Ruling party wants to gag its leaders to suppress criticism and dissent
In a recent circular, the Nepal Communist Party has asked its members to refrain from making comments on the party, leadership, government and policies and warned of action if they fail to abide by the diktat.
Bamdev Gautam sworn in as a member of National Assembly
President Bidya Devi Bhandari had nominated Gautam in the Upper House as per the recommendation of the government.
Thirty months of poor governance and weak opposition
Despite a huge electoral mandate, the ruling Nepal Communist Party has failed to deliver on many fronts and the main opposition Nepali Congress has been a mute spectator.
In the ruling party, leaders’ focus has been on one-upmanship—not Covid-19
The party leadership squandered crucial months and multiple meetings bickering over their individual interests, ignoring the most pressing issues of the present time, insiders say.
Ruling party tug-of-war ends, but leaders wonder how long truce will last
Proposal by chairs Oli and Dahal commits a lot while failing to address some key issues, so irritants are likely to emerge sooner rather than later, insiders say.
NCP leadership calls on cadres to stop criticising party on social media
Leaders and experts see this as a step to shrink democratic space within the party as well as the larger society and it will be opposed.
Nepali Congress leaders trade verbal barbs over 14th general convention
While Deuba’s rivals accuse him of trying to postpone the event, allies say such allegations are baseless.
Can Gautam become a minister? Depends which Article gets invoked.
While Article 78 (4) bars him from going to Cabinet for losing elections, Article 76 (9) may allow him to become minister once he is sworn into the National Assembly. But opinions among legal experts are divided.
Yubaraj Khatiwada resigns as finance and communication minister
Resignation comes a day after the ruling Nepal Communist Party decided to send Bamdev Gautam instead of Khatiwada to the National Assembly.
Ruling party decision on Gautam is mockery of democracy, experts say
Nepal Communist Party decides to send Bamdev Gautam, who lost parliamentary elections in 2017, to the National Assembly.
Uncertainty over convention date hasn’t deterred Congress leadership hopefuls from vying for support
Deuba has to first contend with Nidhi and Shrestha from his own faction while Poudel has the challenge of first appeasing those from his alliance if he is to challenge the incumbent.
Ruling party has a host of issues to deal with. But it is dealing with ambitions of a leader who lost the elections
Bamdev Gatuam has once again renewed his demand that he be taken to the National Assembly as promised back in February.
As Janata Samajbadi Party attempts to conclude unity, Province 2 government likely to have an impact
Insiders say a change of guard in Province 2 while the unified force integrates committees of the constituent parties and divides work for top leaders.
Ruling party’s Secretariat meeting scheduled for Saturday postponed until September 3
The meeting has been deferred in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases.
In Nepal Communist Party, the two chairs are the party
Party insiders say months-long wrangling has ended, for now, after Oli and Dahal reached some understanding, giving a semblance of calm to the party.
NCP task force suggestion throws future of MCC into confusion
It tells the leadership to ask for amendments and modifications into the $500 million pact but at best supplementary agreement may only be possible, insiders say.
Despite call for changes in Nepali Congress, old guard clings on to power
With six months to go for the general convention, alliances are being built, but younger leaders are not ready to take over.
Ruling party task force recommends Oli lead government, Dahal party
The six-member committee calls for a Cabinet reshuffle at the centre and in the provinces to end conflict, but suggestions are non-binding.
Parliamentary Secretariat refuses to entertain lawmaker Rauniyar’s application seeking explanation for his suspension
Rauniyar, the owner of notorious Pappu Construction, claims he has the constitutional right to know because the matter concerning him and his company is a matter of public concern.
Conflict in ruling party hits governance hard
Ministers busy resolving internal conflicts, bureaucrats don’t want to take risks in a fluid situation, experts say.