Democracy and Politics
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the House Dissolution: Subash Nembang, ex-House Speaker who played a vital role during the making of the 2015 constitution, came under heavy criticism for staying silent on the issue of parliamentary dissolution after an old video of him claiming the unconstitutionality of such a move surfaced ... » Read more
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & Parliamentary Dissolution: Although constitution makers and experts iterate that the constitution was drafted after a lot of discussions and dialogues and that the prime minister has no right to dissolve the parliament, PM Oli continues to claim that it is his “special” right to do so. PM Oli ... » Read more
Democracy and Politics
Nepal Communist Party & the Parliamentary Dissolution : In a television interview, PM Oli has signaled that he will dissolve even the provincial assemblies if motions of no confidence are filed against the chief ministers in the provinces.
The two factions of the NCP have adopted their respective strategies post parliamentary dissolution. ... » Read more
The Constitutional Council Ordinance
Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the December 16 Standing Committee meeting, PM Oli agreed to revoke the ordinance about Constitutional Council, which he had introduced unilaterally inviting severe criticism. In the same meeting, PM Oli hinted at making deputy-chairman Bamdev Gautam the next prime minister if he had to ... » Read more
Nepal Communist Party (NCP): PM Oli called an all-party meeting on December 9 to discuss “contemporary national political issues,” such as the ongoing pro-monarchy demonstrations. However, Oli’s attempt to gather support during a NCP’s crisis rather resulted in a bitter criticism of the government’s performance and Oli’s autocracy.
In an informal meeting with Dahal ... » Read more
Democracy (Internal Politics)
Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the recent turn of events, PM Oli brought up the pending issue of Transitional Justice, arguable only as “a ploy to threaten his opponent”—Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
While PM Oli continues to threaten that he will not accept a majority decision, reports about NCP’s previous majority decisions have ... » Read more
Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the fight between co-chairs Oli and Dahal, younger generation leaders are largely silent; their hesitation to rightly assess the situation and openly speak about it stems from a divided faction as well as a fear to be deprived of opportunities and benefits.
Both Oli and Dahal-Nepal faction worked ... » Read more
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Dispute: After a series of meetings, consultations, and consideration followed by the Oli-Dahal letter exchange, the NCP held its secretariat meeting on November 18, with the presence of both Oli and Dahal. The meeting, however, was postponed for 10 days, where Oli will be presenting his own political document. ... » Read more
Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The ruling NCP entered a serious crisis, when PM Oli threatened that a secretariat meeting called by the majority will lead to a drastic measure from him and an eventual party split. On the same account, NCP’s central committee member Surendra Pandey pointed that the party will not continue ... » Read more
Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The NCP dispute reached a new height, with PM Oli facing a moral and psychological pressure from the Dahal-Nepal faction. However, he stated that he will not step down as the prime minister no matter what. According to Krishna Pokharel, a political analyst, a party decision will not ... » Read more