Constitution became more of a political than constitutional document
Nilamber Acharya, Nepal’s former envoy to India, who was involved in drafting two of Nepal’s most recent constitutions, on eight years of constitution implementation and the prime minister’s recent foreign visits.
Double standard of political leadership on school education is problematic
Educationist Bidya Nath Koirala, professor at Tribhuvan University and a member of the High Level National Education Commission, on different aspects of School Education bill.
CIB probes into Lalita Niwas and gold smuggling cases are non-partisan
Additional Inspector General of Police Kiran Bajracharya, who is also the chief of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), which is investigating the Lalita Niwas land grab scam and 60 kg gold scam, on what transpired during the investigation.
We cannot escape great power politics but we can leverage it for our benefit
Nishchal N Pandey, director of Centre for South Asian Studies, a Kathmandu-based think-tank, on the conduct of foreign envoys in Kathmandu and about Nepal’s overall foreign policy failings.
House obstruction is not the way to go
Subas Chandra Nembang, UML vice-chair, on UML’s modus operandi, the possibility of the party’s reunion with former comrades, and the rumours about former President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s possible return to party politics.
You cannot mistrust people’s representatives on every issue
Ramesh Lekhak, Nepali Congress chief whip, on the government’s performance, internal dynamics in the party and its relations with the main opposition and vital issue of transitional justice.
Our democracy will function only if communists are democratised
Daman Nath Dhungana, speaker of the first Parliament elected after the 1990 political change, on latest parliamentary obstructions and the failure of the political parties to act responsibly to make Nepal’s legislative process functional.
‘No decision made in RSP without discussions’
Sumana Shrestha, central committee member of RSP and a federal lawmaker, on her experience as a lawmaker, the current health of her party as well as national politics.
‘Maoist party will amend statute to pick top leaders through elections’
Lekhnath Neupane, a CPN (Maoist Centre) central committee member, on a legion of issues related to both the party and the government raised during the central committee meeting.
State of impunity wrecking our university system
There is a criminal gang that benefits by extorting the university. They work for the mafia in education.
‘Nepali Congress today is not driven by the right values’
Historian Rajesh Gautam on the historical evolution of the Nepali Congress and its current course.
‘Parties in Socialist Front know parliamentary system doesn’t work’
Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’, general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal, on a host of issues including the Socialist Front and the party’s opinion on the MCC and the BRI.
‘Political parties have agreed to all proposed revisions in electoral laws’
Ram Prasad Bhandari, election commissioner, on provisions in election management draft bill and their execution.
‘The CIAA should have prosecuted former prime ministers too’
Khem Raj Regmi, former government secretary and former chairperson of Transparency International Nepal, shares his assessment of the government’s handling of fake Bhutanese refugee scam and fresh investigation into the Lalita Niwas scam
‘Nepali Congress should neither be nervous nor complacent’
Nepali Congress Central Committee Member Minendra Rijal on recent rumours about a change in ruling coalition as well as internal Congress politics after most recent national elections and by-polls.
‘The central bank should regulate cooperatives’
Gauri Bahadur Karki, former chairperson of the Special Court, who headed an inquiry commission formed to look into troubled saving and credit cooperatives, on the current crisis in the cooperatives.
‘Only a political settlement can solve the Koshi crisis’
CPN (Maoist Centre) central committee member Ajambar Rai Kangmang on recent protests against the naming of Koshi province and possible ways to resolve it.
We should not accept India’s dominance in energy production
You cannot have sound economic partnership with any country without first removing the political baggage.
PM Modi has offered to settle boundary dispute through talks: PM Dahal
“For the first time, an Indian prime minister has announced in a press conference that the border issue will be resolved through dialogue,” says Dahal.
‘As the case is open, top leaders may still be prosecuted’
Former Deputy Inspector General Hemanta Malla Thakuri on different dimensions of the fake Bhutanese refugee scam and its investigation.