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UML committed to upholding parliamentary practice: Chairperson Oli (kh 15/05/2024) [When Oli and his party were in opposition, he thought and acted completely differently!]

K P Oli’s Machinations Brew Instability and Distract from Policymaking in Nepal (kh 14/05/2024) [!!!], Oli’s brinkmanship : Dahal may be on the throne, but it is clear who is setting the rules of the game, by Anurag Acharya (kp 16/05/2024) [Why is he not actually being prosecuted for his constitutional violations, lies and machinations of 2020/21, including instigating the then president to support them?]

Leadership battle brewing in Unified Socialist Party, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 09/05/2024)

UML Chair Oli advocates leftist unity (kh 06/05/2024) [These are once again completely selfless ambitions on the part of Mr Oli, who just a few days ago categorically rejected a merger of the left!]

UML fails to settle hotel loan in Bhojpur (kh 21/04/2024)

UML chief’s political paper rules out communist unity as immediate need : The UML chief, however, stresses the need for continuing and further strengthening the ruling alliance (kp 21/04/2024)

UML Chair Oli: No internal disputes regarding leadership and policy (kh 20/04/2024) [Dissidents are immediately expelled or otherwise penalised anyway!]

Has UML had a change of heart about probing Lamichhane? Biggest party in the coalition had been staunch defender of the home minister implicated in cooperative fund misuse, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 17/04/2024) [The power ambitions and personal interests of top politicians outweigh the rule of law and good governance!]

UML Chairman Oli dismisses need for left-wing unity in Nepal (kh 15/04/2024)

NC protests against UML leader Adhikari’s appointment as Gandaki CM (kh 04/04/2024) [Nepalese politicians obviously do not understand that they have to abide by court decisions!], UML defies top court precedent to form government in Gandaki : Nepali Congress, the largest party in the assembly, is set to challenge the province head’s decision to appoint Khagaraj Adhikari the chief minister, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/04/2024)

Oli baits UML leadership wannabes, says he will lead for 20 more years : Party chairman ratchets up rhetoric, amid calls for promoting new generation of leaders (kp 06/04/2024) [May Nepal be saved from this! The power-hungry Oli is one of the biggest threats to Nepal's democracy!], Youthful Oli : Top party leaders’ claim to forever be around only breeds cynicism among the change-hungry public (kp 08/04/2024)

UML nominates Suhang Nembang for Ilam-2 and Daman Bahadur Bhandari for Bajhang-1 by-elections (kh 24/03/2024), UML’s nomination of Suhang Nembang in Ilam by-election sparks party dissent, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 26/03/2024)

Chairman Oli denies UML’s inclusion in Socialist Front after meeting with PM Dahal (kh 22/03/2024)

Prachanda likely to serve full term as PM: KP Oli (kh 19/03/2024) [This is another typical politician's lie. The truth is that he himself wants to become PM again as soon as possible. Yet he should no longer be entitled to such an office after his attempted coup in 2020/21!]

NC attack on Home Minister is aimed at toppling govt: UML Chief Whip Bartaula (kh 17/03/2024) [What is the difference to the UML policy before the party joined the government? The behaviour of all parties is completely reprehensible and irresponsible towards the state and the people!]

Ruling coalition will continue for next four years: UML Chair Oli (kh 08/03/2024) [This is exactly what Dahal and Deuba said about the previous coalition until recently!], New power equation fosters hope and political stability: UML Secretariat (kh 08/03/2024) [What a load of bollocks! Both Dahal and Oli stand for instability and unpredictability!]

CPN-UML decides to prepare for a ‘new political course’ (kh 04/03/2024)

UML central committee meet, and its conclusions, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 26/02/2024)

No entry without remorse from defectors: UML Chair Oli (kh 22/02/2024)

UML removes Central Member Farooqui amid allegations : Silence prevails on his parliamentary position (kh 16/02/2024)

UML cadres take to assault in Dhading convention (kh 04/02/2024)

UML Chairman Oli accuses President Paudel of crossing constitutional limits (kh 03/02/2024) [It leaves you speechless that Oli, of all people, is taking a stand on this. As PM, he has repeatedly broken the constitution and other laws in close co-operation with Paudel's predecessor Bidya Devi Bhandari, grossly disregarded SC judgements and spread brazen lies!]

KP Oli will be elected UML chair unopposed one more time : In Nepal’s political history, one finds that those who have emerged overnight have disappeared as quickly, interview with Bishnu Prasad Paudel (kp 29/01/2024) [All parties urgently need a new generation of leaders, as the old party leaders without exception have failed miserably and are riding the country into the abyss!]

Main opposition UML plans agitation against Pushpa Kamal Dahal government : Addressing a party meeting, Oli said the government would be unseated by breaking up the ruling alliance (kp 20/01/2024) [Replacing an incompetent PM with an even more incompetent one, who, on top of everything else, staged a coup against the state and democracy a good three years ago, is not really helping the country!]

UML Chair Oli labels coalition govt ‘traitorous’ (kh 18/01/2024) [Just like Oli's last government was putschist!]

Electoral System Needs Reconsideration, interview with Bishal Bhattarai (kh 15/01/2024)

Oli and the hubris of ‘great’ Nepal : No one should bother reading about Oli’s hallucinatory visions of Nepal’s past, by Deepak Thapa (kp 11/01/2024)

UML Secretariat adds six leaders as central members (kh 05/01/2024) [Thank God, all men; five of them Khas Arya!]

Monarchy ended with the massacre of Birendra’s family, interview with KP Oli (ae 05/01/2024)

UML is a party with vision: party Chair Oli (rn 29/12/2023) [What vision? Dissolve the House of Representatives twice, although the SC has forbidden this and another politician has proven a majority in parliament?]

CPN-UML’s Mid-Hill Highway Campaign concludes today (kh 17/12/2023), UML ends west-east march, asserts problem-solving role : Leaders say campaign helped them understand people’s concerns. But experts say UML is unclear what it actually wanted from the march (kp 18/12/2023), What did UML achieve from ‘Sankalpa Yatra’?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 19/12/2023)

UML’s Mid-Hill East-West Campaign reaches Phidim today, identity-centric groups call for shutdown (kh 16/12/2023)

UML Chair Oli accuses ‘setting’ in release of Khand, raises concerns over Rayamaji’s detention (kh 16/12/2023) [Yes, Mr Oli, that tastes rotten, when politicians are basically above the law, as your unpunished coup attempt of 2021 proves!]

Former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli assaulted in Dhankuta (nlt 14/12/2023), UML chair Oli manhandled in Dhankuta : An ‘inebriated’ man tries to attack the former prime minister as he walks through a crowd of his party’s supporters (kp 15/12/2023)

NA Election: UML fears seat loss, coalition tackles allocation challenges (kh 14/12/2023)

UML’s Mid-Hill Highway Odyssey: Kicking up dust, missing people’s pulse (kh 12/12/2023), Former Minister Kirati and nine others arrested in Khotang (kh 12/12/2023)

KP Oli alleges internal and external forces of splitting UML (kh 11/12/2023)

Exercise in futility : Touring the country won’t be enough to drum up support for big parties (kp 05/12/2023)

UML too hits the campaign trail with an eye on 2027 vote : As ruling parties are relatively quiet, opposition forces are trying to make themselves seen and boost their prospects, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/12/2023) [Between elections, parties should shape policy in the interests of the people and the country. What should happen in the next four years? The parties seem to see election campaigns as their primary task.]

Oli’s sarcasm: Government reluctant to seek Chinese assistance (kh 04/12/2023)

UML launches ‘Samriddhika Lagi Sankalpa Yatra’ from Baitadi : A Mid-Hill Campaign towards a prosperous Nepal (kh 30/11/2023)

Identity-based faction to counter UML’s Mid-Hill Highway Campaign (kh 26/11/2023) [As with other parties, the national identity characteristics of the UML are male, high-caste, Hindu, historically based on the Nepal of the Shah monarchy and socially and culturally not inclusive!], Identity supporters display black flags at Yogesh Bhattarai’s residence in Taplejung (rep 26/11/2023)

UML’s continued backing keeps Koshi coalition government afloat : We prioritise stability over other considerations, says UML chief whip (kp 13/11/2023)

UML lambasts government’s ‘ineffectiveness’ in Parliament (kp 02/11/2023) [Yet it was the UML that drove the ineffectiveness of parliamentary work with its weeks-long blockade!]

Maoist Chairman Prachanda ‘disrupting’ Nepal’s peace process, UML Chair Oli tells Guterres (kh 29/10/2023) [Yes and Oli repeatedly supported him in this, grossly damaged democracy and the constitution and is the main responsible for the bad reputation of the NHRC!]

UML Chair Oli dubs PM Dahal-led govt a complete failure (kh 11/10/2023) [Without any doubt, all post-2015 governments led by Oli, Deuba and Dahal were complete failures because these three politicians are not fit to lead Nepal in such difficult times!]

Are Left parties contemplating reunification amid political shifts? (kh 09/10/2023) [Two authoritarian autocrats are never able to deliver the policies people need!]

Incumbent government irresponsible and arbitrary: UML Chair Oli (kh 03/10/2023) [While this is true, people are wondering where the difference is from the former Oli government, especially in 2020 and 2021!]

Breaking with conventions : This spontaneous in-party challenge to Oli’s one-man show is something to be celebrated (kp 02/10/2023) [All domineering autocrats fall sooner or later and this is also true for Oli! This is the superiority of democracy!]

Dhungel elected UML’s Bagmati provincial chair : Dhungel defeated his competitor Krishna Prasad Dahal by 257 votes. Polls all set in Karnali and Koshi to choose leaderships (kp 01/102023) [The main thing is to maintain the dominance of male Bahuns in this party!]

MPs are legislators devoted to country and people, Ghartimagar (rn 21/09/2023) [The party leaders see it quite differently. They expect absolute allegiance with regard to their policies. This was already the case when the constitution was adopted!]

Test for ex-Maoists as CPN-UML elects provincial leaders : Purna Budha Magar is senior-most ex-Maoist among his comrades to be elected to Lumbini provincial committee, bny Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/09/2023)

Bishnu Paudel loyal wins UML’s Lumbini chapter leadership : Kandel defeats Rijal, who was backed by party General Secretary Shankar Pokhrel, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 07/09/2023) [Male Bahuns among themselves! Who else?]

House obstruction is not the way to go, interview with Subas Chandra Nembang, UML vice-chair, on UML’s modus operandi, the possibility of the party’s reunion with former comrades, and the rumours about former President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s possible return to party politics (kp 04/09/203) [Subas Nembang may be a good lawyer, but he supports the airs and graces of his authoritarian party president unchallenged!]

UML leaders in tug of war as Lumbini convention kicks off : The provincial election is seen as show of strength for future leadership, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/09/2023) [All the candidates mentioned are male Bahuns (less than 6% of the total population), showing that the CPN (UML) still has little interest in social inclusion and participation!]

Discontent in Unified Socialist spills over to its youth wing : The chair and vice-chair of its sister wing Yuba Sangh Nepal organised separate gatherings in Kathmandu on Saturday (kp 27/08/2023)

Former Maoists in UML are a frustrated lot : Many of them have gradually faded into the background, and say they are in a wait-and-see mode, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/08/2023) [Given the character of the authoritarian party leader, this was to be expected.]

Unified Socialist meeting discusses policy as it struggles to retain cadres : Central committee endorses chair Nepal’s document amid dissenting views from Khanal, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 25/08/2023)

All what I did is lawful: Oli defends his past moves (rep 25/08/2023) [The opposite is true! KP Oli's political actions are paved with lies and violations of the law, as the SC has also repeatedly attested. His current statement is open contempt of court!]

UML to refrain from attending President Paudel’s all-party meeting (kh 22/08/2023) [The anti-democrat Oli obviously prefers to continue his undemocratic activities!], UML is for change: Oli (ht 22/08/2023) [Stop spreading such lies, end the democracy-destroying actions and declare your withdrawal from politics.]

HOR meeting adjourned till August 22 (kh 20/08/2023) [The destruction of democratic structures and values is a top priority for KP Oli!], Nembang justifies House obstruction : 'Not allowed but it's necessary to get government to meet demands' (ht 20/08/2023) [What a poor testimony for a supposedly leading jurist of Nepal  and a blindly rabid follower of Oli!]

UML reshuffles responsibilities of leaders in central department (kh 19/08/2023)

Govt cannot ignore issues raised in parliament: UML Chief Whip Bartaula (kh 19/08/2023) [This is correct! But why did KP Oli repeatedly disregard the opinion of parliament in 2020/21, for example in the vote of no confidence against him? Twice he tried to muzzle the parliament in an unconstitutional way then, just as he is not letting the parliament do its job at all now! In any case, he who sits in a glass house should not throw stones!]

No progress in ending obstruction of Parliament : Ruling coalition and the opposition UML have yet to sit for talks. Main opposition adamant on its demand for high-level inquiry into gold smuggling, by Anil Giri (kp 17/08/2023) [Anyone who prevents the elected representatives of the people from fulfilling their duties in order to enforce political demands is not a democrat! Such an offense should have legal consequences!], Opposition’s absurdity : If the government is hamstrung on one pretext or another, people’s faith in the system starts eroding, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 17/08/2023), Not playing their part : There is a lack of effort in clearing the now three-week-long House obstruction (kp 18/08/2023) [KP Oli has repeatedly proved that he is the biggest anti-democrat among all the little democratic so-called top politicians in the country!]

Can ex-President Bhandari’s political comeback spoil Oli’s ‘one-man show’? Law does not bar her, but a constitution drafter says they didn’t envision such a scenario, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/08/2023) [It should not be forgotten that as President, Mrs Bhandari has repeatedly neglected her constitutional duties and blindly supported KP Oli's power ambitions, some of which were openly recognisable on lies or had been declared unconstitutional by the SC!]

Keshav Sthapit leaves CPN-UML (kh 15/08/2023)

UML persists in blocking House Proceedings: HoR meeting deferred until September 20 (kh 14/08/2023) [Whether the demands are justified or not, parliamentary democracy is not for the politicians and parties, but for the people. Those who refuse to represent the people in parliament, for which he or she was elected, do not deserve to be MPs any longer!]

100 kg gold enters Nepal illegally every day: KP Oli (kh) [Three tonnes of illegally imported gold every month? Only an insider can know that! KP Oli should be legally questioned immediately! If his claim is a lie once more, he is also liable to prosecution!]

UML’s disruptive ways : The party seems to consider House disturbance the only effective way to communicate its message (kp 10/08/2023) [This action is based on KP Oli's anti-democratic philosophy of power, similar to the parliamentary dissolutions of 2020/21 and the refusal to accept his ouster then!!]

UML agreed to end parliament deadlock (rep 08/08/2023) [And what was the unlawful prevention of parliamentary democracy ultimately good for?], CPN-UML likely to disrupt today’s HoR meeting as well (kh 09/08/2023) [Okay, still against parliamentary democracy!], House obstruction : Frequent obstruction of the House defeats the very purpose of the legislature (ht 09/08/2023)

UML at odd with govt's position on Russia-Ukraine war, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 06/08/2023) [Voting for Ukraine in the UN vote was a question of morality, which seems to be a foreign word for KP Oli anyway. It would have been a vote for Putin's war, who is personally responsible for thousands of deaths on both sides and endless suffering and destruction. But the misconduct of the West in the run-up to the Russian attack should not be whitewashed here.]

Unified Socialist in crisis as leaders, cadres flock back to UML : Leaders say party rank and file is confused also because of the conflicting statements of top leaders Nepal and Khanal, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/07/2023)

UML nominates 13 members to its parliamentary department (rep 16/07/2023)

Obstruction of UML leads to removal of Loan Shark Bill from HoR agenda, by Ishwari Subedi (rep 14/07/2023) [Intentionally or simply disinterested?]

What Ails UML, Chair Oli?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 11/07/2023) [Yes, it's KP Oli! His egomaniacal and authoritarian quest for power is not only wrecking his party in the long run!]

UML agrees to end parliament obstruction (kh 09/07/2023)

Frequent obstructions sign of parliamentary practice gone wrong : UML wants the prime minister’s scalp over remarks that Sardar Pritam Singh had visited Delhi to make Dahal PM, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 08/07/2023) [KP Oli has repeatedly shown in 2020/21 that he is against parliamentary democracy and does not believe in the rule of law!]

UML obstructs Madhesh provincial assembly meeting : Accuses Minister for Economic Affairs Sanjay Yadav of corruption, by Santosh Singh (kp 08/07/2023)

Parliament meeting adjourned after CPN-UML’s obstruction (rep 05/07/2023) [This policy is intolerable: a completely failed politician, who neither accepted the parliament's vote of no confidence nor the demonstrable majority of votes in favour of a competitor and instead preferred to destroy parliamentary democracy with the help of his president, demands the immediate resignation of another failed politician because of nonsensical gossip. They are all incapable of rational politics!]

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!]

UML removes age limit of 70 years (kh 07/06/2023) [An attempt to further accelerate the decline of this once important political party by keeping one of the most failed politicians in power?], UML removes 70-year age limit, paving the way for Oli to hold top position for yet another term (rep 07/06/2023), Wrong decision : The UML should have waited until the next statute convention to amend the age bar (ht 14/06/2023)

Oli lambasts Dahal for ‘underwhelming achievements’ during India visit : UML sought an answer from the prime minister as to who gave him the authority to discuss land-swapping with India to resolve the boundary dispute (kp 06/06/2023) [The question is justified, but rulers see themselves as the absolutist owners of the land and its people. May their name be Mahendra, Gyanendra, Oli, Deuba or Dahal!]

UML reshuffles responsibilities of leaders extensively, Vice Chairs in roles of departmental heads (kh 02/06/2023)

Ward Chairman, who is on the absconding list of police, holds meeting with UML Chairman Oli, by Upendra Yadav (rep 31/05/2023)) [What does KP Oli want to express with this?]

Chairman Oli dissatisfied with number of UML MPs present in parliament (rep 21/05/2023)

Govt seems oblivious to its precarious situation: Oli : Oli's sarcasm: Nepali Congress is directionless as it lacks political ideology (kh 17/05/2023)

UML to organize international conference of communist parties (kh 14/05/2023)

UML aims to win a majority next elections. Can it? Following the ‘Mission Grassroots’ campaign, party leaders reckon they have found a way. Analysts are doubtful (kp 14/05/2023) [Why should voters support parties and their leaders who cheat them, ruin the country and bask in the swamp of corruption?], Mission improbable : CPN-UML’s goal of securing 150 of the 275 lower house seats in 2027 appears to be a tall order (kp 16/05/2023)

Oli’s paper denies chances of new parties replacing old : The UML chief also accuses the ruling coalition of trying to stealthily push Nepal closer to a foreign power, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/05/2023) [The top politicians of all three so-called major parties are anti-democratic, power-obsessed and authoritarian and are destabilising the country. They have yet to prove whether the new parties are any different!]

UML Chair Oli urges CIAA to carry out investigations into all corruption cases (ae 11/05/2023) [A day earlier, Oli did not want any action against UML secretary Rayamajhi!]

CPN-UML refuses to take action against Top Bahadur Rayamajhi : Police on Tuesday raided the home of Rayamajhi, who is dodging the authorities, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/05/2023), UML suspends Secretary Top Bahadur Rayamajhi (kh 10/05/2023), UML suspends Top Bahadur Rayamajhi as party secretary : Rayamajhi, who was supposed to return to the Capital via Bhairahawa on May 4, cancelled his flight ticket and has been contactless since (kp 10/05/2023), Top Bahadur writes to Parliament Secretariat seeking sick leave (kh 10/05/2023)

UML’s Oli objects to the arrest warrant against Rayamajhi : Police say the arrest of the party secretary and former minister was delayed due to political pressure, by Anil Giri (kp 05/05/2023) [This is typical once again. Politics and crime are often very close!], UML chair Oli complains of being defamed (kh 06/05/2023) [Why should one believe a politician who, with the support of the president, has repeatedly violated the constitution and laws and spread brazen lies to keep himself in power without justification?]

Oli offers prime ministership to Rabi Lamichhane (rep 03/05/2023) [The chaos fomentor Oli is in action again, of course all in the interest of political stability and for the good of the country!]

Former Home Minister Thapa’s security advisor Indrajit Rai nabbed for fraud (kh 02/05/2023), Former MP Rai arrested for sending Nepalis to US as Bhutanese refugees (rep 02/05/2023), Arrest warrants issued for Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, his son, and Ram Bahadur Thapa’s son in relation to fake refugees scam : The court has issued an arrest warrant against them in connection with an investigation into a scam that defrauded Nepalis by falsely promising to send them to the United States as Bhutanese refugees (nlt 03/05/2023)

Police Headquarters writes letter to Parliament Secretariat seeking cooperation to arrest MP Koiri (kh 01/05/2023), CPN-UML MP Laxmi Mahato Koiri suspended (kh 02/05/2023)

UML observes 24th death anniversary of former Chair Adhikari (kh 26/04/2023) [Man Mohan has been Nepal's last charismatic politician, unlike all those who succeeded him.]

Unified Socialist can’t keep key leaders after poll debacle : Two senior leaders abandon party while many, including third-ranked Mukunda Neupane, express dissatisfaction, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/04/2023), Mukunda Neupane quits Unified Socialist, prepares to join the UML (rep 08/04/2023)

UML to field Sarvendra Khanal in Tanahu-1 and Ram Neupane in Chitwan-2 (kh 01/04/2023) [Thank God, both male Bahuns. That the political parties are not ashamed of their personnel policy! All this talk of social inclusion is a frace!]

Out of power, what has Oli up his sleeve? UML leaders say they’ll strengthen the party, aiming to win enough seats to form majority government next election, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/03/2023)

Oli lambasts PM over planned Buddhist college in Mustang : The UML chair accuses Prime Minister Dahal of betraying China by accepting India’s proposal and for supposedly trying to make the country a playground of foreign powers, by Anil Giri (kp 05/03/2023) [Anti-Buddhist rantings of the Hindu state advocating Oli denying the Tibetan Buddhist Nepalis in Mustang the right to an educational institution to their culture!], A proposed Buddhist college in a district bordering China creates heated debate in Nepal’s political sphere : Former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dubs the proposed Buddhist college in Mustang as a “deceitful move against China”. The government assures investigation into the issue (nlt 07/03/2023) [Higher educational institutions in the non-Hindu areas of Nepal violate China? Mr Oli, what kind of bullshit is this? Your statements deeply hurt the non-Hindu population of Nepal!]

UML leaders seek Madhav Nepal’s support in presidential election (kh 02/03/2023), UML leaders seek RSP’s support in presidential election (kh 02/03/2023)

Durga Prasai forwards 11 points demands, urges abolition of republicanism, federalism (kh 28/02/2023) [If the CPN (UML) does not distance itself from this Hindu fundamentalism and Prasai's unconstitutional demands and underlines that Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural secular state, the rule of law attitude of this party must be doubted! The failures of the high-caste male politicians, which primarily include the chairman of the CPN (UML), must not be used as an excuse to question the few hard-won democratic achievements!]

CPN-UML decides to quit government (kh 27/02/2023), UML pulls out of government : The decision by the party comes in the wake of a changed political equation (kp 27/02/2023)

UML to decide on government support after March 9, to ‘wait and see’ till presidential election (kh 25/02/2023), Subas Nembang proposed as UML’s presidential candidate (kh 25/02/2023)

UML turns to grassroots with alliance on rocks : While the Maoist Centre is also organising party programmes, the Congress is too fixated on presidential election, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 17/02/2023)

Former King Gyanendra inaugurates UML leader Prasai’s ‘Mechi-Mahakali campaign’ (kh 13/02/2023) [For Hindu state and monarchy? Very strange bedfellows!]

Oli and Lamichhane make disparaging remarks against the court : Experts say casting aspersions on court verdicts weakens the country’s democratic fabric, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 10/02/2023) [The disrespect for the constitution, laws and court rulings, which are also binding for politicians, reflect Oli's ideas about the rule of law!]

UML’s Constitutional Council dominance worries Maoist party : UML nominees head major constitutional bodies including those related to elections, corruption and human right, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/02/2023) [The decline of democracy and the rule of law is guaranteed with KP Oli, as evidenced by his machinations of 2020/21, which he continues to refuse to admit! He is also mainly responsible for Nepal's degradation at GANHRI!]

UML Chairman exerts pressure on PM Dahal to reinstate Lamichhane as home minister (kh 30/01/2023) [Lamichhane may have regained Nepali citizenship in a sudden night and day action, but not parliamentary membership! But KP Oli has never been much for legitimate procedures and will not understand this!]

Parties outside ruling coalition are conspiring to topple govt: KP Oli (kh 25/01/2023) [The attempt by opposition forces to topple the government is a normal process in a democracy and not a conspiracy, Mr Oli! You yourself have just toppled a government, abusing many votes that voted for the CPN (MC) only because of its election promise to continue the coalition government! This was indeed a conspiracy!]

Former PM is trying to destroy the Constitution: Metmani Chaudhary (kh 21/01/2023) [Oli knows a lot about that!]

UML leader Ghimire registers nomination for HoR Speaker (kh 18/01/2023)

UML optimistic on longevity of current ruling coalition : Maoist leader Pokharel says Congress’ support for government has changed the situation, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 16/011/2023)) [For citizens, there is little reason for optimism. KP Oli accepted a destruction of democracy in 2020/21 just to stay in power. His personal return to power is his only concern even now, whatever the cost! PK Dahal he needs only for the moment.]

‘The President’s return to active politics is unthinkable’ : UML’s deputy general secretary and former foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali on the current state of national politics (kp 16/01/2023) (interview)

Name dispute at JSP-Unified Socialist merger talks : Unified Socialist wants to include the term ‘communist’ in the new party’s name, but Janata Samajbadi Party is insisting on using ‘socialist’ instead, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 14/01/2023)

Ghanshyam Bhusal joins Unified Socialist (rep 13/01/2023), Ghanshyam Bhusal nominated as Central Secretariat member of CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 14/01/2023)

Oli architect of political chaos: Gautam (ht 14/01/2023) [After his SC-prevented coup in 2021, Oli was considered an untouchable by all parties. Now he is once again pulling the strings of power, even though his party has slipped by more than 6 percent in the electorate!]

Oli defends HoR dissolution as new session begins, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/01/2023) [This is a clear contempt of court! Oli continues to claim that he interprets the constitution correctly and not the SC! This is a criminal offence and should be punished accordingly. Why was this intransigent politician even allowed back into the elections?], Oli's remark triggers heated debate in HoR (ht 11/01/2023)

Ghanashyam Bhusal preparing to join Unified Socialist (rep 10/01/2023)

Foreign power centers are trying to topple govt by not allowing vote of confidence: KP Oli (kh 07/01/2023) [The USA, China and India are trying to influence Nepal, but Oli should finally be ashamed of his stupid talk. The allegation is not new from leftist circles, though no evidence has ever been presented. But China's influence in connection with the change of government is particularly evident. Is this what Oli is referring to?], Oli makes jibes at Congress, decries foreign intervention : UML chairman says the largest party was manoeuvring to beat Prime Minister Dahal in the Tuesday confidence vote, by Anil Giri (kp 08/01/2023), Pre-election announcement to topple unconstitutional alliance successful: Oli (kh 08/01/2023) [Electoral alliances are not necessarily unconstitutional, but the form of the one in 2022 was as undemocratic as that of the CPN (UML) and CPN (MC) in 2017. To now form a government with the coup plotter of 2021 contrary to the cooperation promised in the elections is a betrayal of the electorate and lacks any political morality! It reminds of Oli's unconstitutional actions in 2021!]

After losing national party status, Unified Socialist bats for unity among country’s leftist forces : The party, led by Madhav Kumar Nepal, is in talks with JSP and leaders who had either quit or were expelled by CPN-UML, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 04/01/2023), Unified Socialist to proceed with unification with Janata Samajbadi (kh 07/01/2023)

Independent MP Kiran Shah joins UML (kh 03/01/2023)

CPN-UML claims popularity in election race : Popularity of Nepali Congress has declined by more than seven percent and the popular votes of Maoist Centre have decreased by 2.5 percent, says UML’s election report (nlt 02/03/2023) [As is so often the case, this is not true. Only the PR votes say something about the popularity of a party. Here the result is: NC -6.97%, UML -6.31%, MC -2.53%. So they are all losers!]

JSP and Unified Socialist working on party unification plan (kh 02/01/2023)

Subash Nembang not willing to become Speaker (kh 02/01/2023) [Ultimately, all post allocations are made by the authoritarian party chairman! That's what they call democracy!]

Unified Socialist leaders divided over whether to join Dahal-led government : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is said to be discussing with Madhav Kumar Nepal to take the party on board, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 01/01/2023), Won’t join the ruling coalition: Madhav Nepal (kh 02/01/2023)

UML Chair Oli holding talks with Madhav Nepal (kh 30/12/2022), Unified Socialist calls SC meeting Saturday to decide on Prachanda-led govt (kh 30/12/2022)

Election boosted UML’s esteem and self-confidence: Chairman Oli (kh 20/12/2022) [Even under the PR system, which alone allows a conclusion to be drawn about a party's popularity with the electorate, your party lost 6.3 percent. How on earth can you call this a success and a reaffirmation of your policies?]

Oli meets Maoist General Secy Gurung as he tries to break ruling alliance (rep 14/12/2022), UML offers Maoist Chairman Dahal to lead new govt as left parties intensify dialogue for new alliance, by Tapindra Karki (rep 15/12/2022) [When will these power-hungry aging politicians who are ruining the country finally be put out of business?]

UML, Maoist Center cadres clash in Dolpa, 9 injured (kh 12/12/2022)

CPN-UML expels Ghanashyam Bhusal and Prabhu Sah, among others, from party (rep 11/12/2022)

Unified Socialist submits PR candidate list to EC (kh 10/12/2022)

CPN-UML Secretariat finalizes PR candidates (with list) (kh 10/12/2022)

UML trying every trick in the book to break five-party bond : In public, its leaders say they’ll sit happily on opposition bench with NC-led coalition not expected to last long, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/12/2022

What led to Unified Socialist’s debacle? Observers had warned that for the outfit, earning national party status through polls was easier said than done, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 09/12/2022)

Deepak Manage joins Madhav Kumar Nepal-led CPN-Unified Socialist (rep 06/12/2022)

Left Alliance Remains Elusive, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 04/12/2022) [Oli's policy in 2020/21 was that of a repeat coup plotter. Such politicians should be untouchable for all time to come!]

UML is losing ground in Gandaki Province. Congress making gains : In 2017, UML alone won 13 lower house seats from Gandaki, but this time its tally has reduced to just five, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 26/11/2022), Beating all odds, CPN–UML becomes leading force in Madhesh Province : But split cost the party dearly in Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/11/2022)

Emergence of Rastriya Swatantra Party is a trivial matter: Oli (kh 24/11/2022) [The re-election of Oli is a trivial matter. The time of authoritarian, anti-democratic politicians is coming to an end! What arrogance!]

UML’s Shrestha wins HoR election from Kathmandu-9 (nlt 22/11/2022)

Federal parliament election 2022 result: Prem Bahadur Maharjan wins from Lalitpur-2 : CPN-UML candidate Prem Bahadur Maharjan has been elected to federal parliament from Lalitpur Constituency-2 (nlt 21/11/2022)

UML Chair Oli’s expression shows revenge, prohibition and malice: Dr. Bhim Rawal (kh 05/11/2022)

UML kicks off election campaign in Darchula on nationalist plank : KP Oli’s address suggests his party will make every effort to cash in on the new Nepal map in the elections, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/11/2022)

High time to ensure equal treatment to all ethnic communities: UML Chair Oli (kh 22/10/2022) [And why did you not implement this so far, neither as a PM nor even today?]

Chinese rail among UML’s top foreign policy priorities : Manifesto aims to reassert control over Kalapani, Lipulek (kp 17/10/2022) [And what about all the things that people really urgently need?]

UML leaders make lofty claims in public, but fear serious setback in internal assessments : Failure to field right candidates and lack of an encouraging environment for the rank and file could prove costly for the party, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 16/10/2022), Ethical Politics On The Wan, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/10/2022) [This party will come to rest at the earliest when the authoritarian party chairman is punished by the voters! But in his constituency he has already secured numerous advantages during his time as PM!]

JSP-UML electoral alliance shows politics makes strangest bedfellows : Bonhomie between Janata Samajbadi, a party advocating Madheshi rights, and CPN-UML, its ideological nemesis, suggests a decline of agenda-based politics, experts say, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 13/10/2022)

Bhim Rawal alleges UML leadership for being arbitrary, unjust (kh 13/10/2022), UML leader Rawal not to leave party (kh 13/10/2022), Oli's first biggest mistake was the secret party unity pact with the Maoists: Bhim Rawal (rep 13/10/2022), Rawal slams CPN-UML leadership for depriving him of candidacy (ht 14/10/2022)

There should be no delay to provide citizenship to NRNs: UML Chairman Oli (rep 13/10/2022) [What a mockery! You personally have neglected this initiative during your time as Prime Minister!]

UML withdraws candidacy in Chitwan-3, to support NC’s rebel candidate (nlt 12/10/2022) [Power strategies of undemocratic parties and politicians! Nepal's oligarchs make a mockery of Nepal's elections!]

31 leaders, including members of UML Lumbini Pradesh Committee, quit party (kh 12/10/2022)

25 UML leaders file nomination as independents (ht 11/10/2022)

Prabhu Sah comes with panel against UML-JSP alliance (kh 11/10/2022), Prabhu Shah conspired against UML conniving with ruling coalition: Shankar Pokhrel (kh 12/10/2022), UML expels Prabhu Sah (nlt 14/10/2022)

UML loses NA seat (ht 11/10/2022)

UML to support Kamal Thapa in Makwanpur Constituency-1 (kh 09/10/2022)

Candidates of CPN Unified Socialist for upcoming polls of HoR (kh 08/10/2022)

Ghanashyam Bhusal parts ways with CPN-UML (kh 08/10/2022), Ruling coalition to support Ghanashyam Bhusal to contest from Rupandehi Constituency-1 (kh 09/10/2022), Candidacy row proving costly for UML : Ghanashyam Bhusal quits party and Bhim Rawal weighs his move. Vice-chair Shakya rejects candidacy offer, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp

UML, JSP agree to share 16 seats each in Madesh Province (kh 08/10/2022), Janata Samajbadi Party gets 17 seats as it seals an electoral deal with UML : In return, Janata Samajbadi will support UML in 35 constituencies (kp 08/10/2022) [And I thought seats are decided by the voters!?]

UML-RPP electoral alliance likely to be finalized today (kh 08/10/2022)

UML politburo member Bal Krishna Dhungel passes away (kh 08/10/2022) [One of those politicians who were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder but received blanket amnesty thanks to their party political affiliation!]

Most UML office bearers will be contesting elections as constituencies fixed : Most dissident faction leaders fail to secure unanimous nominations, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 03/10/2022)

UML entrusts Chairman Oli to finalize candidates for elections (kh 30/09/2022) [The party should better be renamed CPN (Oli)!], UML to revise proportional closed list and submit it to EC tomorrow (rep 30/09/2022), Oli may deny dissidents poll tickets as nomination nears : A group of 10 leaders who revolted against Oli’s moves and former Maoists fear exclusion, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/10/2022) [In the CPN (UML), an authoritarian violator of the constitution and democratic principles decides, basta!]

Influential UML leader Gangaram Yadav enters JSP (rep 29/09/2022)

RPP Nepal leaders, including central member Dhiraj Shahi, join UML (kh 21/09/2022)

Youth Association Nepal stages rally in support of President (rep 21/09/2022) [The continuing very close cooperation between the CPN (UML) and the president, who is supposed to act independently of the party, is becoming clear time and again!]

Nation moving ahead for making fundamental rights practically successful: Oli (kh 19/09/2022) [The rights of the ruling male Tagadhari elite or those of the women and other disadvantaged section of society?]

CPN-UML finalises list of proportional representation candidates : 57 candidates are women (kp 19/09/2022) [And how many women can be found among the FPTP candidates? Oli and all the other leaders of the big parties consider the PR MPs only as second-rate commanders!]

Maoist Centre, Unified Socialist may not have a common poll manifesto : Unified Socialist deputy general secretary dismisses prospect of joint manifesto while Maoist Centre leader says two parties will merge their documents later, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 13/09/2022)

UML, LSP hold talks on possible electoral alliance (kh 09/09/2022)

Rastriya Prajatantra Party and UML mull alliance as polls near : Janata Samajbadi and Loktantrik Samajbadi are also in talks with the main opposition party, insiders say, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 06/09/2022)

Unified Socialist At A Crossroads, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 04/09/2022)

CPN (US) jumbo team joins CPN-UML in Sudurpaschim (ht 01/09/2022)

Unified Socialist :  A Cog In Ruling Alliance, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 30/08/2022)

UML calls for poll alliance of leftist forces : The party projects chairperson KP Sharma Oli as the future prime minister, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/08/2022) [Only a year ago, KP Oli wanted to abolish parliamentary democracy in order to preserve his personal power. Such a putschist is now to become prime minister again?], UML says alliance with Maoists, Unified Socialist possible but with a caveat : The party calls on ‘like-minded’ communist and non-communist outfits to join forces, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 30/08/2022)

Oli's objection to PM Deuba for working without consulting the opposition (rep 24/08/2022) [Says the man who, as an authoritarian prime minister, consulted neither his party, nor the coalition partners, and certainly not the opposition!]

Unified Socialist finds itself in a tight spot : The party, a member of the five-party ruling coalition, has a weak organisational base and lacks popular agenda, observers say, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 22/08/2022), Prachanda and Madhav Nepal hold discussion on party unity (kh 22/08/2022), Maoist Centre and Unified Socialist to contest polls with a common manifesto : The decision comes amid talks between the two communist parties for unification (kp 22/08/2022)

UML is in a tight spot due to party split and alliance: Leader Pandey (rep 21/08/2022)

Unified Socialist outlines 7 criteria for selection of candidates in Nov 20 polls (kh 18/08/2022)

UML faces challenges as ruling coalition fortifies alliance for upcoming polls : Leaders claim the party will emerge victorious on its own. Easier said than done, observers say, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 12/08/2022)

House exists even after poll announcement: UML leader Pokhrel (kh 08/08/2022) [The CPN (UML) continues to exist under the leadership of KP Oli, despite the latter's coup against parliamentary democracy and the constitution in 2021!]

Oli appeals Maoist, Unified Socialist leaders and cadres to join UML (kh 07/08/2022) [???]

Formation of electoral alliance by ruling parties is against constitution: Bhim Rawal (rep 05/08/2022) [But it was perfectly fine for the two left parties to form an electoral alliance in 2017 that gave them a landslide victory? Afterwards, it became clear that these parties did not have much in common either and that their top politicians were only concerned with power, whatever the cost! Yes, electoral alliances are ultimately a betrayal of the electorate, whose concerns are simply ignored!]

Unholy acts : Ruling coalition and main opposition party are united in their misplaced priorities (kp 04/08/2022)

Prime minister under pressure to move National Investigation Department back under Home Ministry : Cross-party lawmakers including those from the CPN-UML say the department can function better under the Home Ministry, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/08/02022) [Obviously, KP Oli and his CPN (UML) are so confused that they cannot remember that Oli, as Prime Minister, moved this department to the PMO as part of his direct claims to power and control.]

Oli says he had to step down as PM after he incorporated Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulek in Nepali map (kh 01/08/2022) [No Mr Oli, you did not resign, you had to be removed from office by the Supreme Court because you repeatedly broke the constitution in a serious way and did not accept the rules by which democracy is played! Power is all you want!], Oli bids to couple his nationalist rhetoric with Hindu constituency : Observers say the third plank the UML leader is likely to use is the incumbent government’s shenanigans, by Anil Giri (kp 03/08/2022)

I will make Nepali prosperous and happy no matter what: Chairman Oli (rep 23/07/2022) [Says the politician who as prime minister repeatedly broke the constitution and laws, would have preferred to end parliamentary democracy and disregarded his actual duties in many ways in the interest of his personal lust for power. How stupid do you think the people in Nepal are?]

Year 2020/021 NEA’s Dark Year : With an abrupt decision of then Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, Kul Man Ghising, managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), discontinued for a year. However, the year under a new management cost billions of rupees of loss to NEA (sp 28/07/2022) [!!!!!]

UML will not forge national-level electoral alliance: Ishwor Pokhrel (kh 19/07/2022)

A chance for UML to make people forget its mistakes as govt becomes unpopular, by Ishwari Subedi (rep 18/07/2022) [The UML only offers a real alternative if it separates itself from KP Oli and a few others who uncritically supported his numerous constitutional and legal violations. The failures of that time will not be made better by the fact that the Deuba government is also failing!]

The curious case of ‘M Adhikari’ : UML’s claim that the doppelganger party member is not the governor fails to satisfy observers and lawmakers, by Binod Ghimire and Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/07/2022))

It’s shameful to fail to nominate Deputy Speaker and Vice-Chairman: Bamdev Gautam (kh 12/07/2022) [It is not only shameful, it is a serious violation of Articles 91 and 92 of the Constitution. This constitutional violation was deliberately committed by the previous Oli government, like so many others of his numerous misconducts, and has been continued by the present Deuba government. Since both positions should have been filled by women, it is also an afront against women's rights and political participation. The politicians responsible for this scandal should be held accountable as a matter of urgency.]

UML lawmaker Pal suggests doing away with provinces (kh 12/07/2022) [This demand is clearly unconstitutional and should have legal consequences! Not the federal system is the problem, but the fact that many of the top politicians reject federalism, secularism and social inclusion, as these endanger their dominant position!]

Oli accuses govt of tweaking budget to favour some business houses (ht 05/07/2022)

“Reviving NCP and forging Left unity is the ultimate goal” : Oli and Prachanda also believe in leftist alliance and unity, interview with Tulasa Thapa, Nepal Ekta Rashtriya Abhiyan (kh 04/07/2022) [The Left Alliance of 2017 was an experiment that failed because of the personal claims to power and anti-democratic attitudes of its leaders. A repetition under the leadership of the same failed individuals makes no sense. They are intransigent and have not changed their attitudes! The constant party splits and new party formations on the left spectrum are a clear indication!]

Unified Socialist Heads To Bumpy Ride, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 03/07/2022) [Even the authoritarian leadership style and the refusal of social inclusion resemble those of KP Oli!]

UML lawmakers boycott National Assembly meeting (kh 27/06/2022) [A democratic party must not under any circumstances prevent the work of the elected representatives of the people, even if there are serious allegations. Parliament is not a kindergarten! Why should the voters give their vote to such a party again?]

Seeds of discord in Unified Socialist just as ministers change : Party is clearly in crisis with Madhav Nepal seeking to put the house in order., by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/06/2022)

10 CPN (Unified Socialist) lawmakers object party’s decision to recall ministers, demand to summon Parliamentary Party meeting (nlt 24/06/2022), 10 Unified Socialist lawmakers oppose cabinet reshuffle proposal (kh 24/06/2022), Madhav Nepal’s tale of woe continues with ministers defying party decision : Unified Socialist chair wants Cabinet reshuffle but Deuba is reluctant, stoking blame game, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/06/2022), Crisis brewing in Unified Socialist as 10 of its lawmakers up the ante : Party chair Nepal in tight spot as those said to be his close aides pressure him over decision on recalling ministers, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/06/2022)

UML lawmakers boycott Parliament meeting kh 16/06/2022) [Why should people vote at the next elections for a party that time and again dissolves or blocks parliament?]

Unified Socialist will not quit the alliance over minor grievances : Coalition with CPN-UML is unlikely due to KP Oli's arrogance, interview with Jagannath Khatiwada (kh 07/06/2022)

CPN (Unified Socialist) recalls its cabinet ministers, recommends new names for ministerial appointments (rep 05/06/2022)

UML’s Premiership Offer: A Red Herring, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/06/2022)

Unified Socialist Chair Nepal rules out possibility of communist unification (kh 02/06/2022)

Country not being run by 'rule of law', but by 'rule of Congress': Oli (rep 26/05/2022) [The rule of law has already been abolished by KP Oli when he was PM!], UML obstructs House after Industry Minister criticizes Oli (nlt 27/05/2022) [The anti.democrats are back!]

After poll loss, UML chief has some answering to do within his party : Insiders say the chair needs to take responsibility for the poor show in local elections, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/05/2022), Local Poll Deflates Oli's Ego, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 24/05/2022)

Cut down to size : Citizens have shown what they think of CPN-UML's actions in recent past (kp 20/05/2022) [The question remains: Why are Oli's coup and the anti-democratic months-long blockade of parliament still not being prosecuted?]

Nepal polls: Crying foul when polls don’t go their way : This time, it is the turn of the main opposition, CPN-UML, to cry foul over the outcome even as vote counting is still underway, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 19/05/2022)

UML will continue obstructing the parliament: Subash Nembang (kh 17/05/2022) [Voters must be aware that this party definitely does not want to represent them in a democratic way in parliament!], After holding House hostage for 8 months, UML lifts obstructions : Main opposition says it will remodel its protest and will allow proceedings in view of economic crisis and inflation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/05/2022)

In Madhesh Province, the political landscape is changing : Analysts say the CPN-UML will likely gain from the deep divisions in the Madhesi parties and the alliance politics of five ruling forces, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2022) [KP Oli has also pursued a sometimes brutal anti-Madhesh policy since 2015 and has shown no understanding for the concerns of the Tarai people. It is hard to imagine that the people have already forgotten this!]

UML takes action against rebel candidates (rep 05/05/2022) [It would be better to take action against the so-called party leaders who disregard the democratic rights of citizens and local party politicians!]

Why UML is suddenly upbeat about the upcoming local elections : Ruling coalition’s failure to maintain alliance all across the country makes the main opposition party see a better chance in the polls, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/05/2022)

CPN (US) and CPN (Unified) decide to merge (rep 28/04/2022)

Keshav Sthapit’s candidacy for Kathmandu mayor sparks furore : Sthapit has been accused of sexual harassment by at least two women, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 26/04/2022) [He should not run for any political office until a court has certified his innocence!], Sthapit’s remarks, audience reaction put society’s view of women in focus : Concerns over safety and security of women under leadership of such patriarchal men, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 04/05/2022)

UML Municipality Chairman resigns from the post after being denied ticket and joins RPP to become the candidate (rep 26/04/2022)

Populism again: CPN-UML unveils its manifesto for local polls, promises rails and waterways : While many of the pledges made in the last election's menifesto remain either unaddressed or in limbo, the communist party has come up with yet another deeply ambitious plans for the upcoming local polls (nlt 22/04/2022)

UML feels the heat as nomination filing dates draw closer : The opposition party, which was putting on a brave face, is now seeking support from several fringe parties, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 22/04/2022)

UML asks lower levels to implement party’s decision on forging electoral alliance (kh 20/04/2022) [Federalism is when the local level obeys what the national level, especially the party chairman, orders!]

In desperate bid, UML collaborates with two fringe parties on polls : As the five parties take forward their electoral alliance plan, the opposition party makes boastful claims even while pursuing any potential tie-up, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/04/2022)

UML and RPP-Nepal ink a deal to forge electoral alliance, RPP-Nepal candidates to contest the poll with UML’s election symbol (rep 13/04/2022) [It is legally hardly conceivable that RPP-Nepal candidates should be allowed to stand with the party symbol of the UML!]

Nepal’s deepening economic crisis: Opposition CPN-UML slams the government on economic slowdown : The Opposition said the coalition parties themselves have conflicting views on vital issues such as economic policy formulation, bi- and multilateral assistance mobilization, and role of the private sector in the economy (nlt 10/04/2022)

Kamal Thapa getting closer to CPN-UML (rep 09/04/2022) [Both Oli and Thapa are very close in terms of Hindu state thinking!]

Electoral alliance cannot be ruled out, interview with UML leader Khagaraj Adhikari (kh 08/04/2022)

United Socialist Front merges with CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 07/04/2022)

UML objects to provisions in election code of conduct (nlt 07/04/2022)

“I don’t see any possibility of Left unity now”, interview with Padma Aryal (kh 07/04/2022)

Election code of conduct in question after the UML refuses to sign it : Experts fault Election Commission for failing to win the confidence of all parties registered to contest the polls, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/04/2022) [Oli does not even consider himself obliged to respect the constitution. What does he care about an election code?]

UML and RPP discuss electoral collaboration (rep 01/04/2022) [Oli seeks proximity to the anti-federal, anti-secular, Hindu-fundamentalist and pro-monarchist RPP, in short, a party that fundamentally opposes the 2015 Constitution? Yet only a few hours earlier he had claimed that his party would dominate the elections even without an alliance!]

Main opposition harbours hope to defend pole position, through poll alliances : UML leaders put on bold faces but are looking deep for opportunities to fight upcoming local elections in collaboration with friends and foes, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/03/2022)

No deliberation on sexual violence in parliament due to obstruction: Minister Regmi (kh 24/03/2022)

UML Chair Oli defends HoR dissolution as just : Says dissolution was meant to retain NCP unity (kh 23/03/2022) [The decision of the court is binding law, even for godlike persons like KP Oli. His renewed statement is tantamount to contempt of court!]

UML must win elections to protect democracy: Oli (rep 23/022) [On the contrary: Oli must lose the elections to protect democracy!]

UML Chair Oli flatly rejects idea of leftist alliance in upcoming local level polls (kh 21/03/2022)

On MCC compact, UML tells the international community one thing and the public another : Experts say it will be hypocrisy for the UML to claim it wasn’t part of the compact ratification process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/03/2022) [Under Oli's continued leadership, the CPN (UML) has increasingly become an irrational and anti-democratic veto party!]

Inauguration of Jayanagar-Janakpur railway falls uncertain as ordinance related to it is now rendered invalid (rep 16/03/2022) [The government, President and KP Oli should be held personally accountable!]

PM Deuba alleges UML leader Rawal for creating fuss over MCC (kh 14/03/2022)

Birgunj Mayor Sarawagi joins CPN-UML (ht 13/03/2022)

Unified Socialist Chair Nepal directs party leaders not to speak against MCC (kh 09/03/2022) [Democracy is when the party leadership makes decisions and the party base is not allowed to express any dissenting opinion!]

The present battle is between forces receiving people’s mandate and those receiving mandamus from court: Oli (rep 08/03/2022) [What a cynical statement from a die-hard autocrat who has continually prevented the people's elected representatives from doing their job since 2020!!!]

Parliament obstruction is an infringement of people's sovereign rights: Bhim Rawal (rep 06/03/2022) [!!!!!! Wake up, Mr Oli! Voting for your party would be a waste of votes!]

A dysfunctional House is betrayal of democracy, electorate, observers say : Parliament has failed to function for the last six months due to the protests by opposition UML against the Speaker, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/03/2022) [KP Oli has made it clear for years that it is against parliamentary democracy!], 'House obstruction causing system to fail', by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht) [This is obviously exactly what KP Oli has been trying to achieve for a long time!]

MCC on Parliament’s agenda; UML likely to obstruct meeting (kh 27/02/2022) [Oli claims to do everything exclusively in the interest of the people. This is probably why he has been blocking the work of the people's elected representatives for months. Why does this party still want to stand for elections at all?]

Some judges at the apex court are openly trying to eliminate UML: KP Oli (kh 26/02/2022) [Says the man who openly tried to eliminate parliamentary democracy and was stopped by the Supreme Court!]

Chairman Oli urges former members to rejoin UML (rep 19/02/2022)

Parliament meeting postponed till Sunday (kh 18/02/2022) [Politicians and parties that fundamentally reject parliamentary democracy should not be allowed to participate in future elections! The behaviour of Oli and his CPN (UML) is highly damaging to the state and destroys the future of the country!]

UML to obstruct House meeting today as well (nlt 16/02/2022) [The anti-democrats are supposedly not against MCC, even call on the government to finally make a decision, but prevent the agreement from being passed by the elected representatives of the people!!??], Parliament obstruction will continue, says UML leader Nembang (kh 16/02/2022) [Right, your party talked to all other parties before KP Oli unconstitutionally dissolved parliament twice!?]

UML to boycott all-party meeting summoned by Speaker (nlt 14/02/2022) [The controversial person of Sapkota is only one of the many reasons cited for the CPN's (UML) anti-democratic stance. Since 2020, Oli and his party have continuously tried to destroy Nepal's political system. Unfortunately, the other parties are not much better!], UML takes wait and see approach after coalition’s attempt to impeach Rana : The party collects signatures of its lawmakers without explaining the purpose. Oli tells lawmakers decision will be taken prudently at an appropriate time, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/02/2022) [???]

Five lawmakers refuse to sign blank sheets given in UML PP meeting (kh 14/02/2022) [This whole approach is once again typical of what Oli calls democracy!]

UML not to bring impeachment motion against four SC judges : Leadership mandated to decide considering the situation leadership (kh 14/02/2022)

SC to conduct hearing on writ petition filed by UML against 14 lawmakers (rep 13/02/2022), I will not tolerate questions about the party’s legitimacy: Chairman Nepal (rep 13/02/2022) [?????]

Speaker Sapkota has no right to block MCC in parliament: UML Chair Oli (kh 11/02/2022) [Yes, just as KP Oli, as prime minister, had no right to constantly cancel sessions of parliament, even to dissolve the latter twice, and to restrict people's fundamental rights!]

NA Poll Rout Bodes Ill For UML, by Ritu Raj Subedi ( rn 30/01/2022)

Oli’s couldn’t-care-less attitude about the coronavirus continues : A Covid denier while he was prime minister, the UML chair attends a public function when he is supposed to isolate, by Tika R Pradhan and Arjun Poudel (kp 28/01/2022), DAO Bhaktapur refuses to register complaint against former PM Oli on charge of helping to spread Covid infection (nlt 30/01/2022) [Unchanged non-prosecution of crimes of leading politicians!], Case demanding action against KP Oli for helping to spread Covid infection finally registered at Bhaktapur DAO : Abhijit Adhikari has filed a case demanding actions against former PM Oli under Infectious Disease Control Act. Adhikari has accused Oli of participating in a public program while he himself was tested Covid positive (nlt 31/01/2022)

UML launches broadside at ruling coalition : The main opposition says the government has failed on all fronts. Accuses the coalition of not taking the UML seriously (kp 24/01/2022) [It's hard to believe, but the Oli government was even worse. How can we take seriously a party that behaves in such an anti-democratic manner?]

Oli, once a Covid denier, catches the virus : The UML chair used to say the coronavirus can be driven away by sneezing or drinking turmeric water, by Tika R Pradhan and Arjun Poudel (kp 24/01/2022)

UML not to attend all-party meeting convened by PM Deuba (kh 22/01/2022) [Oli and his UML remain true to their motto of destructive politics even in times of grave crisis! With this attitude the party is unelectable!]

ML seeks government accountability while it holds the House of Representatives hostage : A dysfunctional Parliament is unlikely to convene meetings anytime soon amid Covid-19 scare, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/01/2022)

UML objects to construction of structures on Nepal’s territory by India (kh 12/01/2022)

COVID-19 impact: UML postpones province conventions (kh 11/01/2022)

UML Chair Oli leaving for Sankhuwasabha to inaugurate district convention (kh 10/01/2022) [Mass gatherings continue despite sharply rising Corona infections: Oli and his party obviously have no sense of responsibility!]

Former UML Palpa chair joins Unified Socialist party (kh 01/01/2022)

CPN (Unified Socialist) and CPN (Janabadi) announce unity (rep 28/12/2021)

What Ails The CPN-UML?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 28/12/2021)

UML obstructs Bagmati Provincial Assembly meeting (rep 23/12/2021) [Under its "god-like" leader Oli, the UML is on the political brink. A party that prevents the work of elected parliaments everywhere is not democratic and a danger to the state!]

CPN (UML) Continues To Protest In Parliament (rep 22/12/2021), Taking hostage of parliament undemocratic: Former PM Bhattarai (kh 23/12/2021) [Not undemocratic, but anti-democratic! Democracy is the rule of the people, but the authoritarian KP Oli prevents the elected representatives from exercising this rule!], UML condemned for obstruction of House (ht 23/12/2021)

In the UML, discontent is growing as party forms committees : Some who challenged Oli are failing to find positions, others want a system to govern the organisation, by Anil Giri (kp 19/12/2021) [Oli's authoritarian way of unifying the CPN-Oli is to silence all critics and dissenters and expel them from the party and all party offices. In this way, the non-inclusive though nevertheless once meaningful party becomes irrelevant in the long run!]

Rawal appointed UML Central Advisory Council member (kh 18/12/2021) [Involving important politicians who hold a different opinion from the authoritarian chairman would look different!]

Dispute between UML and Speaker continues as House reconvenes : Experts on parliamentary affairs say while the Speaker and the prime minister should take initiatives for dialogue, the UML must also understand that House obstruction is not going to offer a solution, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/12/2021)

Govt tables six ordinances amid UML’s obstruction, House meeting postponed for a week : The main opposition party, UML, had obstructed the earlier House session as well demanding that 14 lawmakers it took action should be dismissed (nlt 14/12/2021) [A party that prevents the urgently needed work of the legislature should be excluded from future elections, as it quite obviously rejects the parliamentary rule of the people, which is bindingly prescribed by the constitution! What the UML criticises must be settled through the courts!]

UML Chair Oli has a leap in factionalism: Dr. Bhim Rawal (kh 13/12/2021) [The authoritarian anti-democrat Oli continues his course of destroying the CPN-UML!]

UML Chairman Oli nominates 44 leaders to central committee (kh 12/12/2021) [Such a selection by the party chairman is the best autocratic way to demonstrate the lack of democracy in the party!], UML forms 45-member Standing Committee (With list) : Leaders ranging from Ghanshyam Bhusal, Bhim Acharya to Lalbabu Pandit included (kh 12/12/2021) [Fifty percent Bahuns and only seven women prove the party's continued violation of the Constitution and PPA!], UML shuffles leadership in all provinces (kh 12/12/2021)

NCP Split And Missed Opportunity, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 08/12/2021)

UML 10th Convention Consensus Bid Comes A Cropper, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/12/2021)

UML will not allow the parliament to function unless expelled MPs are sanctioned: Chair Oli (kh 03/12/2021) [The anti-democrat Oli already wanted to abolish the democratically elected House of Representatives when he was PM! For him, the manipulation of parliament only serves to implement his authoritarian machinations!], Re-elected UML Chair Oli assumes office : Demands early election as the only way out from ongoing 'chaos' (kh 03/12/2021) [A chaos that was mainly initiated by KP Oli!], Coalition govt has destroyed the foundation of democracy: Oli (rep 03/12/2021) [Incredible words from the mouth of a coup leader who as PM tried to abolish parliamentary democracy!]

Oli triumphs. But at what cost?, Says veteran communist leader Radha Krishna Mainali, Oli may have become strong in terms of amassing resources but his political stature is declining, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 02/12/2021), Exclusionary UML : The party has made a mockery of the national constitution by picking a single Madhesi and a couple of woman in its 19-member office-bearers team (ae 08/12/2021)

UML congress: Oli and his ilk form the nucleus of the party : Internal democracy, well practised in the communist force for years, reaches a nadir, as one man appears to be calling the shots, restricting dissent and competition, by Tika R Pradhan (kp  01/12/2021), Brouhaha in Sauraha : By the time the convention was over, it was clearer than ever who called the shots in the party (kp 01/12/2021)

Khas Arya domination continues in UML (ht 30/11/2021) [This is a serious violation of the Constitution and the Political Party Act. Nepal is not the property of male Bahuns, but a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual state with over 51 per cent women. Parties that do not reflect this are out of place!]

Voting for new leadership underway in UML’s National Congress (nlt 30/11/2021), UML 10th National Congress: Voting for new leadership concludes (kh 30/11/2021), UML 10th Gen Convention: I will accept election results, says leader Rawal (kh 30/11/2021), UML General Convention: Counting begins; results to be made public by 4 p.m. (kh 30/11/2021), Oli re-elected as UML chairman, Rawal secures 213 votes (rep 30/11/2021), KP Oli re-elected UML Chairman with an overwhelming majority (kh 30/11/2021), Leader Shakya receives highest number of votes as UML vice-chairperson (kh 30/11/2021), UML General Convention: Who secured how many votes? (rep 30/11/2021), UML elects seven secretaries from party’s 10th Gen Convention : Rebel candidates Bhim Acharya and Tank Karki defeated (kh 30/11/2021), Chair Oli re-claims UML leadership; all office bearers proposed by UML chair elected (kh 30/11/2021)

Oli’s consensus bid fails, but he manages to prove he rules the roost : Vice-chairs, secretaries and central members to be voted in as Oli installs his men in key positions—Ishwar Pokhrel as senior vice-chair, Shankar Pokhrel as general secretary, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/11/2021) [In a democratic party, it is not the task of a party chairperson to rule in an authoritarian way, but to guide it and create a balance between the factions of the party through dialogue and appropriate inclusion!]

Oli cult in the making: How UML’s national congress is fueling Oli’s authoritarian streak? At an event which is supposed to elect central committee members and office bearers through elections, cadres and influential leaders stood firmly against the competitive process, by Ashim Neupane and Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 29/11/2021) [Oli's authoritarianism is a serious threat to the development of democracy, which is already endangered by the parties, politicians, monarchists and Hindu nationalists!], UML’s National Congress: 18 candidates in the election fray : Senior Vice-Chairman, General Secretary and Joint General Secretaries elected unopposed (nlt 29/11/2021) [A party that is not prepared to elect all its office bearers freely, but instead nominates them through its authoritarian supreme leader, should have its registration withdrawn by the Election Commission!], UML Gen Convention: UML Chair Oli announces 19 office-bearers (with list) (kh 29/11/2021) [More than 50 per cent male Bahuns, only two women!], Karnali province gets no official selected in UML’s General Convention (kh 29/11/2021), UML Chair Oli submits name-list of CC members in closed session (kh 29/11/2021), UML leader Pandit refuses his nomination as central member (kh 29/11/2021), Lal Babu Pandit resigns from all executive posts of the UML (rep), UML sees candidacy of 30 excess leaders not included in Chair Oli’s list vying for post of central members (kh 29/11/2021), Six members, from workers’ quota, elected unopposed to UML Central Committee (kh 29/11/2021), UML General Convention: 333 candidates vying for 301 posts (kh 29/11/2021)

UML Chair Oli hell-bent on “keeping Rawal and Bhusal out of office” (kh 28/11/2021), UML’s decision to authorize Chair Oli to nominate office bearers creates uproar in closed-door session (kh 28/11/2021) [Once again, "democracy" as understood by the authoritarian Oli!], Rawal to give up claim for party Chairman if he gets Senior Vice-Chair thru consensus (kh 28/11/2021), UML National Congress: Possibility of consensus on posts other than Chairman (kh 28/11/2021) [In a democratic party, all posts should be filled through elections, respecting the rules of social inclusion!], After consensus eludes UML, Oli asked to select leadership : Observers and insiders call it an undemocratic process as leaders who aspire to be elected to top party positions are being pressed to fall in line with the chairperson, by Binod Ghimire and Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/11/2021), UML leader Rawal’s leaflet “snatched” in closed session premises (kh 28/11/2021), UML leader Bhusal refuses to meet Chairman Oli (kh 28/11/2021), UML’s closed session delayed in an attempt to seek consensus : Chairman Oli busy in consultation (kh 28/11/2021), UML General Convention: Closed session still uncertain, Oli busy in discussions (kh 28/11/2021), Leader Thapa likely to be nominated as UML vice chair, Rayamajhi as secretary (kh 28/11/2021), List of proposed UML leadership submitted to party Chair Oli (kh 28/11/2021) [Don't forget the requirements of Article 15 of the Political Party Act: at all levels of a party, at least 33 per cent must be women and the country's social diversity must be reflected!], Leaders duo Rawal and Nembang to meet UML Chair Oli (kh 28/11/2021), Closed session to start at 7 pm, Chair Oli busy in discussions to elect new leadership through consensus (kh 28/11/2021)

UML Chair Oli’s dominance ends democracy in the main opposition: NC leader Thapa (kp 28/11/2021) [Oli finished the last remnants of democracy in the CPN-UML already in 2020!]

Bhim Rawal starts seeking votes for party chairman against KP Oli (kh 27/11/2021), Rawal’s refusal to withdraw his candidacy leaves UML's closed session delayed (rep 27/11/2021), Oli fears his party would “splinter into pieces” if the national congress goes for elections : Oli is pushing for a consensus fearing the party would split again if the National Congress goes for elections, party insiders say, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 28/11/2021) [Oli should finally ask himself what role his authoritarian and anti-democratic leadership style plays in this!]

UML to have 301-member CC, 7 vice chairs, 3 deputy gen secys (kh 27/11/2021), Aspirants for post of UML deputy general secy increase as openings expanded (kh 27/11/2021)

From Chitwan, the UML message is its eyes are on elections : Party’s 10th national congress resembles an election campaign, with Oli prodding members and cadres to start preparing for the looming three-tier polls, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 27/11/2021), UML convention causes massive traffic jam on East-West Highway throughout Friday : Hundreds of vehicles, including ambulances, were stuck in the bumper-to-bumper traffic jam extending several kilometres in both directions of the highway. Security agencies proved helpless in controlling crowds, by Subash Bidari and Anup Ojha (kp 27/11/2021)

Chairman Oli persuades Rawal to give up his plan to contest for party president (rep 26/11/2021)

UML Chairman Oli launches digital version of party's mouthpiece 'Nawayug online' (rep 26/11/2021)

UML Chairman Oli inaugurates party’s 10th General Convention in Chitwan (kh 26/11/2021), Despite consensus bid, UML may see tough contests for key posts : Oli is set to have a hard time managing many aspirants and fewer posts as party’s convention starts today, by Anil Giri (kp 26/11/2021)

Party conventions of NC, UML : Competition of old and new leadership, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 25/11/2021)

2,175 Representatives To Participate In UML's 10th General Convention (rn 25/11/2021)

Upcoming upper house polls could leave a weakened UML even weaker : A loss may be solely the UML’s but holds the potential for affecting national understanding by deepening the divide, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/11/2021)

Oli looks firmly in charge as he bids to placate UML office bearer hopefuls : A contest is likely for office bearer posts where party chair, however, would make efforts to install leaders of his choice, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/11/2021)

Nepal’s largest communist party gears up for its National Congress. Here’s everything you need to know about it : The National Congress is likely to be a test of strength for the country’s largest communist force, CPN (UML), which endured a split recently, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 23/11/2021)

UML Chair Oli opines all judges should resign (kh 23/11/2021) [Even more important would be the resignation of the entire generation of failed and largely over-aged so-called political leaders!]

UML leader Nembang stakes claim for senior vice-chairman (kh 23/11/2021)

Bhim Rawal to announce candidature for UML Chairperson (kh 21/11/2021)

UML’s Humdrum Jamboree, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 21/11/2021)

UML General Convention: Motorcycle rallies to be held across the country for publicity (kh 18/11/2021)

Leaders, Lackeys And Lapdogs, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 17/11/2021)

UML Vice Chairman Rawal’s faction calls parallel representatives’ meeting (kh 17/11/2021) [Another split from the party of coup leader Oli in the making? Only without Oli does the UML have a future!]

Bam Dev Gautam urges US govt to unilaterally withdraw MCC project from Nepal (rep 11/11/2021)

Bhim Rawal to contest for the post of party’s chairman (rep 10/11/2021)

Sunsari UML dispute: Dwarika Chaudhary snatches microphone while Chairperson speaks (kh 10/11/2021)

Most likely, UML general convention will reelect Oli and other old faces (rep 10/11/2021)

Two big communist parties gear up preparations for general convention, by Tapendra Karki (rep 08/11/2021), CPN-UML convention : No females and Dalits elected in the leadership of 84 wards of Baitadi (rep 08/11/2021) [Here the CPN-UML shows its true colours of a patriarchal Tagadhari party! According to the 2011 Census, 54 per cent of Baitadi's population were women. The proportion of Dalits was 20 per cent! This means that about 65 percent of the population remains excluded!], Members registered before mid-April qualify as delegates to UML’s 10th General Convention (kh 08/11/2021) [But obviously only if they are not women or Dalits!], To submit or quit: Hamletian predicament of ten dissident leaders of CPN-UML : As ten dissident leaders are insisting on the implementation of the ten-point agreement, Chairman Oli and leaders close to him have turned deaf ears to the call, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 08/11/2021) [Authoritarianism without borders! Oli says what he wants, does what he wants and doesn't care about his yesterday's chatter! This is the direct path to the destruction of democracy!], UML leader Rawal to boycott Far Western Province meeting (kh 09/11/2021)

UML ensures 33 percent women’s representation in all committees (kh 07/11/2021)

Former PM Khanal chosen chief of Unified Socialist’s foreign affairs department (kh 04/11/2021)

NC leader Gagan Thapa labels KP Oli a “losing gambler” : Says UML Chair Oli should have been ashamed for the fall of six UML govts (kh 03/11/2021)

UML Vice-Chair Rawal resigns from task force (kh 31/10/2021)

UML did not disrupt parliamentary proceedings even for a second: Nembang (kh 30/10/2021) [????? Your party leader Oli started the subversion of parliamentary democracy as early as at least 2020! And you yourself have repeatedly justified this, despite your deep legal and constitutional knowledge. You know that the UML protest must be conducted through the courts and not through the prevention of parliamentary work!]

Unified Socialist to enforce 24-point action plan (kh 28/10/2021)

UML obstruction in parliament continues (kh 28/10/2021), HoR meeting adjourned till Nov 15 : UML's sloganeering continued Thursday as well (kh 28/10/2021) [According to the constitution, Nepal is a parliamentary democracy. As PM, Oli has tried several times to eliminate the parliament. Now in opposition, he continues to try to prevent any work by the people's elected representatives. This is an attack on the very foundations of the Nepali state.]

UML faces trouble in picking leadership in Bhaktapur (kh 28/10/2021)

UML conducting party’s village/municipal convention today (kh 26/10/2021)

Despite some opposition, Oli appears to have prevailed in the UML : Some leaders are upping their ante on the basis of 10-point agreement which Oli has dismissed as irrelevant after Madhav Nepal split the party; Analysts say leaders who were close to Nepal have no strength to challenge Oli in the upcoming 10th national convention scheduled for November 29-29, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/10/2021)

CPN-UML holding ward conventions across country today (kh 23/10/2021), UML’s ward, rural municipal conventions deferred in Surkhet (kh 23/10/2021)

UML Vice Chair Rawal resigns from unity task force (kh 22/10/2021)

UML to hold next general convention in Chitwan : The CPN-UML has decided to change the venue for its next general convention from Butwal to Chitwan, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/10/2021)

Nepal’s youngest brother Saroj picked as CC member of Unified Socialist (kh 18/10/2021)

Unified Socialist issues 10-point code of conduct to its ministers (kh 17/10/2021)

CPN-Unified Socialist gives full shape to party’s central bodies : 335-member Central Committee; 42-member Standing Committee and 94-member Politburo (kh 17/10/2021)

Upcoming general convention will retain Oli as party chairman: Pokhrel (rep 10/10/2021) [Anyone who has attempted to destroy the constitution and democracy in such a serious way should never hold political office again!], UML 10th Gen Convention: Deputy Gen Secy Bhusal to contest elections with Chair Oli for party chief (kh 11/10/2021)

Preparing For Convention : As the differences among the ruling coalition are growing, main opposition CPN-UML is busy preparing for its convention (sp 08/10/2021)

Unified Socialist picks Khatiwada, Ale, Jhankri and Shrestha as ministers : Khapung rejects offer of state minister (kh 08/10/2021)

UML will continue House obstruction till its demands are addressed: Pradeep Gyawali (kp 08/10/2021) [This is parliamentary democracy as understood by KP Oli, who himself as the prime minister has trampled on the Constitution, Supreme Court rulings and the basic rules of democracy!]

CPN-Unified Socialist decides to use ‘pen’ as party’s election symbol (kh 07/10/2020), CPN (Unified Socialist) to change its election symbol (rep08/10/2021), Madhav Nepal led Unified Socialists unites with Rai’s CPN-Unified (kh 098/10/2021)

UML protests continues in HoR, House postponed in eight minutes : Next meeting scheduled for Friday (kh 05/10/2021) [As prime minister, Oli repeatedly shut down parliament to push through his authoritarian and sometimes unconstitutional moves. As a no-longer-prime minister, he blocks the work of the elected people' s representatives from the inside! Yet Nepal calls itself a parliamentary democracy!]

UML to hold 10th Gen Convention in Butwal on Nov 26-28 (kh 04/10/2021)

Behind the facade of UML’s pomposity lies some unease and discomfort : Party’s statute congress ends setting sights on polls, but representatives say they have a big battle to fight in the form of elections, as everyone has turned against them, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/10/2021)

UML retains 70 years age limit for office bearers : Chair Oli eligible to contest in the upcoming General Convention of the party (kh 03/10/2021), UML Statute General Convention concludes by passing all three proposals unanimously (kh 03/10/2021), UML unveils party’s new logo and app (kh 03/10/2021), UML to have 15 office bearers (ht 04/10/2021)

CPN-UML debates on documents with participants subdued in their criticism : Representatives say discussions at the statute congress also revolved around deification of a leader and party’s failure to introspect and make an honest assessment, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/10/2021)

After the fall, UML hatches comeback plan around Oli cult : he party is holding its first statute congress, setting the stage for Oli to become the uncontested leader and shunning collective leadership and organisational system, by Anil Giri (kp 02/10/2021) [The hope remains that the voters are clever enough not to give another chance to someone who has tried to destroy the constitution and parliamentary democracy!]

CPN-UML holding Statute Gen Convention from today : Over 6,000 representatives to participate (kh 01/10/2021), UML’s first legislative general convention begins : Six-member presidium including Chairman Oli to chair convention (kh 01/010/2021), CPN-UML Chair Oli gets tired midway while reading out report at Statute Convention : SC member Shankar Pokharel takes over reading out the full text (kh 01/10/2021), UML proposes to scrap post of Deputy General Secretary (kh 01/10/2021), Provision of five vice-chairmen proposed in UML’s statute convention (rep 01/10/2021), UML proposes provision for basic training before party membership (kh 02/10/2021)

UML hails NC as main rival in politics (kh 01/10/2021)

UML continues Parliament obstruction as KP Oli pitches for early elections : Experts argue that UML has challenged the Speaker’s move in court so it should wait until the court gives its verdict, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2021), Obstruction Continues In Parliament: Auditor General's Report Presented (rn 30/09/2021) [The MPs were elected to represent the people and not the parties. Perhaps voters should think twice at the next elections before voting for a party that prevents the legislature from doing its much-needed work!]

UML’s official conclusion HoR dissolution was correct move: Leader Thapa (kh 30/09/2021) [Apart from a few hardcore Oli fans, every politically interested person in Nepal knew that Oli ' s and Bhandari ' s action was unconstitutional. The SC ruled correctly and to continue to claim otherwise is tantamount to contempt of court and is aimed at misleading the less politically minded!]

Abrupt withdrawal of ordinance relating to political parties shows it was meant for UML split: KP Oli (kh 28/09/2021) [How true! The Deuba government's action was as undemocratic and unconstitutional as the various actions of the previous Oli government. The top politicians are destroying democracy! The Political Party Act urgently needs to be revised, but please through Parliament!], Why is Oli right this time? Experts question motive behind introducing and repealing the ordinance on political parties, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/09/2021)

CPN-UML dissident leaders who chose to side with KP Sharma Oli are in a fix now : They could develop as a small faction in the long run if they continue to remain with the party, political analysts say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/09/2021), Voices of the opposition should be heard in the parliament: Mahesh Basnet (rep 27/09/2021) [Just as Oli listened to the opposition and the dissident factions of his own party when he was PM? By the way, MPs have not been elected by the people to forcefully obstruct parliamentary procedures!], Third front rises in UML against Oli (ht 27/09/2021)

Oli’s document and his foreign policy duplicity—when in and out of power : Ahead of UML’s statute convention and elections, party chair is ratcheting up his old nationalistic rhetoric, again, by Anil Giri (kp 26/09/2021)

UML third-fronters losing lead roles (ht 26/09/2021)

Dreaming Of Socialism In Neoliberal Garb, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 26/09/2021)

The ideology debates in CPN-UML and CPN (Unified Socialist) : The newly formed party wonders if it could abandon People’s Multiparty Democracy, as its relevance is being questioned in the mother party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/09/2021)

MCC should be passed after revising some provisions: Thapa (rep 24/09/2021)

Unified Socialist picks seven vice-chair, forms 301-member Central Committee (kh 23/09/2021) [The newly formed CPN (Unified Socialist) is proving to be no more socially inclusive than the older parties. Only six percent of the population are male Bahuns, but the party is headed by three male Bahuns, and of the seven deputy chairpersons, all men, two are Bahuns. General Secretary is a male Bahun, among his three deputies is another male Bahun. There is also another Bahun among the four secretaries. Here, Ram Kumari Jhankri is the only woman among the party's 18 top leaders.Thus, the new CPN (US) violates the provisions of Article 15 of the Political Party Act and does not represent Nepal's society any more than do the other major parties! According to their share in the total population, there should be no more than 1-2 male Bahuns among the party's 18 top officials, but at least six women from different social groups!]

Unified Socialist picks office-bearers, Beduram Bhusal named General Secretary (rep 23/09/2021)

Unified Socialist decides against passage of MCC in current situation (kh 23/09/2021)

UML members increase more than twofold since 9th general convention: Report (kh 20/09/2021)

Protest will continue if parliamentary proceeding taken forward without consulting UML: Nembang (kh 20/09/2021) [Yes, just as Oli consulted the other parties and factions when he took authoritarian decisions time and again!], Oli talking about ethics is ridiculous: Prachanda (kh 20/09/2021)

UML attacking state organs to dissolve parliament and push country to mid-term polls: Rastriya Janamorcha (kh 17/09/2021)

Strengthen UML rather than forming panels: UML Vice-Chair Shakya (kh 16/09/2021)

Oli slams apex court for unseating him (ht 15/09/2021) [A clear case of contempt of court and hubris on the part of an egomaniac!]

UML Chair Oli’s writ assigned to Deepak Kumar Karki and Mira Khadka’s bench : UML Chair Oli's writ assigned to Deepak Kumar Karki and Mira Khadka's bench (kh 13/09/2021) [By the way, when will Oli actually pay for all the damage he has caused with his repeated breaches of the constitution, contempt of court and completely pointless initiations of electoral processes?], UML demands resignation of Speaker; not to attend all-party meet (kh 13/09/2021)

SC issues a short-term interim order not to take action against UML lawmakers Pandey and Bhatta (kh 12/09/2021), SC paves way for UML lawmakers Pandey and Bhatta to join (Unified Socialist) party (rep 14/09/2021)

CPN-UML obstructs House session today as well (kh 12/09/2021), Let Parliament Run Smoothly, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 12/09/2021)

Replacement Bill passed amidst mayhem, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 11/09/2021) [What a shame! This behaviour in parliament is unworthy of representatives of the people and damages Nepal's reputation in the world!]

UML to let govt present its view on MCC before revealing own (kh 09/09/2021)

Parliament meeting adjourned; to meet again on Sept 10 (kh 08/09/2021) [Preventing parliamentary work or even dissolving it is an anti-democratic speciality of Oli and his CPN-UML!]

Two UML MPs file writ seeking to join CPN-Unified Socialist (kh 08/09/2021)

56 people’s representatives of UML in Ilam decide to join Madhav Nepal-led CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 07//2021)

10 people’s representatives including DCC chief join Unified Socialist (kh 07/09/2021) [related to Khotang]

Three additional PA members of UML authenticate in favor of Unified Socialist (kh 06/09/2021), Nine people’s representatives in Taplejung join Unified Socialist (kh 06/09/2021)

CPN-UML to put efforts to minimize number of party members quitting the party (rep 06/09/2021)

Unified Socialist appoints six province in-charges, forms six-member Central Secretariat (kh 05/09/2021), CPN-Unified Socialist Allocates Responsibilities To Party Leaders, by Asha Shah (rn 05/09/2021), CPN (Unified Socialist) forms five-member standing committee, Bamdev Gautam not included (rep 05/09/2021) [Even without Gautam, the Standing Committee already comprises two-thirds male Bahuns! Social inclusion should look different!]

90pc UML cadres defect to CPN(US) in Rautahat (ht 04/09/2021), 58 of 61 UML district members defect to Unified Socialist in Jumla (kh 04/09/2021), 55 UML Sankhuwasabha district committee members defect to CPN Unified Socialist (kh 04/09/2021)

Bam Dev Gautam Quits CPN-UML (rn 04/09/2021)

CPN-UML (Unified Socialist) : Newborn Party, by Keshab Poudel (sp 03/09/2021)

UML central member Bishnu Rijal reaches Dolpa to prevent cadres from joining CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 03/09/2021) [??]

CPN (Unified Socialist) to set up party’s HQ at Minbhawan (rep 03/09/2021)

Communists, socialists or whatever : The real test for Madhav Kumar Nepal’s outfit will come during the elections in a year’s time, by Deepak Thapa (kp 02/09/2021)

Unified Socialist Chair Nepal warns not to be deceived by Oli’s 10-point unity deal (kh 02/09/2021)

10 UML Lawmakers In Province 2 Verify For CPN (Unified Socialist) (rn 02/09/2021), 11 UML lawmakers in Province 2 align with Nepal-led CPN Unified Socialist (kh 02/09/2021)

Recent UML political phenomena: Merger, forced termination, division, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 01/09/2021)

UML to file case against EC for recognizing Unified Socialist as a party (kh 01/09/2021)

10 UML lawmakers join Madhav Nepal-led CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 01/08/2021)

Three MPs from Karnali to identify as Unified Socialist leaders (kh 01/09/2021), UML files writ petition against Speaker and EC (kh 01/09/2021)

12 Bagmati Provincial Assembly members of UML join CPN Unified Socialist (kh 31/08/2021), CM Shakya-led government in minority in Bagmati Province : 12 UML lawmakers join Unified Socialist, confining the UML's 56-member majority to 44 (kh 31/08/2021)

UML issues internal circular against party split (kh 30/08/2021)

Unified Socialist senior leader Khanal returns to country after two and a half months (kh 30/08/2021)

Madhav Kumar Nepal elected PP leader of Unified Socialist unanimously (kh 29/08/2021)

CPN (Unified Socialist) will not unify with any other party: Chairman Nepal (rep 29/08/2021)

Madhav Nepal: A Soft Rebel, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 29/08/2021)

Leaders who move forward when pushed ahead should return when pulled back: Bhim Rawal (rep 29/08/2021) [KP Oli has tried to undo the constitution and the democratic achievements of recent years. The fact that he is not treated as a political untouchable has contributed to the destruction of the unity of the CPN-UML. All those who continue to cooperate with this coup plotter are responsible.], Second Generation Leaders’ Move Betrayal Of Trust, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 31/08/2021)

CPN (Unified Socialist) party in a dilemma to choose ministers : Too many aspirants make it difficult for Madhav Kumar Nepal to choose leaders from his party for ministerial berths in the Deuba-led government (rep 27/08/2021) [Ministerial posts and other functions are all that top politicians have in mind!]

UML to remove all records of Nepal, his supporters (kp 27/08/2021)

Nepal’s communist movement takes yet another turn : CPN-UML, the country’s largest party, splits. Madhav Nepal now leads the CPN (Unified Socialist), by Anil Giri (kp 26/08/2021), As EC registers CPN-Unified Socialist, UML shrinks to 98 seats in HoR (kh 26/08/2021), A late start, perhaps We will have to wait to see whether Madhav Nepal bounces back or fades into obsolescence (kp 26/08/2021)

UML Vice Chairman Gautam says he would resign from his post (kh 26/08/2021)

UML Chair Oli signals to move forward with proposal of a powerful chairman (kh 25/08/2021) [The party leaders of CPN-UML and NC already have an undemocratically large amount of power. The autocrat Oli in particular, but also Deuba, have abused this time and again. Since Nepal does not practise democracy but party rule, this is particularly worrying. As part of an urgently needed revision of the Political Party Act, the power of party leaders should therefore also be significantly restricted.]

UML Vice-Chair Gautam reticent when wife Tulsa Thapa sides with Madhav Nepal (kh 25/08/2021)

Will unite with Maoists within four months to become the largest party: Socialist leader Metmani (kh 25/08/2021), We will make CPN (Unified Socialist) largest party after unity deal with Dahal, Bhattarai, Baidya and Biplab: Chaudhary (rep 25/08/2021)

The era of people’s multi-party democracy is over: Khanal (rep 25/08/2021)

30 lawmakers, 60 UML central leaders verify at EC as Unified Socialist members (kh 25/08/2021), Former Prime Minister Khanal Verifies His Name, Signature For CPN (Unified Socialist) From Nepali Embassy In New Delhi (rn 25/08/2021), 30 lawmakers, 54 UML central leaders verify at EC as Unified Socialist members (kh 25/08/2021), EC refuses to verify four members of proposed CPN Unified Socialist Party (kh 25/08/2021)

UML strikes new rhythm, decides to hold 10th Gen Convention on Nov 26-29 (kh 25/08/2021), UML Chair Oli appeals to all leaders including Nepal to return to mother party (kh 25/08/2021) [Only without Oli, and ideally also without most of the rest of the old leadership guard, does the UML have a future perspective!]

Speaker Sapkota working against democratic values: UML Chair Oli : Alleges Madhav Kumar Nepal for taking hostage of party leaders (kh 25/08/2021) [Of all people, the person who tried to destroyparliamentary  democracy and the constitution by hook or by crook for the sole purpose of retaining power comes up with such accusations!]

UML leader Pradip Nepal shows himself on leader Nepal’s side : Reaches EC for verification (kh 25/08/2021)

Leftist politician falsely claims former Oli government couldn’t bring Covid-19 vaccine (kh 24/08/2021)

CPN (Unified Socialist), too, to follow ‘people's multi-party democracy’ (rep 24/08/2021)

EC allocates time for Madhav Nepal’s party verification : Calls leaders to show before Commission from 11.30 am to 2 pm on Wednesday (kh 24/08/2021)

Leader Nepal backs Ashta Lakshmi Shakya in Bagmati Province (kh 24/08/2021)

CPN-UML holding Standing Committee meeting today : Rawal-led 'neutral' group to participate (kh 24/08/2021)

CPN-Unified (Socialist) Chair Nepal calls on UML leaders to stand united to revolt against Oli (kh 24/08/2021)

UML Is What It Is Not, by Mukunda Raj Kattel (rn 23/08/2021)

CPN-UML calls Standing Committee meet for Tuesday : UML Chairman Oli agrees to revive party structures as of May 16, 2018, and implement 10-point unity deal (kh 23/08/2021), Disgruntled yet “neutral” leaders of UML attend SC meeting (kh 24/08/2021)

Ruling alliance expresses serious concern over ‘threats’ issued by UML lawmakers against Speaker Sapkota (rep 23/08/2021)

EC to ignore Oli faction's claim, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/08/2021)

Madhav Nepal’s chapter in party is closed: UML Chairman Oli (kh 23/08/2021)

Leaders formerly close to Madhav Nepal at Balkot to meet KP Oli : Urge Chairman Oli to withdraw action taken against 14 lawmakers (kh 23/08/2021), Third-fronters meet Oli in bid to avert UML split, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/08/2021)

BJP Foreign Department Chief Chauthaiwale meets UML Chair Oli (kh 23/08/2021) [Two like-minded people?]

Can Nepal Lead Socialist Movement?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/08/2021) [MK Nepal may not be as extremely anti-democratic as Oli, but he too puts his personal power above everything and is obviously not willing to transfer responsibility to a younger generation!]

UML Vice Chair Rawal skeptic over Chairman Oli’s honesty : Says Oli is unlikely to implement 10-point agreement (kh 22/08/2021)

UML makes national flag, anthem mandatory in all programs (rep 22/08/2021)

Lawmakers Sahai and Oli cannot be sacked: Lumbini Province Secretariat (rep 22/08/2021), UML objects Lumbini Speaker’s conduct, says his behavior is not as per post (kh 22/08/2021)

Second rung UML leaders who did not led support to Nepal voice for party unity : Stress that intra-party dispute be resolved thru lawful system of UML (kh 21/08/2021), CPN-UML leaders for party unity told to take the call (ht 22/08/2021)

No alternative to reorganizing party as Chairman Oli deviated from party line: UML leader Khanal, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 20/08/2021), UML leaders close to Khanal say party should remain united (rep 21/08/2021)

Nepal faction proposes new name for party–CPN (Ekikrit Samajbadi) (kp 20/08/2021)

Bam Dev Gautam to support CPN-UML (Socialist) (rep 20/08/2021), UML Vice-Chair Gautam breaks silence, says he is still in UML (kh 22/08/2021), Bam Dev Gautam: Why is my image on Socialist party’s banner? I am still with CPN-UML (rep 22/08/2021)

UML leaders, including Rawal busy in internal discussions (kh 20/08/2021), Second-rung UML leaders urge Nepal to withdraw his decision to form new party (rep20/08/2021)

UML Chair Oli says animosity will hamper nation-building efforts (kh 19/08/2021) [Says, of all people, the person who has increased the whole avalanche of animosity almost daily in recent months! He's about to add another one on top!], UML piles pressure on Speaker to dismiss 14 lawmakers (kh 19/08/2021), UML mounts pressure on Speaker to initiate action against its 14 lawmakers : Speaker to forward action as per law (kh 20/08/2021) [According to article 35 of the Political Party Act, the speaker has 15 days time to do so!], UML cannot take action against 14 lawmakers: Lawmaker Devkota (kh 20/08/2021) [In view of the Supreme Court ruling of 12 July, this is absolutely correct! The judgement is binding law also for Mr. Oli!], Confrontation between UML and Speaker continues UML chair Oli has accused Speaker Sapkota of disregarding the party’s recommendation to dismiss 14 lawmakers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/08/2021)

UML’s Madhav faction applies for registering new party at EC (kh 18/08/2021), UML’s Madhav faction registers new party at EC : The new party is CPN(UML) Samajbadi (kh 18/08/2021), UML Samajwadi Party registered with Election Commission : Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal, senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal (kh 18/08/2021)

Asta Laxmi picked as UML’s PP leader in Bagmati Province (kh 18/08/2021)

UML leader Nepal to address sister organization leaders on Tuesday (kh 17/08/2021), CPN-UML on verge of split following party split ordinance : Nepal-Khanal faction readies party name and election symbol (kh 18/08/2021)

Oli expels 14 members of the Nepal faction as lawmakers : Decision comes amid an ordinance to ease laws for party split (kp 17/08/2021), UML on the verge of split : UML dismisses 14 of its lawmakers, including Madhav Kumar Nepal (rep 17/08/2021), CPN-UML takes action against 14 lawmakers, including senior leader Nepal, of rival faction (kh 17/08/2021), Nepal, 13 others expelled from UML, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/08/2021)

UML sends details of 260 CC members to EC for updating info (kh 17/08/2021)

UML to take action against two lawmakers for supporting coalition govt : Submits letter to Provincial Secretariat (kh 17/08/2021)

CPN-UML holding both SC and PP meeting today : Ordinance being brought to split UML, accuses Oli (kh 17/08/2021), UML Chairman Oli appeals against party split (kh 17/08/2021) [Says the person who has been doing everything to divide the party for months!], UML warns of protest against ordinance issued to amend Political Parties Act (kh 17/08/2021), President should reconsider ordinance: UML (kh 17/08/2021) [Yes, she should reconsider them just as thoroughly as the ordinances with which she rubber-stamped Oli's numerous unconstitutional and anti-democratic moves!]

Nepal-Khanal faction mulling to form new party : Accuses Oli of moving ahead unilaterally (kh 14/08/2021)

Two of Nepal's key aides - Pandey, Acharya – 'secretly' fly to New Delhi (rep 14/08/2021)

The mirage of unity : One thing they should have no problem concluding is that they are not communists, by Naresh Koirala (kp 11/08/2021)

Oli launches scathing attack on ruling alliance, common minimum programme : The alliance leaders dismiss criticisms as Oli venting out his frustration following his ouster, by Anil Giri (kp11/08/2021)

UML passes statute amendment proposal (rep 09/08/2021), CPN-UML decides to hold maiden Statute Assembly on September 12-13 (kh 09/08/2021)

Nepal faction asks Oli to stop unilateral activities for talks : Oli faction says the party cannot keep its hands tied  when government has been acting aggressively, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/08/2021)

UML’s Nepal faction urges leadership for self-criticism (kh 06/08/2021)

Nepal faction leaders’ express mixed views on UML unity and govt participation (kh 06/08/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction sets Oli’s exit as pre-condition for party unity : To render efforts for unification until last resort (kh 05/08/2021) [The damage KP Oli has done to democracy and the party is unforgivable. He should never be allowed to hold political office again, but MK Nepal and JN Khanal must also go, as must the failed generation of leaders of the other major parties!], Nepal-Khanal faction ignores Oli camp's warning, by Ram Kumar kamat (ht 06/08/2021)

UML Suffers Under Oli, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 03/08/2021)

CPN-UML holding SC meeting today : Oli faction not to wait for senior leader Nepal if party unity not finalized by Sunday (kh 01/08/2021)

UML unity only possible after current leadership quits: Leader Jhakri (kh 31/07/2021) [This is absolutely correct. If political conditions in Nepal are to improve and democracy is to be saved, the leaders of all the major parties must resign in unison and make way for a younger and more socially and culturally inclusive generation!]

Akhil Force organizing a rally today (kh 31/07/2021) [Mass gatherings are something that should not take place in the current pandemic situation!]

UML has no space for traitors like Madhav Nepal: UML Chairman Oli (kh 31/07/2021) [But there must also be no place in Nepali politics for people who have trampled on the constitution and tried to destroy democracy!]

UML row: Second rung leaders intensify meetings to keep party united (kh 30/07/2021)

UML factions revive militant youth groups, set stage for confrontation : A couple of weeks ago, KP Oli revived the party’s Youth Force. Madhav Nepal reconstituted his People’s Volunteer, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 29/07/2021)

UML’s Madhav Nepal faction not to join government (kh 29/07/2021)

UML leader Nepal recommends Khanal for second chairman of party : Skeptical about Oli’s offer (kh 28/07/2021), Nepal advised to turn down offer to co-chair UML (ht 29/07/2021)

UML’s Khanal-Nepal faction lawmaker says, they will join Deuba govt (kh 28/07/2021)

UML’s Khanal-Nepal faction decides to concentrate on party unity (kh 26/07/2021)

UML lawmakers to hold discussion with erstwhile task force members (kh 25/07/2021)

Madhav Nepal Steals The Show, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 25/07/2021)

UML Won’t Split, by Parmeshwar Devkota (rn 25/07/2021)

Bhim Rawal criticizes Prachanda for trying to divide UML (kh 25/07/2021) [But the biggest divider of the CPN-UML is without any doubt KP Oli with his authoritarian and undemocratic behaviour! He is not ready to respect the basic principles of democracy!]

UML to announce Youth Force valley command (kh 24/07/2021) [Obviously part of Oli's plan to radicalise the party youth against the democratic state!], CPN-UML revives militant wing Youth Force (ht 25/07/2021)

UML claims Deuba doesn’t have popular mandate. Experts disagree : Political and constitutional experts say UML leaders are undermining the people’s mandate and promoting negativity against the judiciary by questioning Deuba’s appointment as prime minister, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/07/2021) [The CPN-UML only has a chance to return to the path of democracy and constitutionality when it finally gets rid of this KP Oli!], Ego Clash Fuels UML’s Feud, by Liladhar Upadhyaya (rn 24/07/2021)

22 UML lawmakers of Nepal-Khanal faction furnish clarification (kh 23/07/2021)

UML leader Bhim Rawal withdraws resignation (kh 23/07/2021)

UML leader Nemwang warns parties to refrain from intervening in UML’s internal dispute (kh 23/07/2021) [But the chairman of the UML had every right to stir up the dispute in the JSPN to the point of a possible split! Many well-meaning people are worried about the CPN-UML under Oli! That is the reason!], PM Deuba wants to ask CA Chairman Nembang why Article 76 (5) was kept in constitution (kh 23/07/2021)

UML Chairperson Oli declares amnesty to all disgruntled leaders (kh 22/07/2021) [Based on the Supreme Court ruling, Oli has no right at all to expel these MPs from the party because of their voting behaviour. So the whole thing is pure theatre!]

Under pressure to save party unity, UML Chairman Oli announces 'amnesty' to party’s lawmakers voting for Deuba (rep 22/07/2021) [But an amnesty for Oli is not possible after all he has done! The CPN-UML only has a future without Oli!], Oli ready to give the position of second chairman to senior leader Nepal [rep) [Since Oli has proven himself to be a constant liar, he is not to be believed even in this alleged about-face.]

UML threatens to expel 22 MPs who voted for Deuba, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/07/202) [Another case of contempt of court : Oli wants to destroy the CPN-UML by hook or by crook!]

Teach cadres manners instead of making them ruffians: Raghuji Pant (kh 21/07/2021)[A kind of honesty and civil bahaviour that will not be understood by KP Oli! He prefers to continue stirring up hatred and rioting!], Outraged Oli supporters continue spitting venom at Dahal, Nepal (ht 21/07/2021), One cannot stay at his own home facing constant humiliation: UML leader Nepal (kh 22/07/2021), Senior UML leader Nepal hints at forming new political party (rep 22/07/2021)

UML Chairman Oli and senior leader Nepal’s faction holding separate meetings (kh 20/07/2021)

After Deuba’s trust vote, UML seems to be unravelling : As differences between Oli and Nepal have reached the point of no return, the only question is how many will side with the latter as he appears set to quit the party, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 20/07/2021) [It is unbelievable how an authoritarian and power-hungry politician like Oli destroys his party, which has played such an important role in the last 30 years!], SC Prompts Oli’s Downfall, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/07/2021) [It was Oli himself who prompted his own downfall!]

UML’s establishment faction in reverse gear for unity’s sake : Organizing 10th CC meet after 13th! (kh 19/07/2021)

Maoists rose from criminal foundation: UML Chair Oli (kh 19/07/2021) [In this context, Oli should be reminded of his activities during the Jhapali Movement.], Madhav Nepal is a traitor to Nepal’s communist movement: UML Chairman Oli (kh 19/07/2021)

Six UML lawmakers from Oli faction vote for PM Deuba (kh 18/07/2021) [In doing so, they show their responsibility for the nation. The Supreme Court has made it clear that they are free to decide according to their conscience and may not be punished by their party for it!], CPN-UML holding Central Committee meeting today : Likely to take action against its lawmakers who voted for PM Deuba (kh 19/07/2021) [Oli continues to disrespect court decisions and to destroy his party!], UML CC meeting seeks 24-hr clarification from UML lawmakers for floor-crossing (kh 19/07/2021) [Their responsibility for nation and people should be explanation enough! Nepal finally needs political stability and not endless power struggles using unconstitutional means!], UML to expel lawmakers for supporting Deuba (ht 19/07/2021) [Another case of contempt of court by Oli!], House session : For the first time in Nepal's parliamentary history, lawmakers are free to cast their votes without having to abide by the whips (ht 19/07/2021), UML leader Jhankri warns to sue in contempt of court case (kh 19/07/2021)

In criticising court, Oli defies rule of law, experts say : UML Standing Committee decides to ‘expose’ Supreme Court’s verdict ordering Deuba’s appointment as prime minister, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/07/2021)

Court Steps In To Save Parliament, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/07/2021) [Oli no longer even had the mandate of the people after the HoR withdrew its confidence in him. This is also one of the many untruths spread by Oli!], Legacy of KP Oli: Dismantling rule of law, by Sumit Pathak (rep 18/07/2021), Confusion in the Madhav Nepal faction as Deuba is set go for floor test : The faction is divided with some saying they should save party unity and others pressing for saving the Parliament (kp 18/07/2021), UML’s Bhim Rawal, a key member of the Nepal faction, resigns as lawmaker : Resignation comes hours before Deuba’s vote of confidence in the restored House (kp 18/07/2021)

Three month’s attempt to retain party unity wasted: Shankar Pokhrel (kh 18/07/2021) [The 10-point agreement lacked the most important point: the immediate removal of the repeated constitution-breaker and destroyer of democracy KP Oli from all party offices!]

UML SC meeting decides not to give vote of confidence to PM Deuba (kh 16/07/2021) [This may well be Oli's wish, but he should be reminded that the Supreme Court has granted freedom of conscience to each and every MP in this regard!], UML tells lawmakers to oppose Deuba in trust vote, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/07/2017) [As so often before, the Oli camp declares itself not obliged to respect the court's decision and justifies this with its fictitious interpretation of Article 76 of the Constitution. It is not the judges who have the legitimacy and ability to interpret the Constitution, but Oli and Bhandari alone!], UML Vice-Chairman Gautam says Standing Committee decision to issue whip wrong (kh 18/07/2021)

UML second rung leaders intensify meetings to keep party united (kh 17/07/2021), UML to retain unity on the basis of 10-point agreement (kh 17/07/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction leaders boycott  UML SC meeting (kh 16/07/2021)

Amid mixed signals, Nepal faction’s support for Deuba is not a certainty : UML leaders continue unity bid even if it means rethinking the roles of Oli and Nepal. Meanwhile, more Samajbadi Party lawmakers switch sides to support the government, by Anil Giri (kp 18/07/2021), We will vote for Deuba for parliament’s sake: UML leader Jhankri (kh 18/07/2021), UML senior leader Khanal urges lawmakers to vote for PM Deuba (kh 18/07/2021), Senior leader Nepal cannot remain in party if he voted for PM Deuba: UML (kh 18/07/2021)

UML leader Gautam and senior leader Nepal hold talks (kh 14/07/2021), Senior UML leader Nepal holds separate talks with Gautam and Shrestha (kh 14/07/2021), PM Deuba reaches Koteshwor to meet senior UML leader Nepal (kh 14/07/2021) [Of course, Deuba is desperate for support for his confidence vote, but MK Nepal must try to save his party, which Oli is in the process of destroying.]

UML leader Rawal reveals he got threat calls while working for party unity (kh 14/07/2021)

No room for admitting Madhav Kumar Nepal’s mistakes: UML Chair Oli : Says leader Nepal is a shameless person (kh 14/07/2021) [Many top politicians do not behave honestly, but Oli has lost all sense of reality. The removal of this shameless person, who even now continues to spread lies and hatred and endangers the foundations of democracy, was long overdue! He had better retire immediately instead of destroying his party for once and for all The UML is still urgently needed, but not Oli!], NYAN cadres burn senior UML leader Nepal’s effigy in Koteshwor (kh 14/07/2021), UML cadres demonstrate against SC order in Oli’s hometown Damak : Effigy of Chief Justice also burned (kh 14/07/2021)

UML holding Standing Committee meeting today : Likely to endorse 10-pt consensus deal (kh 13/07/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction meeting prior to UML SC meeting : To decide whether to attend SC meeting or not (kh 13/07/2021), Senior UML leader Nepal breaks alliance with opposition parties (rep 13/07/2021), UML standing committee meeting put off (rep 13/07/2021), UML taskforce advises Nepal not to prolong intra-party feud (kh 13/07/2021)

SC verdict is flawed and unpleasant yet we will accept it: CPN-UML (kh 12/07/2021) [Let's hope so! You don't seem to accept that a Supreme Court decision is binding law!]

Details of UML task force’s 10-point unity deal : UML task force announces 10-point unity agreement (kh 11/07/2021) [At the beginning of the agreement, the most important point is missing: Oli's immediate resignation from all state and party offices. Putschists are unacceptable in a democracy!], Agreement at UML taskforce level brings cheers to party rank and file (kh 12/07/2021), UML task force reaches 10-point deal for party unity : The agreement, subject to approval by chair Oli and senior leader Nepal, follows a more than 12-hour-long meeting, a day ahead of expected court verdict on House dissolution (kp), Nepal-Khanal faction dissatisfied with task-force deal, calls CC meeting  (kh 12/07/2021), 23 UML lawmakers’ signatures in support of Deuba will remain intact: UML leader Nepal (kh 12/07/2021), I respect and welcome the Supreme Court’s verdict to reinstate parliament: Yogesh Bhattarai (rep 12/07/2021)

UML row: Leader Nepal objects to ‘use of language influencing court’ (rep 11/07/2021)

PM Oli might betray again, stay alert: Prachanda warns Nepal : Leader Nepal expressed commitment to not let down the opposition alliance (kh 10/07/2021), UML’s Khanal-Nepal faction lawmakers’ meet concludes
Lawmakers urge leadership to stay alert
(kh 10/07/2021), UML Senior leader Nepal demands equal status with Chairman Oli (kh 11/07/2021), Khanal-Nepal faction to abstain Chairman Oli convened SC meet (kh 11/07/2021), UML task force member Bhusal leaves for Baneshwor to meet senior leader Nepal (kh 11/07/2021)

UML dissidents pile pressure on Nepal to reconcile with Oli : The second-rung politicians are guided more by their personal benefits than larger party interests, say analysts, as Oli uses their weaknesses to his advantage, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/07/2021)

SC Verdict To Seal UML Fate?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 06/07/2021) [All parties must change fundamentally if Nepal is to have a future. Nepal's political parties are not democratic, socially non-inclusive and in the hands of patriarchal machos with a greater or lesser proximity to Hindu political thinking!]

Oli’s aversion to federalism and secularism becoming more apparent : A proposal at UML top panel to review major achievements of the constitution does not portend well for the charter which has come under increasing threats, observers say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/07/2021)

UML task force revived, meeting underway at Singha Durbar (kh 05/07/2021), Oli makes concession keeping door ajar for party unity : UML revives the two-month-old task force to woo the Nepal faction which is currently supporting the opposition alliance, by Anil Giri (kp 06/07/2021), UML’s task force meeting to resolve dispute ends on a positive note (kh 07/07/2021), UML Dispute Resolution Task Force holding decisive meeting today
Meeting in Singha Durbar at 11 am
(kh 08/07/2021), UML factions 'on the cusp of striking a deal' (ht 08/07/2021), UML task force decides to meet at 11 am tomorrow again (kh 08/07/2021), UML task force meeting concludes for today, dispute resolution within a couple of days (kh 09/07/2021), UML task force likely to announce settlement of intra-party dispute today : Details of agreement to be made public after working out the language of unity agreement today (kh 10/07/2021)

PM Oli’s confidants hold talks with UML senior leader Nepal (kh 04/07/2021)

UML invites all leaders, including senior leaders Nepal and Khanal, to Friday’s CC meet (kh 01/07/2021), Nepal faction leaders deem Friday’s CC meet illegal, won’t participate (kh 01/07/2021), UML holding CC meeting today first time following its revival : Nepal-Khanal faction to abstain (kh 02/07/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction given July 4 deadline to withdraw signatures proposing Deuba as PM (kh 02/07/2021), Vice Chair Gautam demands revoking ultimatum given to 23 UML lawmakers of Nepal faction (kh 02/07/2021), UML directs its 23 lawmakers of dissolved parliament to withdraw their support to Deuba’s writ petition within two days (rep 02/07/2021), Khanal-Nepal faction’s zoom meeting decides not to withdraw signature (kh), Second tier leaders of ruling UML seeking places to patch up differences (kh 03/07/2021), Oli tells Nepal faction to withdraw support to Deuba. Dissidents refuse : With the court verdict on House dissolution imminent, he tells party lawmakers to abandon the opposition alliance for any chance of unity between the warring factions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/07/2021), Leaders not withdrawing signatures till SC verdict on HoR dissolution can’t be party members: UML Chair Oli (kh 03/07/2021)

Oli’s one last effort at party unity fails to convince dissidentsSpectre of split looms large over the CPN-UML as both sides continue to see each other with suspicion and distrust, by Anil Giri (kp 01/07/2021)

UML second rung leaders hold meeting to resolve intra-party feud : Nepal-Khanal faction proposes to postpone Friday's CC meet (kh 01/07/2021)

UML decides to restore erstwhile Central Committee : Schedules CC meet for July 2 (kh 30/06/2021)

The difference between communism in China and Nepal : Three decades of existence has shown us that Nepali communists have misguided priorities, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 29/06/2021)

UML intra-party feud widens further as top guns engage in fresh blame games (kh 29/06/2021), War of words between Oli and Nepal continues as they drift apart : The future of UML is in the hands of the Supreme Court as its decision on House dissolution will indicate how factions led by the two leaders make their next moves, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp )

UML’s unity mantra : The Nepal camp has unequivocally supported Oli and turned a blind eye to his transgressions, by Naresh Koirala (kp 27/06/2021)

UML leader Nepal inclined to welcome PM Oli if he corrects political course : Says it was Oli's arrogance to dissolve the parliament and declare elections (kh 24/06/2021)

UML leader Nepal accuses PM Oli of having intent to split party : UML’s intra-party feud escalates further (kh 22/06/2021)

UML lodges writ against SC’s decision to reinstate Karnali lawmakers (kh 21/06/2021)) [Unbelievable that not even the SC accepts the supremacy of Prime Minister Oli!], UML’s Nepal faction skeptical after PM Oli faction lodged vacate petition (kh 21/06/2021)

Upheavals In Provinces : UML Bickering Boon For Opposition, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 15/06/2021)

UML’s Sudurpaschim PP suspends seven lawmakers (kh 15/06/2021)

Arrogant attitude among top leaders main obstacle for party unity: UML leader Bhattarai (kh 14/06/2021) [There is only one solution: You must get rid of all of them as soon as possible. This would be the best for the party, the people and the nation!]

PM Oli to hold erstwhile SC meeting to give message of party unity : Will Nepal, Khanal attend it? ( kh 14/06/2021)

The Court Calls The Shots, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 13/06/2021)

UML second-rung leaders render last-resort efforts to resolve intra-party feud (kh 11/06/2021)

UML leader Gautam calls for erstwhile SC meeting for party unity (kh 09/06/2021) [All the old leaders will have to go without any exception, if country and party shall have a future!]

UML PP meeting decides to vote for Sudurpaschim’s CM Bhatta (kh 08/06/2021)

UML leader Acharya suggests all first generation leaders in the party to resign en masse (kh 07/06/2021) [This is the only right way to save Nepal's democracy and political parties. It applies to all major parties and should be implemented immediately so that the people in this difficult time finally get the policies and help that the old and failed top politicians deny them in their delusion of power!]

UML Chair ready to restore party status to May 2018 with a catch (kh 06/06/2021), Leaders of Nepal-Khanal faction divided over PM Oli’s 6-pt appeal (kh 07/06/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction calls emergency meet
To dwell on 6-pt deal issued by PM Oli
(kh 07/06/2021), UML Nepal-Khanal faction deduce Chair Oli’s proposal deceitful : Nepal faction responds point-by-point to PM Oli's party unity proposal (kh 07/06/2021)

Majority of leaders in Nepal-Khanal faction in favor of a new party (kh 05/06/2021), Oli compelling us to form new party: Rival UML faction (ht 06/06/2021), Nepal faction not to engage in dialogue further with UML establishment (kh 06/06/2021)

Relevance of talks with party chair Oli over, say four leaders of Nepal-Khanal group (kh 04/06/2021)

UML Standing Committee put off sine die (rep 0/06/2021)

UML’s Nepal faction says PM Oli is against party unity (kh 03/06/2021)

UML directs its central committee members not to attend the Khanal-Nepal’s meeting (kh 03/06/2021)

UML row: Both factions holding separate meetings today (kh 03/06/2021), President Bhandari active in resolving UML row following telephone talks with Chinese counterpart Xi (kh 03/06/2021)

Police misbehaviour with citizens under scanner, thanks to social media, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/06/2021)

CPN-UML decides to strive for party unity (kh 01/06/2021)

Oli and Nepal faction of UML engage in narrowing down differences (kh 01/06/2021)

UML’s Sudurpaschim Province PP seeks clarification from Chairman Oli faction lawmakers (kh 30/05/2021), Six UML ministers in Sudurpaschim to be expelled from party (kh 31/05/2021)

UML calls SC meeting; likely to take action against 12 leaders (kh 30/05/2021), UML SC meeting postponed yet again; rescheduled for tomorrow (kh 31/05/2021)

UML leader Bhusal confesses violating parliamentary norms : Claims he signed for NC Prez Deuba to safeguard Constitution (kh 29/05/2021)

15 UML SC members appeal to stand against Chairman Oli’s arbitrary rule : Yogesh Bhattarai and Gokarna Bista come back to Nepal-Khanal camp (kh 26/05/2021)

UML’s Sudurpaschhim Province PP meeting underway (kh 26/05/2021) [According to the 2015 constitution, Nepal is a federal state. In such a state, the central party leadership can only make recommendations to that of the province, but cannot issue orders.The measure is merely part of KP Oli's hate campaign and is aimed at destroying governability at all levels of the federal system!], UML’s Sudurpaschim province PP defies SC decision : Decides not to withdraw support from the province government (kh 26/05/2021), UML warns of action against Sudurpaschim lawmakers (kh 26/05/2021) [To reiterate, political decisions at the provincial level are made exclusively by the elected representatives of the people there. The central party level has to stay out of it. Otherwise, Nepal would continue to be a central and not a federal state!]

CPN-UML sending letters to 12 more lawmakers for clarification (kh 26/05/2021)

UML row: Nepal-Khanal faction to establish new party (kh 25/05/2021)

23 UML lawmakers join protest against HoR dissolution (kh 24/05/2021), UML’s disgruntled faction ready to face action rather than submitting explanation (kh 24/05/2021), CPN-UML expels 11 leaders, including Madhav Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal : Also decides to withdraw support given to Sudurpaschim govt (kh 24/05/2021)

Nepal-Khanal group not to furnish clarification to PM Oli (kh 24/05/2021), UML Chairman Oli calls SC meeting : Likely to take action against Madhav Nepal, others (kh 24/05/2021)

CPN (Unified) Party registered at EC : Party’s leader Jiwan Rai is close to Madhav Nepal; election symbol pen (kh 23/05/2021) [This indicates a formal split of the CPN-UML in the making!], UML leader Bhusal unaware of new party, opposes HoR dissolution (kh 23/05/2021)

UML sending explanation letters to 11 leaders today (kh 23/05/2021)

Clarification sought from 14 Nepal faction PA members (ht 23/05/2021)

Khim Lal Devkota defeats Ram Bahadur Thapa in National Assembly election : Devkota, an independent candidate backed by Nepal-Khanal faction of the UML, had the support of Congress and Maoist Centre. Thapa was fielded by the UML (kp 20/05/2021) [Both Oli and Thapa really deserve this!], Unfortunate that Nepal faction did not vote for party’s official candidate in NA election: UML Standing Committee (kh 20/05/2021), Supreme Court scraps appointment of seven ministers who are not lawmakers : Chief Justice Rana’s bench says their appointment and oath, on May 14, prima facie, against constitutional provisions. All of them had joined the CPN-UML after deserting the Maoist Centre (kp 20/05/2021) [Oli as well as Thapa and the other deserters really deserve this! Finally respect the constitution, the laws and the parliamentary defeats, Mr Oli, and resign!]

UML Leaders Towards Reconciliation?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/05/2021), UML taskforce holding meeting today (kh 18/05/2021)

ULM row: 10-member task force formed to settle party disputes (rep 16/05/2021)

How Madhav Nepal lost the plot in 68 days (rep 14/05/2021)

UML revokes suspension of four leaders including Madhav Kumar Nepal (rep 13/05/2021), Rawal urges CPN-UML lawmakers to quit (ht 13/05/2021), Oli, Nepal hold telephone conversation as dissident UML lawmakers prepare to resign en masse (rep 13/05/2021) [Oli is obviously panicking, but to the detriment of Nepal and its people, he still does not have the morale to resign immediately!], UML’s Nepal faction issues ultimatum till 4:30 PM today to address their demands (rep 13/05/2021), Talks between UML Chair Oli and senior leader Nepal end on a positive note : Resignation on hold; leaders agree on making a task force (kh 13/05/2021)

PM Oli holds talks with Ghanashyam Bhusal and Yogesh Bhattarai (kh 07/05/2021), No agreement reached with PM Oli: UML Senior leader Nepal (kh 07/05/2021), Senior leader Nepal asks party leaders and cadres not to be mislead by reports of their deal with Chairman Oli (rep 07/05/2021)

Lumbini Province’s assembly member Dangi resigns (kh 05/05/2021)

UML’s Nepal-Khanal faction to mount pressure for party unity : Mulls resigning en-masse if Chairman Oli is adamant (kh 04/05/2021)

Ugly face of Nepali politics : Ruling party engaged in ugly horse-trading as opposition parties mount effort to oust it from power in provinces (rep 30/04/2021)

Gangster-turned politician Dipak Manange appointed Youth and Sports Minister!, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 30/04/2021)

PM and other senior leaders in contact-tracing as three central leaders of ruling CPN-UML test positive for COVID-19 (rep 28/04/2021)

UML’s Nepal-Khanal faction to intensify “internal struggle” (kh 28/04/2021)

SC scheduled to hear writ filed by Nepal-Khanal faction today (kh 25/04/2021)

UML Standing Committee gets authority to take action against rebel faction (kh 25/04/2021) [This is obviously still your only problem, Mr Oli!], PM Oli urges party rank and file to fan out for control of COVID-19 (kh 25/04/2021) [With your months-long calls for mass public meetings for the purpose of maintaining your personal power, you bear an outstanding responsibility for the development of the pandemic in Nepal. Resign from all offices at last!]

After Nepal Communist Party (NCP), now UML headed for vertical split : Oli constitutes a 19-member Standing Committee excluding leaders close to Nepal—an indication the two leaders are prepared to go their separate ways, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/04/2021)

UML leaders challenge Oli's move in SC (ht 23/04/2021)

UML leader Nepal sees frail chances of party unity (kh 23/04/2021)

Chairman Oli forms UML Standing Committee, leaders close to Madhav Nepal excluded (rep 23/04/2021) [Wish you a happy final destruction of your party!], UML Chairman Oli forms new Standing Committee sans leaders of Madhav faction (kh), UML strips four provincial lawmakers of party memberships (kh 23/04/2021) [Democracy prevails when the orders of the great chairman are followed without criticism!], Oli snubs Khanal, Nepal, placates Gautamam : Forms UML standing committee, ignoring aides of former (ht 24/04/2021)

Attempts to defame communist movement and capturing party should be defeated: PM Oli (kh 22/04/2021) [The person from whom such attempts emanate most strongly is called KP Oli!]

UML to field Badal in upcoming NA by-election (kh 23/04/2021)

Second-rung UML leaders intensify negotiation to save party unity as Oli prepares to sack lawmakers close to Nepal-led faction (rep 21/04/2021) [There is only one effective action that is long overdue: sack Oli if you want the CPN-UML to survive! This person has lost all sense of reality and does not understand democratic principles at all!], UML leader Bhattarai urges PM Oli to save the party from disintegration (kh 21/04/2021), CPN-UML Chairman Oli holds discussion with senior leader Nepal (kh 21/04/2021), Oli, Nepal at capital’s Marriott Hotel for second round of one-on-one (rep 22/04/2021), PM Oli-Madhav Nepal talks concludes
Nepal says progress yet to be made
(kh 22/04/2021)

Reconciliation Can Avert UML Split, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/04/2021) [According to KP Oli's idea of democracy, reconciliation is a foreign word, only blind obedience counts!], Oli threatens to expel CPN-UML rivals from Parliament, assembly, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/04/2021) [KP Oli is preparing the destruction of his own party!]

UML senior leader Nepal calls a meeting of lawmakers close to him after Chairman Oli seeks clarifications from them (rep 20/04/2021)

Oli to devise strategy to strengthen hold on CPN-UML (ht 19/04/2021) [Under Oli, the CPN-UML has become more of a dictatorial organisation than a democratic party in which freedom of expression and participation of all party members are respected!], UML seeks final clarification from 5 leaders, including Madhav Kumar Nepal (kh 19/04/2021), 20 UML leaders face action for anti-party activities (ht 20/04/2021) [This definition is related to the undemocratic party structure and the immense power of the party chairperson. The correct term should be anti-Oli activities!]

In the CPN-UML, Oli has found a new spin doctor—Pradeep Gyawali : The foreign minister lectured on ‘democracy with Nepali flavour’ and morality as he defended House dissolution. Now he says Karnali incident is against parliamentary system, by Binod Gyawali (kp 18/04/2021), Home Min Thapa loses ministership after being removed from National Assembly; reappointment likely today (ht 18/04/2021) [This is extremely questionable constitutionally, not that provincial MPs do not follow orders from the central party, Mr Gyawali!], Leader Badal Re-Appointed As Home Minister (rn 18/04/2021) [While Oli has lost all moral qualifications to be Prime Minister, his Council of Ministers is increasingly becoming a conglomeration of non-parliamentarians!]

Nepal-Khanal faction forms parallel committee in Jhapa (16/04/2021)

UML for reshuffling thematic committees (ht 09/04/2021)

UML's Nepal-led faction forms parallel party committee in Sudurpaschim Province (rep 07/04/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction announces Bagmati Pradesh Parallel Committee : Ashta Laxmi Shakya as Coordinator (kh 06/04/2021)

The difficulty of being Madhav Nepal : The leader who steered the CPN-UML for 15 years now grapples with one question—to be or not to be with Oli, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/04/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction mulls forming a party and joining broader alliance, insiders say : With its leaders suspended from the UML and Oli in no mood to compromise, the  cornered faction has few options before it as its leaders’ political future is at stake, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/04/2021)

UML on verge of split as senior leader Nepal prepares to form new party (kh 02/04/2021)

CPN-UML leaders Bhusal, Pandey suspended for six months for carrying out "anti-party activities" (rep 01/04/2021)

'Oli sabotaging communist movement' : ‘Action against Nepal, Rawal shuts door to negotiation' (ht 31/0372021)

UML Leaders Nepal, Rawal Suspended From Party For Six Months (rn 29/03/2021), Oli is paying Nepal faction leaders with their own coin : The UML chair suspends Madhav Nepal and Bhim Rawal as party’s general members for six months and asks Surendra Pandey and Ghanashyam Bhusal to furnish clarification, by Tika R Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 30/03/2021) [A party chairman with such power does not reflect democratic party structures!], CPN-UML on the verge of split as Chairman Oli suspends general membership of rival leaders Nepal and Rawal for six months, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 30/03/2021), Bhusal accuses Chairman Oli of giving protection to those implicated in corruption (rep 30/03/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction of UML to intensify drive to form parallel committees (kh 28/03/2021)

UML’s Possible Split Not Averted Yet, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 28/03/2021) [With these completely irrational and anti-democratic so-called party leaders, the split will not be avoidable!]

UML's Nepal-led faction holds central committee meeting to chalk out strategy to contain Chairman Oli's "growing hegemony" in party (rep 27/03/2021)

Storm is brewing over UML as factions up the ante against each other : While Oli appears prepared to drive the Nepal-Khanal group into a corner, the latter, though at a loss on the way forward now, is attempting to consolidate strength, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/03/2021), Rift between UML factions widens (ht 26/03/2021), CPN-UML’s Nepal faction MPs join parliamentary party meeting (rep 26/03/2021), UML Chair Oli says party will not go in reverse gear (kh 26/03/2021) [A party chairman with absolute powers. This is party democracy under Oli-archy!]

Which party those elected under Nepal Communist Party now represent? Analysts say they have freedom to choose between the UML and Maoist Centre but don’t rule out complications, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/03/2021)

UML's Madhav Nepal-led faction calls its central committee meeting for Friday amid deepening rift in party (rep 25/03/2021), CPN-UML Chairperson Oli calls his party's parliamentary party meeting for Friday afternoon (rep 25/03/2021)

Nepal-led UML faction to withdraw no-confidence motion filed against Province 1 CM Rai and Bagmati Province CM Paudel (rep 24/03/2021)

All eyes on four UML leaders, as Oli faction seeks clarification (rep 22/03/2021) [Oli himself not only violates the interests of the party, but also those of the state and the people. His immoral and authoritarian behaviour is destroying all democratic prospects of Nepal!]

s Oli tightens grip on the party, he tells rivals to support him or face the music : UML Central Committee amends Parliamentary Party statute giving its leader sweeping powers including that to sack lawmakers. It asks four of them for clarifications, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/03/2021) [The party structure of the UML is not democratic but dictatorial, which, by the way, is similar in all political parties. According to Article 269 (4) of the Constitution, such parties should not even be registered by the Election Commission! All office-bearers of a political party should be elected democratically from the grassroots upwards and in a socially inclusive manner, must be accountable at all times, face a re-vote at regular intervals and must not have authoritarian powers! Well-founded criticism and dealing with it without aggression are part of the basis of democracy!], Reasons provided for skipping UML PP meet (ht 21/03/2021)

CPN-UML’s PP statute endorsed (rep 20/03/2021) [Meetings of a party faction should not take place in the official PM's residence!], CPN-UML amends party statute (kh 20/03/2021)

Bamdev blames erstwhile chairmen duo PM Oli and Prachanda for NCP crisis (kh 19/03/2021)

UML vs UMLThe Nepal-Khanal faction plans to revive all party committees to counter KP Sharma Oli while the latter appears firm on bulldozing decisions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/03/2021), Oli accused of promoting factionalism in UML (ht 19/03/2021) [Oli is currently one of the most destructive politicians in the world. Everything he does is done with full intention, without regard for democracy, state, nation and party!], Taskforce formed to amend UML statute : 24-member Parliamentary Board headed by Oli formed (ht 19/03/2021)

With neither side ready to back down, confrontation in UML continues : Oli calls a meeting of the Parliamentary Party which Nepal faction may skip and invite action, leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 18/03/2021)

CPN-UML forms PP Board; next PP meet on March 20 (kh 18/03/2021), CPN-UML nominates Madhav Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal to PP Board (kh 18/03/2021), Leadership receiving suggestions in Nepal-Khanal national conclave (kh 18/03/2021)

UML rival factions in war of words : Nepal-Khanal faction to hold cadres’ meet today much to Prime Minister Oli’s chagrin, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/03/2021), Madhav Nepal-led faction of CPN-UML holds its national gathering as party heads for vertical split due to factional feud (rep 17/03/2021), Nepal-led faction to boycott UML parliamentary party meeting (rep 17/03/2021

The spectre of split hovers above CPN-UML even as Oli and Nepal hold talks in a fence-mending attempt : The factions led by party chair and senior leader refuse to budge from stances, thereby deciding to make their own moves, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/03/2021)

Nepal, Khanal to boycott all-party meet called by President (kh 16/03/2021)

Don’t attend Nepal-led faction’s gathering: Oli directs party leaders, cadres (rep 16/03/2021)

Nepal-Khanal camp holds internal discussion in New Baneshwor (kh 15/03/2021), Nepal faction’s national convention on schedule (kh 15/03/2021), Over 2,000 cadres to participate in Nepal-Khanal faction’s nat’l conclave (kh 16/03/2021)

Oli and Nepal groups meeting ends with both sides refusing to budge from their stances : Oli rejects Nepal camp’s demand that March 12 decisions be withdrawn; Nepal refuses to cancel his faction’s national (kp 15/03/2021), CPN (UML)'s Nepal-led faction takes strong exception to "unilateral decisions" taken by party's CC meeting on March 12 (rep 15/03/2021), Meeting between Oli and Nepal factions strikes no chords :
March 12 "unilateral" decision unacceptable: Nepal faction
(kh 15/03/2021)

Nepal, Khanal move EC against Oli : Say he has violated UML statute (ht 15/03/2021)

Sandhya Tiwari led CPN-UML amends its party name (kh 15/03/2021)

Renewed feud leads CPN-UML towards a vertical split : As Oli prevails, the Nepal-Khanal group is in a bid  to form parallel party committees and has called  a national gathering of its own on March 17-18, by Tika R radhan (kp 14/03/2021) [How can a party leader who has gone berserk work himself up into such a frenzy and destroy his party? All political parties must finally democratise themselves and drastically curtail the authoritarian rule of their leaders!], UML Nepal faction creates parallel panels, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/03/2021), CPN-UML on brink of split after Nepal-Khanal group forms parallel structure (kh 14/03/2021)

Nepal-led faction of UML forms parallel party committees (rep 13/03/2021), UML’s Nepal-Khanal group forms parallel structure to counter Oli’s move (kh 13/03/2021)

Oli tightens his grip in UML relieving leaders from Nepal camp of their roles : Nepal and other leaders returned to their old party and have vowed to fight, form parallel committees, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/03/2021) [In no democratic party in the world would the chairperson have such authority, in other words, the CPN-UML is definitely not a democratic party under Oli!], Oli cuts Nepal down to size in CPN-UML : His aides divested of responsibilities, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/03/2021)

Oli nominates 23 ex-Maoist leaders including Ram Bahadur Thapa as UML CC member (rep 12/03/2021) [Under Article 89 (e) of the constitution, MPs lose their parliamentary seat if their original party suspends them, which is likely to happen in this case!], Oli strips leaders close to Nepal of responsibilities : The move comes days after Nepal and other leaders were forced to return to the CPN-UML after the court revived it and the Maoist Centre, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/03/2021) [Under the Oli-archy, the autocratic chairman enjoys absolute decision-making power to punish his internal party critics! This is democracy as Oli understands it!], UML’s Madhav Nepal faction ignorant about Baluwatar CC meeting (kh 12/03/2021), Madhav Nepal faction of UML calls emergency SC meeting (kh 12/03/2021), Oli reshuffles party committees, withdraws responsibilities given to leaders close to senior leader Nepal (rep 12/03/2021) [This is not a democratic party, but an institution with an autocrat at its head!]

PM Oli was confident of the tide turning in his favor, by Ashok Dahal (ae 12/03/2021)

Madhav Nepal back to UML, but his coexistence with Oli won’t be easy : Oli is the party chair and prime minister but Nepal and  his allies vow to fight the former’s unilateral ways in  the party and any attempts to sideline his old rival, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/03/2021)

CPN (UML) To Hold General Convention On Nov 18-22 (rn 12/03/2021⁾

CPN-UML’s Nepal faction holding SC meeting today (kh 11/03/2021), UML’s Nepal-Khanal faction to issue protest statement against “Oli-attitude” (kh 11/03/2021)

PM Oli likely to allocate respectable positions to Badal, others in UML : Badal likely to become UML vice-president (kh 10/03/2021)

PM Oli in mood to split JSP for new power sharing (kh 10/03/10) [A person without any morals and political culture, who destroys the entire state if necessary to safeguard his personal power interests!]

Changed context catapults Janata Samajbadi Party into the spotlight : Both UML and Maoist Centre are in a bid to woo fourth largest party, for its 32 members in Parliament now hold the key, by Anil Giri (kp 10/03/2021) [The united NCP has repeatedly lied and deceived the JSPN in the past. Oli was not sympathetic to the concerns of the Madheshis as early as 2015!]

A setback for Dahal as his allies from CPN-UML decide to return home : With 53 seats, the Maoist Centre is now the third party in Parliament. And to make any substantial move, the Maoist chair has to look to Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party, Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/03/2021

CPN (UML)'s signboard placed at party headquarters in Dhumbarahi (rep 09/03/2021)

Upholding SC verdict, Election Commission scraps Oli-Dahal’s NCP, revives erstwhile CPN (UML) and NCP (Maoist Center) (rep 09/03/2021), EC asks UML and Maoist Center to come up with new name and election symbol if  they opt for fresh merger (rep 09/03/2021)

Nepal faction likely to face crisis if UML gets active (kh 08/03/2021), PM Oli tells Rawal: Go to SC to ask which party I belong to (kh 08/03/2021) [This man knows nothing but mockery, lies and authoritarian behaviour! He should be aware that it does not require a formal split of the CPN-UML to vote him out. It is not only for moral reasons that such a vote out is urgently needed!], Madhav group holds separate meeting prior to SC meeting (kh 08/03/2021), Madhav Nepal group likely to return to UML and fight ‘Oli tendency’ (kh 08/03/2021)

PM Oli to convene CC meeting reviving UML (kh 07/03/2021)

From 17 May 2018 to 7 March 2021, the CPN-UML and the CPN-MC appeared as a merged party under the name NCP. After the Supreme Court ruled this action illegitimate on 7 March 2021, both parties are again listed separately again under their original names. The links to the CPN-UML are therefore collected again here. The links to the CPN-MC are again collected in the file on Maoist parties, although this party is no longer identical with the party of the same name before the merger with the CPN-UML.

UML, Maoist Center dissolve their respective parties (rep 17/05/2018)

Nembang is UML’s deputy PP leader (kp 05/054/2018)

Panel says impunity rampant in UML (kp 14/03/2018)

UML finalises PR list: Motilal Dugar becomes MP again (kp 12/02/2018), UML sends 37 women, 4 men to parliament under PR system (rep 12/02/2018)

Coordination committee to finalise merger modality (kp 09/01/2018)

UML bigwigs eye presidency as graceful exit from politics (rep 02/01/2018)

‘Bamdev’s own modus operandi behind poll loss’, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/12/2017)

In the transition phase, the party would be led by a joint leadership, interview with Shanker Pokharel (kp 25/12/2017)

Left or right? UML is critical of Western ‘hegemony’ but is then funded by money coming from Western countries, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 24/12/2017)

UML rank and file struggle to get over Gautam’s poll defeat, by Janak Nepal and Kamal Panthi (kp 21/12/2017)

Supporters see Rawal as future PM, UML boss: Opponents charge him with doing little for the district, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/11/2017)

Praja Parishad party merges with UML (kp 10/11/2017)

UML finalises name list of candidates for 25 districts (ht 21/10/2017)

UML residential meet to sort issues: FPTP election candidate selection, joint manifesto review on the agenda; Most of the proportional representation nominees ‘will be changed’ before October 23 deadline for reviewing the list (kp 18/10/2017)

UML working to finalise PR candidates: Two allies may have equal number of candidates in provinces 2 and 6 (kp 13/10/2017)

Oli to hold UML’s election command (kp 11/10/2017)

More than 60 UML candidates recommended unanimously (kp 09/10/2017) [Yes, one can see all the female and non-Tagadhari UML leaders on the attached photo!], Oli named poll candidate from Siraha (ht 09/10/2017)

UML gunning for a left alliance (kp 03/10/2017), Five dissent leaders of RJP-N join hands with UML (kp 03/10/2017)

CPN-UML Standing Commitee to decide on candidate selection, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/09/2017)

UML caught in 2 minds over Oli’s Tarai poll drive: The party secretariat, how-ever, says the preparations were under way to hold mass events in the region, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/09/2017)

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

Voice of the people: The UML promotes one type of nationalism in Nepal, but will all their cadres follow?, by Deepak Thapa (kp 10/08/2017)

Bharatpur mayoral candidate’s son held (ht 03/08/2017)

UML finalizes candidates of DDCC chair and deputy chairs in 19 districts (rep 31/07/2017) [This is not democratic! The local level has do decide on these candiidates!]

UML leaders to study situation in Province 2 (kp 29/07/2017)

17 leaders and cadres of CPN-UML punished for betrayal, by Bira Gadal (rep 19/07/2017)

UML’s Responsibility On Amendment, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 10/07/2017), UML firm against charter revision bill: Leaders say govt trying to endorse amendments without main oppn, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 10/06/2017)

UML may support constitution amendment, says Gyawali: Demands withdrawal of proposal, redrafting with opposition’s consent (kp 05/07/2017)

Nationalist stand, weak NC leadership helped UML in polls, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/07/2017)

Is UML Reconsidering Its Position?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 26/06/2017)

UML infighting in Bara over candidate selection (ht 19/06/2017)

NC and UML more worried about intra-party conflict (rep 11/06/2017)

UML picks election candidates for Siraha (ht 31/05/2017)

Cadres padlock UML office (kp 28/05/2017)

UML leaders resign (kp 23/05/2017)

Elections can be viewed as referendum on amendment bill, interview with  UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali (kp 22/05/2017) [These are local, not national elections, Mr Gyawali! They have nothing to do with the national issue of constitutional amendment that is necessary without any doubt! So far, elections were only hold in areas that are hardly inhabited by dissatisfied groups!!]

UML Chair Oli claims party gaining victory in local polls despite being ‘encircled’ (rep 18/05/2017)

UML will discuss statute amendment after May 14 polls, Oli tells Deuba (kp 11/05/2017)

UML leader files independent candidacy (kp 04/05/2017)

CPN-UML fields only one woman for post of mayor in Province 7 (ht 03/05/2017)

UML-RPP alliance in Kathmandu (rep 03/05/2017)

UML unveils manifesto for local polls: 53-pt document includes party’s ambition of sailing Nepali ships in Indian, Pacific oceans (kp 02/05/2017) [Non-local issues!]

UML picks male candidates for top local level posts in Siraha (ht 29/04/2017) [This is the UML understanding of inclusion and equality!]

Oli’s follies: His words and actions have been unfair to some groups of Nepalis, including the Christians, by Ramesh Khatry (kp 27/04/2017)

One last leap of faith: UML should agree to a larger political compromise to make elections possible (kp 27/04/2017), UML voices displeasure with EC over budget between polls (kp 27/04/2017), Govt’s election moves irk UML (kp 27/04/2017), UML warns EC against two-phase polls, budget timing (rep 27/04/2017), Under opposition pressure govt shelves plan to increase local units, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 27/04/2017)

UML’s mayoral and ward committee candidates for capital short-listed (rep 27/04/2017)

UML obstructs House: The main oppn party objects to charter revision, polls-after-budget plans; The party is against the agreement on revising several provisions of the constitution (kp 26/04/2017) [Failed understanding of democratic principles!!], UML obstructs House over amendment bill: Move poses challenge to endorsing amendment before candidacy registrations (rep 26/04/2017), , House back in business (kp 27/04/2017)

Factional feud could hit UML in Kathmandu polls (kp 07/04/2017), Rival UML factions hold separate gatherings (kp 11/04/2017)

Candidates must choose one election: UML; Party forms coordination, manifesto drafting panels (kp 04/04/2017)

UML reports EC about threats, code violation, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/03/2017)

UML to deploy ‘idle’ leaders in polls campaign (kp 26/03/2016

UML to resume poll campaign in State 2 in a week (kp 26/03/2017)

UML finalises candidate selection criteria (kp 24/03/2017) [In a democratic party, local election candidates must be selected and nominated by the local party level!!]

Mechi-Mahakali campaign over: CPN-UML to organise special programme in Province 2 (kp 18/03/2017), Campaign to begin in Province 2 soon: UML (kp 22/03/2017)

Preps in full swing for UML campaign: Party expects thousands  to gather at every stop of Mechi-Mahakali road show, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/02/2017)

UML launches a broadside against government (kp 17/02/2017)

UML politburo mulls action against Mainali (ht 16/02/2017)

Passage of amendment bill will embolden secessionist elements, interview with Bhim Rawal (rep 28/01/2017) [Long live male Tagadharibad!]

UML plans awareness campaign in the plains, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/01/2017)

CPN-UML leaders want holiday on Prithvi Jayanti; Nepal can’t be playground: Shah (kp 11/01/2017)

UML to continue obstructing House proceedings (ht 08/01/2017) [A sheer contempt of court and disregard of democratic principles!]

1 SUV torched, another vandalised in Capital (kp 31/12/2016), Kohalpur tense after attack on YAN central member, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 31/12/2016)

What CPN-UML Really Wants?, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 20/12/2016)

Gurung elected chair of UML sister wing (kp 15/11/2016)

UML begins campaign for elections (kp 03/10/2016)

Chair Oli’s ‘shaky’ position on India opposed in UML (kp 27/09/2016)

UML-led govt toppled to destabilise country: Oli; UML Deputy General Secretary Ghanashyam Bhusal registers a separate 27-page document countering that of Oli, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/09/2016), Factionalism has peaked in UML, says Bhusal (ht 23/09/2016)

Campaign in Madhes to dispel ‘anti-UML feeling’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/09/2016), Party to celebrate statute anniversary (kp  18/09/2016) [There is no reason to celebrate a constitution that has been written against the rules of the interim constitution and that has not been implemented yet though violations against it are numerous!]

A test of will Now is the opportunity for the UML to explore ways to hold real dialogue and establish mutual trust, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 11/09/2016)

What Ails The CPN-UML?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 07/09/2016)

UML Rides High On Oli’s Legacy!, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 28/08/2016)

UML reshuffles responsibilities (kp 24/08/2016)

Young force: A silent battle continues among political parties to divert the potency of student unions to their advantage, by Abhi Subedi (kp 21/08/2016)

UML leadership urged to set sights on polls (kp 19/08/2016)

Adhikari steps in to resolve ANNFSU row (19/08/2016)

Oli questioned why left alliance failed: Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal and Bamdev Gautam blame Chairman Oli for the end to UML-Maoist coalition (kp 16/08/2016), Oli’s self-centred behaviour blamed for break with CPN-Maoist Centre (ht 16/08/2016)

ANNFSU gen secy calls national assembly (ht 16/08/2016)

After Oli’s ouster, eyes now trained on Delhi-UML relations, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/08/2016)

PM Oli faces scathing criticism in party (kp 15/04/2015)

PM under fire within party for poor governance, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 07/04/2016)

Nepal faction ups ante against ‘Oli-garchy’: Says chairman’s ‘unilateral moves’ to sideline ‘rivals’ do no good to party, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 04/03/2016), Oli-garchy: The UML’s current factional struggle is more about power than ideology (kp 04/04/2016)

UML undecided over organization committee (rep 31/03/2016)

ANNIFSU national general convention beginning today (ht 11/02/2016), Women hope to be on their mettle (kp 12/02/2016), CPN-UML-aligned ANNFSU’s general convention begins (ht 12/02/2016), ANNFSU votes today to elect its leadership (kp 15/02/2016), Dispute prolongs ANNFSU convention (ht 15/02/2016), Voting delayed to elect UML's student wing leader (rep 15/02/2016), ANNFSU to elect new leadership today (ht 17/02/2016), Lama’s panel sweeps ANNFSU election (kp), Nabina Lama elected UML student wing chair (ht 22/02/2016)

Campaign in UML againstPM Oli's 'monopoly': Rival faction meets in Capital (kp 03/02/2016)

Lama, Gautam to run for ANNFSU top post (kp 01/02/2016)

UML-aligned ANNFSU all geared up for its national convention (ht 28/01/2016)

Government has failed, says Jhalanath Khanal (ht 12/01/2016), Discontent over govt brewing within PM’s party (rep 12/01/2016)

Brawl over appointments (kp 08/01/2016)

Nembang is UML deputy PP leader, Dhakal chif whip (kp 06/01/2016)

UML bigwigs criticise party-led govt (kp 03/01/2016)

UML kicks off constitution publicity campaign in Jhapa (kp 01/01/2016)

The errant Left: A party that calls itself Marxist-Leninist has long been reduced to a status-quoist party with strong business-bureaucracy-NGO network, by Sujan Dangal (rep 22/12/2015)

UML launches ‘clear the air’ campaign (kp 17/12/2015)

UML cadres’ meet begins in Chitwan (kp 08/12/2015)

UML tells MP Golchha to resign (kp 19/10/2015), UML MP Golchha refuses to resign, by Lilaballav Ghimire (kp 27/10/2015)

CPN-UML bid to defend statute provisions (kp 30/09/2015)

UML to hold nat’l cadres’ meet (kp 25/09/2015)

YAN expels Panta, Shahi (kp 15/07/2015)

UML to discuss internal conflict at central committee meeting (ht 08/07/2015)

UML Ministers' Scandals Ruffle A Few Feathers, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/07/2015)

Crack widens in CPN-UML (kp 30/06/2015), UML intra-party rift intensifies (ht 30/06/2015)

UML mulls actions against erring ministers (kp 22/04/2015)

UML starts bid to end YAN row (kp 15/04/2015)

Dr KC’s Satyagrah UML On Wrong Side Of Debate?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/04/2015) [The UML is also on the wrong side of debate in the issue of inclusion and federalism!!]

CPN-UML to endorse work division (ht 25/03/2015)

UML assigns party duties despite protest (kp 26/03/2015), UML finalises work division (ht 26/03/2015)

CPN-UML Nepal faction rejects Pokharel’s work division proposal (ht 24/03/2015)

UML at odds over work division (kp 23/03/2015)

CPN-UML Standing Committee meet ends (ht 23/03/2015)

YAN factions set to hold parallel meets (kp 19/03/2015), UML leadership told to stop parallel gatherings: Youth wings organising meets in two cities on March 21 and 22 (ht 19/03/2015), UML’s rival youth factions to hold parallel gatherings (ht 20/03/2015), Two YAN factions to hold separate gatherings today (kp 21/03/2015), Feud in UML festers as youths drift apart: Nepal supporters held their national gathering in Kathmandu while the youth leaders in the Oli camp met in Hetauda (kp 22/03/2015), YAN’s two meetings expose rift in UML (ht 22/03/2015)

UML to launch awareness drive (kp 25/02/2015)

YAN on brink of split as factional war peaks (kp 24/02/2015)

UML fails to fill its CC (ht 23/02/2015)

UML asks leaders to pick CC members (kp 17/02/2015), UML taskforce decides CC nominees (kp 18/02/2015)

Baglung by-election: UML leaders asked to pick candidates (kp 16/02/2015)

CPN-UML submits details of income, expenditure to EC (rep 10/02/2015)

UML second-rung leaders press for talks with oppn (kp 04/02/2015)

UML calls cadres’ meet (kp 17/01/2015)

UML mass meets held in major cities (kp 03/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

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