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Maoist lock, Nepali key

Article Date: 
5 May 2009

After two days of constitutional and political crisis, the politics of Nepal took another twist when prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ("Prachanda') announced on the afternoon of 4 May 2009 that he would resign from leadership of the government. Towards the end of a fourteen-minute speech full of tirades against political opponents and pot-shots directed at New Delhi, Dahal suddenly announced that he was leaving his post.

Article Author: 
Kanak Mani Dixit
Article Source: 
Himal Magazine via Open Democracy

Political Shenanigans in Nepal Continue Apace

By: on 4 May 2009

If you've been following our news section on Nepal, you may have noted that Comrade Prachanda has resigned as the head of the Nepalese Government.  Prachanda is the head of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), also simply known as 'The Maoists' in the press- though I do believe there are other groups of Maoists operating in Nepal.  A facebook friend was kind enough to start a conversation about this on his/her status message and I thought I would continue in that vein here.  I am writing with the understanding that I&

Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Resigns

Article Date: 
4 May 2009

Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Monday amid a power struggle over his firing of the army chief, saying he was stepping down to salvage democracy in the country and the peace process that brought the Himalayan nation out of a bloody decade-long civil war.

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Prachanda’s party entered into competitive politics after signing a peace deal in 2006, ending a decade-long Maoist rebellion. He became prime minister in August after four months of political wrangling; in May, the nation’s elected constituent assembly declared the nation a federal republic, ending 239 years of Hindu monarchy.

NC objects recruitment in PLA

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has objected the fresh recruitment drive of People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Speaking at a press meet on Tuesday, vice president of the party Ram Chandra Poudel said PLA’s decision to start new recruitments is objectionable as PLA is under the Army Integration Committee - which comprises representatives from all major political parties and against the norms of the peace accord.

Article Source: 
Nepalnews.com

Maoists discuss increasing party intervention in government undertakings

Article Date: 
24 Feb 2009

The Unified CPN (Maoist) on Tuesday mulled over putting more muscle behind the government’s initiatives to ensure its “effective implementation” .

A meeting of the Government Mobilization Department recently formed by the party held discussion on making the government programmes as well as its implementation part “more effective”.

Reports quoted sources having access to the meeting as saying there was also discussion on increasing party intervention in the government programmes to ensure its effective implementation.

Article Source: 
nepalnews.com

Splinter Maoist groups join hands to form a new party

Article Date: 
24 Feb 2009

Kathmandu, Feb 24: Two independent Maoist groups in Nepal have decided to join hands to form a 'nationalist party' which could work for the welfare of the people.

Terai leader Matrika Yadav, who broke the Unified CPN-Maoist last month and Mani Thapa, who heads Revolutionary Left Wing (RLW), the breakaway faction of UCPN-M, have decided to merge their parties to form the new party.

The decision was taken at a two-day meeting here in which representatives of both parties participated, Mani Thapa said, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Article Source: 
Zeenews.com
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