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In Province Number 2 that is located close to the border with India, Madhesi parties took the lead in initial counts. If the alliance of the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre bags a majority of the seats in the assemblies, Nepal will have communists in key …

The Congress conundrum

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

With the federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections fast approaching, the country’s oldest party feels as though it is being squeezed between the leftist alliance and the Madhesi alliance. The polls are a democratic exercise, yet they have …

Sharma is promoting his election campaign by organizing health camps. Political observers say that it will be much easier for the NC to woo voters from the Tharu-Madhesi majority areas after influential leader of the region, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar …

Nepali Congress releases election manifesto

Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017

The paper states that the NC would take a lead in amending the constitution for addressing the concerns of the Madhesi people with an aim to make it broadly acceptable. The party document blames the UML for the failure of Parliament to endorse the charter …

Nepali Congress and Nepal Democratic Forum unified

Posted on: Monday, Oct 16, 2017

The unification was needed to make the constitution enforcement effective, further consolidate the base of democracy and to address the issues concerning Madhesi, Tharu, indigenous nationalities, marginalised and women at the backdrop when attempts were …

Nepal Loktantrik Forum unifies with Nepali Congress

Posted on: Monday, Oct 16, 2017

A former Congress leader, Gachhadar had won elections in 1991, 1994 and 1999 under the NC banner. He joined Madhesi Janadhikar Forum led by Upendra Yadav in 2008 after being expelled by the NC. He won the 2008 Constitution Assembly Election with the MJF.

Congress, NLF to seal unification deal today

Posted on: Monday, Oct 16, 2017

A former Congress leader, Gachhadar had won elections in 1991, 1994 and 1999 under the NC banner. He joined Madhesi Janadhikar Forum led by Upendra Yadav in 2008 after being expelled by the NC. He won the 2008 Constitution Assembly Election with the MJF.

In the last election to the Madhesi majority province No. 2. , the Nepali Congress led with 40 seats followed by the Madhesi groups RJPN of Mahant Thakur and FSFN of Upendra Yadav with 25 and 26 respectively, followed by Maoist centre with 21 and the UML 18.

“The UML should change its current stance on Madhes and accept the demands of the Madhesi people.” Political analyst Chandra Kishore Jha, however, said these preliminary results were expected. “I was of the view that the NC and the UML would fight …

We are running live news updates on Nepal local election results 2017, stay with us. Province number 2, considered the Madhesi heartland, recorded a voter percentage of 73 per cent in the Nepal local elections. “The way public voted in the elections by …

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About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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