KATHMANDU, July 23: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and ethnic parties have agreed in principle to launch a nationwide movement to 'foil attempts to curtail the rights of disadvantaged groups guaranteed by the constitution'.

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KATHMANDU, March 17: The balance of power in the Nepali Congress appears to be shifting with the dissident factions joining hands to form a formidable alliance against party president Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Professor Dr Mahendra Lawoti has called for alliance among identical indigenous groups to form a broader identity to ensure their rights in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Arguing that he was duly elected as party president by his party’s general convention, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that he won’t step down as president just because some leaders in the party want him to.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The crisis of trust in the left alliance has been laid bare after a cryptic tweet from Prime Minister KP Oli, allegedly directed at the CPN (Maoist Center), an ally in the coalition government, lashed out at “some opportunists used to changing power equations for personal gain.”

RAUTAHAT, April 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the left alliance government was preparing the government policies and programs to facelift the country.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The CPN-UML and the Maoist Center converged to mark the establishment of Nepal Communist Party and birthday of Lenin at National Hall, Exhibition road.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Leaders of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) have expressed surprise over what they called "unexplained delays" in putting into writing an understanding reached between their party and the left alliance on the issues of power-sharing and constitution amendment.

DOLAKHA, April 7: Cadres close to the left alliance held District Coordination Committee chairperson Dabal Pandey and his wife were abducted for six hours at Sunkhani.

KATHMANDU, April 2: CPN (Maoist Center) leader and Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Basnet said that the left alliance government will be converted into a majority government after the formal unification between the two communist parties on April 22.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Leaders of the left alliance of the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), who are tasked with finalizing the ideological and organizational policies of the unified party, plan to announce the two parties' formal unification on April 22, coinciding with the anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of Nepal in 1949.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: The Left Alliance has directed all parliamentarians to cast their votes in favor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, March 5:  A meeting held on Monday between Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively.

KATHMANDU, March 3: CPN-UML and Maoist Centre’s leaders, including former speaker, Subash Chandra Nembang jointly concluded orientation to federal parliamentarians. The orientation at the International Convention Center, New Banewshwor dwelt on the role of parliamentarians, including technical knowhow of parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The possibility of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) joining the left alliance government has increased with both the parties narrowing down on their differences over constitution amendment and sharing of power.

KATHMANDU, March 1: A meeting between  Left Alliance and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively after they could not strike a deal on power-sharing on matters related to joining the government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal have held a discussion on constitution amendment and participation in the newly formed government.

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 27: Parliamentary party leader of Province No. 2 of CPN (UML) Satya Narayan Mandal has said that province 2 is likely to have the government with participation of the left alliance.  At a programme in Rajbiraj on Monday, UML’s standing committee member Mandal said that efforts are ongoing for the formation of the province government with participation of the left alliance for the development and prosperity of the province.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 7: Both candidates of the left alliance have emerged victorious in the National Assembly election held in Province 1 on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has said that left alliance unification process would be concluded soon by resolving ideological and organisational problems with CPN (Maoist Centre).

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has expressed determination that all commitments made by left alliance before the people during House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies elections would be fully implemented.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepali Congress, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal have forged alliance in upcoming National Assembly election in province no 2.  Two candidates each from NC, RJP-Nepal and Forum Nepal would file candidacy as per the agreement.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24:  Two Madhesh-based parties have forged an alliance with Nepali Congress for the upcoming election of National Assembly scheduled for February 7.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Left alliance and Madhes-based political parties have been seen to collaborate regarding the issues of National Assembly election and formation of a new government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have intensified negotiations with the Nepali Congress and the left alliance to explore the possibility of forging an alliance for the National Assembly (NA) elections.

Left alliance agrees on 43 seats of NA

January 17, 2018 16:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The joint task force of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has agreed on the 43 seats of the National Assembly (NA) allocation left alliance.

Left alliance agrees on 43 seats of NA

January 17, 2018 16:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The joint task force of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has agreed on the 43 seats out of 56 seats of the National Assembly (NA) allocation left alliance.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The government is  in a fix over the appointment of governors and fixing of temporary capitals of the seven provinces as the left alliance of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is non-committal about forging an all-party consensus over these issues.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The party unification coordination committee of two left parties - CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) - has formed a taskforce to finalize the formation of provincial governments and alliance candidates for the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Leaders of the left alliance have given their green signal to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to fix the temporary provincial capitals and appoint governors to the provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the sister organization of CPN-UML and All Nepal National Independent Students Union Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) affiliated to CPN (Maoist Center) have staged a sit-in in front of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), state-owned oil monopoly on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The meeting between major political parties seems to have reached an agreement after leaders of the left alliance urged the government to complete all constitutional and legal decisions required to start power handover.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: At a time when speculation is rife that Pushpa Kamal Dahal may become prime minister with the support of the Nepali Congress (NC) and other parties, Dahal himself has made it clear he will not join a government formed outside the left alliance.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The student unions affiliated with the Left Alliance have continued their protest against the recent price hike in petroleum product for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2:  Students unions associated to Left Alliance have burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to protest against the price hike of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Leaders of the left alliance have urged the Election Commission (EC) to announce the final poll results without any further delay saying that the delay in allocating proportional representation (PR) seats of the lower house has complicated the new government formation process.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The chairpersons of the two main parties in the leftist alliance have asserted that although there might be attempts to undermine the unity and collaboration between them, such attempts would be foiled.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The chairpersons of the two main parties in the leftist alliance have asserted that although there might be attempts to undermine the unity and collaboration between them, such attempts would be foiled.

GULMI, Dec 29: CPN-UML central secretary and lawmaker from Gulmi constituency 2, Gokarna Bista has urged one and all not to doubt left alliance party unification.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: As the formation of the new government gets delayed over the National Assembly ordinance row and the unity process becomes uncertain,  mistrust between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), which had forged an electoral alliance with an understanding to subsequently unify the two leftist parties, has deepened in recent days.

Political thinker and CPN-UML Deputy General Secretary Ghanashyam Bhusal was one of the key negotiators who made the left alliance possible. After the alliance swept the elections of federal parliament and provincial assemblies, what challenges does he foresee on government formation and party unification? Thira L Bhusal and Mahabir Paudyal had caught up with him on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Coming down heavily on the Nepali Congress (NC) for raising “unnecessary” disputes over the formation of the National Assembly, top leaders of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have urged Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to step down immediately to pave the way for the formation of a new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: CPN-UML chairperson KP Sharma Oli has urged the government to pave out a way for the smooth transition of power. Speaking in a joint press conference organized by the left alliance, Oli stated that the voters have given the mandate to the left alliance to move ahead for the development of the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index fell 10.34 points to close at 1,520.15 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week. The stocks have slumped amid counting of votes of the recently held elections of federal parliament and provincial assemblies, which is likely to hand over nearly two-third majority to the 'left alliance'.

NCC congratulates left alliance

December 14, 2017 02:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: A delegation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) on Wednesday met with CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli and congratulated him for the success of his party and the left alliance in recent parliamentary and provincial elections.

Left alliance bags 116 FPTP seats

December 13, 2017 06:26 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The left alliance has so far bagged 116 seats of the 165 first-past-the-post (FPTP) seats in parliament.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The left alliance has reached a two-third majority in the House of Representatives (HoR) under First-Past-the-Post (FPtP) electoral system.

LALITPUR, Dec 11: After sweeping Lalitpur elections, the Left Alliance organized a victory rally in Lalitpur, today. The rally started from Jawlakhel at 9 am and ended at Lagankhel via Mangalbazaar - Patan (Sundhara).

CHITWAN, Dec 11: CPN-Maoist center Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal has won with more than nine thousands votes for the House of Representatives from Chitwan-3.