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Janamat Party suspends seven members including Secretary Sah (kh 10/07/2024)

Nagarik Unmukti removes Ranjita as PP leader (kh 01/07/2024)

Government set to relax party split rules : A faction with 40 percent support in either parliamentary party or central committee can launch a new party, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/05/2024)

Aam Janata Party and Samajwadi Jana Ekata Party merge (rep 27/04/2024)

Resham Chaudhary, convicted in Tikapur murder case, ineligible for party membership: Ranjita Shrestha (kh 23/04/2024)

Resham-Ranjita discord sparks fear of Nagarik Unmukti Party disintegration, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 12/04/2024), NUP row: Ranjita Shrestha suspends MP Ghanashyam Chaudhary (kh 12/04/2024)

Nagarik Unmukti meeting erupts in violence as factions stand firm (kh 01/04/2024), Nagarik Unmukti Central members accuse Resham Chaudhary of threatening violence (kh 01/04/2024), NUP Chairperson Shrestha expels two provincial chairmen from party for involvement in beating up party leaders (rep 02/04/2024), NUP chairperson Shrestha cancels meeting called by Resham Chaudhary (rep 02/04/2024), Sudurpaschim Province lawmaker Indira Giri dismissed from position (kh 08/04/2024) [The Political Parties Act gives party leaders completely inappropriate power! The loss of party membership or the expulsion of MPs from parliament must be subject to the highest conditions and must not be so easily decreed by a single person!]

Nagarik Unmukti Party takes stand as opposition party (kh 06/03/2024)

Long hair symbolizes the nature of a rebel: CK Raut. Rebellion in Strands: Unveiling the Political Odyssey of CK Raut (based on interview), by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 17/01/2024)

The ills of pending electoral reforms : Democratising Nepal’s political parties has been a Sisyphean endeavour, by Achyut Wagle (kp 16/01/2024)

Resham Chaudhary elected party chair. Does the law allow it? Constitutional lawyer says presidential pardon doesn’t mean Chaudhary got a clean chit on the 2015 killings (kh 13/01/2024) [Murder trials against other politicians have been delayed for many years. Can Nepal still be described as a state governed by the rule of law?]

Deliberations in Australia regarding potential new political party in Nepal, Dangol and Ghale to attend the event (kh 29/11/2023)

Inner-party Democracy Ends Mass Alienation, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 11/11/2023)

Socialist Front to hold assemblies in three provinces (kh 06/09/2023)

Recall Exercise Should Involve Voters, by Mukti Rijal (rn 24/08/2023)

Nepal Sadbhawana Party reformed (kh 20/08/2023)

Janamat begins its ‘right to recall’ practice : +Voting to determine the performance of the elected representatives starts from 22 different polling stations. The practice, however, is not recognised by Nepal’s laws, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp

Have wings, won’t fly : Sister wings of political parties became recruitment centres for cadres than bodies for collective bargaining (kp 31/07/2023)

Left leaders announce Samajwadi Front Nepal (kh 19/06/2023), Socialist Front Nepal: Parties to work separately, Secretariat to handle the Front (kh 19/06/2023) [Unity looks different. The leaders of all parties involved can continue their individual power games unhindered. Differences between them and a break-up of the front are foreseeable. Thus, for the moment, the front serves the interests of the so-called top politicians, but not those of the people.], Socialism cannot be acquired through political maneuvering, deception: Dr. Bhattarai (kh 20/06/2023), Socialist Front Likely To Wield Considerable Clout, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/06/2023) [These old failed politicians, including Oli and Deuba, will not make a difference. The country needs young and socially inclusive democratic leaders!], Leaders justify formation of Socialist Front (ht 20/06/2023), 'An alliance of forces formed with an eye on retaining power' (ht 25/06/2023)

There is possibility of opening a party, contesting elections and joining govt: Mahabir Pun (rep 15/06/2023)

Samajwadi Morcha, a loose forum of left parties, nears final stages (kh 14/06/2023), Proposed Socialist Front unite all communist forces: PM Dahal : NCP will be revived (kh 14/06/2023) [??], ‘Socialist front’ will be announced soon: Prime Minister Dahal : Maoist leaders rule out the UML joining such a front at least in the immediate future (kp 15/06/2023) [Hopefully with a completely new and socially inclusive young generation of leaders!], Leftist forces’ socialist front is being formed. What for? At least five parties will regroup, committing to federalism, democracy, republicanism, inclusion and secularism, by Anil Giri (kp 16/06/2023), Strategy To Boost Bargaining Power?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/06/2023)

Janamat Party recalls Murmu, Singh from HoR (rep 27/05/2023)

Setting the record straight: Parties submit their audit reports to EC, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 13/05/2023)

New forces came and went. Will emerging parties be different? Swatantra, Janamat became national parties at one go. Here’s a peek into their prospects, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 30/04/2023)

Opportunism and sacrifice in politics : The contest between the older parties and the newbies is one between stagnation and kinetics, by Avasna Pandey (kp 30/04/2023)

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

Alternative parties under game theory : The Rabi Lamichhane saga has led many to believe that the Rastriya Swatantra Party is no different to traditional parties, by Vibhav Pradhan and Arjun Kumar Thapa (kp 19/02/2023)

Four fringe left parties discuss unification (kh 10/02/2023)

Bibeksheel Sajha Party holding National Convention from Friday (kh 09/02/2023), Bibeksheel Sajha leaders regroup, in comeback bid : As the party opens its general convention, Samikchya Baskota, Milan Pandey, and Prakash Chandra Pariyar are eyeing party chair, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 11/02/2023), Baskota elected Bibeksheel Sajha chief : Ranju Darshana becomes general secretary through the party’s first general convention (kp 12/02/2023), Bibeksheel Sajha sets a strong message of gender parity in politics : Despite ups and downs, Bibeksheel Sajha Party has reemerged in Nepal’s politics with a strong message of gender equality (nlt 12/02/2023)

Decay of the party system : Political culture will suffer if parties adopt a nepotistic approach to politics, by Sambridh Ghimire (kp 26/01/2023)

Janamat and Unmukti Party sign 12-point agreement : Agreement includes unity between the two parties (kh 08/01/2023)

Nagarik Unmukti Party chooses opposition bench in parliament (kh 08/01/2023)

The rise of Nagarik Unmukti Party : A look into how it became a formidable political force within a year of its establishment, the agenda it carries and its way forward, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/01/2023)

Prabhu Sah announcing a new party (kh 29/12/2022), Prabhu Sah launches Aam Janata Party : An extended meeting of the party held in Kathmandu has formed a 51-member ad hoc central committee under Sah’s chairmanship (kp 29/12/2022)

After their election as independent candidates, Amaresh Singh and Prabhu Sah mulling forming a new party (rep 14/12/2022)

What are new parties offering that traditional ones don’t? Many have laid emphasis on effective implementation of constitution and shoring up federalism, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 25/10/2022)

Our parties desperately need reform (ae 20/10/2022)

Bibeksheel Sajha scraps its controversial document ‘Nation above notion’ (rep 01/10/2022) [Thank God, now he's finally gone!], Bibeksheel Sajha Party leaders resign en masse in Lumbini (rep 02/10/2022)

“Province should be revoked, and local levels restructured” : "People still say they will vote for us if we come up with good plans", interview with Samikshya Baskota, chirperson of Bibeksheel Sajha Party (kh 24/08/2022)

We will reorganize Bibeksheel Sajha Party in line with the spirit of its establishment: Pandey (rep 14/08/2022)

Former PM Dr. Bhattarai forming Nepal Samajwadi Party (kh 26/07/2022), Baburam Bhattarai registers new party : The leader recently left Janata Samajbadi Party in quest for a ‘socialist centre’, by Anil Giri (kp 29/07/2022)

Bamdev Gautam announcing a new party today (kh 28/06/2022) [There are not enough useless parties led by failed male Bahun politicians!]

Former journo Ravi Lamichhane announces ‘Rashtriya Swotantra Party’ (kh 21/06/2022), EC receives two petitions urging it not to register Ravi Lamichhane’s party (kh 22/06/2022)

Bibeksheel Sajha Party Chairman Rabindra Mishra resigns : Mishra said he tendered his resignation from the post of the party’s chairman on the ground of morality, taking full responsibility for the polls results (nlt 25/05/2022) [A small step for Mishra, a big step for democracy, republic and secularism!]

Resham Chaudhary won election from hiding. His 5-month-old party claims Tikapur when he is in jail : Tharus who feel they were shortchanged by the state have spoken through the ballot, activists and analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/05/2022)

Not just UML, Congress and Maoist Centre, many unheard of parties are also contesting local polls : Some of the political parties registered for the May 13 elections have quirky and peculiar names (kp 07/05/2022)

Bibeksheel Sajha office closed after intra-party dispute escalates (rep 29/03/2022)

BSP expels 26 leaders including Bagmati Province Assembly members (kh 15/03/2022) [The Political Party Act needs revision in many respects. This must include that the party leadership cannot so easily expel disagreeable party members if they differ from the opinion of the party chairperson. This is the opposite of democracy!]

Fringe parties threaten to boycott polls (ht 15/03/2022), Just demand : Inability of the fringe parties to solicit votes under one election symbol will only add to the campaign cost (ht 16/03/2022)

Politicians, individuals compete to form new parties as elections near : Ten political parties were registered with the Election Commission in past three months and more are coming, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/02/2022)

Expelled Pandey moves Supreme Court against Bibeksheel Sajha Chair Mishra and EC (kh 09/02/2022)

EC dismisses Milan Pandey's complaint (rep 04/01/2022)

Bibeksheel Sajha demands govt declare Prithvi Jayanti as Nepal Day (rep 04/01/2022)

Resham Chaudhary’s wife registers new party at Election Commission (kh 03/01/2022), Murder convict Resham Chaudhary applies for registration of a new political party (With photos) (rep 03/01/2022)

Follow Einstein’s Socialism, by Parmeshwar Devkota (rn 02/01/2022)

RPP Chair Lingden and Bibeksheel Sajha Chairman Mishra discuss party unity (kh 31/12/2021) [Similarly minded parties, but this spells the final end of the Bibeksheel Sajha Party. Rabindra Mishra's alternativity means a return to the non-inclusive Hindu monarchy that more than 17,000 people sacrificed their lives to abolish! Whether Hindu state or secularism is not a question of religion. More than 40 per cent of the people are not Hindus from a social point of view. Hindu women and Dalits are also extremely discriminated against. Unfortunately, even the major parties have not come close to delivering what they promised in 2006. Therefore, Nepal has remained a state of high-caste Hindu men under a supposedly inclusive and secular republic.]

Bibeksheel Sajha Party to organize ‘Mahakali-Mechi National Unity Tour’ (kh 22/12/2021) [Once a political alternative, the party today celebrates the Hindu state of the Shah monarchy without alternatives!], Ranju Darshana quits Bibeksheel Sajha Party (kh 23/12/2021)

Coordinator of Bibeksheel Sajha Party Milan Pandey announces parallel committee (kh 21/12/2021), Bibeksheel Sajha expels coordinator Pandey annulling his membership (kh 21/12/2021) [Hopes rested on the Bibeksheel Sajha Party to be an alternative, socially inclusive democratic party. Now it is a backward looking Hindu state and monarchy oriented party, may it rest in peace!], Coordinator of Bibeksheel Sajha Milan Pandey expelled from party (rep 21/12/2021)

Bijukchhe asks party leaders to prioritize people (kh 17/12/2021)

Lawmaker Tripathi announces ‘People’s Progressive Party’ (kh 14/12/2021) [Constantly new parties are not the solution. Nepal urgently needs a new, charismatic and socially inclusive generation of politicians and policies!]

Former DIG Ramesh Kharel announcing new party today (kh 10/12/2021) [Nepal does not need more parties, but a comprehensive democratisation of the existing ones with adequate inclusion of all social groups and a renunciation of the authoritarian machinations of the existing party elites!]

Party politics getting costlier is a matter of concern : Citing the ballooning expenditures of party’s internal elections, observers say politics, which should serve people, is moving out of ordinary people’s reach, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/12/2021)

Bibeksheel-Sajha Party unification declaration program boycotted by own leaders (rep 04/12/2021)

Alternative politics: Is there still hope? Populist politics and no tolerance for dissent means a demise of the alternative political movement, by Dinkar Nepal (ae 08/12/2021)

It’s a grave mistake to unify with Sajha Party: BSP Coordinator Pandey (kh 22/11/2021)

Dhakal reelected as Chair of Pariwar Dal (rep 22/11/2021)

CPN (ML) organizing 8th national convention in Chitwan (kh 11/11/2021)

Bibeksheel Sajha passes proposal to abolish federalism with two-thirds majority (kh) [Despite justified criticism of the handling of the federal idea, it remains a path of hope for the traditionally marginalised sections of society in the state occupied by male Tagadharis. May this once hopeful alternative party rest in peace for all times. Rabindra Mishra has proved that he, too, advocates the preservation of male Tagadharis' values and rejects inclusion of the majority of Nepalis (Janajatis, Madhesis, Muslims and Dalits). Moreover, he is no less authoritarian than KP Oli: Leader command, we follow!], Pandey faction of Bibeksheel forms Commission to take action against party Chair (kh 29/10/2021), Election Commission legitimizes Chair Mishra-led Bibeksheel Sajha Party : The election body approves the party's recent amendment to statute (kh 04/11/2021)

Bibeksheel Coordinator Pandey floats three alternatives to resolve dispute in party (kh 07/10/2021)

SP divided over issues of federalism and secularism : Party Chair Mishra, Coordinator Pandey call separate meetings (kh 31/08/2021) [Rabindra Mishra is about to  dump his once hopeful party and himself in the dustbin of oblivion!], Bibeksheel Sajha on the verge of split, again : Party chair Rabindra Mishra and convener Milan Pandey have called separate meetings of the Central Committee on Thursday (kp 31/08/2021) [Each and every member of the Bibeksheel Sajha Party should distance him/herself from the backward-looking chairman!]

Journo Tripathi demands end of federalism and secularism, and restoration of monarchy (kh 30/07/2021) [Another completely superfluous party. Why not turn back the wheel of history to the time before the Gorkhali conquests: no Shah monarchy, no Hindu state, no Bahunbad, just a garden of ethnic flowers, which Prithvi Narayan then abolished to establish his state of exclusion and social statification?]

Most parties fare poorly on internal democracy : Parties have been postponing their conventions under various pretexts. Observers say this must end, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/08/2021)

Rabindra Mishra: Wrong right turn : He has betrayed the idea of alternative politics and hence lost the moral authority to lead the movement, by Dinkar Nepal (ae 29/07/2021), Bibeksheel leaders unveil alternative proposal (kh 03/08/2021), BSP Chair’s Dangerous Proposal, by Mukunda Raj Kattel (rn 09/08/2021) [Rabindra Mishra has been preaching Bibeksheel Sajha Party for years as an innovative and alternative political force. Now he is showing his true Hindu fundamentalist face. If there is anything Nepal truly does not need, it is a return to the Hindu state, monarchy, centralism and Panchayat glorification. If the BSP is to have a future, it must part company with its chairperson immediately! There is no sign of a rethink among the established parties. This could be an opportunity for the BSP!], Angling for the sympathy of conservatives : Rabindra  Mishra’s ‘alternative’ thoughts seem to have been fossilised in the bygone decades of the Panchayat era, by Deepak Thapa (kp 19/08/2021), Rabindra Mishra: Nepal’s Trump. Like Trump, Mishra seeks to harness the grievances of Nepal’s privileged class whose traditional sources of authority are being challenged by the new republican, federal, decentralized, and secular structure, by Bishal Thapa (ae 19/08/2021)

Changing Course : Nation Above Notion. Abolition of Federalism by Restructuring and Strengthening Local Bodies : Referendum on Secularism, by Rabindra Mishra (paper on personal website, 26/07/2021)

Bibeksheel Sajha Party shuts down its physical activities, asks party members to help the people in need (rep 26/04/2021)

Next agitation will bring Madhesi parties to size, says Raut (ht 19/01/2021)

Bibeksheel Sajha Party forms political dialogue committee (rep 13/01/2021)

Bibeksheel Nepali Dal and Sajha Party unifying on Wednesday (kh 08/12/2020), Sajha Party and Bibeksheel Nepali merge to form Bibeksheel Sajha Party (rep 09/12/2020), Bibeksheel-Sajha: What next? :  Health, education and anti-corruption don’t a political ideology make (ae 11/12/2020)

Why the idea of alternative forces is still  failing to get traction in Nepal : There’s scope for new parties in the country, but those wanting to be alternative  forces must win people’s trust and have clear ideologies, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/11/2020)

दल एकीकरणको टुकुटुकु : बंगालको खाडी र अरब सागरबीच संगम भए पनि ती लामो दूरीसम्म आआफ्नै धार र रङमा रहन्छन् , by Chandra Kishor (ka 05/11/2020)

Unity between Bibeksheel Nepali Dal and Sajha Party reaches final stage (kh 20/10/2020)

Who are the 37 new CCMs of the Sajha party? (With list) (rep 08/10/2020)

Aam Aadmi’s resounding win in Delhi could be a lesson for Nepal’s alternative political forces: AAP’s win has been attributed to connecting with the people at the grassroots, which Nepal’s alternative forces have failed to do, political analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/02/2020), Lessons From Delhi Election, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/02/2020)

Political corruption: State funding of parties needed, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 04/02/2020)

CK Raut slams Tarai-based parties (ht 21/01/2020)

In this Nepali city, the North Korean dream is alive—and it's thriving: The city of Bhaktapur, ruled for over three decades by Narayan Man Bijukchhe, has long stressed self-reliance over everything, and everyone else, by Anup Ojha and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/01/2020)

Integrity deficit in parties: Weakening value-based politics, by Mukti Rijal (ht 19/11/2019)

Rabindra Mishra: Political parties are just creating fertile ground for us: The journalist-turned-politician talks about his party’s ideology and how he plans to make Sajha the leading party in the country, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 17/11/2019)

Health post and ward office closed to hold election of a party: The staff were asked to sit outside the office and work for the day, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 06/11/219)

Sajha Party announces its candidate for Kaski by-election: Nepal Communist Party and Nepali Congress struggling to pick party candidate, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 24/10/2019)

Chair of Bibeksheel Nepali Dal elected (ht 18/10/2019)

Political parties and their decay: The leaders’ commitment to the process and values of democracy is increasingly becoming suspect, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 05/08/2019)

Raut’s Janamat Party registered at EC (rep 21/05/2019)

Fringe communist parties launch a movement against the ruling Nepal Communist Party, calling them ‘fascists’: Led by Mohan Baidya and CP Gajurel, four parties and one communist front have vowed to expose the ‘anti-national activities’ of the government, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/05/2019)

Bibeksheel Nepali moves Supreme Court against election body’s refusal to register it as a party, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/03/2019)

CK Raut launches Janamat Party (rep 19/03/2019), After quitting ‘Free Madhes’ campaign, CK Raut launches a new party: Raut’s Janamat Party vows to continue  struggle for the rights of people, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/03/2019)

Why parties split: One major reason why political parties are unable to lead the change is because they are not yet ready to transfer power to people, by Meena Bhatta (rep 07/02/2019)

Bibeksheel Sajha, after promising hope and change, splits, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/01/2019), Bibeksheel Sajha faction applies to register new party at EC (rep 12/01/2019) [Once again, a hopeful young party destroys itself over personal power ambitions!], Bibeksheel Sajha Party suffers split (ht 12/01/2019), Bibeksheel Sajha: Split major blow but journey will continue, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/03/2019), Split of Bibeksheel-Sajha Party, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 19/01/2019), Break up song: If Mishra and his Sajha Party and Thapa and his Bibeksheel Party want to run this country someday then they must understand that they need money and muscles, by Guffadi (kp 19/01/2019)

Crack surfaces in Bibeksheel Sajha over leadership role: Coordinator Thapa observes that the party deviated from its core principle, by Tika R. Pradhan and Arpan Shrestha (kp 01/01/2018)

96 parties fail to furnish property details: EC (kp 24/10/2018)

Age and agility in student politics: Political parties should stop calling their youth politicians’ wing the students’ wing, by Abhi Subedi (kp 14/10/2018)

All political parties are technically illegal, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/08/2018)

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)

Bibeksheel urges larger alliance (kp 04/05/2018)

Democratic struggles have just begun: Political parties constitute the central mechanism that drives Nepal’s democracy. We must spend all our energy in reforming them so that they are more democratic in representation and more effective in functioning, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 19/02/2018)

Bijukchhe to retire from elections (kp 04/11/2017)

Akhanda Party merges with NC: NC President Deuba welcomes Akhanda Party Chairman Kumar Khadka and other leaders (kp 16/10/2017)

Threshold forcing fringe parties to go for mergers, alliances (rep 16/10/2017)

Bibeksheel Sajha Party announces candidates (kp 10/10/2017), Bibeksheel Sajha Party names more candidates (kp 15/10/2017)

CPN (U) to merge with Maoist Centre (kp 10/10/2017)

Mohan Bikram Singh says will not join left alliance (ht 08/10/2017), Rastriya Janamorcha to support left alliance, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 08/10/2017)

33-party alliance to participate in polls with ‘sickle-hammer’ symbol (ht 06/10/2017)

Bibeksheel Sajha aims to win key constituencies in upcoming elections: Though the party has yet to build its strength outside Kathmandu, it  hopes to attract new and thinking voters with its agenda (kp 28/09/2017)

NPRSLP merges with UML (ht 12/09/2017)

Smaller Parties: Balancer Or Spoiler?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/07/2017)

Sajha and Bibeksheel to unite, announcement today:  To form 34-member central committee with collective leadership n To follow inclusive democracy, welfare state and economy, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/07/2017), Bibeksheel and Sajha parties unifying today (rep 26/07/2017), Sajha and Bibeksheel announce unification (kp 27/07/2017), A long way to go: Sajha and Bibeksheel coming together is good news but their base is still very limited (kp 27/07/2017)

NSPN, SSF-N unity talks stalled (kp 24/07/2017)

Fringe parties' survival at stake with rise in political opportunism, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 23/06/2017)

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)

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