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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: PM Dahal Announces Local Body Elections - Madhesi Groups Unhappy: Update No. 344

Note No. 779                                    Dated 02-Mar-2017

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

On 21st February, after a marathon Cabinet Meeting, Prime Minister Dahal announced that the Local Body Elections will be held in May 14 in one go.  The elections were last held in 1997.

Nepal: Impeachment of CIAA Chief: UML has the Last Laugh: Update No. 339

Note No. 773                                   Dated 02-Nov-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Riding on a popular wave of nationalism and anti Indianism, the UML led by K. P. Oli appears to be calling the shots.  They have the numbers and no amendment to the Constitution is possible without their support.

Nepal: Indo-Nepal Relation Reaches a New Low: Update No. 332

 
Note No. 765                                    Dated 12-May-2016
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
With the recall and dismissal of the Nepalese Ambassador to India for conniving with India to “topple” Oli’s government, Indo Nepal Relations reached a new “low.”    Added to this was the sudden and abrupt cancellation of the visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to India.
 
Operation “Topple”:
 

Nepal: Post Election Scenario: Challenges Ahead: Update No. 289

Note No 705       Dated 7-12-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Election Commission formally announced the results of the elections to the second Constituent Assembly on 3rd December. 

Quite unexpectedly, the UCPN (M) of Dahal, TMDP, the Sadhbavana splinter groups, MJF (Republican) and other fringe parties boycotted the press meet on the grounds that the voting was rigged- a typical stand of the "losers"

Nepal: Second CA Elections: Too many surprises: Update No. 288

Note No. 704                     Dated 24-Nov-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It looks that this is a season for surprises in the South Asian region. First was the national election in Bhutan where the party that was trailing way behind won in the run off with a clear majority.

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