Nepal Update: Today's Political Developments

For the record: Maoists ask UML to reconsider pull-out from govt: A day after the CPN-UML, humiliated in the April 10 polls, pulled out of the government citing that the mandate was against them staying in the government, CPN Maoist chairman Prachanda met the UML’s Madhav Kumar Nepal, who resigned from the General Secretary afterContinue reading “Nepal Update: Today's Political Developments”

Humiliated By Stunning Defeat in Polls, UML Calls It A Day

Nepali Congress should follow the suit on the first day of the CA and play the constructive role of an opposition thereafter Seven ministers of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist), whose hope to become the largest party, if not with majority, in the CA was shattered last week resigned from the interimContinue reading “Humiliated By Stunning Defeat in Polls, UML Calls It A Day”

Nepal: A Troubled State (Analyzing the Latest Turmoil)

Update: The government has taken back the decision to hike the fuel prices this afternoon. As soon as government decision reached the streets, the protests started to subside. …………. Empirical study method is used to prepare the following article, which tries to diagnose the current incidences, leading to public unrest and strike, of the pastContinue reading “Nepal: A Troubled State (Analyzing the Latest Turmoil)”

So This is Nepal: Protests Against Fuel Price Hike Continue

So this is the state of affairs in Kathmandu and rest of urban Nepal: Normal life in the capital and different parts of the country have been crippled on the second consecutive day (today) due the demonstrations staged by students, trade unionists affiliated to the ruling parties and even commoners to press the government toContinue reading “So This is Nepal: Protests Against Fuel Price Hike Continue”

Filthy Face of Koirala: Sujata in the Cabinet

Sujata Koirala is the female counterpart of Paras in Nepali Congress politics. Girija Prasad Koirala, the octogenarian leader of the historic April 2006 revolution occasionally displays the wicked side of his face that is splashed with greed, hunger for power, nepotism and favoritism. Today we saw the same dirty face of the Prime Minister whoContinue reading “Filthy Face of Koirala: Sujata in the Cabinet”

For Prachanda, Nepal With King In Palace Is A Republic

Maoist Supremo Prachanda today claimed that a new era has begun with the ‘legitimate end of the monarchy’. Referring to yesterday’s decision of the interim parliament, the Maoist Chairman added that now a new era had dawned with the end of the monarchy. [Maoists submit names of its ministers: read here] Third Amendment of InterimContinue reading “For Prachanda, Nepal With King In Palace Is A Republic”

Nepal a Republic? Not Yet. Cool Down Comrades. Don't Party!

I am shocked, genuinely shocked, to see the Maoists partying and celebrating yesterday’s 23-point deal by equating that to the declaration of a republic. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Almost 98 days after the Maoist ministers’ withdrawal from the cabinet, the Prime Minister today “accepted” their resignations. Prachanda has said that the party willContinue reading “Nepal a Republic? Not Yet. Cool Down Comrades. Don't Party!”