damakant Jayshi On many occasions, the UCPN (Maoist) leaders Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Baburam Bhattarai have accused their political opponents and media and civil society whom they deem as class enemies of indulging in “Goebbels-style” propaganda. That’s a bit rich for comrades for whom facts […]

Opposition vandalize CA

CA members of the opposition parties, including UCPN(Maoist) and the Madhes front, vandalized the CA following CA chairman Subash Nembang’s decision to allow a proposal for the formation of a questionnaire committee to sort out the contentious issues of the new constitution. The meeting scheduled for 1pm on 19 January, was postponed to 5pm the […]

Parties not willing-Nembang

Kathmandu- Constituent Assembly (CA) Chair Subhas Nembang in a meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday said the top leaders of major political parties are not willing to reach consensus. “It is not that they are incapable but they do not have the will to forge consensus,” said Nembang addressing a group of lawmakers pressing for identity-based […]

The end of the road

Political parties are left with little wiggle room in the decisive week ahead Om Astha Rai With a little over a week to go for the 22 January deadline to write the new constitution, political parties are still polarised between the government and the opposition camps and have very few excuses left for their failure to […]

“I want to be executive president”, 31 December Answering questions on social media related to his opposition to the constitution-drafting process, Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) says he doesn’t want to be a ceremonial president. Why are you in the opposition again? Pushpa Kamal Dahal: The CA is an institution that comes from historical movement and mandates set by citizens. Political […]