What CK Raut couldn’t achieve with years of protests and agitation, he secured with the stroke of a pen. Earlier this month, the government signed a peace pact with the Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM), a largely peaceful but secessionist movement that seeks to break out an independent Madhes from Nepal. Raut, the coordinator for AIM, signed the peace pact.
KATHMANDU, March 19: CK Raut, the leader of the Alliance for Independent Madhes (AIM) who gave up his secessionist demand by signing an agreement with the government on March 8, has launched a new party named Janamat Party to join mainstream politics.
LAHAN, March 18: CK Raut -led Alliance for Independent Madhesh has decided to change the name and flag of the party. The ongoing meeting of the alliance has decided to rename the group name as Janamat Party, according to the assembly member of the alliance Sudeep Raj Kushwaha.
LAHAN, March 18: CK Raut-led Alliance for Independent Madhes (AIM), which recently renounced the demand for secession, has unanimously endorsed an 11-point agreement signed with the government indicating that it would join the mainstream politics. The outfit’s two-day gathering started in Lahan on Sunday.
LAHAN, March 17: A meeting of Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM) is starting Sunday to chart out its future course. The meeting of the outfit is taking place for the first time after its leader CK Raut signed an 11-point agreement with the government on March 8.
PALPA, March 17: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday accused Prime Minister KP Oli of sedition for signing a controversial agreement with the secession campaigner CK Raut, the leader of the Alliance for Independent Madhes (AIM).
JANAKPURDHAM, March 14: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit has said that the recently forged agreement between the government and CK Raut was as per the constitutional spirit.
KATHMANDU, March 12: Main opposition party Nepali Congress has drawn its serious attention over the signing of the 11-point pact between the Nepal government and CK Raut side and their subsequent activities.
POKHARA, March 12: Assembly member of Gandaki Province Rajiv Pahari, who represents the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has urged the government to bring sedition charges against CK Raut and his supporters for continuing their pro-secession activities in breach of Friday's agreement with the government.
KATHMANDU, March 11: The Nepali Congress said that that the government’s decision to accept a clause that supports “public mandate” in its agreement with CK Raut led Alliance for Independent Madhes was against national sovereignty and integrity.
LAHAN, March 11: The 11-point agreement signed between CK Raut, who actively championed a Free Madhes movement for the past seven years, and the KP Oli-led government on Friday has sparked a debate in the Madhesi political circle. Various Madhes affairs analysts have interpreted the points of the agreement in their own ways.
The government of K P Sharma Oli on Friday signed an agreement with secessionist leader CK Raut paving the way to bring him into mainstream politics from the treasonous movement that he was leading for the past six years. Prime Minister Oli and Raut shook hands and praised each other.
KATHMANDU, March 11: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Sunday said that Friday's agreement between the government and secession campaigner CK Raut will be null and void if Raut interpreted "people's mandate" mentioned in the agreement as an understanding to hold “referendum” on secession.
KATHMANDU, March 10: Parliamentarians have demanded the government explain the reasons for reaching an 11-point agreement with CK Raut led Independent Madhes Alliance (AIM) and questioned why or how the government accepted a clause mentioning a referendum.
KATHMANDU, March 9: The agreement signed between the government and secessionist leader CK Raut on Friday as well as remarks made since by people from both sides have caused further confusion. The two sides are interpreting the wording of the agreement in their own ways.
RUPANDEHI, March 9: General Secretary of Nepal Communist Party, Bishnu Poudel, has asserted that the agreement between government and CK Raut has given a message that Nepal has adopted a path of peace and prosperity.
KATHMANDU, March 9: A section of the leadership of the ruling Nepal Communist Party has expressed discontent over the process followed to bring CK Raut into mainstream politics and the content of the agreement reached with someone accused of campaigning for secession. They said one could not conclude from either the agreement process or the language used in it that Raut has denounced his secessionist movement.
RAJBIRAJ, March 9: People from various walks of life in Madhes including political analysts have termed the agreement between the government and secessionist agitator CK Raut as a ‘surprising development’.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Political Dialogue Team (PDT), which is entrusted to bring various disgruntled ‘political’ groups to mainstream politics through negotiations, is in a fix over how to proceed as most of the demands put forth by those groups are not political in nature.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Madhav Nepal, senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former prime minister, expressed serious dissatisfaction in parliament Thursday with the government’s performance.