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Nepal: Nepali Congress and UML Should Shed their Mutual distrust: Update No.293

Note No: 712           Dated 12-Mar-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It does not need a rocket scientist to assess that a working and a sincere alliance between the two major parties- the Nepali Congress and the UML is a must for the promulgation of a new constitution and for ensuring suitable atmosphere for constitution writing. The primary task of the government is to get the new draft ready and get it promulgated withing one year as was promised.

Bhutan: The Refugee Issue. PM Koirala of Nepal speaks to PM Tobgay. Update No. 104

Note No. 711                                        Dated 11-Mar-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

While attending the BIMSTEC Conference in Myanmar, Prime Minister Koirala took the opportunity to speak to his Bhutanese counterpart on the still "unresolved" issue of the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.

This happened when both leaders were participating in the Third Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical ad Economic Cooperation.

Nepal: Sushil Koirala takes over as Prime Minister: Update No. 292

Note No. 709                                         Dated 14-Feb- 2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
After failing to work out a consensus among the parties, the two major parties- the Nepali Congress and the UML with a few fringe parties, elected the veteran Nepali Congress Parliamentary leader Sushil Koirala as the 37th Prime Minister with 405 votes for and 148 members against in the election conducted on the 10th of February.
 

Nepal- Post Elections: The State of the Parties: Update No. 291

Note No. 708                                           Dated 27-Jan-2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

After a delay of over two months, the interim Parliament convened on Jan 22 with the veteran 86 year old Surya Bahadur Thapa in the chair. 

Nepal: Parties Back to their Old Ways Despite a Fresh Mandate: Update No. 290

Note No. 706                                        Dated 27-Dec-2013
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Despite a successful election with an  overwhelming and peaceful participation of the people, the political parties have gone back to their old ways and no effort is being made to quickly convene the parliament and go ahead with the constitution making process.  In one sense, nothing has changed and this is sad.
 

Nepal: Post Election Scenario: Challenges Ahead: Update No. 289

Note No 705       Dated 7-12-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Election Commission formally announced the results of the elections to the second Constituent Assembly on 3rd December. 

Quite unexpectedly, the UCPN (M) of Dahal, TMDP, the Sadhbavana splinter groups, MJF (Republican) and other fringe parties boycotted the press meet on the grounds that the voting was rigged- a typical stand of the "losers"

Nepal: Second CA Polls on 19th- Victory for the People: Update No. 287

Note No: 702          Dated   20-Nov-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Despite the threats of using violent means to disrupt the elections by the CPN(Maoist- Baidya Group), the people of Nepal ignored the threats and voted in large numbers for the second Constituent Assembly Polls.

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