Narendra Modi’s BJP has won at least 297 out of 543 parliamentary seats in India’s Lok Sabha general elections according to the latest predictions and is therefore expected to keep its absolute majority, granting Modi another term as premier.
KATHMANDU, May 21: A little known communist party with a name almost similar to the ruling party formed after merger between UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has accused the later of making a mockery of law by registering the party with a name already in use.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Several regional and fringe parties have opted for mergers with the three big parties after their political survival came under threat with the introduction of electoral threshold. The threshold barrier has pushed few other parties to go into coalitions with bigger parties.
KATHMANDU, July 17: The proposal to carve 240 units in the federal government is against the constitution and democratic values, complained fringe parties including Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) as they criticized the plan of the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) to retain old provision in the new federal setup.
KATHMANDU, July 16: The proposal to carve 240 units in the federal government is against the constitution and democratic values, complained fringe parties including Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) as they criticized the plan of the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) to retain old provision in the new federal setup.
KATHMANDU, July 2: Fringe parties appear heading for crushing defeats in the local elections with early vote count showing them trailing far behind three main parties even in areas considered their traditional stronghold.
KATHMANDU, June 23: As big parties with opposing ideologies court each other for electoral gains, many have started wondering whether smaller parties have any future in a political culture where survival is becoming more important than ideologies and principles.
KATHMANDU, April 6: Amid a formal function, three fringe parties on Wednesday unified themselves into a single party in an effort to preempt possible crisis they are likely to face due to threshold system.
KATHMANDU, April 6: The Madhesi People's Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D), a key regional party in parliament, on Wednesday announced merger with two other fringe parties to become the fifth largest party in the House.
KATHMANDU, March 23: Eleven small parties likely to lose political identity under “one fast-the-post voting seat and three percent threshold system” have decided to be united into a single party in a bid to pre-empt their possible extinction from the political arena.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Small political parties have opposed the threshold provision for being recognized as national political parties in the Bill Related to Political Parties, which has yet to be endorsed by parliament.
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is going to expand his Cabinet tomorrow. According to sources, Dahal is preparing to induct two new ministers from two small parties in his Cabinet. PM Dahal is expanding his Cabinet five and a half months after the formation of his government.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: A total of 25 fringe political parties representing in the Parliament today drew the attention of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal towards what they called their exclusion from any political decision-making like the formulation of new laws.