Posts tagged ‘vote



Vote counting in hills excites tarai

Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2017

It seems, the Madhesi people are counting the days to take part in the second round of local elections slated for June 14. Discussions on who won and who lost with what vote margin are common at almost every tea stall, crossroads and shop. Like many people …

Another nine million Nepalis are eligible to vote in the second phase of elections set for June 14 that includes the restive southern plains where Madhesi groups are demanding constitutional change to address their grievances.

Nepal has been witnessing political instability. Although major Madhesi group, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has decided to boycott the first phase of polls, two other Madhesi parties, Federal Socialist Party and Madhesi Peoples Forum Democratic would …

Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nepal has been witnessing political instability. A threat by the minority Madhesi community to boycott the local polls unless the constitution is rewritten is what has forced the government to hold the elections in two phases. The polls are Nepal’s first …

Meanwhile, Thapa claimed that he had been actively engaged in dialogues with agitating Madhesi parties since the day he joined Cabinet. “We have participated in the government for the guarantee of elections and the Constitution implementation while a …

UDMF sets new condition to vote for Dahal

Posted on: Monday, Aug 1, 2016

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has presented a proposal before the taskforce to vote for CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in the prime ministerial election. UDMF, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Centre …

Mr. Oli was elected in October during a flare of anger toward India. The Madhesi, an ethnic group in the country’s south with close cultural ties to India, were demanding revisions to the new Constitution. India, which has long monopolized fuel supplies …

Two key allies — Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal (Democratic) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) — began the no confidence proceedings after accusing Oli of failing to honour his promises of power sharing. Oli’s Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist …

Oli’s former allies also accused him of failing to address political concerns of Nepal’s ethnic Madhesi minority, who live in the country’s southern plains that border India. “I have already submitted my resignation to the President when I met her before …

The six Madhesi parties, whose combined strength is 50, have also announced to support the no-trust motion. Two key ruling alliance partners, Madhesi People’s Rights Forum-Democratic and Rastriya Prajatantra Party also decided to vote in support of the no …

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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.