Will Former Insurgent Maoist Lead Nepal?

By Conflict Study Center Nepal is again a hot topic because of the former insurgent Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) or CPN (M)’s unexpected victory in the CA elections. International communities that followed the Big House Media (BHM) propaganda that the Maoists would be lost have been astounded. The suspended king Gyanendra, who used toContinue reading “Will Former Insurgent Maoist Lead Nepal?”

After Nepal, Who will head CPN-UML?

The resignation of Madhav Kumar Nepal, who led the party for the past 15 years, has triggered a big question — who will take over the reins of CPN-UML? By Ghanashyam Ojha MK Nepal resigned on moral grounds after UML, the second largest political party before the April 10 election, came a poor third inContinue reading “After Nepal, Who will head CPN-UML?”

Artless Drama in Nepali Congress

Displaying the height of immorality in Nepali politics, NC President Girija Prasad Koirala rejects the resignation of Sushil. On his part, greedy and immoral Sushil happily accepts Girija’s decision. If you didn’t know already, get it now: Nepali Congress, the party of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, today staged an artless drama that is soContinue reading “Artless Drama in Nepali Congress”

Water Cut for Those Not Voting Maoist

Blogmandu: The story of Ratnapark and the debate of men on the street. Read in Nepali. ==== Eye on Maoist: Maoist cadres have cut off water pipes here at Dhukure of Angna VDC-5, Panchthar district, as punishment to the villagers for not supporting their party in the constituent assembly election. Chandra Dahal, secretary of theContinue reading “Water Cut for Those Not Voting Maoist”

U.S. Subverting Nepal Poll Mandate

Nepal in the foreign press: The Hindu reports that American ambassador Nancy Powell “actively pushing” the idea that Girija Prasad Koirala should remain Prime Minister. A section of Nepali Congress says Maoists must first oust Koirala to stake claim to the top post. Amendment to interim constitution to allow PM to be removed by simpleContinue reading “U.S. Subverting Nepal Poll Mandate”

Maoists and Main Stream Politics of Nepal (Two Years After)

Two years ago Neil wrote: Instead of joining the mainstream the Maoists intend to define the mainstream. Now he writes: The Maoists have not joined the mainstream. Now they are the mainstream. By Neil Horning Nearly two years ago I wrote an opinion piece for UWB where I warned, “While it is imperative that bothContinue reading “Maoists and Main Stream Politics of Nepal (Two Years After)”

Don’t Subvert Mandate: Let Maoist Lead the Government

Nepal should, wisely, follow the Turkish path and avoid the Algerian tragedy from being repeated here. Democracy cannot move forward—let alone prosper—by subverting the people’s mandate. It’s foolish to think that constitutional technicalities can be manipulated to get around the popular mandate. By Ameet Dhakal Some people in the Nepali Congress (NC) are still contemplatingContinue reading “Don’t Subvert Mandate: Let Maoist Lead the Government”