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Madhesi parties may struggle to keep Siraha

Posted on: Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

As the alliance of left political parties increases its hold in the district, the common candidates of the Madhesi parties for the December 7 polls struggle to retain their hold. Candidates of the left alliance, the democratic alliance and the Madhesi …

Lingden also started feeling frustrated after this party merged with the Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF). He recently became part of the Nepali Congress (NC), the party many criticized as being anti-identity when identity politics was at its height.

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 …

Madhes parties, NC to join forces against left bloc

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

“We have submitted a list to the NC and hope there will be agreement in 20 seats,” said a Madhesi leader requesting anonymity. Out of the 32 constituencies, both the NC and the Madhes-based parties have claimed to win at least 16 seats. If there is …

NC joins forces with five parties for poll alliance

Posted on: Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

The NC started reaching out to the Rastriya Janta Party-Nepal (RJP-N), the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik, the Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party and the Pashupati Shumsher Rana-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Prajatantrik) and the Sanghiya …

Madhes parties in merger talks with NC, UML

Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Some Madhesi leaders have already started siding with either the UML or the Nepali Congress. Around a dozen leaders affiliated to the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal including Hridayesh Tripathi have decided to contest the federal and parliamentary elections …

They have tried to project UML as an “anti-Madhesi” party and the party with “anti-development” agenda. While the NC, Maoist Center and RJPN have maintained that Madhesi people won’t get their due rights until the constitution is amended …

As many as 11 people were killed only in Saptari in last two years during the protests organized by Madhesi parties. But none of the members of any martyr family has been nominated by any Madhesi party in the local polls. Raut is the only candidate at the …

Those very leaders have now become hated figures in the eyes of the flood victims. “During the protests, they urged the Madhesi sons and daughters to give up their life. But when we are in need now, they only care about fulfilling the formalities by …

Most of the party’s district committees have recommended multiple names for a single seat due to infighting among senior Madhesi leaders like Matrika Yadav and Prabhu Sha, to secure seats for their loyalists. “Like in the past, our party is planning to …

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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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