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”

Maoist Combatants, in Theory, are Now Under Nepal Government

There would be prohibition for conducting political training to the Maoist army personnel inside or outside the cantonments. The Special Committee overseeing the Maoist combatants on Thursday (yesterday) endorsed the directive related to the supervision, command and control, and code of conduct to be enforced on the Maoist army personnel living at the UN monitoredContinue reading “Maoist Combatants, in Theory, are Now Under Nepal Government”

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”

UN Secretary General’s Observations on Nepal

Observations part of the UN Secretary-General’s Report presented at the Security Council 8 September 28. Nepal’s peace process remains stalled, with few signs of a consensual way forward. The major parties are preoccupied by profound internal fissures and the question of power-sharing. While the extension of the Constituent Assembly by one year averted a graveContinue reading “UN Secretary General’s Observations on Nepal”

Looking for a Prime Minister: Seventh Failed Attempt

For the record: Even the seventh round of the prime ministerial election in the House today failed to elect a chief executive, thanks to the CPN-UML‘s and Madhes-based parties’ neutral stance. Now, the country will have to wait for nearly three weeks to see another round of the drama of the prime ministerial election. TheContinue reading “Looking for a Prime Minister: Seventh Failed Attempt”