Sushil Koirala at the Helm of Nepali Congres: The Road Ahead

What does the strong showing of Sushil Koirala panel mean for the Nepali Congress and the broader national politics? By Akhilesh Upadhyay The much delayed Nepali Congress General Convention is finally done with. For now, the battle for succession is over. It is another Koirala. Acting President Sushil Koirala, 71, has consolidated his hold onContinue reading “Sushil Koirala at the Helm of Nepali Congres: The Road Ahead”

Gagan Thapa: Most Favoured in Nepali Congress

By Kamal Raj Sigdel Gagan Thapa means business. At a gathering of party colleagues and friends before the Nepali Congress General Assembly last week, the young Turk said he was confident of victory in the party’s central working committee (CWC), “The challenge for me is to garner the highest number of votes.” The votes wereContinue reading “Gagan Thapa: Most Favoured in Nepali Congress”

Nepali Congress General Convention Message: Unity Essential

By Anil Giri [List of winning candidates] For the record: With the final election results of the Nepali Congress on Monday (27 Sept) giving a verdict for a mixed composition of its 61-member new Central Working Committee (CWC) for a four-year term, maintaining ‘unity’ and working in tandem on national issues will be a seriousContinue reading “Nepali Congress General Convention Message: Unity Essential”

Nepali Congress: New Leadership, Old Challenges

The 12th General Convention of the Nepali Congress on Tuesday (21 Sept) elected Acting President Sushil Koirala the party’s new president. Sushil secured 1,652 votes in contrast to his contenders Sher Bahadur Deuba 1,317 and Bhim Bahadur Tamang 78. Fifteen votes were declared invalid. As per the party’s statute, a winning candidate must secure atContinue reading “Nepali Congress: New Leadership, Old Challenges”

Nepali Congress General Convention: A Kind request from Sahids’ Families

Dear Nepali Congress Leaders, Jay Nepal from Shahids’ family members! Nepali Congress’s (NC) 12 General Convention has begun today. Apparently, there will be over 300 candidates competing for various NC Central positions. It is important for all us to think who will be in the central office and who will represent us in the national politics.Continue reading “Nepali Congress General Convention: A Kind request from Sahids’ Families”

Finally, Nepali Congress Goes Democratic

Finally, something significantly positive has come out from any Nepali Congress meeting in recent times. The grand old party of Nepal has decided to choose the democratic process in electing leadership over virtual presidential decree. With this the almost dictatorial hold of NC President Girija Prasad Koirala over the party has come to an end.Continue reading “Finally, Nepali Congress Goes Democratic”

Nepali Congress, GO for Democracy

One of the biggest reasons for the failure of democracy in Nepal in the 90s is the lack of democracy in the then largest democratic party of Nepal: the Nepali Congress. Girija Prasad Koirala, the paramount leader of the party- then and now- is responsible for that. He, along with other leaders like KP BhattaraiContinue reading “Nepali Congress, GO for Democracy”