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Nepal: Madhesi Groups Splitting Again? - Update No. 361

Note No. 797                                        Dated 07-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Ever since the General election results were known, both the Madhesi groups have been in talks with the UML leaders for joining the government provided their basic bottom line demand of amending the constitution is accepted. We had also in the updates said that it is in the interest of the Madhesis and in the larger interest of stability of the country that the two groups join the government.

Nepal: Use the China Card for getting more leverage with India- K.P. Oli- Update No. 360

Note No. 796                              Dated 23-Feb-2018
By Dr. Chandrasekharan
 
K.P.Oli, the chairman of the UML and now the 41st Prime Minister Nepal, in an interview with the South China Morning Post, Hongkong made three very significant points in Nepal’s relations with China and India.  These were 
 
1.  He wants to deepen the ties with China to explore more options and get more leverage in dealing with India and in keeping with the times.
 

Nepal: Red Star over Nepal - No Need to Panic - Update No. 355

Note No. 790                                    Dated 15-Nov-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The Grand Surge:
 

Nepal: Post blockade political Dynamics and Elections: Update No. 354

Note No. 789                       Dated 9-Nov-2017
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It is unfortunate but true that in any political discourse in Kathmandu Valley, the expression “post blockade” politics often comes out from many people including those who were considered friendly to India.
 

Nepal: The Grand Leftist Alliance and its Aftershocks: update No. 353

Note No. 788                                      Dated 24-Oct-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The Grand Leftist Alliance forged on October 3 by the two major Communist Parties and the newly formed Naya Shakti of Baburam Bhattarai took the political circles by surprise. 
 

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!

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