As we are nearing constitutionally stipulated deadline of holding three sets of
elections—local, provincial and federal—before January 2018 and as pressures from various quarters are being exerted on the government and the political parties for holding all those elections on time.
It is hard to understand why the three percent threshold provision that was incorporated in the 1990 constitution was removed, first in the Interim Constitution (2007) and then in the new constitution (2015).
The YCL, which had gained notoriety for its thuggish ways after the Maoists first emerged from the hiding in 2006, has no business being in these higher educational institutions. Most YCL cadres are battle-hardened ex-Maoist fighters, which is the reason they were so successful in shaking down rich businessmen for funds to run their mother party.
The twin tasks of road expansion and Melamchi Drinking Water Project pipe-laying have evidently been carried out without much planning. In fact, those who give the orders for them seem to lack even common sense.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs seems to be at the forefront of digitizing governance in Nepal. At the start of January, it introduced a mobile app through which people will be able to apply for passports.