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Nepal: Political Earth Quake- Nepali Congress Shocked and Surprised- Update No. 352

Note No. 787                                      Dated 10-Oct-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 3rd October, the three leftist parties, the UML, Maoist Centre led by Dahal and the Naya Shakti led by Baburam Bhattarai agreed to contest the next two tier elections under the same political banner and eventually form a single communist party.  This happened despite the fact that Dahal’s Maoist Centre continued to be a coalition partner of the present government led by the Nepali Congress.

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: “Action Paralysis” Continues: Update No. 340

Note No.  774                                  Dated 23-Nov-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Everything appears to be in a “stand still” position in Nepal.  No consensus could be reached on the promised constitutional amendments and the Terain-Janajathi outfit- the Federal Alliance has given an ultimatum to renew the stir in fifteen days if nothing is done.  Nothing is likely to be done either and we can expect more ultimatums to follow.

Nepal: Dahal 2.0. Will he do better this time? Update No. 337

Note No: 771                              Dated 30-Aug-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
Maoist Chief Dahal took over as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal on 3rd August.  
 
Dahal’s first stint as Prime Minister was a disappointing one.  He showed little statesmanship and was seen more as a leader of a party than as a leader of the nation.  
 

Nepal: Oli Resigns: Dahal of CPN- MC Poised to Take Over- Update No. 336

Note No. 769                                    Date 04 Aug-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Maoist Chief Dahal is poised to take over as Prime Minister in place of Oli.  Till the time of writing no other leader has registered for election to the post of Prime Minister, though there were reports from the valley that the former Speaker Nembang may be put up as a candidate from the UML.
 
Oli Resigns:
 

Nepal: Oli's Govt Fall Imminent: Dahal Pulls the “Rug”- Update No. 335

Note No. 768                                      Dated 21-Jul-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

On 12th July, the Maoist Centre of Nepal led by Dahal formally withdrew its support to Oli’s government.  The next day a no confidence motion against  Oli was filed in the Parliament.

Oli Defiant!

Nepal: PM’s Visit to China, Terai Agitation and Poor Economic Performance- Update No. 330

Note No. 762                                      Dated 12-Apr-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The devastating earthquake of 2015 in Nepal, followed by tardy progress in rehabilitation and reconstruction, the continuing deadlock over the new Constitution and poor economic performance in the current fiscal year should be cause for concern on the situation in Nepal.

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