The good news is that the Oli government has withdrawn the two controversial ordinances it had introduced four days ago on Monday. The two ‘surprise’ ordinances - one to amend the Political Party Act so as to ease splits in political parties and the other to amend the Constitutional Council Act in order to allow the Constitution Council to conduct meetings even in the absence of the main opposition leader – have been withdrawn. Following a Cabinet decision on Friday, President Bidya Bhandari announced the repeal of the ordinances as swiftly as she had certified them within a couple of hours of receiving them from the government.
Horse-carts with people squashed like sardines are hurtling along the village track, billowing dust everywhere. The mercury is rising. Little children in uniform are hurrying to school, clutching their schoolbooks.
It seems that the agenda of federalism has become a burden which the main Opposition CPN-UML is no longer interested to keep carrying. UML Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has, once again, said that federalism was not the original agenda of his party and that his party accepted the agenda of federalism hoping that it would solve the country’s problems.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: A strange unification is going to take place between the Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party – Nepal (RPP-N) and the Pashupati Shumsher Rana-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP).
Broadly speaking, Lokman Singh Karki is himself responsible for his downfall which looks certain now. However, there are some other forces which led the turn of events to Karki’s suspension from the post of CIAA Chief.
If the past 15 years are anything to go by, it would be wise to expect such attacks in the future as well. Because what the West calls terrorism is in fact patriotism for the brainwashed Taliban fighters. So, the conflict there is unlikely to come to an end anytime soon.