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Ruling Nepal Communist Party stares at tough by-election: Government’s poor show and controversies surrounding some leaders could affect performance during polls, analysts say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/10/2019)

A riddle, wrapped in a mystery: What ideological identity the Nepal Communist Party subscribes to remains unclear, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 14/10/2019)

Xi meets NCP secretariat members (ht 14/10/2019), Xi stresses importance of integrity, good governance in communist party (rep 14/10/2019)

Oli unlikely to hand over party reins to Dahal anytime soon: Before leaving for Singapore in August, many had believed the two co-chairs had agreed to share responsibility, but Oli shows no signs of letting go, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/09/2019)

Co-chair Dahal slams his party’s deviant course (ht 24/09/2019)

Pressure mounts on Oli to cede party reins to Dahal (rep 18/09/2019)

NCP ‘resorting to fear-mongering’: Dahal’s appeal to youths to ‘counter’ forces that are trying to fail the system condemned by civil society (ht 17/09/2019)

Ruling party prepares for mass gatherings but party leaders say they have nothing to tell the people: The Nepal Communist Party is planning mass gatherings to connect the party to the people, but many are unconvinced if the campaign will yield anything useful, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/09/2019)

As ruling party prepares for secretariat meeting, leaders are confused about what’s next: Insiders say the top leaders are playing cards close to their chests, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/09/2019)

Dahal at odds with govt over Kailali lynchings: By siding with the Tharu people, Dahal has put himself at odds with many of his NCP colleagues who see the Kailali massacre as the most gruesome crime post-Maoist insurgency (rep 09/09/2019)

In the ruling party, leaders wait and anticipate Oli’s next steps: KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal appear to be on the same page, but it’s not clear if they have decided on ‘one leader, one responsibility’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 08/09/2019), NCP leaders seek clear work division between two party chiefs (rep 08/09/2019)

NCP unification process to be over soon, claims party co-chair (kp 06/09/2019)

As discontent grows, ruling party plans a show of strength: Mass meetings are being planned by the Nepal Communist Party in the wake of numerous protests by the people, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/09/2019)

‘NCP office bearers will be appointed through consensus in first convention’, interview with Jhala Nath Khanal (ht 02/09/2019) [In a democratic party, office bearers should not be appointed on the basis of consensus among the top leaders, but they should be elected!]

With Oli out of the country, Dahal sees opportunity to make moves: While the former Maoist chairman hasn’t given up on leading government, he is now focused on party leadership, insiders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 31/08/2019), Co-chair Dahal’s activities under Oli’s scrutiny, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 01/09/2019)

In a new move, the ruling Nepal Communist Party tries to muzzle its leaders: The party has barred leaders from expressing dissent in public and from criticising the leadership and government, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/08/2019), No raising internal issues in public: NCP; ‘Those dissatisfied can talk about it in party meetings’ (ht 27/08/2019), NCP bars its leaders, cadres from airing dissent in public (rep 27/08/2019), Stifling dissent of members is no way to run a political party: If the party is structured to be democratic, the leaders must show some regard for such values (kp 28/08/2019) [None of the political parties is democratic unstructure and mind, regardless of the party concerned!], Let them speak: NCP ruling against dissent (rep 29/08/2019)

As internal row escalates, the ruling party attempts to rein in dissent: The top leadership is now seeking clarifications from any leaders who publicly criticise the party or the government, insiders say, by Tika RE. Pradhan (kp 26/08/2019)

The spectre of factionalism from UML days is haunting the Nepal Communist Party: Leadership should work to turn challenges into opportunity, ruling party insiders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/08/2019)

Dahal foresees communists’ downfall: Says they should stop behaving like maharajahs (ht 24/08/2019)

Prime minister, Nepal trade barbs, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 23/08/2019), Just a couple of days after note of dissent row, Nepal Oli trade barbs (rep 23/08/2019), Expressing 'regret', Nepal and Oli poised to mend fences (rep 24/08/2019)

Nepal to counter Oli, Dahal with note of dissent, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 20/08/2019) [May the male Bahun fighting within this party go on for eternity! Male Bahuns, who constitute only six per cent of the population, fill half of the leading positions within the special committees of the NCP! Of course, this is not criticised by male Bahun Mahav Kumar Nepal !], Nepal condemns Oli in dissent note, by Jagdisjor Panday (ht 21/08/2019), Leader Nepal registers note of dissent (rep 21/08/2019), Nepal’s note of dissent is likely to reignite conflict within ruling party: Nepal has once again brought up the ‘one person, one responsibility’ debate, targeting Co-chair KP Sharma Oli, by Anil Giri (kp 21/08/2019)

Prime Minister Oli’s parliamentary address leaves his party wondering: The statement seemed to put a firm end to the gentleman’s agreement with Dahal which said they would take turns to lead the government, by Anil Giri (kp 19/08/2019), Oli rules out vacating PM’s post for Dahal (ht 19/08/2019), NCP chairperson Dahal hints at changing leadership of government, by Suresh Yadav (rep 19/08/2019)

Khanal No 3 in NCP hierarchy, by Jagdishor Panday (kp 19/08/2019), Disgruntled leader Nepal to present ‘note of dissent’, by Kamal Subedi (rep 19/08/2019)

There’s a semblance of calm in the ruling party, but the storm is not over yet: If not addressed well, at least three issues can easily upset the applecart, say party insiders, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/08/2019), Dahal not happy with party unification? (ht 18/08/2019), Khanal lobbying for NCP third rank (ht 18/08/2019)

Ruling party finally picks its department heads: Ishwar Pokhrel will lead the party’s School Department, one of the most contested departments, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/08/2019), NCP announces heads, co-heads of departments: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel to lead School Deptt; Of the 32 department heads of the party, only two are women, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 17/08/2019) [Non-inclusion and continued dominance of male Tagadharis, expecially Bahuns!], New power balance at top in NCP helped Oli pick dept chiefs (rep 17/08/2019)

After a brief respite, ruling party sees turmoil again: Bamdev Gautam has increasingly been acting as an interlocutor between former UML leaders, by Anil Giri (kp 15/08/2019), NCP defers secretariat meeting yet again, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 15/08/2019), Ruling party secretariat meeting postponed yet again after prime minister takes ill: After Oli came down with a sudden fever, the secretariat meeting, already postponed twice, was cancelled for the day , by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/08/2019)

Once staunch anti-imperialists, the Maoists are now singing a different tune: Since their merger with the UML, the former Maoists have all but abandoned their once vociferous vilification of India and the US, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/08/2019)

NCP collects suggestions to appoint deptt heads, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 11/08/2019)

‘Killing two birds with one stone’: ‘Oli has outwitted Dahal with Bhattarai’s appointment’ (ht 01/08/2019)

With little representation in top leadership, former Maoist leaders fear being swallowed by the former UML: Former UML leaders hold a majority in most leadership bodies, leading the former Maoists to worry that their identity is being subsumed by their former rivals, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 31/07/2019)

NCP Sectt meet put off till August 13 (ht 30/07/2019), Oli, Dahal to go abroad (ht 30/07/2019) [Both will hopefully pay for these trips out of their own pockets and not export more than the 1500 dollars allowed by their government!], PM leaving for Singapore for regular checkup: Nomination of party central dept chiefs put on hold (rep 30/07/2019)

Ruling party’s repeated failures to ensure representation call its commitment to inclusion into question: The recent selection of the top leadership in its district and metropolis committees has shown a distinct failure to be inclusive, which is mandated by law, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/07/2019)

Unified in haste, cracks continue  to surface within  the ruling party: At a time when the row over school department is yet to  settle, a new conflict has flared in the party’s youth wing, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/07/2019), NCP leaders pressure Oli, Dahal to end dispute, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 28/07/2019), Nepal Communist Party meet cancelled (ht 29/07/2019)

Picking NCP dept chiefs gets knottier as more honchos join fray (rep 28/07/2019)

Ruling party’s headaches bound to multiply even after Secretariat’s meeting: Regardless of who gets picked to lead the School Department, NCP is awaiting bigger tussles, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 25/07/2019), Pokharel Oli’s choice for Training Deptt: If not Pokharel, NCP co-chairmen likely to head the deptt, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 26/07/2019)

NCP still undecided on Training Department (ht 24/07/2019)

Ruling party’s latest headache: a kerfuffle over who should lead the school department: The department, which conducts ideological training for its members, has divided the communist party, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/07/2019)

NCP to announce party department chiefs today, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 21/07/2019), NCP appoints 77 districts’ incharge (ht 22/07/2019), NCP picks district chiefs, parleys continue for depts (rep 22/07/2019), Aspiring candidates left high and dry, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 23/07/2019)

In ruling party, a cornered Oli yields to Dahal’s manoeuvrings: Leaders say realisation has dawned on the two chairmen that there is no option than to reconcile, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/07/2019)

Nominees for NCP departments picked: Madhav Kumar Nepal set to head party’s Foreign Affairs Department (ht 20/07/2019) [The unification of the two parties will never succeed as long as only the party leaders barter the positions among themselves! New leaders have to be found in a democratic way from the bottom upwards! The current leadership has already failed in total!!], NCP leaders seek Oli help to make Gautam organization chief (rep 20/07/2019)

The Troika. by Kiran Nepal (nt 19/07/2019)

Allocating key positions a fraught task in NCP merger (rep 18/07/2019)

Growing camaraderie between Dahal and Nepal stokes concerns in the Oli faction: Insiders say top leaders’ personal interests and ambitions will harm the party, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/07/2019)

Rift in ruling party is nearing tipping point, insiders say: Leaders say two chairmen must resolve outstanding issues at the earliest, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 08/07/2019)

NCP all set to release its much-awaited political document, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 08/07/2019)

As party lawmakers criticise government, Oli instructs them to speak in defence: Prime minister censures parliamentary committee for instructing government like court, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/07/2019) [Under Oli's democracy, only the king-like PM has freedom of expression and no need to justify himself to anyone!]

Ruling party leaders are enraged after provincial lawmaker with criminal past enters the party: Rajib Gurung, who goes by the name of Dipak Manange, has been charged with attempted murder, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/07/2019) [The party leaders knew all this when they mada him a candidate in the elections!]

Inside government’s decision to backtrack on its plans to host IIFA awards: Growing rift within the ruling party may have led to  the decision, aides close to the prime minister say, by Anil Giri (kp04/07/2019)

Oli and Dahal present a unified face, but cracks appear all over the ruling partyThe Nepal Communist Party’s ongoing debate over ideology is simply a mask for a power grab, party insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/07/2019)

Ruling party  lawmakers  criticise Oli,  government, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 02/07/2019)

Cohesion within the NCP is necessary: Contradictory interests have found a rallying point in Prime Minister Oli’s handling of the party as well as state affairs, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 01/07/2019)

Oli says People’s Multi-party Democracy is still relevant; Dahal calls for moving forward: The two leaders’ remarks come at a time when the ruling party debates its ideology, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/06/2019)

As rift grows between Communist Party co-chairs, Dahal holds a meeting with Congress President Deuba: Dahal and Deuba’s closed door meeting comes amid widespread speculation  of a growing trust deficit between Dahal and party Co-chair KP Sharma Oli, by Anil Giri (kp 29/06/2019)

Oli, Dahal try to break ice (ht 27/06/2019)

With growing internal rifts and criticism from outside, a Cabinet reshuffle is likely: Ruling party insiders say party co-chairs are likely to use a Cabinet reshuffle to balance internal party politics, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/06/2019)

NCP misusing NA chopper in Karnali (kp 25/06/2019)

Dahal assures aides he will follow  agreement reached for unification, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 24/06/2019)

Oli seeks to tighten grip on party as power struggle intensifies (rep 24/06/2019)

Factional feud prevents  appointments in NCP, by Jagdishor Panday (kp 23/06/2019)

NCP yet to publish political document, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 22/06/2019)

Debate over political ideology ratchets up in ruling party ahead of crucial meeting: Former UML leaders want more discussion on political document, which former Maoists want to be made public at the earliest, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/06/2019)

NCP schedules secretariat meeting for tomorrow to conclude ‘power-sharing’ deal: Leaders say formation of politburo, however, is unlikely anytime soon, by Anil Giri (kp 20/06/2019), Oli, Dahal fix NCP secretariat meeting for Friday (rep 20/06/2019)

United in haste, ideological schisms appear in the ruling communist party: The merger between the former UML and Maoists was simply a marriage of convenience, say party leaders, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/06/2019)

NCP MPs divided along UML-Maoist fault line on disputed bills, issues, by Ashok Dahal (rep 13/06/2019)

‘Gulf between government, party widening’, interview with Ghana Sham Bhusal (ht 10/06/2019)

Oli-Dahal tussle out in the open, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 09/06/2019)

Row lingers in ruling party over ‘one leader, one responsibility’ issue: It was KP Sharma Oli who set the rule and now he is breaking it,  which a section of leaders is opposing, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/06/2019), Rift in Nepal’s ruling party, by Kunda Dixit (nt 07/06/2019)

NCP fails to finalise district committee in-charges (ht 06/06/2019), NCP meeting fails to appoint district in-charges, co-in-charges yet again, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 07/06/2019)

Once a Maoist combatant, now a mental case, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 05/06/2019) [This woman should consider herself lucky! Her former leaders, who betrayed all previous promises and ideals, are now leading politicians and live in material abundance!]

Over a year since unification, ideological differences appear in ruling communist party: Nepal Communist Party leaders seem divided over whether the party should follow  the erstwhile CPN-UML’s political ideology or the Maoist Centre’s, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/06/2019), Dispute stalls NCP work division again: Madhav Nepal for enforcing One Leader One Position policy (rep 05/06/2019)

As Oli, Dahal make light of reports, a storm is brewing in ruling party: Party insiders say intense power play expected in the coming days, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/06/2019), As NCP heads into key meeting, fog thickens over who will lead organisation department: Several Nepal Communist Party leaders have raised concerns for months about  the prime minister’s dual role, controlling the party and the government, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/06/2019), NCP fails to finalize work division as top leaders remain divided (rep 04/06/2019)

NCP to appoint heads of district committees, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 02/06/2019)

PM sidesteps question on stepping down: Says the issue is being  unnecessarily brought up now, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 01/06/2019), Bamdev sides with Dahal in leadership tango (rep 01/06/2019)

One-upmanship game in ruling party as power play intensifies: Insiders say Dahal is in a bid to accumulate strength to put pressure on Oli to honour understanding, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/05/2019), State of confusion: Nepal Communist Party is yet to decide on a single, unified ideology (kp 20/05/2019)

NCP merger process: Ruling party yet to give it completion, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 18/05/2019), Merger as NCP fails to erase past identities as UML, Maoist: Left leaning analysts say the unification of the ruling NCP could collapse at any time if the top leaders don't work to assimilate their political, ideological and organizational strengths immediately (rep 18/05/2019)

As ruling party marks one year of merger, leaders still undecided on political ideology: The erstwhile UML is for People’s Multi-party Democracy while  the former Maoists are for 21st-century People’s Democracy, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/05/2019)

NCP forms 13 sister wings (ht 17/05/2019)

Leaders say ruling party is using fear and coercion to control them: Nepal Communist Party insiders say internal democracy is  on the wane while individual freedom is being curtailed, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/05/2019)

Benefits for Thapa-led group concern leaders fromthe Maoist stream in unified communist party: Leaders joining the erstwhile Maoist force from splinter groups including the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal have been left high and dry, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/05/2019)

NCP hard pressed to fix headquarters, Province 1 name (ht 02/05/2019), NCP internal feuding over province capital worsens, by Raju Adhikari (rep 02/05/2019)

NCP MPs want hike in pork barrel spending, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 30/04/2019) [The uncontrolled and self-interested investment of money by the MPs elected under the FPTP system is a grave and very special form of corruption!!], No to pork barrel: The CISP has faced criticism in the past as it is largely geared towards giving the elected lawmakers an edge during the elections and purchase votes with patronage (ht 30/04/2019)

Ruling party is correcting its ‘flawed’ choice of leaders in district committees: Party insiders say the issue of hierarchy has become the major bone of contention, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/04/2019)

NCP politburo to be formed in a day or two, by Jagdishor Panday (kp 28/04/2019) [Another top down decision by the party leadership that behaves like gods. Unification can only work from the party roots upward!]

A Dream Comes True, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 26/04/2019)

Ruling party says merger concludes, but leaders see more challenges: Party insiders are concerned about discontent that could potentially brew over the selection of leadership in district committees, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/04/2019), NCP announces district chiefs, secretaries (rep 23/04/2019), NCP to hold general convention in a year, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 23/04/2019), Leadership failed to follow principle of inclusivity, ruling party leaders say: District committees announced on Sunday, concluding the unification, have only three women, two Dalits and 19 Janajatis as chiefs, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/04/2019)

Pressure mounts on ruling party to take action against general secretary: Bishnu Poudel’s Baluwatar land deal has put him into a controversy but leadership is maintaining silence, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/04/2019)

NCP unification process stuck as deadline looms, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/04/2019), NCP brass in talks to conclude merger (rep 19/04/2019), Unification of ruling party said to conclude soon: NCP Co-chair and PM Oli is learnt to be positive on sharing the leadership of district committees with Nepal, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/04/2019), NCP unity hangs in balance: Uncertainty looms large whether the party will complete its merger on the stipulated deadline of April 22; The  judiciary is unitary, but the  constitution provisions creation of Provincial Judicial  Service Commission, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 21/04/2019), NCP moves to consolidate unification, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 22/04/2019), NCP finalizes party chiefs, secretaries for all 77 districts (rep 22/04/2019)

Ruling NCP leaders ‘reaching out’ to Chand party leaders for talks: Ruling party leader Janardan Sharma is holding talks with high-level Chand party leaders in a bid to bring them to mainstream politics, an aide to the former home minister says, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/04/2019)

NCP unification process at lower levels hangs in balance, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 07/04/2019)

NCP diaspora committees finalised in 20 countries (ht 04/04/2019)

‘NCP committee must have say on government, party issues’ (ht 26/03/2019)

The Maoist cul-de-sac: Chand has very little to lose and everything to gain by creating mayhem. The NCP has everything to lose and nothing to gain by ignoring him forever, by CK Lal (rep 18/03/2019)

Fault line appears in the ruling party over decision to ban Chand outfit: The main opposition Nepali Congress is divided over the issue, while other parties have criticised the Oli administration’s decision, by Anil Giri (kp), Nine held after explosion in Bharatpur ward office, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/03/2019)

With Oli’s tight grip on government and party, Dahal’s influence is waning: Members within the ruling party say the former Maoist chairman is irked by the prime minister’s working style—but he is also helpless, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/03/2019)

NCP asks EC to strike off Ansari’s name from PR list: Khanal questions party's decision (rep 27/02/2019) [The legitimacy of such procedure is doubtful since the PR lists had to be concluded before the elections, and his name was on the list. It cannot be changed 15 months after the elections!]

Five members of disbanded merger task force submit report to Oli, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/02/2019), Oli receives report on unification roadmap from dissatisfied NCP task force members: Oli’s faction disagrees on using the 10 per cent nomination provision, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 25/02/2019)

Dispute over issue of single leadership in all levels of  NCP-led govts, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 24/02/2019)

Ruling party unification task force seeks one more week to submit final report, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 22/02/2019), Ruling party dissolves unification task force, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 23/02/2019) [Unity looks different!], Partisan interests overshadow NCP unification (ht 23/02/2019)

Outstanding issues of merger will be resolved on Thursday: Ruling party; Nepal Communist Party Secretariat to hold joint meeting with task force members, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/02/2019), NCP top guns to consult taskforce before wrapping up merger process (rep 19/02/2019)

What Is Brewing Inside CPN?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 17/02/2019), Fourth NCP task force faces dissolution: Oli and Dahal want party secretariat to finalise the remaining tasks of the unification process instead, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/02/2019)

Ideological differences in governing party surface over ‘people’s war’, by Anil Giri (kp 14/02/2019), Oli skips event to mark People’s War anniversary, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 14/02/2019), For some in Rolpa, the Maoists have forgotten Maoism, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 14/02/2019), Ex-Maoist combatants accuse leaders of forgetting the dreams which they once fought for, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 15/02/2019)

Bid to create rift in NCP: Prime minister (ht 14/02/2019)

NCP set to junk unification task force, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 13/02/2019)

There’s more to Oli-Dahal rift than meets the eye: Former Maoists are concerned about government’s plan to take forward transitional justice process, ruling party insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/02/2019), Necessity and acrimony: Dahal miffed at PM’s unilateral decisions, delayed transitional justice and party unification, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 10/02/2019), Oli, Dahal hold a number of meetings to build mutual trust (rep 10/02/2019)

‘People suffering from mood swings should not be made leaders’ (ht 10/02/2019) [statement by Deputy PM Ishwar Pokhrel]

Fault lines in ruling party exposed as Oli, Dahal spar over Venezuela: Divergent views may affect party’s internal dynamics and country’s foreign policy, say NCP insiders, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/02/2019)

NCP secretariat’s decision irks members of its panel, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/02/2019)

Prime Minister Oli dissatisfied with party leaders for holding meeting in his absence (ht 02/02/2019)

NCP delegation holds talks with Laos veep (ht 02/02/2019)

Row rumbles on in NCP as task force fails to fix internal issues, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/02/2019)

‘Haphazard party unification unacceptable’ (ht 27/01/2019)

NCP unification: ‘Co-chairs not helping task force’, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/01/2019), NCP merger process stalled for months as task force fails to sort out internal rows (rep 20/01/2019)

NCP statute amendment on cards, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 16/01/2019)

NCP’s struggle to finalise unification deal far from over, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/01/2019), Oli, Nepal stick to their guns, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 13/01/2019)

Old regime plotting against communist unity: Dahal (kp 07/01/2019) [The unification is prevented by the authoritarian, power-hungry and anti-democratic leaders of the NCP!!!]

NCP task force begins work to complete unification process, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 01/01/2019)

Dahal gains ground as Oli feels the heat: Retaining his support base, ex-Maoist chief wins over his former rivals, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/12/2018), People’s democracy or socialism: NCP leaders confused, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 30/12/2018), Revolution within the communist party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/12/2018)

Standing Committee meeting concludes: NCP endorses political paper pending revision, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/12/2018), Oli-Dahal joint-political report endorsed after task force formed to address gripes (rep 29/12/2018), NCP Standing Committee endorses political paper with revisions (ht 29/12/2018)

Dahal offers to amend political document to quell dissent, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2018), NCP Chairman Oli fails to convince party colleagues, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/12/2018), Bid to endorse political report blocked (rep 28/12/2018), NCP leaders reject Oli’s defence of political paper: Co-chairpersons should stop criticising other leaders, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 28/12/2018)

Beyond elective dictatorship: Abusing arithmetic comfort can lead to tyranny, by Achyut Wagle (kp 25/12/2018)

Standing Committee meet may linger if chiefs fail to convince leaders, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/12/2018)

After criticism, Oli-Dahal to revise joint political report: Former PM Nepal asked to clarify on controversial peace conference (rep 23/12/2018), Nepal, Khanal flay govt, party leadership, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 23/12/2018), Oli, Nepal defend Asia Pacific Summit (rep 24/12/2018), PM makes NCP leader wait, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 24/12/2018)

NCP leaders in signature drive to dump NTA chief Jha (rep 23/12/2018)

Oli government is working at the behest of crony capitalists, says Shrestha (kp 22/12/2018)

Govt yet to fill the void of ‘janabadi’ education, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 22/12/2018)

NCP leaders criticized at party meet for lavish lifestyle: Some ask PM to dump controversial ministers, punish poor performance (rep 21/12/2018)

PM Oli not in favour of forming politburo: Leave Marxism and steer movement of prosperity, says Gurung, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 21/12/2018)

Time for NCP leaders to look within (rep 20/12/2018)

Ruling party leaders say hosting Asia Pacific Summit was a mistake: Core members press party leadership to admit it, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 20/12/2018)

Ruling party leaders tear apart joint political paper: Leaders claim the party  has been lifeless without meetings, contact with the cadre, and lively interaction with the people, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/12/2018), Is Oli losing his grip on the unified party?, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/12/2018), Ruling party leaders continue war of words over leadership: Demand investigation into activities of Universal Peace Federation and its funding (rep 19/12/2018)

Feeling cheated, ex-Maoist combatants wish to die (rep 17/12/2018)

NCP Standing Committee meeting: ‘Party’s publicity too feeble to counter planned propaganda’, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/12/2018), Gautam for ‘one-person-one-post’ system (kp 16/12/2018), Heated debate greets ruling NCP meet (rep 16/12/2018), Bamdev opposes Oli-Dahal’s joint political document, registers his own, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 16/12/2018), After Gautam, more leaders to oppose Oli: At the Standing Committee meeting today, more NCP members prepare to counter the policies adopted to run the party and the government, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/12/2018), Oli criticized in party over poor govt performance (rep 18/12/2018), PM Oli’s ‘dictatorial’ style ‘blot on party’, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 18/12/2018)

Oli to face ‘tough questions’ from party leaders, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/12/2018)

Party name dispute: Apex court serves show cause to NCP, poll body, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/12/2018)

NCP calls Standing Committee meet as factional feud deepens (rep 09/12/2018), Tardy Oli sees ruling party leaders walk out on meeting: The communist party’s standing committee to meet on December 15, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/12/2018), Tardy Oli sees ruling party leaders walk out on meeting: The communist party’s standing committee to meet on December 15; Leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal, Bamdev Gautam and party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha left the venue out after Prime Minister and  party Co-chair KP Sharma Oli did not show up until 3:30pm for the 3pm meeting, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/12/2018)

EC’s recognition of NCP challenged (ht 08/12/2018)

Ruling party unveils provincial panels, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/12/2018), 53% UML, 47% Maoist leaders in NCP provincial committees (rep 04/12/2018)

Unification and Prosperity, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 30/11/2018)

Key NCP meeting postponed yet again (rep 28/11/2018)

Disgruntled NCP leaders seek jumbo politburo, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 28/11/2018)

Ruling party to set up special provincial committee, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/11/2018)

NCP secretariat meeting on November 22, by Tika R Pradhn (kp 19/11/2018)

‘Party unification facing technical problems’ (ht 18/11/2018)

Meeting delays frustrate ruling party leaders, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/11/2018)

Oli faces wrath for putting off crucial meet, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 14/11/2018)

NCP leaders vent anger on leadership (rep 07/11/2018)

NCP to expedite unification of lower committees after Tihar, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/11/2018)

Delayed panel meetings irk NCP leaders: Party’s standing committee meeting postponed indefinitely; The third NCP standing committee meeting called for Monday and Tuesday had been abruptly postponed until further notice, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/10/2018)

NCP panel begins work on allocating responsibilities (ht 31/10/2018)

Various forces at work to make Nepal Communist Party (NCP) a failure: Dahal (ht 29/10/2018)

PM Oli skips tea reception due to ‘minor illness’ (kp 28/10/2018), A mismanaged tea party, dissatisfied invitees, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 28/10/2018)

Team formed to complete provincial committees of ruling party: The panel of Ram Bahadur Thapa and Bishnu Poudel will also recommend duties for NCP central members (kp 26/10/2018), Task force to allocate responsibilities (ht 26/10/2018)

NCP to dwell on performance of PM Oli’s administration, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/10/2018), One party, two tribe: Factions create divisions in the  party and rupture unity (kp 24/10/2018)

NCP secretariat meeting: Provincial panels stay as leader Nepal relents; Shrestha continues as Nepal Communist Party (NCP) spokesperson, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/10/2018), NCP admits mistake, says won’t repeat it (ht 23/10/2018)

Ruling party rules out re-election chances, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/10/2018)

Oli, Dahal to chalk out strategies during Dashain (ht 16/10/2018)

Dahal changes his tune after by-election fiasco: NCP co-chair confirms no by-election for Kathmandu Constituency 7 (kp 13/10/2018), Bamdev-Rambir Drama: Party Bruised, Lesson Learnt, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 14/10/2018) [This remains to be doubted!]

Secretariat meet to settle issues rocking ruling party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/10/2018), Standing committee to settle row: Next central secretariat meeting will sit on Wednesday to finalise the agenda for standing committee meeting (kp 09/10/2018)

One year into unity, infighting and fissures disrupt the governing party, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/10/2018)

Conflict between two chiefs: Officially, both Oli and Dahal are equals. Effectively, Dahal is a lightweight and, practically, Oli stands as the effective heavyweight at least for the next year and a half, by P Kharel (rep 01/10/2018)

Ruling NCP leader Nepal vents ire against govt: ‘Our heads bow down in shame if someone known by the public as corrupt is rewarded’ (rep 29/09/2018), Madhav Kumar Nepal flays his party’s govt (ht), Senior leader of ruling party blasts government (kp 29/09/2018), Nepal rails against ‘unilateral decision’ of Oli-Dahal leadership: Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party accuses party Co-chairmen Oli and Dahal of appointing their loyalists to key posts in seven provinces, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/09/2018), Disgruntled NCP leaders gang up on Oli (rep 29/09/2018), Loyalists defend Oli as Nepal brews disconten: Senior leader holds factional event amid widening rift in the ruling NCP, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/09/2018)

CPN assigns provinces to forward district committee merger process (kp 24/09/2018)

Ruling party picks leaders of seven provincial panels: A day before PM Oli’s US visit, party picks  provincial leaders (kp 22/09/2018), NCP names in-charges, office bearers for provinces: Madhav Nepal faction dissatisfied (rep 22/09/2018)

Leadership row delays merger of lower committees: Party leaders say serious discussion on the lower committees’ merger will take place only after two top leaders return from their foreign trips, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/09/2018), Dahal abroad, NCP merger completion delayed (rep 17/09/2018)

Progress In Communist Unity, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 14/09/2018)

NCP meeting fails to resolve major issues: The Central Secretariat meeting discussed unification of party committees, but could not come to a conclusion (kp 13/09/2018)

Leaders seek criteria to select leadership in NCP lower bodies: Demand a high-level probe panel to draft criteria after studying recommendations (kp 02/09/2018)

NCP plans by-election in Dolpa To announce poll and lawmaker Budha’s resignation simultaneously, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/09/2018) [???]

NCP unification: Leadership disputes stall lower panels (kp 26/08/2018)

Parliamentary communists: There is no trace of communism except for the sickle and hammer on the party’s flag, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 20/08/2018)

Disgruntled NCP leaders oppose task forces’ report (ht 17/08/2018)

Nepal Communits Party (NCP) elected reps not to get party executive posts (ht 10/08/2018)

PM Oli briefs party Central Secretariat (kp 09/08/2018)

Dolpa youths unite against NCP's plan to elect Gautam from Dolpa (rep 04/08/2018)

NCP gives aug 21 deadline to suboridate bodies for unification: Unification of trade unions remains a big challenge for the governing NCP (kp 03/08/2018)

Shrestha quits as NCP spokesperson after dispute with PM Oli (kp 02/08/2018) [This illustrates Oli's contemptuous and authoritarian attitude towards human rights!], NCP leaders urging Shrestha to withdraw resignation (rep 02/08/2018)

Ruling party plans unity gatherings: Merger of lower committees within three weeks to counter criticism against government (kp 31/07/2018)

Parties renaming public places after their own: Over three dozen names of the public places in Babai rural municipality have been renamed with the names of the past UML leaders and Maoists have followed suit, by Devendra Basnet and Dinesh Subedi (rep 31/07/2018)

Provisions in NCP (NCP) statute ruffles feathers of leaders, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 29/07/2018) [There are no rules or laws for godlike leaders! Such provisions apply only to the rank and file!]

Oli vents ire on party ranks for not defending govt (rep 18/07/2018) [Maybe there aren't so many things worth defending!]

NCP lower committees: Merger process ‘picks up pace’ (kp 16/07/2018)

NCP forms 3-member panel to complete draft (kp 08/07/2018)

Nepal Communist Party sets agenda for SC meeting (kp 05/07/2018)

NCP tells its cadres to stand up against CPN misconducts (kp 02/07/2018)

Groupism very much a reality in NCP, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 01/07/2018)

NCP to revise statute, regulation (ht 26/06/2018), Ruckus over plan to defang panels (kp 27/06/2018)

Gearing up for unity: NCP sister wings scurry to prepare for merger (kp 24/06/2018)

NCP’s political document harsh on other parties, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 22/06/2018)

NCP struggles to pick heads, members of House panels (rep 20/06/2018)

NCP statute bars office bearers from serving more than two terms, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 19/06/2018)

SC tells poll body to clarify over NCP (kp 18/06/2018)

NCP rank and file urged to strengthen govt (kp 17/06/2018)

Ruling party panel to mull four key topics (kp 16/06/2018)

Dahal slams petit bourgeois, calls for a strong communist center (kp 18/06/2018)

Task force submits final drafts of NCP statute and regulations: Proposes forming 32 departments to support govt, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/06/2018), NCP task force moots shadow govt (ht 15/06/2018) [This party is in govt, how can it form a shadow govt?]

NCP co-chairs plan to reshuffle party’s CC (ht 13/06/2018)

NCP names Standing Committee Leaders select 26 from ex-UML and 19 from Maoist Centre (kp 12/06/2018)

Leaders’ indifference to ex-Maoist fighter’s life of woe resented, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 12/06/2018)

The ruling Nepal Communist Party, among others, break the law to exclude women: They have three months to comply, by Shubhashree Basnyat (The Record 10/06/2018), Writ petition challenges NCP registration (kp 15/06/2018)

Can NCP be Trendsetter of Marxism?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 10/06/2018)

Maoist betrayal: As Maoist leaders are turning their back on real issues, former Maoist activists and general people take Maoist revolution as an act of great betrayal, by Pratap Sharma (rep 10/06/2018)

Yadav refutes merger reports with NCP (kp 08/06/2018)

NCP finally gets legal party status (kp 07/06/2018), EC decides to register NCP, ignoring law (rep 07/06/2018) [Leading parties can do what they want! Obviously, they are above law and constitution!], NCP acquires EC registration (kp 08/06/2018), Move afoot to challenge poll panel’s decision to register NCP (NCP): Proportional representation of women in all organs of the state is crucial to empower women, but more worrisome is the fact that the prime minister and ruling party co-chairpersons are openly defying the legal provisions (ht 08/06/2018) [A lawless ruling party is the best guarantee for a lawless state!], Masculine parties: Failure to ensure 33pc women representation in party committees shows ‘of men, for men and by men’ attitude of parties (ht 08/06/2018)

Toward elite rule: The unified communist party looks like a club of VIPs with present and past PMs, DPMs, heads of parliament, provincial assemblies and provincial governments, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 07/05/2018)

Nepal’s political paradox: Nepali communists have come to power through elections. Instead of democracy killing communism, communism here has thrived under democracy, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 07/06/2018)

Dahal without role in NCP Parliamentary Party (ht 06/07/2018)

Province 2 MPs in ugly spat: NCP lawmaker Manju Yadav slaps her colleague Kishori Sah, by Santosh Singh (kp 07/06/2018)

Sum of its parts: The NCP must prove that the unification is in the interest of the nation and its people, by Gopi Uprety (kp 04/06/2018)

NCP violates Party Registration Act with low representation of women (rep 03/06/2018)

‘Avoid groupism, factionalism’ (ht 03/06/2018)

NCP leaders tell party members to refrain from factional politics: Both Oli and Dahal are aware how pernicious factional feud could be to party organisation having witnessed infighting and splits when leading their previous parties (kp 02/06/2018)

NCP gives final shape to its Standing Committee: Formal decision likely tomorrow (kp 31/05/2018) [Inclusion is a forgotten promise of the past if the composition of this SC is the picture of future Nepal!], NCP leaders Bohara, Sherchan complain about being left out (ht 31/05/2018)

NCP submits more documents to EC (kp 29/05/2018), NCP submits signatures, citizenship of CC members for party registration (rep 29/05/2018)

EC likely to deny registration to NCP (rep 26/05/2018) [because of itsd unconstitutionally poor participation of women!]

Maoist and CPN-UML unification: Regular Accident; Dissolving two older communist parties, CPN-UML leaders and Maoist Center leaders set up a new party giving up their old legacy, by Keshab Poudel (sp 25/05/2018)

Dahal’s NCP central member list upsets Maoist Centre aspirants (kp 25/05/2018)

The MC-UML Metamorphosis, by Mukti Rijal (rn 24/05/2018), Challenges Before Communist Party of Nepal, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/05/2018), Discontent rife among NCP leaders, leadership under pressure, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 24/05/2018), Hurdles for Unified NCP, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 25/05/2018)

Only 16 pc representation for women in NCP central committee, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 23/05/2018) [!!! Besides, the party leadership continues to be completely dominated by male Tagadharis, especially Bahuns!!], Only 16 percent women at NCP central committee (rep 23/05/2018)

NCP starts plans for key panel, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/05/2018)

Formation of NCP: Powerful Political Entity, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 23/05/2018), Will it last? There is expectation that communist unification will lead to an age of strong and stable government. Is this really going to happen?, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 23/05/2018)

Fringe party raps ruling party for copying its name: Leaders from the ruling NCP said that the party was forced to use the name after the fringe party turned down requests to lend its name (rep 21/05/2018) [Top political leaders can do what ever they like! They are above the law!!]

Good for Nepal: Communist unity is a historical step to have a stable government and to focus on national agenda of economic development and social progress, by Dai Yonghong (rep 21/05/2018)

NCP selects 45 members for central body, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/05/2018) [Thank god, 31 of them are Tagadharis! This is a good example for better inclusion of disadvantaged social groups! Besides, nominations are far better than undemocatic procedures like elections!], NCP still struggling to give full shape to central committee (rep 21/05/2018), NCP endorses 441-member CC (ht 22/05/2018), NCP names central panel: Central Secretariat convenes first meeting a Prime Minister’s Office (kp 22/05/2018), Discontent brews as senior leaders resent demotion in new party (kp 22/05/2018)

Politics of stability: UML-MC unification is good news but it shouldn’t come at cost of other parties and civil society (kp 21/05/2018), The unification is not for political gains but for a prosperous Nepal, intewrview with  Janardhan Sharma (kp 21/05/2018) [???], NCP ranking rankles top leaders: Khanal miffed at being placed behind Nepal in party hierarchy, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 21/05/2018) [Power and position is all that counts in Nepal's party politics!], Khanal objects to party’s new hierarchy (rep 22/05/2018)

Nepal: Decisive Turn, by S. Binodkumar Singh (SAIR, 21/05/2018)

Implications of the Left Unity, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 19/05/2018), Merger of Two Communist Parties in Nepal, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 19/05/2018), UML-Maoist Centre Unity Generates Left Momentum, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 20/05/2018), Analysts sceptical on communist unity, by Anil Giri (kp 20/05/2018), Discontent in NCP as unity gives ‘unfair benefit’ to some (rep 20/05/2018),  Conflict victims feel further disheartened after left unity, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

The ‘New’ Communists: Our communists are fake and most of them have invested in schools and hospitals and in the transportation sector. So let us not expect our communists to act like communists because they are just capitalists wearing the ‘communist’ tag, by Guffadi (kp 19/05/2018)

Oli and Dahal shake on Nepal Communist Party, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 17/05/2018), , UML, Maoist unite to form NCP; official announcement shortly (kp 17/05/2018), UML, Maoist Center dissolve their respective parties (rep 17/05/2018), NCP central leaders jointly take oath in Baluwatar (kp 17/05/2018), Newly appointed CC members of Unified party administered oath (rep 17/05/2018), Oli and Dahal propose registration of Nepal Communist Party at EC (ht 17/05/2018), Unified party to have 9-member secretariat (rep 17/05/2018), Unification bodes well for country’s future: PM Oli (photo feature), by Dipendra Roka (rep 17/05/2018), If Maoist Center was to merge into UML, why people’s war?, by Shalik Bhatta (rep 17/05/2018), Communist unity heralds ‘new era’: 7-month process culminates in merger of UML, Maoist Centre, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/05/2018), New sun dawns on Nepal: Left Alliance partners merge to give mojority govt to country after decades, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 18/05/2018), One body two heads, by Om Astha Rai (nt 18/05/2018), UML, Maoist Center merge to form Nepal Communist Party: First general convention to decide party portfolios through consensus, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 18/05/2018), Compromise on both sides made quick unification possible (rep 18/05/2018)

UML, CPN-MC bridge rift, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 16/05/2018)

Maoist chief for settling unification issues today: Other leaders not much hopeful about merger soon (kp 27/04/2018), Unification at Crossroads, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 27/04/2018), Dahal-Oli unification talks fail to progress (ht 28/04/2018), Dahal asks Oli to choose between govt and party leadership, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 28/04/2018), UML-MC Unity: A Sisyphean Task?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 29/04/2018), UML, CPN-MC stick to their stances (ht 29/04/2018), Oli, Dahal face uphill task taking UML-MC merger forward (rep 29/04/2018), Party unification announcement likely on May 5, says Dahal (ht 02/05/2018), The Dilatory Unification Process, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 03/05/2018), Parties’ unification moving ‘positively’: Leaders say contentious issues almost resolved (kp 04/05/2018), UML, CPN-MC unity issues still not resolved (ht 04/05/2018), Disagreement on sharing stalls merger (ht 08/05/2018), PM’s tweet fuels trust crisis in left alliance, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 09/05/2018)

UML, CPN-MC to draft new programme on socialism (ht 25/04/2018)

Unification Hits Roadblocks, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 25/04/2018), Lack of time delaying unification, says Dahal (ht 25/04/2018)

Maoist Centre to strengthen party units (kp 24/04/2018)

‘Unification issues resolved’ (ht 24/04/2018)

Banner row at UML-Maoist event, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/04/2018), ‘Unity will take some more time’ (kp 23/04/2018), Oli, Dahal committed to unification (ht 23/04/2018), MC and UML couldn’t come together on Lenin’s birth anniversary but May 5, Marx’s 200th birth anniversary, is coming up, interview with Narayan Kaji Shrestha (kp 23/04/2018), Madhav Nepal opposes Oli-Dahal gentleman’s agreement, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 23/04/2018)

Divided We Stand: Despite all efforts, political parties are yet to unite with a cause, by Keshab Poudel (sp 20/04/2018)

Unification hits a snag: UML, Maoist leaders say merger unlikely on April 22, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/04/2018), Dahal predicts UML-Maoist Centre merger by mid-May (kp 19/04/2018), To be or not to be: MC Chairman Dahal faces a moment of hard truth: does he want to go with UML or not? (kp 19/04/2018), Unified party’s general convention to choose chair through consensus: Left unification announcement possible on May 5’, by Rewati Sapkota (ht) 19/04/2018), No disagreement over power sharing: Dahal (ht 19/04/2018), Consensus on unified party’s chair ruled out, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/04/2018), UML, Maoist Center hold 'open and candid' discussions (rep 20/04/2018), Left leaders hopeful of Oli-Dahal negotiations: Dahal seeks assurance from Oli of leadership  of the unified party after unity convention, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/04/2018), The Unification Deadlock, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 21/04/2018), Dahal-Oli talks positive (ht 21/04/2018), Oli, Dahal fail to resolve issues (ht 22/04/2018), Oli, Dahal ‘committed’ to party unity: Plan fresh  May 5 date for announcing 2 parties as one (kp 22/04/2018)

Questions over date of UML, Maoist merger, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/04/2017), UML, CPN-MC likely to miss unity deadline (ht 16/04/2018), YCL presses Dahal for 'dignified' merger with UML (rep 16/04/2018) [Dignified equality is relative: CPN-MC only got about one third of the PR votes in recent elections compared to CPN-UML!], UML leaders bat for early merger with Maoists: PUCC set to take a call today (kp 17/04/2018)

PUCC delay casts doubt over partyunification date: With the scheduled merger date only ten days away, chairmen of both the parties are currently away from the Capital (kp 13/04/2018)

Busy PM, lack of homework blamed for delay in unity talks (rep 12/04/2018)

Left unification could see more delay over power-sharing, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 10/04/2018)

Dahal and ministers slam ‘unilateral’ Oli, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 08/04/2018), UML-Maoist Centre Merger: Prachanda Floats Trial Balloons, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 08/04/2018), ‘50 per cent representation in unified party is bottom-line’ (ht 08/04/2018)

Irreversible Left Unification, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 06/04/2018)

Maoist Center's 50/50 demand throw left merger in disarray, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 02/04/2018), Oli to give one more try for consensus before India visit (rep 03/04/2018), Has Unification Process Hit a Snag?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 04/04/2018), Left merger announcement ‘on April 22’ (kp 04/04/2018), UML-MC unification announcement on April 22 (ht 04/04/2018), Oli, Dahal to work together to resolve disputed issues (rep 04/04/2018), UML, Maoists seek middle path for unification (rep 05/04/2018), Parties to settle unity issues after Oli’s visit, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/04/2018)

UML-Maoist Centre unification: Top panel to act upon merger documents; Ratio of representation, poll symbol yet to be agreed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 01/04/2018), ‘Party unification after PM Oli’s India visit’ (ht 01/04/2018)

Party merger ‘difficult’ before PM’s India visit: PUCC meeting assigned to sort all outstanding issues, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/03/2018)

Task forces work out nitty-gritty of left unification, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 29/03/2018), Drop two-term limit, 70-yr age bar: Left taskforce, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 29/03/2018)

Left unification only after PM’s India visit: Announcement likely on April 22, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 28/03/2018)

UML, Maoists to have equal share in unified party: Dahal, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/03/2018), Left unification to happen on equal terms, says Dahal: Says the unified party to have equal representation from both left alliance partners, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 27/03/2018), UML, Maoists in dispute over stake in new party (rep 28/03/2018)

Unified party may have 301 CC members: PUCC likely to get party’s political document on Thursday (ht 26/03/2018)

Maoists hasten merger with UML: Left allies speed up preparations for unification before PM’s India visit, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/03/2018)

Party unification by April 23: Dahal (ht 22/03/2018), Left alliance unification proposed for April 22 (rep 23/03/2018)

UML-Maoist to unite on April 22, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 12/03/2018)

Oli and Dahal form a formidable team: Backed by party machine, Oli is a tough leader who sticks to his gameplan; Prachanda a flexible dealmaker with broad constituencies, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 23/02/2018)

Unification And Stability, by Bijay Aryal (rn 21/02/2018), Much-awaited Deal Sealed, Finally !, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 21/02/2018), ‘Comrade Oli is PM for five years’ (kp 21/02/2018), Party unification process may take a month: Shrestha (rep 21/02/2018)

Unified left party may not get name of ‘Communist Party of Nepal’ (ht 21/02/2018)

UML, Maoist Centre agree to form CPN, by Tika R- Pradhan (kp 20/02/2018), UML, Maoist Center are now one party: New party named Communist Party of Nepal, by Roshan Sedhai and  Ashok Dahal (rep 20/02/2018), Turn-wise deal on premiership detrimental for country: Nepal (ht 20/02/2018) [It would once again prevent the now possible political stability! The Left alliance has not been elected by a great majority to continue the endless power struggles!]

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