Nobody could stop upcoming elections: Minister Thapa

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Pokhara, Sept 18 (RSS): Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa has expressed his confidence that nobody could stop the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for November 26 and December 7 this year. Inaugurating the 6th Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) Food Festival in Pokhara today, Minister Thapa said that since the laws necessary to hold these elections were already provided to the Election Commission, these two elections are bound to take place. The...

Two years of constitution promulgation: Progress in implementation along with elections

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): As the promulgation and enforcement of new constitution of Nepal reaches the second year, the beginning of the end of political transition has set in motion in the country. With the completion of two rounds of local level elections in six provinces and another round being held in province no 2 today, the announcements of dates for the election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, it is evident that the country is gradually inching towards the agenda of economic prosperity. Some dissenting...

RPP recommends two names for state minister

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) has recommended the names of Biraj Bista and Kamala Sharma as the ministers of state representing the party in the Nepali Congress-led coalition government. Bista has been recommended for the appointment as the minister of state for Science and Technology and Sharma as the minister of state for Forest and Soil Conservation, according to party leader Rajaram Shrestha. Bista already served as the assistant minister in the Ministry of Federal Affairs. Party chair Pashupati Shamser Rana has already presented their names before...

Baidya says they are in favour of peaceful agitation

Chitwan, Sept 18 (RSS): Chair of CPN Revolutionary Maoist, Mohan Baidya said they are in favour of peaceful agitation. Government’s performance would determine the party’s future course of action, he said while talking to journalists here today. On a different note, he said discussions were underway to decide whether the party would take in the upcoming federal and State Assemblies elections. He took the time to accuse the CPN (Maoist-Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘ Prachanda’ of derailing of the path of real Communist party, reiterating no- possibility of reunion with...

President Bhandari urges people to participate in voting

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on all voters to actively participate in the local level election being held in Province No 2 by exercising the rights guaranteed by the constitution. Issuing a press release today, the Office of the President said the President has called on all Nepali sisters and brothers of Province No 2 to make the third round of local level election successful, for the opportunity for this was created with the constitution promulgated by the Constituent Assembly achieved through a great untiring struggle. Nepal is constitutionally mandated...

Leader Poudel sees need of geographical unity

Parsa, Sept 15: Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has said only unity would make the country strong and lead it towards development. Addressing an election assembly (local level) at Pokhariya Municipality of Parsa, the NC senior leader said unity among the mountain, hill and Terai would play a grave role in bringing prosperity in the nation. “Some political parties are trying to weaken the nationalism by shouting slogans of ‘ultra hill and Terai-centric chauvinism’ and the NC is only the party capable of protecting and promoting citizens’ rights.” The...

EC begins consultation on candidate’s expenditure on coming elections

Kathmandu, Sept 14: The Election Commission has begun consultation on ceiling of election expenditure for the candidates of the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and of provincial parliament. The EC has proposed that the election candidate under the FPTP category would spend up to Rs 1.4 million in the election of the House of Representatives. Similarly, for the election of the provincial parliament, the candidate under the FPTP category would be spending half the amount set maximum for the candidate of the House of Representatives election. Every leader filing nomination...

RSS NEWS COMMENTARY: PM Deuba’s 100 days in office

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who was elected to the top executive post on June 6, is completing his 100 days in office, generally referred to as the ‘honeymoon period’ in Nepali politics. After Deuba succeeded CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ as the 40th PM of the country, there was expectations across the nation that he would deliver to the best of his potential and utilize his fourth term in Singh Durbar to wipe out the negative image he developed during his past three tenures. It’s for sure that Deuba is not only a matured and...

Congress to become number one party: PM Deuba

Mahottari, Sept 14: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Nepali Congress would become the number one party in the local level elections. Speaking at an election gathering held at Bardibas of Mahottari on Wednesday, Prime Minister Deuba claimed that the voters in Tarai Madhesh would choose the Congress in the third phase of local level elections being held on September 18. Stating that India was committed to resolve the problems of inundation and floods in the Tarai, he expressed the confidence that the postal highway would make the Tarai prosperous....

Voter ID cards to be issued on Sept 15, 16 and 17 in Province 2

Kathmandu, Sept 13: The Election Commission is to issue the voter identity cards for the purpose of the third phase local-level election on September 15, 16 and 17. Election is taking place from 7 am to 5 pm on September 18 for various posts of 136 local levels in eight districts of Province 2. Two million 664 thousand 792 voters are eligible for voting in the third round local-level election. EC spokesman Nawaraj Dhakal said the commission has also made arrangements for providing information to the voters on how to vote and apply the vote mark in its bid to minimizing the number of invalid...

Political parties’ ‘false promises’ never change face of Musahar settlement

Birgunj, Sept 13: Tanu Majhi who lives in the Mushahar settlement at Telkuwa of Gadhimai Municipality-2 in Bara is not much interested about the third phase of local level election taking place in eight districts of the Province No. 2 including Bara on coming September 18. What is there to motivate the 70-year-old man to take interest in the election. Not only him but also other people from the Musahar (dalit) settlement are not much excited regarding the election as they feel that it has nothing to do with them and it is not their concern. Why should they have concern in the election? The...

PM Deuba urges all to make election a peaceful success

Rajbiraj (Saptari), Sept 12: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged one and all to involve in local election actively, making it a peaceful accomplishment. Addressing an election programme organized by Nepali Congress district working committee, Saptari, on Tuesday, President Deuba said only Nepali Congress could work for the welfare of the people in the changed context of the country. He also urged the people to vote for his party. At a time when the country has been undergoing a transition, the present government forwarded the proposal of constitution amendment...

No possibility of reunion with Prachanda, says Baidya

Kathmandu, Sept 12: Chair of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-Revolutionary Maoist), Mohan Baidya, has ruled out ever possibility of reunion with the CPN (Maoist Center). At a press meet organised following the party’s State-level meeting here today, chair Baidya accused CPN (MC) leadership of already becoming opportunists, adding that unification with such force was never possible. “Do you see whom Prachanda party is hobnobbing with these days?” His question was targeted at CPN (MC) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and party’s political closeness with...

Dalits deprived of ‘just’ representation in local poll candidacy

Lahan, Sept 12: Dalits are not given a due space while choosing candidacy for major posts by political parties for the upcoming third-phase of local level election in Siraha district. Political parties, especially big ones, have overlooked the need of Dalits presence while allocating tickets for the election taking place in eights districts of the Province No 2 on coming September 18. Dalits’ representation is limited to just in the reserved quota for the Dalit ward member. Dalit’s candidacy is the least in terms of the number. Only few parties are exception. CPN (Maoist Centre)...

Saptari dotted with parties’ flags with nearing elections

Kanchanpur (Saptari), Sept 12: With the election fever in full swing, the cadres of the political parties here in Saptari are racing to demonstrate the flags of their parties in the streets and on all means of transport. The cadres have set up dozens of flags in private residences, shops, schools, religious shrines and electric and telecommunications poles along the streets. Not only the streets, but the vehicles too are no foreigner to the frenzied enthusiasm of the political parties contesting the third phase of local level elections. The local leaders and party cadres here are also given...

Election in Province 2 is chance to identify those for and against federalism – Nidhi

Janakpur, Sept 11: Nepali Congress (NC) former General Secretary Bimalendra Nidhi has argued that the third phase of local level election to be held in Province No 2 on September 18 would offer a chance to identity who were for federalism and who were not. At a press meet organized by NC, Janakpur Chapter in Janakpurdham today, leader Nidhi stated that the need of the hour was to defeat and wipe out those opposing constitution-mandated federalism in the country. Stating that CPN-UML was an anti-Madheshi force, Nidhi warned that time has come that the Madheshi community may teach a lesson to the...

NC condoles demise of Lohar

Kathmandu, Sept 10: Nepali Congress (NC) on Sunday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of its former central committee member, Pratapram Lohar. The party also approved the condolence resolution and has decided to close the party office today. The emergency meeting of the NC’s Central Working Committee (CWC) held in the Party’s central office in Sanepa under the chairmanship of Party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today took the decision to this effect, according to the NC Central Office Chief Secretary, Krishna Prasad Poudel. Earlier, PM Deuba also extended...

PM Deuba extends tribute to late Lohar

Lalitpur, Sept 10: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, extended tributes to former central committee member of the NC, late Pratapram Lohar. Prime Minister Deuba today extended tribute to late Lohar after draping his body with the party flag at the premises of the party office, Sanepa. Also issuing a press release, PM Deuba has said that he was very saddened by the demise of a leader of Dalit movement and social worker, Lohar,, describing it as irreparable loss to the NC organisation and Dalit movement. Saying the party will always remember the contribution of Lohar...

Will compete in central poll from Chitwan: Dahal

Chitwan, Sept 8: CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘ Prachanda’ has said he would fight in the upcoming federal election from Chitwan. The party’s secretariat meeting held recently in Birgunj decided to give him the ticket from Chitwan in the central election, he informed about this at a press meet organised by the Press Center Chitwan here today. However, the election constituency for his candidacy has not been confirmed yet. His constituency for the election would be determined in coordination with the party’s district level mechanism. Also on the occasion,...

Rampant breach of election code of conduct in Mahottari

Gaushala, Sept 8: Political parties that are vigorously campaigning vying for turning the results of the upcoming local level election in their favour have been found breaching the election code of conduct in Mahottari district. The third round of local level elections are taking place in eight districts of Province-2 on September 18. Among the parties that have been accused of breaching the election code are the big national parties – the Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), CPN (Maoist Centre), the Rastriya Prajatantra Party and the Madhes-centric parties as the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), the Sanghiya...