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Leftist alliance won’t ‘kill’ Congress, but will divide Nepali society: Mahesh Acharya

Kathmandu, October 8 Nepali Congress’ intellectual leader Mahesh Acharya has said the proposed alliance and unification of communist parties cannot trouble his party. He, however, says the party is worried that such an alliance might create divisions in the Nepali society. “The Congress alone led the democratic movements when all communists and the king were […]

Nepal’s Ambassador to India resigns to contest polls as Nepali Congress candidate

Kathmandu, October 6 Nepal’s Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, has resigned from his position citing he will contest upcoming House of Representatives elections as a Nepali Congress candidate. Upadhyay submitted his resignation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday and Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara forwarded the paper to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba […]

Congress unlikely to give tickets to losers of local level elections

Kathmandu, October 6 The Nepali Congress is unlikely to give candidacy tickets for upcoming provincial and federal parliamentary elections to those who lost recently held local level polls. Party’s General Secretary Shashanka Koirala presented a draft of criteria for the candidacy during the Central Working Committee meeting held in Kathmandu today. According to Koirala’s proposal, […]

Leftist alliance cannot overpower democrats in Nepal: Gagan Thapa

Kathmandu, October 5 Popular youth leader in the Nepali Congress, Gagan Thapa, has predicted that leftists cannot overpower democratic forces in Nepal though total seats won and total popular votes received by communist parties were more than those of the democrats in most of the past elections. Thapa, talking to Onlinekhabar about major communist parties’ […]

Opinion makers in the Kathmandu Press: October 5, 2017

Major leftist parties’ decision to form an alliance for the upcoming elections has become the most-discussed issue in opinion pages of major English and Nepali broadsheet dailies and online news portals in Kathmandu on Thursday. Analysts and commentators have expressed both hope and fear over the likely unification among the parties, whereas a section of […]

After leftists, it’s Nepali Congress’ turn to form democratic alliance

Kathmandu, October 4 Apparently in a response to major communist parties’ decision to form an election alliance for upcoming provincial and federal parliamentary elections, the Nepali Congress has decided to partner with other democratic forces for the polls. A meeting of the party’s Central Executive Committee held at the Prime Minister and party President Sher […]