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Roadmap of Modi Government in India-View from Nepal

Paper No. 5713                                       Dated 02-Jun-2014

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

Immediately after swearing as 15th Prime Minister of India at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Narendra Modi gave very important message to the nation. He said that the new government under him had the mandate for "development" and "good governance" and he would focus on scripting a glorious future for India.

The View from Nepal: Indian General Election 2014: Growing Expectations from Modi

Paper No. 5707                                        Dated 22-May-2014

Guest Column by Dr. Hari Bansh Jha

The Indian voters have given clear verdict in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, the lower house of parliament. Apart from winning election from Varanasi, the 63-year old Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, won the elections in Vadodara in Gujrat by over 570,000 votes, which is a record in itself.

Nepal: Sushil Koirala Roundly criticised for inertia in Government: Update No 296

Note No. 717                                             Dated 19-May-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It was no surprise that in the parliamentary meeting of the Nepali Congress held at the PM’s residence on 3rd May, a large number of members roundly criticised PM Sushil Koirala for not exercising the PM’s power fully and for creating an inertia in the government by not taking decisions in time. Mr. Koirala is not seen to have been moved by the internal criticisms levelled against him.

Nepal: Koirala Government Moving Slowly and not Steadily! - Update No. 295

Note No. 714                                         Dated 18-Apr-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It is generally agreed that the main task of the present Koirala government should be to get on with constitution making within one year. This urgency has been reflected in almost all the manifestos of the parties during the November elections and continued to be mouthed now and then.  But the ground realities appear to be different!
 

Nepal: Why All this fuss over Local Elections? : Update No. 294

Note No. 713          Dated 20-March-2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

One notices that the present government of Nepal led by the Nepali Congress-UML combine gets into unnecessary and trivial controversies that would only further delay its primary task of getting a new constitution in time. In this process, the faith the people had put in them in electing them in overwhelming numbers in the last interim assembly elections also gets eroded.

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.

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