In a democratic society, the principles of separation of powers and the rule of law are paramount. These principles ensure that no single branch of government becomes too powerful and that checks and balances are in place to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens. It is deeply concerning, therefore, that Mayor Balendra Shah (Balen) of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has openly challenged and disregarded the order of the High Court.
KATHMANDU, June 22: Balendra Shah aka Balen, the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), has reiterated his refusal to comply with a court order. Balen has made the ‘bold statement’ in response to the order of the Patan High Court on Wednesday that allowed the screening of Hindi cinemas in Kathmandu.
Mayor Balendra Shah (Balen) of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) positioned himself as a champion of the impoverished during his mayoral campaign for the May 13 local elections last year. ‘Garib ko chameli bolidine kohi chhaina’ (there is no one to speak for the poor!). The remix rap version of this popular song sung by KMC Mayor Shah was widely circulated on social media and in the door to door canvassing. There is no denying that the emotionally-charged song garnered significant support for Shah during the local elections.
KATHMANDU, August 29: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Balendra Shah (Balen) to furnish written clarification within seven days on a contempt of court case filed against him.
KATHMANDU, August 26: Balendra Shah, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan Municipality, will go to the Tripureshwor Passport Department with a dozer on Friday. A KMC team has already reached there for inspection.
KATHMANDU, August 26: While the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Balendra Shah, is speeding up the work to demolish illegally constructed structures in Kathmandu, CPN-UML leader Mahesh Basnet has expressed his displeasure with Shah’s work.
KATHMANDU, August 24: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Balendra Shah (Balen) inspected the Durbarmarg area in Kathmandu today. The KMC has been using dozers on illegally constructed structures that are constructed contrary to the original designs of buildings in the main business areas within the KMC since Wednesday morning.
KATHMANDU, August 22: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started the demolition of underground parking lots that are being used for commercial purposes. The Mayor of KMC, Balendra Shah (Balen) has started the work of removing shops placed underground after monitoring the New Baneshwor area today.
KATHMANDU, August 15: Rabi Lamichhane, chairman of the National Independent Party, has said that the current politics on garbage disposal is a game to discredit Mayor Balendra Shah of Kathmandu Metropolitan City by not allowing him to manage the waste of Kathmandu. He said this while speaking at a Province 1 meeting of his party in Itahari.
KATHMANDU, July 8: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Balendra Shah aka Balen Shah has held a meeting with former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Federal Council of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Dr. Baburam Bhattarai.
KATHMANDU, June 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s wife and NC central member Arzu Rana Deuba has alleged that Balen Shah was able to secure victory as Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City by paying money to Routine of Nepal Band (RONB), a facebook page, for his election publicity campaign.
KATHMANDU, June 12: Chinkaji Maharjan, the chairperson of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) ward No. 22, has complained that he was not informed about the ‘monitoring visit’ by KMC Mayor Balendra Shah at Sundhara area on Saturday.