Stories By 'Ajaya Bhadra Khanal'
In the recent months, there are three significant observations to be made. Civil society and the political opposition is growing weaker, the incidences and magnitude of corruption are increasing, and the KP Oli government is tightening political control through authoritarian policies and edicts.
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Just before Dashain in 2018, the Oli government brought a policy limiting sugar imports, triggering a massive rise in sugar prices in the market. The sugar policy was brought to ‘protect’ the domestic farmers and industries.
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The recent appointments of five justices to the Supreme Court and 18 judges to the High Court display the extent to which our ‘democratic’ system has broken down.
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When Pushpa Kamal Dahal became the prime minister in 2008, the Maoists began to call for a new national security policy.
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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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