Posts tagged ‘elections



Nepal defers local elections to June 23

Posted on: Monday, May 29, 2017

But the government is silent on two key demands of the Madhesi parties, namely the amendments in the new constitution to make it more Madehes-friendly and inclusive, and increasing the numbers of local level units in the plains known as Terai or Madhes.

India.com हिंदी Major Madhesi alliance set for fresh protest to boycott local elections …India.com हिंदीकाठमांडू| नेपाल में मधेश आधारित सात राजनीतिक दलों के गठबंधन ने 14 जून को मधेशी बहुल तराई क्षेत्र में होने वाले दूसरे …और अधिक »

At a press conference held in the Capital, the Madhesi parties under the banner of United Federal Alliance announced that they will launch series of protests in Southern Terai plains to disrupt election process. The alliance stated in its press release …

Madhesis to boycott local elections in Nepal

Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2017

After a meeting in Kathmandu, senior RJPN leaders said several accords between the government and Madhes-based parties had not implemented and cases against Madhesi leaders had not been withdrawn. The increase in new local government units in the Terai and …

The second phase of the local election, scheduled for 14 June, will be conducted by the Deuba government. However, the Madhesi parties have warned that they would not participate in the local elections and would instead disrupt the process, unless …

The government talks about broadening the constitution’s acceptability. But does that only mean placating the Madhesi parties? Doesn’t that include addressing the UML’s concerns? With some forces sticking to the demand for an amendment before the …

He said that more votes would be cast in Madhes as compared to hilly areas, as the Madhesi people are eager to participate in the elections. The Prime Minister assured that the election would address some demands of Madhes and some other demands would be …

The first local elections in 19 years have raised great expectations but also generated a lot of tension. Madhesi parties are protesting, demanding changes to the constitution before the vote. Encouraged by victories in India, Nepal’s Hindu monarchists …

RJP-N for postponing elections

Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Madhesi parties have been saying that constitution amendment is the prerequisite for them to participate in the second phase of the local elections. “We urged both the parties to abide by the agreement signed with us and create an environment to part …

Some good news has emanated on the constitutional amendment too. The government has introduced the Constitution amendment bill today, a commitment made to the Madhesi groups. The UML which wants to continue with its “nationalist image” is bound to …

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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.