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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.

Nepal: Political Earth Quake

Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

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.

India would like to see NC revive, and stitch a broader alliance with Maoists and Madhesi parties to ensure ‘democratic forces’ win in general and provincial elections in November. This has become even more urgent due to the wider geopolitical tension …

A bestseller that is currently making waves is Amish Tripathi’s Sita: Warrior of Mithila. To my mind it represents a new trend in an already popular genre. I am not sure what to call it, perhaps, mytho-fantasy rather than fantasy-thriller. Essentially …

The elections were originally supposed to be held on one day. They were split into two rounds following threats of a boycott from the Madhesi, a minority group living along the border with India. The first round was held in mid-May in three of Nepal’s …

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda presiding over a meeting between the ruling and Madhesi parties. It struck a deal with the Madhesi parties. [Photo courtesy of PM personal secretariat] Nepal is bracing for local elections being held almost in …

The rest will be divided among the pro-monarchy Rastriya Prajatantra Party (which attracts those dissatisfied with all post-2006 changes, including the abolition of monarchy) and the various Madhesi parties (which have been able to do well in niche areas …

Speaking at the meeting, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) lawmaker Gita Rana demanded threshold less than three percent votes, claiming that the threshold of three percent votes would bar the political parties with new concepts.

Political Hinduism

Posted on: Monday, Mar 20, 2017

When Nepal adopted a constitution in 2015, he barely said anything about the Madhesi demands. He, however, condemned the document as it made Nepal a secular, rather than a Hindu, state. It is too early to clearly decide what Adityanath’s appointment will …

He appealed to agitating Madhesi parties to participate in the local polls. Kathmandu: Nepal’s main opposition leader K P Sharma Oli on Wednesday appealed to agitating Madhesi parties to participate in the local polls, saying elections are essential for …

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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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