Constituent Assembly: The Day the Deadline Expires

congress vs maoist. game of talks

As the clock ticks down to the expiry of Constituent Assembly (CA) term, the political parties have intensified internal and cross-party talks from early Saturday. The political parties are holding intense negotiations to forge an agreement for the extension of the CA term.

The Legislature-Parliament slated for 8 am in the morning convened at 11:12 at night.

Updates via eKantipur:

01:30 Sunday: A meeting between the major three parties and the SLMM begins.

00:52: The Legislature-Parliament session, which was supposed to resume at 00:00 am, has not been started yet.

11:49: The major three parties have finally clinched the agreement to extend the CA term.

11:45: The session of the Legislature-Parliament has been put off till 12:00 am.

11:43: Law Minister Prabhu Sah has tabled the government’s bill to amend the government’s bill to amend the Interim Constitution.

RPP-N Parliamentary Party leader Chandra Bahadur Gurung has delivered his speech regarding the party’s protest proposal against the bill registered by the governmet to extend the CA term. The proposal has been disapproved by majority. Continue reading Constituent Assembly: The Day the Deadline Expires

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The last day of Constituent Assembly […if not extended]

As seen outside the Constituent Assembly complex in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu today. The CA’s term will expire today (midnight) if it is not extended. There are have been signs that it could be extended for a few months. (five pics)

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Continue reading The last day of Constituent Assembly […if not extended]

Dining with an Indian spy, former king Gyanendra proposes revival of monarchy

Amid escalating uncertainties regarding the extension of Constituent Assembly (CA)’s term, Former King Gyanendra Shah has proposed the revival of monarchy in the nation.

It is learnt that Shah, in a dinner meeting convened with Alok Joshi, official of an Indian intelligence agency, said that assistance will be sought from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), among other parties, to revive monarchy in one form or the other, provided that the CA’s term is not extended in the nation, according to eKantipur.

Parties rooting for monarchy will initiate protests within a few days if the CA is dissolved, sources close to the former king informed.

Here’s a report, in Nepali, by Sarojraj Adhikari in Thursday’s Kantipur daily about Research and Analysis Wing’s officer Alok Joshi’s activities in Kathmandu in the past week: Continue reading Dining with an Indian spy, former king Gyanendra proposes revival of monarchy