Tuesday, September 25, 2012

TMDP, MPRF Unification: Huge


Yadav should be made Chairman, and Thakur should be made Ganeshman. And all these people pictured above should be made members of the politburo. I might have left a few names in haste. Please make amends.

Thakur represents the Terai's central role in Nepal's democracy movement going back decades. Upendra Yadav symbolizes the first Madhesi Kranti. Sharad Singh's bona fides are as strong as anyone's. The guy quit the powerful Defense Ministry to make a strong claim on behalf of the Madhesh. And he represents 40% of the Terai's population: the Pahadis. Gachhedar represents the Tharus, a group larger than the Yadavs, the largest among the many Madhesi groups. Tripathy, Mahato, Sarita, Anil: they are all Gajendra's disciples. They all have long histories.

After this step all Madhesi parties will be forced to join the unification bandwagon. They will do that or they will get left behind. I think it is important to bring all Madhesi parties together, even small ones like the ones led by Sarita Giri. Sarita Giri has so many benefits to harvest in such a party in a new Nepal where women will get one third reservations top to bottom.

The unified party should be called Sadbhavana Party or Janata Dal. Two words, with no mention of either Terai or Madhesh. Because this party has also to grow into the hills.

MPRF-D has no option but to fall in line.

It is not true Upendra Yadav needs to join the current government for the unification to go forward. The current government will likely make way for a caretaker government full of non political people to hold elections. So everybody is getting out. There is no point in Upendra Yadav getting in right now.

A general convention has to be held by the end of 2012. And elections are in April. This unified party will easily emerge the second largest party in the country. It just might even emerge the largest.

It is for the party convention to decide who the party president will be. It is for the parliamentary party to decide after the elections in April 2013 as to who the leader of the parliamentary party will be. Let the democratic process take its due course. Don't try to make big decisions in smoke filled rooms.

TMDP, MPRF expedite unification talks
"A unified party under leadership of Thakur will be announced in the third week of Bhadra," said a Madhesi leader on the condition of anonymity, adding, "Yadav will be powerful senior vice-chairman." ...... However, leaders from MPRF claimed that the unified party will be led by Yadav and Thakur will be given post of supreme leader of the party. ..... MPRF has proposed to name the unified party through general convention after unification. ..... some leaders of TMDP including Vice-chairman Hridayash Tripathi were not happy with the move as they have stressed the need for unification with MPRF-Democratic rather than with MPRF..... "It is not bad to hold discussion with any party for unification but there are differences between TMDP and MPRF at policy level," said TMDP Joint General Secretary Jitendra Sonal, adding, "Unification between the two parties mean either TMPD should quit the present government or MPRF should join the government which is not an easy task."
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Federalism: Evolving Maps

The first map I drew for Nepal's federalism had three geographic states. This was in 2005-2006, I believe.


More recently I have proposed six states plus one non geographic state for Dalits.


But today I stand for the single identity state concept because that is what at least two thirds of the people in the country want.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Federal Republican Alliance, Federal Alliance, Democratic Alliance, Left Alliance


The Fourth Pole
Upendra Yadav: Fourth Pole?
Federalist Alliance, Democratic Alliance, Left Alliance

The Federal Republican Alliance as led by Prachanda, the Federal Alliance is the name I have given to the group spearheaded by Upendra Yadav. I think there is a possibility these two alliances might end up forming an electoral alliance.

These two will emerge the two largest groups in the next assembly, and you might end up seeing Upendra Yadav as the Deputy Prime Minister by virtue of being the leader of the second largest alliance. That is one interesting scenario that could possibly unfold.

The key thing is between the two there will be a comfortable two thirds majority. That will ensure a federal constitution.

सी.के.लालसंग-19.09.12
मधेशमा एक पार्टीको विकल्प छैन : सर्वेन्द्रनाथ शुक्ला
तमलोपा(नेपाल) मधेशमा सबैभन्दा बलियो पार्टीको रूपमा रहनेछ : महेन्द्र राय यादव
दलहरू एक हुन नसक्ने तर प्रदेश एउटा बनाउन खोज्ने ? : रामेश्वर राय यादव
भट्टराईको सरकारले राष्ट्रिय अस्मिता बेचे : गगन थापा
Current govt can’t hold elections: Minister Mahato
Any PM candidate ok: Morcha
Who'll lead the next govt? Parties still wonder
एमालेका असन्तुष्ट जनजाति भन्छन्- 'हामी पनि चुनाव लड्छौं'
के निर्णय गर्ला एमालेले ?
'संविधानसभाको आकार घटाऔं'/बहसमा निर्वाचन
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The Fourth Pole


This is the fourth pole of Nepali politics. Do not underestimate it. It might not produce a Prime Minister right away, but it will likely produce more than one Chief Minister.

If the new Janajati Party, I believe likely to be called the Federal Socialist Party, joins this alliance, it could emerge the second biggest pole in the country's politics.
 
Seven Madhesi, Janajati parties warn of protests
Madhesi People´s Rights Forum (MPRF), Rastriya Janamukti Party, National Madhes Socialist Party (NMSP), Tamsaling Nepal Rastriya Dal, Janamukti Party Nepal, Khambuwan Swayatta Rajya Parishad and Nepal Shanti Samaj Party .... MPRF Chairman Upendra Yadav .... NMSP Chairman Sharat Singh Bhandari ..... Chairman of Tamsaling Nepal Rastriya Dal, Parshuram Tamang
Upendra Yadav: Fourth Pole?
Federalist Alliance, Democratic Alliance, Left Alliance
Parties decide to go for fresh CA polls
Parties now tussle over who leads new govt
Bumpy road ahead for fresh elections
CPN-Maoist flays decision to go for fresh polls
Righting the wrongs Kamal Thapa rules out party unification with RJP
Forge consensus for CA election: Prez to parties
The romanticist republican
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Tainted Buddhanilkantha school principal vies for another term
Parties still undecided on province numbers
Sanghiya Sadbhavana calls for statute with federal states
Stalemate can end in a week: Koirala
Sujata urges Prez Yadav to give political outlet
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'Paudel is NC's PM candidate'


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