Maoists at the Gates of Singhadurbar

Many people in Kathmandu who were affected by the traffic jam caused by the Maoists today expressed their anger in personal conversation and twitter even as ex-rebels sang, danced and recited poems while picketing at the front gate of the central administrative complex of Nepal. Thousands of Maoist cadres reached in front of Singha DurbarContinue reading “Maoists at the Gates of Singhadurbar”

Feud and Power Struggle Within the Maoist Party

Who should become the Prime Minister of a Maoist led government? The answer which depends on whom you ask in the Maoist party, it appears, has kicked off another round of power struggle within the former rebel organization. Oh… the power! It changes people, makes people and breaks people. Most people that is, and MaoistsContinue reading “Feud and Power Struggle Within the Maoist Party”

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”