Stories By 'TIKA R PRADHAN'
In his writ petition, Salam has claimed that Ansari was appointed just because he was a central committee member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party and his name was enlisted in the closed Proportional Representation list of the erstwhile CPN UML, which contradicts the principle that all officials of the commissions must be independent and not affiliated to any party.
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The government’s bid to further empower the prime minister by giving him the “sole authority” to mobilise the Army has not gone down well with the national defence force.
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The government’s decision to crack down on the Communist Party of Nepal, led by Netra Bikram Chand, and its activities is marred by ambiguities and experts say the move was made on the basis of assumptions rather than realistic assessment and that instructions to initiate action against the group lack clarity.
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The opposition party, Nepali Congress, has demanded that the government explain its interpretation of the democratic process based on “jana abhimat” pertaining to the demands of the Madhesi community as mentioned in the agreement signed with ‘free Madhes’ campaigner CK Raut two weeks ago.
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Former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party-Nepal Baburam Bhattarai has objected to the government’s bid to further empower the prime minister by allowing him the authority to recommend army deployment without holding a meeting of the National Security Council.
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Six years of struggle to generate momentum for creating a separate Madhes. In and out of jail for about a dozen times on various charges. Behind bars for five consecutive months since October last year.
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