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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)

‘SP-N,  RJP-N unity can happen in two days’, interview with Uoendra Yadav (ht 30/12/2019)

Unification between Samajbadi Party and RJPN unlikely soon, by Mithilesh Yadav(rep 29/12/2019)

Samajbadi Party may have quit government but it doesn’t seem to have a way forward: Although party leaders say they will mount an opposition, analysts believe that the party is unlikely to win support from Congress or Janata Party, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/12/2019)

Janata Party likely to get Deputy Speaker as part of a broader package deal: The party is demanding constitutional amendments and the release of its cadres, which the ruling party is likely to provide as it looks to expand into Province 2, by Anil Giri and Binod Ghimire (kp 26/12/2019) [Do the RJP-N leaders really serve the interests of the social groups they claim to respresent?], No question of joining govt, says Mahato (ht 26/12/2019)

Samajbadi Party exits government to little effect on the Oli administration: National politics will remain relatively unaffected, but there could be repercussions in Province 2, analysts say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/12/2019), Upendra Yadav’s party quits govt: Deputy Prime Minister Yadav, Minister Rai submit resignation (ht 25/12/2019), Yadav’s party quits govt after PM rejects panel to study amendment (rep 25/12/2019)

RJPN lobbies for Deputy Speaker as its bonhomie with NCP grows (rep 25/12/2019)

Rastriya Janata Party, despite withdrawing support for government, joins in electoral alliance with ruling party: The electoral alliance is aimed solely at preserving its National Assembly seats, say Janata Party leaders, but commentators believe it will have consequences, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/12/2019)

Mahato advises Yadav to quit government (ht 25/11/2019)

Raut’s party holds mass rally in capital against ‘discrimination’ (rep 24/11/2019)

Although sidelined, Samajbadi Party to remain in government and push for amendments: The party is not consulted on any of Oli’s major decisions, signalling that the prime minister does not care for their presence in government, analysts and party members say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/11/2019)

SPN still in dilemma over continued participation in govt (rep 15/11/2019), Samajbadi Party fails to decide on pulling out of government as Upendra Yadav appears unwilling: The party’s merger talks with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal to make a push for constitutional amendments have hit a roadblock again, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/11/2019)

SPN intensifies consultations on continued participation in govt (rep 13/11/2019)

Baburam Bhattarai: Our mission is to create a new force based on an alternative ideology: Chairman of Samajbadi Party on countering traditional parties like the Nepal Communist Party and Nepali Congress, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 12/11/2019) [interview]

Rastriya Janata Party and Samajbadi Party eye electoral alliance for November 30 polls: The Janata Party will support the Samajbadi Party for three provincial assembly and a federal parliament seat, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 09/11/2019)

‘Dubious stance’ pushes Yadav to isolation in party, govt (rep 06/11/2019)

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)

‘SP-N must quit govt to unify with RJP-N’ (ht 24/10/2019)

Janajati, Madhesi forces seek to revive identity-based movement: The KP Sharma Oli administration has undermined the rights and privileges of marginalised communities, leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 21/10/2019)

RJPN may postpone general convention yet again: Most of the presidium members are in favor of buying time until the conclusion of the ongoing merger talks with the Samajwadi party (rep 19/10/2019)

RJP-N, SP-N to hold unity talks after Dashain (ht 05/10/2019)

RJP-N rider for unification with SP: Quit govt (ht 26/09/2019)

SP-N to neither celebrate nor protest Constitution Day, RJP-N set to oppose (ht 17/09/2019), Madhes-based parties divided over Constitution Day (rep 18/09/2019)

Samajbadi Party, a partner in the Oli government, says it won’t observe Constitution Day: Leaders say the party will talk to the prime minister one more time before quitting the government, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 10/09/2019)

Second-rung leaders of Madhes-based parties call for general convention before merger (rwp 04/09/2019)

Infighting deepens as RJPN weighs options (rep 02/09/2019), Internal conflict in Rastriya Janata Party delays unification process: Informal talks for unification have gained momentum to create a strong alternative force to compete with both Congress and Communist parties, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/09/2019)

RJP-N, SP-N likely to merge before their general conventions, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/08/2019)

SPN, RJPN merger heading nowhere (rep 28/07/2019)

RJPN working on Madhesi-Janajati protest alliance (rep 23/07/2019)

Mahato accuses SPN of taking 'dubious stance' on merger (rep 19/07/2019)

Leadership issues hamper unification talks between Samajbadi Party Nepal and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal: Leaders say they have been working to settle the issue through dialogue, and talks will intensify once leaders return from flood-affected districts, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/07/2019) [It's always the same because Nepal only has power-hungry leaders, not charismatic ones!]

NC, RJPN join hands against govt (rep 11/07/2019)

RJPN, SPN in informal talks for merger (rep 02/07/2019), RJP-N, SP-N intensify merger talks: Analysts sceptical  unity will materialise any time soon, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/07/2019)

Samajbadi Party mulls quitting government to renew call for charter amendment: Leaders say they have waited too long but the Oli Cabinet has taken no steps to address their demand., by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/07/2019)

Samajbadi Party in informal talks with Rastriya Janata Party for merger: Leaders say the country needs an alternative political force to counter the traditional parties, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/06/2019)

Samajbadi Party MP Yadav suspended for attending free Tibet programme: The party’s central executive committee has decided to suspend Yadav for six months after finding his clarification for attending the controversial event in the Latvian capital Riga ‘unsatisfactory’, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/06/2019)

RJPN bats for alliance with ethnic parties to revive identity movement (rep 25/06/2019)

As Upendra Yadav renews push for amending constitution, party members doubt the demand’s weight: Political analysts say making a genuine effort to demand constitutional amendments would require the Samajbadi Party Nepal to quit the government first, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/06/2019)

Presidium system to be scrapped (ht 20/05/2019), RJPN decides to amend party statute to save its constitutional status: Decision follows the party's failure to hold general convention within the deadline given by the Election Commission (rep 20/05/2019)

Figment of third force: The viability of an alternative force is contingent on its commitment to democracy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 14/05/2019)

Govt against statute amendment: Bhandari (ht 12/05/2019)

Frustrated Naya Shakti leaders submit letter of concern to Bhattarai: The disgruntled group seeks better internal democracy for developing the newly formed Samajbadi Party into an alternative political force, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/05/2019)

Bhattarai, Yadav agree to merge parties to form Samajbadi Party Nepal: Two leaders to head federal council and central committee, insiders say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/05/2019), FSF-N, NSP-N parties unify New political entity will be named Samajwadi Party Nepal, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 05/05/2019), FSFN, Naya Shakti to merge as Samajbadi Party Nepal, by Ashok Dahal (rep 05/05/2019), Bhattarai, Yadav launch Samajbadi Party in bid to create an alternative force: Analysts doubt the new political outfit can make much of an impact, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/05/2019), Bhattarai, Yadav form new party, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 07/05/2019)

FSFN-NSP merger deal stalled as Bhattarai demands Yadav quit govt (rep 02/05/2019), In quest for the ‘third force’, Bhattarai and Yadav discuss party merger: Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Janamukti Nepal also join talks, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/05/2019)

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