Stories By 'Ajaya Bhadra Khanal'
In 1948, Rana Prime Minister Padma Shum Shere Jung Bahadur Rana sought to exercise the “supreme authority” vested to him through the sacred Panja-patras by the Shree Panch Maharajadhirajas of Nepal to promulgate a new constitution and abort an imminent political revolution.
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Whatever the final tally, two new emerging political forces, Bibeksheel Nepali and Sajha Party, have bulldozed their way into people’s consciousness.
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A few weeks ago, a photograph from Saptari summed up Nepal’s social reality. The stark image showed hundreds of Madhesi youths lining up to enlist in the temporary security apparatus for local elections.
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The Nepali populace is impatient to embark on the path to prosperity. The next logical step would be to hold a round of elections at three different levels and focus on economic development.
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As Nepal’s economic prospects expand, who benefits and how will depend on the success of its democratic system
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As final negotiations take place among the mainstream parties over the current political deadlock, considerable challenges remain ahead for Nepali politics.
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