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Nepal: PM Oli’s (un) Successful visit to India: Update No. 329

Note No. 761                                  Dated 02-Mar-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan     

Prime Minister Oli finally condescended to make an official six days visit to India from 19th February.  Despite some advice from his close friends to visit China first and thus give a message to India, he chose to wait for the supposed “blockade” to be withdrawn before he could visit Delhi.  There is an impression current in the valley that he has done India a “favour.”

Nepal: Cabinet moves for Constitutional Amendments-India “Delighted”- Update No. 325

Note No. 756                                 Dated 24-Dec-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 20th December, the Nepal Cabinet finally decided to move for constitutional amendments supposedly to please the marginalised communities including the Madhes groups. The Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa called up his Indian counterpart to inform her of the good news the same night.  India was delighted. 

Nepal: Tripartite Talks Fail: The Show goes on: Update No. 324

Note No. 755                                   Dated 15-Dec-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Talks Fail:
 
On the 10th of December, after many false starts the agitating Madhesi Group UDMF consisting of its four leaders met the representatives of the ruling coalition and the Nepali Congress leaders  at Singha Durbar to discuss the demands of the Madhesi leaders.
 
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