Nepal’s largest democratic political party is unified with its breakaway faction
After five years and four months of their split, Nepali Congress and the break away faction Nepali Congress Democratic have united today amidst a grand ceremony of joint maha samiti meeting. Girija Prasad Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba has signed the agreement paper. This is yet another milestone in the political polarization that is taking place in Nepal in the past months. The unified party is expected to adopt the policy of federal democratic republic.
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At the time of writing this post, Koirala just finished his speech to the gathering of the activists of the unified party. When the MC invited Deuba to address, he introduced Deuba as president of NC D which he immediately corrected: leader of Nepali Congress which received clapping from the activists.
At the time of split, Sher Bahadur Deuba was the prime minister and he wanted to extend the emergency to continue with the military action against the Maoists. Terming that extension as unnecessary and against the party policy, the party had expelled Deuba. That incident also marks the informal beginning of the regression in Nepal. It was widely believed at that time that Deuba extended the emergency as part of a grand design by the palace to create rift in the biggest political party in the country and ultimately make the government weak. The weakness was ultimately exploited by the king. Continue reading Nepali Congress Is United