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Nepal: In a Messy State? Update No. 342

Note No. 777                                  Dated 04-Jan-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It is more than a year and a half that the new constitution was promulgated.  Yet there has been no progress at all in implementation as the parties are still quarreling over reconfiguration of different provinces.

Nepal: Madhesi Groups Accept the New Amendments: A Welcome Move - Update No. 341

Note No. 776                                    Dated 12-Dec-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

After much dilly dallying and hesitation, the main Madhesi group SLMM- Samyukta Loktantric Madhesi Morcha agreed to accept the new amendments to the constitution which in their view addresses three of their concerns-namely citizenship, representation in the Upper house and on the working language in the provinces.

Nepal: Local Bodies Elections and Challenges Ahead: Update no. 338

Note No. 772                             Dated 29-Sep-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
According to the Constitution, the Nepal government will have to complete elections to the local bodies, regional  and the national levels by 21 January 2018.  
 

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: Coalition Government Finally Moving Amendments to Constitution: Update No. 323

Note No. 754                                 Dated 26-Nov-2015
 
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
 
The Coalition Government led by K.P. Oli has finally decided to move amendments to constitution.  These relate to two of the three major issues that had led to the present agitation.  These amendments were suggested by the former Sushil Koirala led government but held in abeyance for over a month for reasons best known to them.  
 

Nepal: A Nation Divided By a New Constitution: Update No. 318

Note No. 747                     Dated 25-Sept-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
At last, the Koirala Government appears to have realised the seriousness of the situation.  The top three leaders who in the words of their own Baburam Bhattarai had transformed themselves into a “ruling class” met at Baluwatar yesterday and decided to withdraw the army to its barracks, provided the protests are peaceful.
 

Nepal: Violence in Southern Nepal: Mainstream Political Leaders should review their stand: Update No. 313

Note No. 741                  Dated 28-Aug-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
I had always maintained that without solving the contentious issue of the delineation of provinces, the drafting of the new constitution cannot be completed.  This was the most serious issue affecting the Madhesi and the Janajathi groups and some solution should have been found before the final draft copy was handed over to the Speaker.
 
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