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Nepal: Successful Conduct of Second Phase of Local Body Polls: Update No. 351

Note No. 786                           Dated 3-July-2017
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Nepal: Deuba Takes over as 40th Prime Minister Update No. 350

Note No. 785      Dated  27-June-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepali Congress took over as 40th Prime Minister on 6th June on the basis of an understanding with former PM Dahal who resigned after the first phase of the Local Body Elections.
 

Nepal: Dahal Steps Down: update No. 349

Note No. 784                                    Dated 28-May-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Prime Minister Dahal tendered his resignation to the President on 24th May.  Dahal said that he is doing it in pursuance of a commitment he made to the Nepali Congress ten months ago.
 

Nepal: First Phase of Local Polls Successfully Concluded: Update No. 348

Note No. 783                                    Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan                                                                       

It is to the credit of the Election Commission of Nepal that it conducted successfully the first phase of local elections on May 14 despite many hiccups and hurdles.

The election by itself was a stupendous task with nominations for 13,356 seats in 283 local units of 34 districts of three provinces- 3, 4 and 6.

Nepal: Madhesi Groups agree to participate in Local Elections: Update No. 347

Note No. 782                                     Dated 24-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Sanhgiya Gathabandhan that includes the Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum, the newly formed Rashtriya Janata Party as well as a few other parties of Janajathis, finally agreed to withdraw the proposed agitation and participate in the local body elections scheduled for 14th May this year.

Nepal: Madhesi Groups should not start a new agitation on the Constitutional Amendment- Update No. 346

Note No. 781                                      Dated 17-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 12th of April, Dahal’s government formally withdrew its previous amendment bill and registered a fresh one.  This new bill does meet some of the demands made by the Madhesi groups, though not all.  As expected, the UML, more out of its cussedness has opposed the bill on the ground that the party was not consulted before hand!

Nepal: Trigger happy Police Kill Five protestors in Rajbiraj: Update No. 345

Note No. 780                                     Dated 07-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In an incident on 7th April at Maleth in Saptari district, the Police opened fire on a group of Madhesis who were protesting against the convening of a rally led by former Prime Minister K.P.Oli and the UML in their programme of “Mechi to Mahakali.”  This rally was supposed to mobilise the public for the coming local elections on May 14 that was being strongly opposed by the Madhesi front.  

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