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Law on political financing: You pay your money; Many anomalies in our political parties can be explained by lack of transparency and accountability in their sourcing and use of funds, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 04/05/2017)

Kishor Thapa is Sajha Party mayoral candidate for Kathmandu (kp 15/04/2017)

Holding their breath: People are curious to find out how rookie politician Mishra will deliver clean politics, by Kalpana Subedi Pandit (kp 12/04/2017)

Poor people, rich parties: Publication of financial statements puts political parties at the centre of public attention and investigation, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 09/04/2017)

Over dozen leaders, cadres quit NMSP (ht 05/04/2017)

MJF-D, RJP decide to unify (ht 05/04/2017) [new name will be Nepal Loktantrik Forum and MJF-D Chairman Gachhadar will lead it], Threshold provision triggers merger of fringe parties: MJF-L, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Dalit Janajati Party become Nepal Loktantrik Forum Party, by Binod Ghimire and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/04/2017), Two fringe parties merge with MPRF-D: New party named Nepal Democratic Forum (rep 06/04/2017)

Limbuwan party for leveraging election to strengthen its base, by Arjun B. Rajbanshi (kp 03/04/2017)

Sadbhawana cadres, leaders quit (ht 30/03/2017), Three central leaders, 17 others quit Sadbhawana Party (ht 31/03/2017)

Mishra quits BBC to form ‘Sajha Party’ (kp 01/03/2017), We want to inspire Nepali youths to believe that politics can be noble, interview with Rabindra Mishra (kp 20/03/2017), Sajha Party seeks local election ‘independents’ (kp 22/03/2017)

Fringe parties: Threshold design to disenfranchise marginalised groups; The bill related to political parties, which awaits parliamentary nod, requires a national party to pass 3 percent vote threshold in parliamentary polls (kp 10/02/2017)

Senior leaders divided over use of force in communist movement (rep 27/12/2016)

Ansari announces new political party (kp 18/12/2016) [There cannot be enough parties in Nepal!!]

NSN will attract cadres from other parties: BRB (ht 13/11/2016)

TMLP, SP intensify unification talks (kp 07/10/2016)

Submission of audit report: Election authority proposes axing defiant parties, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/09/2016), 11 parties removed from EC register (kp 24/09/2016)

Political Parties: Caught In Contradiction, by Mukti Rijal (rn 01/09/2016)

Naya Shakti Nepal applies for party registration at EC (kp 11/07/2016)

151 members in Naya Shakti top committee (kp 01/07/2016)

Dr. Bhattarai And New Party, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 15/06/2016), Old wine in a new bottle: An appealing prospect that is hollow from within,  how long will people believe in Naya Shakti?, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 18/06/2016), Bhattarai’s new challenges: You can do a lot of things on paper but when it comes to people, it is always trust that matters, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 19/06/2016), Glimmers of hope: Bhattarai’s party alone can forge a common front with the Janajatis and Madhesis to unite the country, by Pramod Mishra (kp 23/06/2016), Out-Oliing Oli!, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/06/2016)

NSN to continue with existing leadership (ht 15/06/2016)

Naya Shakti leftists in tug of war with democrats, by Ashok Dahal (rep 14/06/2016)

SJP merges with NSN (ht 12/06/2016)

Bhattarai's new 'leftist' party to be democratic (rep 26/05/2016)

CPN-ML’s general convention kicks off (ht 08/05/2016)

Commitments of New Force Nepal: It’s a political movement that will build on the latest achievements in the realms of knowledge and science, by Baburam Bhattarai (kp 06/05/2016)

Current Situation of Nepalese Political Parties, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 02/05/2016)

EC proposes bill to fund parties, by Prakash Acharya (ht 28/04/2016)

Naya Shakti close to unveiling party, ideology (kp 13/04/2016)

Parties at a crossroads: With a phase of revolution over, political parties need to address new national needs, by Mohan Guragain (kp 27/03/2016)

Naya Shakti to be registered ‘in April’ (kp 23/03/2016)

Naya Shakti launches city clean-up drive (kp 20/03/2016)

Over two dozen Chure bhawar men join RPP-N (kp 20/03/2016)

New test: Bhattarai has named his party Naya Shakti but most members are former Maoist leaders and retired civil servants, by David Kainee (rep 16/03/2016)

Election Commission scraps registration of 15 political parties (ht 07/03/2016), Minister weighs case against EC: Prem Bahadur Singh says he will challenge Election Commission’s decision to scrap his Samajbadi Janata Party at Supreme Court (kp 10/03/2016)

Parties to report progress towards inclusion (kp 04/03/2016) [There will be hardly something to report!]

Parties not ensuring full representation to be crossed off EC list: Political parties need to ensure inclusive representation of women, Dalits and marginalised groups in their working committees and those of their sister organisations (kp 28/02/2016)

Why Naya Shakti: Those involved in Naya Shakti have proven their commitment and dedication to serve the people at the grassroots for many years, by Pradeep Man Tulachan (rep 27/02/2016)

EC to scrap registration of 21 political parties (kp 26/02/2016)

FSF-N will fight for oppressed communities, says Yadav (ht 25/02/2016)

Over 4 dozen SSFN leaders quit en masse (kp 18/02/2016), Forty FSN-Nepal leaders quit party over inclusion row (ht 18/02/2016)

Naya Shakti unveils party principles: BRB says his new force would make efforts to maintain transparency and corruption-free society and politics (kp 08/02/2016), New Force awakens: Society and the country should give Baburam Bhattarai a chance to change if he wants to, by Janak Raj Joshi (kp 12/02/2016)

About 100 youth leaders, cadres desert Samajbadi Forum Nepal (kp 29/01/2016)

Naya Shakti forms 35-member Interim Council (kp 25/01/2016), Dahal, BRB playing one-upmanship, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/01/2016), Baburam Bhattarai inducts 35 members in his New Force’s ICC (ht 25/01/2016), Maoist leaders join Naya Shakti (kp 27/01/2016), Naya Shakti forms four depts (kp 28/01/2016), Of Naya Shakti and ‘halal’ revolutions, by Biswas Baral (rep 30/01/2016), Naya Shakti: Another Gimmick Of Bhattarai?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 31/01/2016), Riddled with contradiction: Baburam Bhattarai needs to come clean and perform public penance before Nepalis accept his new incarnation as a respected leader of Naya Shakti, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 01/02/2016), Checkered history: Naya Shakti leader Baburam Bhattarai has missed real opportunities to show his commitment to humanitarian values and peaceful development, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 06/02/2016), Bloody old wine: It is harder to forgive Bhattarai because he is an intelligent man capable of seeing the world from other people’s perspective, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 13/02/2016)

BRB says ‘Naya Shakti’ structure within a week (kp 21/01/2016), Bhattarai's new party not communist, just leftist (rep 21/01/2016)

New, old politics: Bhattarai’s new force will need to prove that it is not just another party among many others, by Surendra Regmi (kp 26/11/2015), BRB starts process to give shape to new party: To form organisational structure from grassroots (kp 29/11/2015)

MJF-N,FSP-N and KSRP to announce merger tomorrow (ht 14/06/2015), 3 parties to announce merger today: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Federal Socialist Party Nepal and Khas Samabeshi Party merge to form the new Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum (kp 15/06/2015), Three parties merge to become Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/06/2015) [It is the fifth strongest party in CA now!], MJF-N, FSP-N, KSRP merge to form fifth largest party in CA (ht 16/06/2015), MPRF-N, FSPN, KINP merge to form FSFN (rep 16/06/2015)

MJF-N, FSPN close to finalising merger deal for new party, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/06/2015)

Three fringe parties in unification bid (ht 21/04/2015)

2 RJP MPs form new party (kp 04/03/2015)

UCPN (Maoist) collected most money among big parties: NC, UCPN (Maoist) were in red in FY 2012/2013, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 11/10/2014)

Battle for Survival: Pushed to the corner after the second CA polls. pro-identity parties and political groups are leaving no stone unturned to bounce back, by Om Astha Rai (rep 26/09/2014)

FSPN leaders in dark over future (kp 13/08/2014), FSPN leaders join CPN-UML (kp 15/08/2014)

What Ails Parties?, by Shyam K.C. (rn 24/06/2014)

Dalit Janajati Party splits; issue with EC: DJP chief accused of appropriating CA member’s salary and fund for district (ht 22/05/2014)

Regional parties in the east pushed to the corner: A divided movement, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/05/2014)

FSPN leaders plan to quit the party: Senior leaders say the  party could lose half of its central members as the party leadership has failed to address their concern (kp 22/04/2014)

Three FSP-Nepal Vice-chairmen threaten to quit party for good (ht 17/03/2014), Three top leaders quit FSP-N (rep 06/04/2014)

Rai floats unity proposal to 5 parties (nn 04/03/2014), FSP preparing for merger talks with 10 parties (ht 05/03/2014)

A law for parties: Corruption in financing and a volatile political space require a comprehensive law regulating parties, by Tika P. Dhakal (kp 17/02/2014)

FSPN panel to lead unification efforts (kp 09/02/2014)

12 parties in bid to create alliance (kp 22/01/2014)

Majority of parties in breach of EC rules, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/01/2014), Party funding: Challenge For Transparency, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 18/01/2014), Kick them all out! all out! Most of our political parties have yet to submit their financial reports, and have been flouting deadlines time and again. But the Election Commission is turning a blind eye to it all, by Guffadi (kp 18/01/2014), Party funding: Challenge For Transparency, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 18/01/2014)

Ashok Rai party submits (kp 02/01/2014)

RJP asked to meet PR quota criteria (ht 01/01/2014)

Nepal's political parties (chart)
(last updated: 28/04/2017)



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