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Nepal: PM Oli Makes Last Ditch Efforts to Stay on

Paper No. 6617                     Dated 9-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
As one Analyst said, the current politcal turmoil in Nepal can be described as a fight between Oli with his naked arrogance and Dahal with his unfettered ambition.  
 
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Nepal: PM Oli on his way out? Is NCP Splitting?

Paper No. 6610                        Dated 1-July-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It was a disastrous week fo Prime Minister Oli.  His nationalistic rhetoric had no takers in his party and most of the Standing Committee members were unequivocal in demanding his resignation not only the post of Party Chairman but also the post of Prime Minister in the last meeting held on 30th June.
 
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Nepal:PM Oli’s Position-Shaky?

Paper No. 6609                       Dated 27-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
 
Having run out of Gas in pushing for ultra nationalist (read Anti Indian) rhetoric regarding the dispute of Kalapani area,  Oli has been brought down to earth by his colleagues to face the realities in handling(mis) of the Spread of Wuhan Virus and for taking unilateral decisions without taking the top party leadership into confidence in all his decisions.
 

Nepal: Oli Needling India and looks for distractions to Save his Seat.

Paper No.  6607                             Dated 23-June-2020
By Dr. Chandrasekharan
 
According to one Indian Channel that covers Nepal extensively, Nepal is crossing all redlines to challenge India.  It adds that “Silence” is not a solution.
 

Nepal: Constitution Amendment Bill Passed: For PM Oli what next?

Paper No. 6604                     Dated 20-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As expected the Upper House- (National Assembly) passed the 2nd Constitution Amendment Bill of redrawing its official map including the disputed areas of Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lekh and Kalapani.  The Presidential seal was given on the same evening of 18th and thus the authentication of the inclusion of the disputed area under Article 274 (10) of the Constitution was complete.
 
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Nepal: Racing ahead to Pass the Constitution Amendment Bill in the National Assembly:

Paper No. 6601                    Dated 17-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
Racing to Pass the Bill in the National Assembly:
 
Having passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill on the new map that includes the disputed areasn in the Parliament, Nepal is racing ahead to get the Bill passed in the National Assembly.
 

Nepal: Constitution Amendment Bill on New Map Passed- An Unwise Move:

Paper No. 6597                                  Dated 14-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On Saturday, 13th of June, Nepal’s Parliament passed the Constitution Amendment Bill in  approving the New map that included the disputed areas of Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani by 258 votes in a house of 275.  It is said that one lone member from former RJP, Sarita Giri tried to oppose the bill but was forced to withdraw by her party leaders.
 

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