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Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. The polls are a major …

Immediately, Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Deuba called on forces such as the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal and Madhesi parties like Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) to join a “broader …

They would like a stronger voice within the political system, which they feel discriminates against them. Seven Madhesi paties are campaigning as a political bloc. The Nepali Congress has promised to amend the constitution to further include Madhesi …

Following the adoption of the new Constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group, mostly of Indian-origin, protested for months, saying they were not getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. Violent clashes not …

3 pc threshold proposed for parliamentary polls

Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

In the second Constituent Assembly elections held in 2013, only six political parties — Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center), Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPPN), Madhesi People’s Rights Forum-Democratic and RPP– had secured more than three …

The next and final phase of the local polls is set for 14 June, when the restive southern Terai region home to the ethnic Madhesi population, will vote. The House meeting was initially slated for 11 am, which was then rescheduled to 3 pm, but Speaker …

“The government wants to go ahead by bringing the agitating Madhesi parties and the main opposition CPN-UML on board. If a consensus remains at bay, a House process is a democratic means of sorting out the issue,” she said. The bill will be presented in …

Sinha said although he belonged to Madhesi community, he would adjudicate cases as per the constitution and the laws. Sinha said the court should not be unnecessarily constrained by the proceedings to deliver timely justice. Raut said he would deliver …

Parliamentary committee visits KC

Posted on: Monday, Jul 18, 2016

Ten out of the 44 committee members, including lawmakers from Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist-Centre) and Madhesi Forum, went to meet KC who is on his eighth fast unto death. None of the CPN-UML legislators was in the team. Secretary of CPN-UML Yogesh …

The 15-strong PHSC has six members from the NC, four from the CPN-UML, two from the CPN (Maoist Centre) and one each from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik. One lawmaker from Madhesi parties is yet to be …

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