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Nayan Shakti Party - Nepal
Northeast India
Rastriya Janata Party Nepal
Samajbadi Party - Nepal

Would Mahato’s exit from LSP bring any substantive change in national politics? Mahato aims to set up an ‘alternative’ political force whose goal is to establish a ‘pluralistic nation-state’ (kp 27/02/2024) [No, it wouldn't! Nepal does not need new parties, but finally democratisation, rejuvenation and better social inclusion within the existing ones on the basis of republicanism, federalism and secularism!]

Thakur of LSP and Tripathi of JPP set to reunite after six years (rep 15/02/2024)

Mahato plans new Madhesh movement. But will it take off? Observers and rival politicians see poor prospects, by Anil Giri (kp 20/01/2024)

State is still discriminatory against Madhesi community: LSP chair Mahantha Thakur (kh 19/01/2024)

Within a year of its establishment, LSP divided into two distinct factions, by Bhuwan Sharma (rep 30/06/2023)

Loktantrik Samajbadi Party to support Janata Samajbadi Party’s candidate in Bara-2 by-election : Loktantrik Samajbadi Party’s Rajendra Mahato, an aspirant for the Bara-2 seat, says he won’t contest the by-election from the constituency following party chairman’s decision (kp 02/04/2023)

Democratic socialist, Janamat, Nagarik Unmukti agree for working alliance (rn 12/03/2023)

As big parties argue over consensus President, Loktantrik Samajbadi sees Thakur’s chances : Search on for candidates from small parties and beyond amid a tug of war between UML and a Congress-leaning Dahal, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 19/02/2023)

LSP elects Mahantha Thakur as PP leader (kh 21/12/2022) [In this party, too, the motto is: Youth first!]

LSP reiterates willingness to join new government (kh 14/12/2022)

LSP leaders in Baluwatar for decisive talks with the ruling coalition (kh 08/10/2022)

LSP urges timely certification of Citizenship Bill (kh 18/09/2022)

Snubbed by ruling alliance, Loktantrik Samajbadi set to start poll partnership talks with UML : Loktantrik Samajbadi Party leaders say they have also approached fringe outfits, including those led by Hridayesh Tripathi, CK Raut and Resham Chaudhari, among others, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/09/2022) [KP Oli definitely does not represent Madheshi interests. It is only worth remembering 2015.]

Loktantrik Samajbadi mulls options as coalition undecided on bringing it into the fold : Its leaders say time has come for them to decide whether to join hands with UML or other forces, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 25/08/2022)

LSP likely to join government, PM Deuba positive (kh 08/08/2022) [???]

“We’d withdraw support to government rather than joining it”, interview with Keshab Jha (kh 10/06/2022)

Loktantrik Samajbadi presents its wish list to Deuba in preparation for joining government : The prime minister is seeking to broaden the alliance in view of upcoming elections and also to save the government from possible unplugging of support, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/06/2022)

Democratic Socialist Party hands 11-point memorandum to PM Deuba (rep 07/06/2022)

DSP to decide on electoral coordination after announcement of state, federal polls (kh 05/06/2022)

Upset at local election results, two Madhes parties look for options : Will Janata Samajbadi and Loktantrik Samajbadi explore merger for upcoming polls?, by Anil Giri (kp 31/05/2022)

Thakur’s party struggling for survival with poor poll presence : The party of veteran leader Mahantha Thakur is unable to field candidates in many local units and wards of Madhesh Province, by Tufan Neupane & Ajit Tiwari (kp 05/05/2022)

We will participate in govt if demands fulfilled: LSP (kh 31/03/2022)

Loktantrik Samajwadi Party calls CEC meeting (kh 29/03/2022)

LSP likely to join govt as PM Deuba prepares to reshuffle Cabinet (rep 22/03/2022)

Loktantrik Samajbadi Party crumbles as Lal and supporters quit : Lal and Bijay Kumar Singh are reviving Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/02/2022)

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