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Thakur-Mahato faction submits list claiming majority in executive committee, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/06/2021)

JSP-Nepal expels nine ministers from party (ht 18/06/2021)

SP-N accuses poll panel of bias (ht 15/06/2021)

EC: Expulsions from JSP-Nepal not consistent with Political Party Act (ht 14/06/2021)

JSP asks its ministers for explanation within seven days (kh 14/06/2021)

Political briefing: The unraveling of Madhesi unity : The Mahanta Thakur faction breaking away and joining the Oli government may be pure electoral calculation, by Biswas Baral (ae 03/06/2021)

EC seeks documents from JSP-N factions (ht 03/06/2021)

Thakur-Mahato group mulls forming a new party with Tripathi (kh 02/06/2021)

Janata Samajbadi wants ordinance to split party before joining government : Thakur-Mahato faction wants a split fearing expulsion by a powerful Yadav-Bhattarai camp if Parliament is revived, by Anil Giri (kp 01/06/2021), JSP Yadav faction expels four leaders, including Thakur and Mahato (kh 01/06/2021) [Oli continues to succeed in dividing parties!], JSP Chair Thakur faction decides to expel Chair Yadav (kh 01/06/2021), JSP letter on party action registered at Election Commission (kh 01/06/2021)

Thakur and Mahato holding talks with PM Oli : Likely to join government soon (kh 31/05/2021)

Amid heightened rift, JSP leaders engage in a tug-of-war (kh 30/05/2021)

Four JSP leaders including Thakur given 24 hours to submit clarification (rep 29/05/2021)

JSP row: Thakur-Mahato group to coax Rai for majority (kh 27/05/2021), Thakur faction of JSP likely to register RJP at EC today : JSP on verge of split (kh 27/05/2021), JSP-N on the verge of split? Rift widens as co-chairs seek explanation from each other (ht 27/05/2021)

JSP on verge of split with both factions taking action against each other (kh 26/05/2021) [Oli is again successful in using the Hindu political means of bheda by division, betrayal, sowing discord among opponents!]

JSP’s Yadav-Bhattarai faction to seek clarification from 4 leaders including Thakur (kh 25/05/2021)

Political analysts wonder why JSP Chair Thakur constantly supports Oli (kh 22/05/2021), Thakur-Mahato faction of JSP welcomes House dissolution (Setopati 22/05/2021) [This means the end of the JSP and thus another success of Oli's policy!], JSP Executive Committee to take action against four leaders, including Thakur, Mahato (kh 22/05/2021), Thakur-Mahato faction of Janata Samajbadi to join government : An observer of Madhes politics says the party will split  if the faction joins the Oli Cabinet amid polarisation, by Anil Giri (kp 23/05/2021)

JSP leader Bhattarai calls to resolve imbroglio invoking Article 76 (5) (kh 21/05/2021), JSP holding PP meeting to dwell on power-sharing today (kh 21/05/2021), PM Oli-Thakur agree to form task force to amend constitution (kh 21/05/2021) [Oli promised the same in 2018 when he was elected prime minister, but later he would not hear of it. He belongs to the circle of those male Tagadharis, especially  Bahuns, who pushed through the constitution in this very form to ensure their dominance!], JSP PP meeting ends without concrete decision (kh 21/05/2021)

Janata Samajbadi in a bid to bring a new twist to the tale of Nepal politics : The party says it is ready to lead the government, a condition that could leave Oli in a precarious position, by Anil Giri (kp 19/05/2021)  [This demand is not new and it is understandable in one respect: The three other parties want to continue as before, with the same, largely failed and non-inclusive party leaders!], The difficulty of being JSP : It risks becoming a collateral damage in the clash among the big three political titans (kp 20/05/2021)

Leaders underplay spectre of split hovering over JSP-N (ht 18/05/2021) [The dissent within the JSP is also a result of PM Oli's use of the Hindu political device bheda (sowing discord among opponents)], JSP Chairmen Thakur and Yadav agree to consolidate party : JSP would rather lead the government than joining Oli-led govt (kh 18/05/2021)

Yadav-Bhattarai faction of JSP-N rejects idea of Mahato as PP leader (ht 16/05/2021), JSP’s Chairmen duo Thakur and Yadav holding talks at Balkumari (kh 16/0/2021)

JSP not in favor of an alternative government, Thakur and Mahato tells President (kp 12/05/2021)

Janata Samajbadi’s Thakur not to support government formation process : Thakur’s Monday midnight statement makes the government formation even trickier as the Congress and the Maoist Centre lack the numbers (kp 11/05/2021) [Obviously, you want Nepal to go further down the drain or prolong the disastrous Oli government, which is somewhat the same thing, Mr Thakur! How can you want to destroy your homeland so deliberately?]

JSP leaders likely to desert PM Oli (kh 07/05/2021), Can’t give a vote of confidence: Mahanta tells PM Oli (kh 09/05/2021)

JSP-N to back no-confidence motion : Opposition to the move by Thakur, Mahato might split the party, by Ram Kumar kamat (ht 01/05/2021) [This is all a consequence of Oli's policy of sowing discord among his political opponents, one of the traditional means (upaya) of Hindu politics to maintain a ruler's power!], Oli caused formation of Janata Samajbadi Party. Now he is prompting its split : Cracks have emerged in the party which was formed in April last year through the merger between Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Samajbadi Party Nepal, by Anil Giri (kp 02/02/2021)

JSP’s “majority members” agree to bring no-confidence motion against PM Oli (kh 30/04/2021)

JSP still undecided on its role in Nepal’s political equation : Office-bearers meeting ends sans forming official stance on power-sharing (kh 27/04/2021)

JSP-N undecided, new govt formation in limbo (ht 25/04/2021)

JSP Chair Thakur calls meeting of lawmakers close to him (kh 22/04/2021) [Is it really worth risking party unity to support a putschist PM? Oli will never deliver what he promises, as he has proved so often!]

Govt decides to withdraw cases filed against JSP cadres (kh 19/04/2021) [Part of Oli's policy to win over the divided JSP? Not to forget: Already in 2018, Oli had promised the party all sorts of things without ever delivering!]

Janata Samajbadi, amid differences within party, close to a deal with Oli : Leaders say the government has given them word to free their lawmaker and to withdraw cases against their cadres in return for support to Oli on early polls and the MCC, by Anil Giri (kp 17/04/2021)

Janata Samajbadi seeks time to decide and politics is stalled againThree parties finally meet to discuss unseating Oli. Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre agree to join hands, but the fourth largest party wants to  wait for Oli’s response, by Binod Ghimire and Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/04/2021)

Govt agrees to withdraw all cases filed against cadres: JSP leaders (kh 09/04/2021)

As Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party hem and haw, politics has stagnated : Congress leaders say Deuba must take a lead, but he is still reluctant with one eye on the polls. Maoist Centre’s indecision on withdrawing support complicates things, by Anil Giri (kp 06/04/2021), NC's New Initiative JSP In Decisive Position, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 06/04/2021)

JSP leaders Yadav and Bhattarai discuss new power-sharing with Deuba (kh 01/04/2021)

JSP will not go against incumbent govt: Mahantha Thakur (kh 30/03/2021) [Putschists like Oli must be kept in power at all costs?]

Janata Samajbadi looks set to support Oli even as some leaders oppose idea : Those holding talks with the prime minister say there is  no harm in joining the government if their demands, including freeing Resham Chaudhary, are met, by Tika R Pradhan (kp) [If KP Olis, one of the biggest opponents of Madhesh interests, is supported, the JSPN will be permanently damaged!]

Oli and Janata Samajbadi Party take their talks one step aheadBut hurdles remain as not all in Samajbadi Party are willing to support Oli government, by Anil Giri (kp 24/03/2021) [No one from any party should support Oli after all the reprehensible and anti-democratic things he has done out of pure lust for power!], JSP-Nepal leaders offer support to Oli, by Ram Kumar Kamat (kp 24/03/2021), JSP won’t join Oli-led govt under any circumstance: Upendra Yadav (rep 26/03/2021)

UML and JSP discuss constitution amendment, government formation (kh 23/03/2021) [This is exactly what Oli had already promised the JSPN once in 2018. After their entry into his government, he no longer wanted to know anything about it! But even with the participation of the JSPN, the Oli government would not have a majority in parliament!]

As Janata Samajbadi rift grows, so does uncertainty over new coalition formation : While the Thakur-Mahato faction of Janata Samajbadi Party supports Oli, the Yadav-Bhattarai faction wants to join hands with the Congress and the Maoist Centre, by Anil Giri (kp 20/03/2021), To ally with Oli or NC-Maoist Center: JSP in Hamletian dilemma (kh 20/03/2021) [The Oli government should not be supported on moral grounds!], Mistrust for Dahal leaves JSP-N in dilemma, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/03/2021)

Janata Samajwadi Party meeting postponed (kh 18/03/2021)

JSP-N leaders set riders for support : Party emerges key player in formation of next government, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/03/2021) [Going into coalition with a PM who has repeatedly cheated the Madheshis and plotted against the state and the constitution is morally reprehensible!], Janata Samajbadi Party PP meeting concludes, no new decision taken to join govt (rep 12/03/2021), JSP-Nepal leaders meet Deuba (ht 13/03/2021), JSP and Maoist Center meeting concludes, no concrete decision taken regarding govt formation (rep 13/03/2021) [The CPN-MC is not capable of forming a government without dependence on the NC!]

No decision reached despite one-hour-long discussion between NC and JSP leaders (kh 12/03/2021)

JSP to stake claim government leadership : PP meeting fails to elect parliamentary party leader (kh 12/03/2021)

JSP leaders meeting PM Oli at 5 PM today (kh 11/03/2021)

Changed context catapults Janata Samajbadi Party into the spotlight : Both UML and Maoist Centre are in a bid to woo fourth largest party, for its 32 members in Parliament now hold the key, by Anil Giri (kp 10/03/2021) [The united NCP has repeatedly lied and deceived the JSPN in the past. Oli was not sympathetic to the concerns of the Madheshis as early as 2015!], PM Oli in mood to split JSP for new power sharing (kh 10/03/10) [A person without any morals and political culture, who destroys the entire state if necessary to safeguard his personal power interests!]

CPN (MC) holds talks with JSP over forming new govt (rep 10/0372021)

JSP unlikely to join joint agitation against HoR dissolution being led by Dahal-Nepal faction of NCP (rep 11/02/2021)

All’s not well inside Janata Samajbadi Party : While Bhattarai and Yadav want to protest against the dissolution of the House, Thakur and Mahato have other plans, by Anil Giri (kp 21/01/2021)

Congress, JSP-N rule out any : truck with Dahal-led NCP, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 31/12/2020)

JSP-N stages protest in Rajbiraj, Gaur (ht 24/12/2020)

Where the Janata Samajbadi Party is when  ruling and opposition parties are failing : At a time when the federal system is under attack, party leaders admit that they are disoriented, largely because they are trying to figure out their goal, purpose and ideology, by Anil Giri (kp 08/12/2020)

Dr Bhattarai named chairman of Janata Samajbadi Party’s federal council (rep 20/10/2020)

JSP’s Central Committee to have 801 members (kh 20/10/2020)

The way ahead for the Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 31/07/2020)

Janata Samajbadi Party registered at Election Commission: The party, with was born out of merger between Samajbadi Party and Rastriya Janata Party, now will be the third largest party in the Lower House withe 32 seats (kp 09/07/2020), Janata Samajwadi Party registered with EC (kh 09/07/2020)

Sarita Giri expelled from party, Parliament: Vows to move the Supreme Court against Samajwadi Party-Nepal decision, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 08/07/2020)

Janata Samajbadi Party decides to vote in favor of constitution amendment bill (rep 13/06/2020)

Janata Samajbadi Party gets registered with poll body but issue of hierarchy remains: Mahantha Thakur and Upendra Yadav will have executive powers in the party while Baburam Bhattarai will lead the federal council, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 08/06/2020)

JSP-N leaders discuss party leadership: Discussions focused on two co-chairpersons model, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/06/2020)

JSP-Nepal registers private constitution amendment bill (ht 02/06/2020), Janata Party and Samajbadi Party register private constitution amendment bill of their own: The regional parties propose amendments to 23 issues that are aimed at addressing the long-standing concerns of the Madhesis, Tharus and Janajatis, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/06/23020) [Both parties have joined in April under the name Janata Samqajwadi Party - Nepal! The author obviously has missed this.]

Madhes-based parties press own demands alongside constitution amendment for new map: While there’s no debate on an issue of national importance, the constitutional amendment bill could be an opportune moment to address long-standing demands of Madhesis, Janajatis and Tharus, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/05/2020) [The clarification of territorial claims is certainly important and decades overdue, but the inclusion of population groups that have been excluded for centuries, even under the constitution of 2015, is even more significant, a fact that the male Bahun at the head of the state and parties do not want to understand. It is problematic, however, that the leadership of the ethnic and regional parties is also exclusively male!], JSP-N seeks NC support for constitution amendment (ht 24/05/2020), Janata Samajbadi Party reiterates demand for constitutional amendment to incorporate concerns of Madhesi community: As the government prepares to revise the constitution to legitimise new map, Samajbadi leaders tell the Business Advisory Committee of Parliament that it’s also an ‘opportune’ moment to address their concerns, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/05/2020)

Unity of the two Madhesi parties could be hamstrung by a lack of coherence among their leaders: Analysts are wary of welcoming the unification of the two Madhes-based parties as they see it as a reactive move rather than a unity born out of shared agendas, by Anil Giri (kp 28/04/2020)

SP-N alleges party lawmaker abducted (ht 24/04/2020)

SRJP-N, SP-N unify, register new party at EC:  Poll panel to decide by tomorrow; New ordinance proves to be a catalyst for unification, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/04/2020)

RJP and Samajbadi merge to form ‘Janata Samajbadi Party’ (kh 22/04/2020)

Janata Party and Samajbadi Party resume informal talks for merger but are stuck at leadership modality: While both parties are on the same page on agendas, leadership management will be key when it comes to unification, leaders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/03/2020)

With no signal from the government, Janata Party reconsiders merger with Samajbadi Party: Janata Party has preconditions to joining government but with talks stalled, an alliance with the Samajbadi party could preserve the coalition in Province 2, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 12/02/2020) [It's the only reasonable option either! The ruling NCP will neveer respect the inclusion demands of Janajati and Madheshi groups!]

What Yadav’s exit means: Withdrawal of support by SPN from the federal government is not likely to end in fiasco. It has created an environment of polarization of politics between the communist and democratic forces (, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 02/01/2020)

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