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“The parties should be ashamed of themselves – the Congress, the Left Alliance, and the Madhesi leaders,” said Najbul Khan, a women’s activist and Congress candidate for parliament under the proportional representation (PR) system. Khan sustained …

The Nepali Congress today proposed to allocate four National Assembly seats for two Madhesi parties — the Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal in Province 2 and two for itself. NC leaders Gopal Man Shrestha, Ram Sharan Mahat …

But further, the Congress came to the people for this election with an incoherent alliance, cobbling together a coalition that included the Madhesi parties and the monarchist parties—parties of minority populations and the king. There was no way that …

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 …

Madhesi and Dalit women reported experiencing the highest proportions of psychological, physical and sexual spousal violence, with the Kewat, Musahar, Dusadh/Paswan/Pasi and Khatwe groups being among the 10 groups with the highest proportions of all three.

Chinese Maneuvers in Nepali Politics

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017

Selecting candidates has become a major issue that threatens to unravel the alliance. The NC and the two Madhesi parties are all influential in the eastern Terai and, thus, have to negotiate strong claims by its own candidates for nominations. The …

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 Stalinist parties form a new alliance

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

However, that constitution has faced severe criticism from the parties based on ethnic minorities, including the Madhesi and Janajati, for alleged discrimination against their communities. To placate the minorities and end violent protests, the government …

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.

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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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