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NC holding protest in capital against cooperative fraud today (kh 26/05/2024)

Is Congress debacle in Ilam, Bajhang threat to fight-election-solo proposal? Thapa and Sharma are under fire for taking charge of the bypoll campaign but failing to secure victory, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 02/05/2024)

Congress’s gamble against Rabi : The NC’s obstruction of Parliament and muzzling of Lamichhane will not help get their votes back, by Naresh Koirala (kp 29/04/2024)

NC formally supports Resham Chaudhary's CM candidate (rep 15/04/2024) [The NC should not work with a convicted murderer!]

Decision to prorogue House session irks Nepali Congress : The main opposition calls a joint meeting of party lawmakers to discuss the government move amid its demand for a home minister probe (kp 14/04/2024)

Nepali Congress disrupts parliament session, calls for cooperative fraud investigation (kh 09/04/2024), HoR Meeting postponed until Wednesday (kh 09/04/2024), HoR obstruction: Speaker Ghimire calls meeting of Chief Whips (kh 09/04/2024)

NC appeals SC to invalidate appointment of Gandaki CM Adhikari (kh 09/04/2024)

Nepali Congress seems to be uniting on fighting elections with own might : Deuba, a vocal supporter of poll alliances, now publicly backs a proposal to go to the elections independently (kp 07/04/2024) [This is already much more democratic than power-orientated alliances, but it also requires better protection of regional and federal interests and, finally, appropriate social inclusion. There is still a long way to go!]

Is NC Losing Political Compass?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 07/04/2024)

Congress says panel to probe home minister is still its bottom line : Asks ruling alliance to form a parliamentary committee by next House meeting (kp 04/04/2024)

NC grapples with impasse in selecting by-election candidate : Party holding Central Work Execution Committee meeting to address the impasse (kh 03/04/2024), Main opposition Nepali Congress struggles to finalise its by-election candidates : While the ruling CPN-UML and Rastriya Swatantra Party have already picked their candidates and started election campaigns, the Congress remains mired in factional politics (kp 03/04/2024), Nepali Congress likely to finalise bypoll candidates today amid intra-party dispute : As the two party factions are divided, the main opposition is unable to pick its candidates for the looming vote (kp 04/04/2024)

The mad rush : No sooner are the political parties out of the government, they want to jump right back in (kp 01/04/2024)

Gagan’s crusade against coalition culture : He may be blamed for triggering the collapse of the Congress-Maoist alliance, but he needn't worry, by Mohan Guragain (kp 01/04/2024)

Nepali Congress tries to capitalise on differences in ruling coalition : The largest party is looking to woo the second largest with the offer of constitution amendment among other things (kp 31/03/2024)

NC President Deuba nominates 10 members to party’s cooperative department (rep 29/03/2024) [Nominations by the all-powerful party leader are extremely democratic. Nominating only male Bahuns speaks for excellent social inclusion. After all, male Bahuns make up almost six per cent of the population and there are still a few positions that are not held by them!]

Gagan Thapa’s ‘Sambad Yatra’ kicks off from Nawalparasi (kh 28/03/2024)

The opposition’s role in Parliament (ae 22/03/2024)

Ilam-2 By-election: NC nominates 7 candidates (kh 20/03/2024)

What Ails Nepali Congress Now?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 19/03/2024)

Let past mistakes guide NC, by Sushil Thapa (ae 18/03/2024)

Maoist Center betrayed NC and people deserting coalition: Former DPM Khadka (kh 10/03/2024) [The accusation is justified, but coming from an obviously corrupt politician who should no longer hold any political office at all until his guilt or innocence has been legally clarified, this sounds strange!]

NC President Deuba spearheads discussions to forge inclusive democratic alliance (kh 06/03/2024) [In view of the renewed political failure, wouldn't it finally be time to step down from all political offices and leave such a decision to a younger generation?], A hard lesson for Congress and Deuba, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 06/03/2024)

NC President Deuba calls emergency meeting of office bearers (kh 04/03/2024), NC shifts to opposition as Deuba accuses PM Dahal of betrayal (kh 04/03/2024)

Ruling alliance is here to stay, Nepali Congress leaders say : Congress leaders dismiss rumours that Maoists will betray the coalition by staking claim to Assembly chair at the UML’s instigation (kp 02/03/2024)

Gagan Thapa realised lack of support for his anti-coalition agenda : We fielded Krishna Sitaula as National Assembly candidate from Koshi only after reaching an understanding among coalition partners that he would be the upper house chair, interview with Min Bishwakarma (kp 26/02/2024)

NC Mahasamiti meet : Sends Tremors Among Coalition Allies, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 25/02/2024)

Central committee to decide whether to form electoral alliances, Congress clarifies : Outcome cloudy of the four-day Mahasamiti as president Deuba and general secretary Thapa clashed on the issue (kp 24/02/2024)

NC and Sanaatan State: Myth or Reality, by Chhering Yonzon (rep 23/02/2024) [The number of NC politicians advocating a return to the Hindu state during the Mahasamiti seems disproportionately high. This is due to the fact that at the upper levels of the NC, similar to the other parties, there are predominantly (male) Khas Arya, who simply do not want to understand the multi-ethnicity of Nepal and the centuries-long discrimination of non-Khas Arya under the Hindu monarchy!]

Unconventional convention : Hindu state agenda divides the Nepali Congress as religious tension grips the Tarai, by Shristi Karki (nt 23/02/2024)

After Mahasamiti, Congress still unclear on election alliances : Gagan Thapa’s proposal opposing poll alliances endorsed but central committee tasked with giving it the final shape (kp 23/02/2024), Amid the cacophony : NC Mahasamiti has brought up vital issues that need more debate (kp 23/02/2024)

NC Mahasamiti meeting disrupted; General Secretary Thapa commits to address grievances (kh 22/02/2024)

Rift persists in Congress over electoral alliances : Party chief Deuba says the country’s situation doesn’t allow the largest force to embrace Hindu state agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 22/02/2024)

Inside the NC, voices in favor of Hindu state are gaining ground, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 21/02/2024) [This is where the NC shows its true face and makes it clear that it is not a socialist and democratic party that stands up for the concerns of all citizens of the country, but a club for the preservation of the power and privileges of the small male Khas Arya elite!]

Koshi Province demands inclusion of woman in vital posts (rn 212/02/2024) [Only 14 of 77 NC district presidents have spoken in favour. This shows the importance that the male Khas Arya elite, who dominate the party, attach to this important issue!]

Coalition will continue, but Congress will contest next elections independently, says Gagan Thapa : Presenting their papers at Mahasamiti, General Secretary Sharma stresses the coalition has no alternative, while party veep calls for curbing corruption (kp 21/02/2024)

NC Mahasamiti meeting commences in Godawari (kh 19/02/2024), NC President Deuba calls for deliberation on Constitution amendment (kh 19/02/2024), NC Prez Deuba convenes meeting of office bearers and ex-office bearers to forge consensus (kh 19/02/2024), Thapa’s proposal against poll alliances gets Deuba’s nod : Without specifying the changes, the Congress chief called for revision of the constitution of Nepal, by Anil Giri (kp 20/02/2024) [Just as King Birendra spoke of timely reforms to the panchayat system before the 1981 referendum without specifying them?], Mahasamiti Conclave : Will It Bolster Congress's Position?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/02/2024), Topic of pre-election alliance dominates NC Mahasamiti meeting, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 20/02/2024)

NC vote percentage has decreased due to coalition: Dr. Shekhar Koirala (kh 18/02/2024)

NC leaders, including 22 central members, to announce Special Campaign for Sanatan Hindu State today (kh 17/02/2024) [To identify the state and the nation with a single culture and religion is a crime against the multi-ethnic and multi-religious society of Nepal! The country is not the property of predominantly male high caste Hindus, even though they have pretended to be for centuries!], Congress leaders’ reports criticised by own for ‘falling short on solutions’ : 22 central members memo Deuba demanding reinstatement of Nepal as a Hindu state, by Anil Giri (kp 17/02/2024), A group in Nepali Congress gears up to raise the Hindu state agenda at Mahasamiti meeting : The party’s central working committee has rejected the agenda’s inclusion in the upcoming Mahasamiti meeting. On Saturday, the group, however, made public its four-page dossier (kp 18/02/2024), NC leader Koirala supports agenda of reinstating vedic hindu nation (rep 20/02/2024)

Thapa proposes holding 15th Congress convention by mid-December 2025 : General secretary heavily criticises party’s top leadership and offers some suggestions (kp 16/02/2024)

NC document against poll alliance (ae 16/02/2024)

Congress group aims to put Hindu state on party meet agenda : While proponents say the party should listen to people’s voices, others dismiss the agenda as a non-starter (kp 15/02/2024) [Those who advocate a return to a Hindu state ignore the multi-ethnicity and the multi-cultural and multi-religious character of Nepalese society. Such people oppose social inclusion and are therefore anti-democrats. Political parties that advocate such policies should be ignored! They only stand for the preservation of power and privileges of a predominantly male small elite!], NC leaders advocate for Vedic Sanatan Hindu State in special proposal (kh) [The 22 signatories are in no way representative of the Nepalese population! You might as well declare Nepal a Tharu, Gurung, Limbu or Sherpa state, which would be just as absurd!]

NC gears up for Mahasamiti meeting; forms nine sub-committees (kh 15/02/2024)

NC leadership lacks focus on strengthening party organization, interview with Jagadish Narsingh KC (kh 07/02/2024)

NC supporters express dissatisfaction over coalition: Gagan Thapa (kh 04/02/2024)

NC Prez Deuba appoints eight coordinators to expedite preparations for Mahasamiti meeting (rep 04/02/2024)

Internal differences in the party must be resolved for progress: NC General Secretary Thapa (kh 03/02/2024)

NC General Secy Gagan Thapa launching dialogue tour from Jhapa on Saturday (kh 27/01/2024)

NC launches ‘Congress in the Community’ campaign starting today (kh 27/01/2024)

NC celebrates 78th establishment day (rep 26/01/2024)

Deuba exhibiting despotism in the party, interview with Arjun Narsingh KC (kh 11/01/2024)

NC President Deuba prepares to make Sitaula Chairman of National Assembly (rep 07/01/2024) [At present, around two thirds of NA members of parliament are Khas Arya (population share < 30 per cent). Deuba is doing everything he can to increase this proportion! In order to make the NA more socially inclusive, no more Bahuns should currently be elected (nominated) at all!], NC finalizes 10 National Assembly candidates : Shekhar Koirala’s faction gets 3 seats (kh 08/01/2024), General secretary Thapa voices discontent over National Assembly candidate selection (kh 08/01/2024)

NC decides on 11 key points; extends sister organizations’ term by 6 months (kh 31/12/2023), Nepali Congress unveils selection criteria for NA Elections, prioritizing overlooked leaders (kh 31/12/2023)

NC’s evaluation of government paints a picture of dissatisfaction (kh 31/12/2023), Congress student wing demands home minister’s resignation: A group of people holding a banner of Nepal Student Union and carrying placards protest in front of the ministers’ quarters Harihar Bhawan (kp 31/12/2023), Congress members express worry over mounting public frustration, poor governance : On the last day of the three-day central committee meeting, a member seeks home minister’s resignation over killings of two youths in Balkumari on Friday (kp 31/12/2023)

NC to review performance of its ministers : All nine Congress ministers in Dahal Cabinet are told to come up with their report cards in the party’s central committee meeting, which starts today. The meeting will also discuss the possible agendas of the upcoming Mahasamiti meeting (kp 28/12/2023), Congress central members slam party’s ministers : Health Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet says his plan to hire 30,000 health staff has stalled (kp 29/12/2023), Nepali Congress ministers under scrutiny at central working committee : Shekhar Koirala conspicuously absent. Ministers outline their achievements as party assesses their performance (kp 30/12/2023)

Rift in Congress after Lumbini chief minister expands Cabinet : Congress provincial committee accuses unilateral decision-making, by Birendra KC (kp 25/12/2023)

NC Gen Secy warns of protests if federal government denies rights to provinces (kh 23/12/2023)

Nation in a critical hour; NC should take lead role: Sher Bdr Deuba (kh 23/12/2023) [But definitely not under your leadership!!]

NC President blames electoral system for electoral alliance (rep 22/12/2023) [Although the electoral system is supposed to guarantee inclusion and proportional representation, this is deliberately abused and circumvented by the parties and especially their leaders. Without a commitment by the parties to proportional representation in the direct election system, as already prescribed by the Interim Constitution but was never respected, adequate social inclusion cannot be achieved. Apart from this, one-party governments are becoming increasingly rare in democratic states. In Nepal today, they would be extremely unlikely even with a purely direct election system.]

Deuba takes center stage at Madesh Province Conference as Koirala opts for Sunsari event (kh 21/12/2023)

NC should contest NA elections leader independently: Dr. Shekhar Koirala (kh 21/12/2023)

Party rivals for strict vetting of candidates as Deuba wants Sitaula in upper house : The Koirala camp is opposed to fielding candidates who lost last parliamentary polls, by Anil Giri (kp 20/12/2023) [Both factions of the NC share a lack of understanding of democracy and the self-evident dominance of male Khas Arya.]

Nepali Congress leaders contemplate leadership change (kh 18/12/2023), What lies ahead for Bal Krishna Khand?, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 18/12/2023) [He was not declared innocent, but was only released from prison on bail. It is unacceptable for people against whom legal proceedings are pending to hold responsible state and party offices! This bad habit is widespread among all parties!]

Rise of new parties good for democracy but a challenge for Congress : If the government improves its performance and undertakes result-oriented initiatives, we can’t break our understanding and ditch coalition partners, interview with Pradip Paudel (kp 18/12/2023)

NC General Secretary Sharma urges public not to worry about distant elections (rep 17/12/2023)

NC to claim 10 seats in National Assembly elections (kh 15/12/2023) [This party received just 25 per cent of the vote in the last parliamentary elections and is claiming more than 50 per cent of the vacant seats in the National Assembly? That doesn't sound very democratic!]

NC to register for NA election; Deuba entrusted with ticket distribution responsibility (kh 15/12/2023) [This sounds reasonable. A nomination by the party leader (male Khas Arya) is always more democratic than elections!]

NC decides to reschedule Mahasamiti meeting : Mahasamiti meeting to be held on February 19-22, 2024 (kh 15/12/2023), Nepali Congress defers its Mahasamiti meet again : Cold and National Assembly elections cited as reasons (kp 16/12/2023)

NC row: What’s brewing between Gagan and Shekhar Koirala?, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 14/12/2023), Koirala and Thapa patch up to up the ante against Deuba : Amid suspected fissures in faction, Gagan Thapa proposes Shekhar Koirala as the next parliamentary party leader, by Anil Giri (kp 14/12/2023)

Nepali Congress rank-and-file disillusioned by leadership, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 13/12/2023)

NC President Deuba calls work performance committee meeting (kh 12/12/2023), Shekhar Koirala and Gagan engage in three-hour ‘secret talks’ (kh 12/12/2023), NC’s Shekhar-Gagan faction holding ‘crucial meeting’ in Kathmandu (kh 13/12/2023)

NC Mahasamiti meeting to get deferred again : Leaders have cited the National Assembly elections and cold for the deferral (kp 12/12/2023)

Coalition with communists will lead to NC’s decline: Dr. Shekhar Koirala (kh 08/12/2023)

NC General Secy Gagan Thapa calls for investigation of high officials’ assets post-1990 (kh 02/12/2023)

NC sees a growing demand to reinstate Nepal as Hindu state (rep 01/12/2023) [Many of the NC's leading politicians and MPs are hand-picked Khas Arya males, especially Bahun. However, they are by no means representative of Nepali society. The NC should finally strive for proper social inclusion if it wants to continue to be a national party. Then there would not be such outrageous allegations!]

Congress open to debating secularism within the party : Deuba, chief of the largest party, says secularism could be discussed, but restoration of monarchy is out of question, by Anil Giri (kp 28/11/2023) [And a return to the Hindu state is out of the question for all those who have suffered under it in the past! The discussion only arises because of the failure of the leading politicians and parties!], Deuba’s views on secularism personal: NC (kh 29/11/2023), Debate over ‘Hindu Rastra’ surfaces within Nepali Congress (kh 30/11/2023) [No national party that wants to represent all Nepalis can even think about the Hindu state for a moment! Deuba diqualifies himself once again!]

Bickering Weakens NC's Stance, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 31/10/2023)

NC’s Koirala ramps up pressure on Deuba-Dahal partnership, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 17/10/2023)

NC President Deuba convenes meeting with Veeps and Gen Secies to discuss Koshi CM issue (kh 16/10/2023)

Rift in Congress over fielding Koshi chief minister candidate : Congress’ Kedar Karki, with backing of UML and 8 party members, challenges bid of coalition candidate Angbo, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 13/10/2023), Koirala pushes Deuba’s efforts aside in Koshi political mess (kh 14/10/2023), Congress quarrel in Koshi causes cracks in coalition : Maoist chief whip counters as Congress lawmaker in federal parliament demanded formation of a Congress-led government (kp 14/10/2023),
Prime Minister Dahal, NC President Deuba, and Leader Shekhar Koirala sign crucial agreement (kh 14/10/2023), Dr. Koirala firmly commits to ruling alliance (kh 14/10/2023), Kedar Karki’s govt in Koshi Province is a coalition govt: PM Dahal (kh 14/10/2023), Koshi Province NC dispute: Province PP leader Thapa resigns (kh 14/10/2023)

Pradeep Poudel sees need of electing party leadership by public (kh 08/10/2023)

Gagan Thapa’s proposal to recall Congress ministers sparks fresh intra-party debate : The party has nine ministers in the government. The proposal is yet to be officially discussed in the Congress, by Anil Giri (kp 03/10/2023)

Nepali Congress decides to hold Mahasamiti meeting in November (kh 28/09/2023)

Congress leaders rap government’s performance (ae 26/09/2023)

Dissolution of federalism, reinstatement of Hindu state raised in NC CWC meeting (kh 24/09/2023) [It is frightening to observe how the once democratic Nepali Congress is obviously turning into a right-wing populist and Hindu fundamentalist party, which no longer wants to represent the interests of all people in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural state of Nepal!! The alternative to the federal state would be at best a centralist state, which Nepal continues to be thanks to the anti-federal sentiments of the high-caste male state elite, but not a Hindu state!], Former King Gyanendra likely to tout as potential leader amidst public skepticism: Dr. Narayan Khadka (kh 25/09/2023) [?????]

Deuba under pressure to pull out of coalition, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 21/09/2023)

NC President Deuba nominates eight leaders, including Chandra Bhandari as NC central members (kh 21/09/2023) [All males, five of them Bahuns. This is once again social inclusion as understood by the ruling male high-caste elite, not to mention the anti-democratic procedure of nomination instead of election!], Unilateral decision-making debated in Congress meet : Leaders upset as Deuba inducts loyals to central committee, by Anil Giri (kp 22/09/2023) [Typical characteristics of an anti-democratic party!]

Congress dissidents to Deuba: Mend ways or face consequences : As Nepali Congress central committee meets, rival faction gears up for showdown with party chief on multiple fronts, by Anil Giri (kp 21/09/2023)

NC leadership under pressure over government leadership (kh 15/03/2023)

Around 30 percent of active NC members in Chitwan choose not to renew memberships (kh 10/09/2023)

Deuba’s successor plan : Gagan Thapa and Shekhar Koirala were in the same camp during the 14th General Convention, but as they aspire for the top job, the distance between them is widening, by Dilip Kumar Karki (ae 04/09/2023) [All political parties are based on authoritarian and partly undemocratic leadership. This is also ensured by the Political Parties Act!]

People are enraged and restless: Gagan Thapa (kh 02/09/2023)

All religions and cultures get equal opportunity in democracy: Deuba (kh 31/08/2023) [This then clearly means that the state of Nepal, dominated by male Khas Arya, especially Bahun, is not a democracy! That Deuba does not even blush at these brazen lies!]

Coalition for corruption : Power equations may change, but the unfair practices of the political syndicates perhaps won't, by Mohan Guragain (kp 29/08/2023)

Seven NC leaders voice concerns over transfer of police officers spearheading investigation (kh 24/08/2023)

Congress says opposition attacks, internal rifts have weakened party : Nepali Congress ministers in Dahal government hold meeting to discuss ways to have better coordination with the party and to make service delivery better (kp 23/08/2023) [The NC leaders should look into a mirror. With a clean, rational, democratic and socially inclusive party policy, attacks from outside could not harm the party, on the contrary, they would be beneficial!]

NC lawmaker Sunil Sharma vows to continue demanding Home Minister’s resignation (kh 13/08/2023), Congress MPs criticise government for Sharma’s arrest, Lama’s appointment : Nepali Congress lawmakers convened in the Capital for their parliamentary party meeting on Sunday (kp 14/08/2023), NC stands against forming high-level judicial committee to investigate 100 kg gold smuggling case (rep 14/08/2023)

NC lawmaker MP Sunil Sharma arrested from Golfutar (kh 10/08/2023)

NSU cadres rally and chant slogans outside NC central office (kh 09/08/2023)

Will internal disputes in NC come to an end?, by Devendra Basnet (rep 03/08/2023)

Congress top leaders against prosecution in ‘non-cruel’ murder : Party takes a stance against demands of conflict victims that there must be no amnesty for serious rights violations, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/08/2023) [Sher Bahadur Deuba and his NC are strictly against justice for victims! Every murder is cruel, both for those directly involved as well as for their families and friends! Human rights defenders are stunned!]

Message of the CC meeting of NC: Heading for a disaster in the next election, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 01/08/2023)

Nepali Congress leaders’ call for review of proportional election system creates buzz : Provision misused since its introduction as leaders handpick candidates close to them, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/07/2023) [The problem is the undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour of the top politicians of all parties in nominating candidates for both the FPTP and PR systems. Here, a change in the law on political parties is urgently needed. Only the representative electoral system reflects the strength of a party. The direct election system in its present form is misused solely to ensure the dominance of the Khas Arya minority males.  The promised socially inclusive state would be finally discarded.]

NC Central Committee meet : Further Polarises Rival Groups, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/07/2023)

NC abides by SC verdict on Koshi Province: Prakash Man Singh (kh 29/07/2023) [Rulings of the Supreme Court are binding law for everyone! This statement is therefore completely superfluous!]

NC’s troubled CWC meet has a to-do list for government, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 28/07/2023)

Nepali Congress central meet fails to discuss leadership of its sister wings : Ignoring internal organisations will only weaken the party, leaders say, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 28/07/2023) [A party in constant decline thanks to the endless internal power struggles of its already long-failed high-caste male leadership!], NC CWC meet ends : Suspending Khand would have been the right course of action to take for the CWC (ht 28/07/2023)

Congress central committee meet concludes ignoring calls to dismiss Bal Krishna Khand : General Secretary Thapa goes public with a 13-point dissent, by Anil Giri (kp 27/07/2023) [The proximity of politics and crime is typical of all major parties. Claims to the contrary by party leaders are sheer mockery!] NC adheres to zero-tolerance policy against corruption: Dr. Mahat (kh 27/07/2023) [This can be seen from the fact that BK Khand, who has been detained for weeks, is left on the party's leadership staff!]

Gathering exposes deep rifts in Congress : Dissidents accuse Deuba of ‘protecting’ Khand, backing a bill that ‘promotes impunity, by Anil Giri (kp 26/07/2023)

Thapa for generational change in NC leadership (ht 25/07/2023)

Ideals of B P Koirala: Need of translating into action by NC, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 25/07/2023)

‘Nepali Congress today is not driven by the right values’, interview with Historian Rajesh Gautam on the historical evolution of the Nepali Congress and its current course (kp 24/07/2023)

NC general secretaries face criticism due to their dual character, by Subodh Gautam (rep 24/07/2023)

NC’s Central Committee meeting marred by accusations, frustration: Shekhar Koirala (kh 23/07/2023)

Congress jamboree veers from agenda as members speak as they please : Central Working Committee members criticise party president Deuba and general secretaries for failing to improve party affairs. Many seek generational change in leadership (kp 22/07/2023)

Congress factions engage in blame game : Deuba accused of failing party. Silence of general secretaries, Sitaula on Koshi questioned, by Anil Giri (kp 20/07/2023), Disorderly Congress : The NC establishment faction has little interest in considering a change in leadership and direction (kp 20/07/2023)

NC transformation campaign leaders submit 21-point report to central leadership (kh 18/07/2023), Congress rival factions devise strategies to counter each other at central working committee meeting : Whether to suspend leaders implicated in corruption cases is likely to be a major bone of contention in the meeting, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/07/2023), Central Committee meeting of Nepali Congress: A new sense of direction expected, by Jiba Raj Pokjharel (ht 18/07/2023)

NC to expand party membership from 0.8 million to 1.4 million (rep 18/07/2023)

35 NC leaders off the hook, action recommended against 87 upon PP leader Deuba’s order (rep 18/07/2023)

NC General Secy Thapa announces potential leadership change in Parliamentary Party (kh 15/07/2023)

Nepali Congress youth leaders are gearing up to challenge party president Deuba : Gagan Thapa says the party must make changes in its leadership to attract the younger electorate in next polls, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/07/2023)

Let There Be Dynamism In NC, by Ballav Dahal (rn 10/07/2023)

Not tired yet, will endeavor to change PP leader again: Gagan Thapa (kh 08/07/2023)

NC calls central committee meeting after a year (rep 05/07/2023)

NC General Secy Thapa dissatisfied at party’s readiness to support small party’s premiership for ‘coalition’ (kh 01/07/2023) [Gagan Thapa's criticism is honourable, but he too fails to mention the much-needed social inclusion that all political parties lack.]

Discontent in Congress as crucial bi-monthly meeting delayed by a year : General Secretary Bishwa Prakash Sharma cites polls and political events for the delay in convening the central committee meeting (kp 30/06/2023)

NC issues whip to pass budget (ae 27/06/2023) [And then what was the point of all the discussions on the budget in parliament if, in the end, MPs are not allowed to vote freely according to their conscience?]

NC launches online membership system for general members (rep 27/06/2023)

NC has not held CC meeting for 11 months (rep 27/06/2023)

‘Nepali Congress should neither be nervous nor complacent’ : Nepali Congress Central Committee Member Minendra Rijal on recent rumours about a change in ruling coalition as well as internal Congress politics after most recent national elections and by-poll, interview with Minendra Rijal (kp 26/06/2023)

Ruling coalition might change provided govt does not perform well: Gagan Thapa (kh 24/06/2023)

Congress youth leaders continue ‘party transformation’ drive : The party’s young leaders have been putting in efforts to unite cadres across the country following the party’s bypoll defeats, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 21/06/2023)

Who is Deuba’s successor?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 13/06/2023)

NC will not compromise on ideology: Gagan Thapa (kh 13/06/2023) [Not even in relation to the electoral system? Nepal urgently needs better social inclusion. This is prevented by the existing electoral system and the attitude of the party leaders! But Deuba has called for the abolition of even the minimal opportunity that exists!]

Constitution amendment must to make PR system effective: NC President Deuba (kh) [Another foolish talk. Of course, the constitution needs many amendments, but the attitude of the all-dominant male Khas Arya elite could be changed today even without amending the constitution! Waiting for a constitutional amendment only aims at further stalling the people!], Deuba moots election system change : Speaks of having in place FPTP system for HoR and PR system for National Assembly, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 11/06/2023) [Deuba pleads for the final end of social inclusion in the HoR instead of ensuring that this inclusion is also prescribed in the selection of candidates for the FPTP system! 15 percent male Khas Arya should be the absolute limit for all political levels and also for the leadership levels of political parties if Nepal's social harmony is to be maintained!]

Congress may hold its policy convention in September : Dissidents have big hopes from the gathering, but the party establishment is unfazed (kp 07/06/2023)

If party suffers due to individuals, we should act against them: NC General Secy Thapa (kh 02/06/2023), NC General Secy Thapa vows to challenge party President Sher Bahadur Deuba (rep 02/06/2023), Criticizing leadership alone does not make party strong: NC President Deuba (kh 03/06/2023) [But retiring the failed generation of party leaders and transferring responsibility to a younger generation could be important first steps. This applies to all major parties, by the way.], Disregarding people can have detrimental consequences : Gagan Thapa’s craze could fade over time. As new political parties and independent candidates emerge, voters can opt for alternative options, considering newer faces with fresh ideas and novel approaches, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 05/06/2023)

Congress leaders press party to hold policy convention by mid-September : It’s essential for the party to allow the leaders to ventilate their ire against the leadership, says leader Pradeep Paudel, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/05/2023)

Youth leaders mobilise to ‘save’ Congress : Second-rung leaders to travel the country to ‘unite cadres and reconnect with voters’, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 25/05/2023)

Diminishing appeal of Nepali Congress : Today, many factions have emerged within the party, each harbouring distinct characteristics, by Sambridh Ghimire (kp 24/05/2023)

Prominent youth leaders rally for change within NC : True democracy entails empowering the people and avoiding dictatorial tendencies, says Congress youth leader Bhupendra Jung Shahi  (ae 22/05/2023)

NC leadership tight-lipped despite Shekhar-Gagan faction’s mounting pressure to suspend Khand (kh 18/05/2023)

NC leaders initiating ‘Transformation Campaign’ (kh 17/05/2023)

NC should not bear the burden of the arrested; suspend the accused immediately: General Secy Thapa (kh 16/05/2023)

Congress shrugs off calls to suspend Khand : General secretaries Gagan Thapa and Bishwa Prakash Sharma are in favour of immediate suspension while the majority of office-bearers wants to wait until a final court verdict, by Anil Giri (kh 12/05/2023) [Already now, all his offices and functions should be resting until the final clarification!]

General secretaries plan Congress revolt. Will they succeed? Gagan Thapa and Bishwa Prakash Sharma are reportedly considering radical options for the party’s transformation, by Anil Giri (kp 10/05/2023)

NC President Deuba calls a meeting of party’s top leaders (rep 10/05/2023)

Former Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand arrested : Khand's personal secretary Narendra KC also arrested (kh 10/05/2023), Fake Bhutanese refugee scam: Former Home Minister Khand brought to Police Range for investigation (kh 10/05/2023)

Intra-party row flares up in Nepali Congress (kh 09/05/2023)

Nepali Congress youth leaders demand ideological overhaul after election losses : Leaders criticise party chief Sher Bahadur Deuba’s work approach, unilateral decision-making, by Anil Giri (kp 06/05/2023)

NC General Secretaries “working” to make party vibrant, dynamic (kh 04/05/2023)

Generational idiosyncrasy of Nepali Congress : To be relevant again, the party must flush out the toxic residues of Machiavellian politicking from its culture, by Sucheta Pyakuryal (kp 03/05/2023)

NC leader Koirala in S’pore amid intra-party conflict : PM Dahal's India visit uncertain as the process of procuring arms from China begins (kh 03/05/2023)

NC should be enabled to fight alone in next election: Koirala (kh 29/04/2023)

Byelection mandate urges NC to review its decision and make corrections: Dr. Shekhar Koirala (kh 26/04/2023)

Do away with opportunists in the party: NC leader Koirala (kh 17/04/2023)

NC almost finalizes names of ministers : Cabinet expansion in a day or two (kh 13/04/2023) [Please take your time, there are still four and a half years until the next elections! How are you going to get through this time without infighting? There is nothing else to do.]

Congress factional dispute delays Cabinet expansion : Party’s rival faction led by Shekhar Koirala unwilling to settle for anything less than three ministries for its members (kp 07/04/2023)

Did intra-party tensions influence Gagan Thapa’s speech in Tanahun? Gagan Thapa, an icon of Nepal’s republic movement and liberal politics, delivered a speech in Tanahun on Monday criticizing Dr Swarnim Waglé. His close aides believe intraparty tensions and pressures reflect in his speech (nlt 04/04/2023)

Congress factions clash, delaying the pick of more ministers from party : Confusion in Koirala camp with General Secretary Thapa joining Sharma in suggesting Pradip Poudel’s name, by Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2023)

NC decides to support JSP Chairman Upendra Yadav in Bara-2 by-election (rep 02/04/2023)

NC’s Shekhar faction reiterates demand of ‘dignified’ representation in govt (kh 31/03/2023), NC calls CWC meeting to address dissenting voices (kh 01/04/2023)

Economist Swarnim Wagle quits NC (kh 30/03/2023), Economist Wagle quits Congress ‘after constant humiliation by the Deubas’ : Wagle is said to have joined Rastriya Swatantra Party and is set to contest Tanahun-1 seat, by Anil Giri (kp 31/03/2023)

Hobson’s choice for Nepali Congress: Continuity or change? Nepal’s grand old political party Nepali Congress has a choice whether to continue the wrong trends or start a fresh beginning for a change. Its preference for the ministerial positions will give an indication to the future course of the party (nlt 26/03/2023), NC “finalizes” names of five ministers: Source (kh 27/03/2023)

Many ministerial aspirants inside Congress, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 20/03/2023)

Chitwan 2 by-election: 11 names recommended from NC (rep 20/03/2023)

NC to give of vote of confidence to PM Dahal and join govt (kh 19/03/2023)

Congress leaders jostle to lead party in government : NC Vice-president Khadka, who had key role in hammering out deal between Dahal and Deuba, could be frontrunner, by Anil Giri (kp 19/03/2023)

NC should be on ruling side prior to PM Dahal’s vote of confidence: Gagan Thapa (kh 17/03/2023)

NC instructs its MPs to vote for Vice Presidential candidate Yadav (kh 15/03/2023) [There can't be enough males in state functions!]

I will not become a Minister now, will contest in PM when time comes: Gagan Thapa (kh 12/03/2023)

General Election 2079 and the Way Forward for NC, by Ganesh Mandal (rep 11/03/2023)

NC waiting for PM Dahal’s “gesture” to join government (kh 28/02/2023)

NC decides to field Ram Chandra Poudel as Presidential candidate : To finalize presidential candidate (kh 25/02/2023)

Congress’ pick for President comes down to ‘Paudel v Sitaula’ contest : Party insiders say Ram Chandra Paudel is the frontrunner, but Sitaula has the backing of Prime Minister Dahal, by Anil Giri (kp 24/02/2023)

Congress hopeful of securing presidency after Maoist Centre’s decision : Congress leaders say Oli could propose Madhav Nepal for new President to create division between Dahal and Deuba (kp 21/02/2023) [The failed old party leaders like Oli, Dahal and Deuba, are desperate for a political figure from their coterie who fits their personal ambitions for power.], NC should nominate a neutral candidate, not political, as presidential candidate: Shekhar Koirala (kh 21/02/2023)

Nepali Congress ups the ante to secure presidency for the party : Party spokesperson says Congress is ready to ensure full-five year term to Pushpa Kamal Dahal if the Maoist Center supports Congress in the presidential election (nlt 18/02/2023)

Revitalizing Nepali Congress : There should be a provision for organizing programs to train the party activists and make them efficient regarding the party's principle, ideology, philosophy, policy, and program, by Ganesh Mandal (rep 08/02/2023)

Supreme Court seeks clarification from Parliament Secretariat for recognizing NC as opposition party (rep 08/02/2023)

NC to support Maoist Center’s Aryal as NA Vice Chairperson (kh 05/02/2023)

Eye on presidential polls, Congress to meet parties out of ruling coalition : Meeting today will also discuss the vacant home minister position (kp 04/02/2023) [There are only two parties with one MP each that do not support the government!?]

NC to nominate candidate for Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (rep 02/02/2023)

Deuba’s own begin doubting his leadership : Supporters of the Congress chief hold separate gatherings to discuss his leadership and working style, by Anil Giri (kp 01/02/2023)

NC will join the govt if the party is given Home Ministry: Shashank Koirala, by Basanta Dhungana (rep 28/01/2023) [Is the NC now gambling away its last shred of credibility? First the party expresses its confidence to the government, then it still wants to be the opposition and as soon as another interesting ministry is vacant, it again wants to join the government.]

Decide and rue: Political predicament of Nepali Congress : Nepali Congress has acquired the identity of the opposition party but many are still asking how a party that gives vote of confidence to the government still remains an opposition (nlt 26/01/2023)

NC supported the govt for national consensus: Dr Mahat (rep 26/01/2023) [What a load of bullshit!]

Losing presidency will add to Deuba’s woes : Congress leaders unsure prime minister will support their presidential candidate despite Dahal’s tricky ties with Oli, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/01/2023)

Will Congress get the presidency? Like the NC, the Maoist party too is concerned about giving all vital positions to the UML. Dahal is wary that UML leader KP Sharma Oli could become all-powerful and sideline him, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 25/01/2023)

Choice before the Congress : The time has come for the Nepali Congress to think beyond Sher Bahadur Deuba and his coterie (kp 24/01/2023)

NC On The Horns Of A Dilemma, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 24/01/2023)

NC President Deuba proposes names of Poudel and Sitaula as presidential candidate (kh 24/01/2023) [Thank God, only male Khas Arya! They may only have a population share of six per cent, but this justifies their holding all responsible posts!], Congress fixated on presidency, demands prompt vote for the top post : The largest party is attempting to get Dahal’s backing for its presidential candidate (kp 24/01/2023), Opposition leader in parliament to get Rs 61,000 in monthly salary, several other perks and benefits (rep 24/01/2023) [Deuba personally happy again?]

NC to seek parties’ support for President (kh 23/01/2023) [Without naming a potential candidate?]

Parliament Secretariat grants NC main opposition party status (kh 23/01/2023) [The main opposition is a party that supports the PM!?], Despite supporting the government, Nepali Congress gets status of main opposition (nlt 23/01/2023) [This is a laughing stock!]

Dr Shekhar Koirala rues giving vote of confidence to PM Dahal : Though few Congress leaders registered a note of dissent against the party’s decision, all Congress leaders had voted in favor of Prachanda on January 10, rendering the government and parliament ‘opposition-less’ (nlt 23/01/2023), Koirala faction says Congress trust vote to prime minister was a mistake : Leaders also raise a question as to who leads the faction—Koirala or Thapa, by Tika R Pradhan (kp)

NC’s Koirala camp holds meeting at Battisputali (kh 22/01/2023), Meeting of Koirala faction: NC could not move forward with a clear vision (rep 22/01/2023)

NC to consult JSP, Unified Socialist and LSP before nominating candidacy for Speaker (kh 18/01/2023), NC files lawmaker Ishwari Neupane’s name for Speaker (kh 18/01/2023)

‘NC backed this govt. to troubleshoot national challenges’ (kh 14/01/2023) [What stupid talk! Whoever expresses confidence in a government is not in opposition to it!]

epali Congress preparing to contest President and Speaker elections : The largest party has 89 seats in the House and it will require an additional 50 votes to win the Speaker race (kp 13/01/2023)

What is he thinking? In his lust for power, Sher Bahadur Deuba seems determined to take down Nepali Congress with him (kp 12/01/2023), Congress lieutenants fail to check boss : Thapa, Sharma and other second-rung leaders opposed Deuba but could not rein him, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 13/01/2023)

Four NC lawmakers against giving vote of confidence to PM Dahal (rep 10/01/2023), Division in Congress adds interest to a foregone conclusion : Deuba camp wants to support Dahal during today’s vote of confidence, while the rival faction is against the idea, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 10/01/2023) [A functioning democracy requires a strong opposition. A party that openly supports the government is not an opposition!], Main opposition concept comes into question : Congress leaders say the party has lost moral ground to claim opposition role after giving confidence vote to Dahal, by Anil Giri (kp 11/01/2023), Plot thickens as Nepali Congress gives Dahal vote of confidence : Speculations rife of Deuba striking some kind of tacit agreement with prime minister, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 11/01/2023)

Deuba’s grip on Congress firm despite losing power : Revival hope in doubt with leadership change unlikely soon, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 09/01/2023)

Is Deuba plotting a comeback? Some leaders in the Deuba camp still believe that the NC could return to power, others say the ship has already sailed, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 06/01/2023),  NC tries to revive alliance formed before Nov 20 election as PM Dahal seeks trust vote (rep 07/01/2023) [??]

Deuba intensifies talks with parties as PM Dahal prepares for trust vote in parliament (rep 06/01/2023) [It's all about personal power. Deuba would do better to resign from all offices and leave this task to a younger generation. This would be more credible.]

Tension brewing in Congress with rival factions ready to spar : Neither the Deuba camp nor opponents appear in a mood for compromise before crucial central committee meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 05/01/2023) [It would not be the first time that Deuba has contributed to a split in the NC for reasons of claiming power!]

Incredible exit of Nepali Congress: Ways of resurrection, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 03/01/2023)

NC gen secys pledge to rejuvenate party (ht 01/01/2023) [This is long overdue and applies to the other parties as well!]

Deuba must quit to save a sinking NC, interview with Gururaj Ghimire, NC (ae 30/12/2022)

Deuba in hot water, once again, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 29/12/2022)

Meeting of NC’s disgruntled faction underway in Baluwatar (kh 28/12/2022)

NC will play constructive role as an opposition: Gagan Thapa (kh 27/12/2022)

Deuba should resign as party President and PP leader: Ghimire (kh 26/12/2022), Congress leaders seek answers after party’s abrupt exit from power : Some accuse Deuba coterie members of misleading the party chief, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2022), Double whammy for NC. Courtesy: Maoist-UML alliance, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 17/12/2022)

‘I contested parliamentary party leadership to keep Congress alive’, interview with Gagan Thapa (kp 26/12/2022)

Gagan Thapa bats for apolitical President : Says the Nepali Congress should not stake claim to both prime minister and President, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 23/12/2022)

Deuba challengers to stay out of Cabinet, keep him honest : The Thapa-Koirala camp’s strategy seems to be to keep a close eye on the functioning of Sher Bahadur Deuba, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 22/12/2022), Move over, pops : Gagan Thapa may have lost the Congress election, but he claimed a moral victory (kp 22/12/2022) [Gagan Thapa could be the right reaction to the election result, unlike failed politicians like Deuba, not to speak of Dahal!], Respect the Results of Change : In view of the demography and the challenges facing the country, new leadership with vitality and vision is the demand of the time and passion of the people, by Chiranjibi Paudyal (rep 22/12/2022)

Gagan Thapa lost the battle but that’s not an end of story : Gagan Thapa lost the battle of parliamentary party election in Nepali Congress but observers say his candidacy means a lot for Nepali Congress and politics at large, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 21/12/2022)

Rival faction in Nepali Congress to field Gagan Thapa for parliamentary party leader : The meeting between two leaders also came to a conclusion that Koirala would propose Thapa for the election of PP leader (nlt 20/12/2022), NC President Deuba registers nomination for PP leader (kh 20/12/2022), Deuba strong in parliamentary party as rival camp divided : Congress president reportedly has support of 55 lawmakers while the Koirala-Thapa faction jointly has 34 members, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 20/12/2022) [Deuba obviously tried to secure his majority in the parliamentary group through nominating the PR deputies!], Deuba elected Nepali Congress PP leader (kh 21/12/2022) [At 76, still the future and hope of the party for the next five years? Poor Nepal!], NC General Secretary Thapa announces he will not join govt (kh 21/12/2022)

Kavre NC recommends action against two central members accused of betrayal in elections (rep 18/12/2022)

NC leads new govt, Prachanda’s claim for premiership is also natural: NC Spokesperson Mahat (kh 17/12/2022) [Despite the widespread manipulation of the elections thanks to the electoral alliance of the ruling parties, the latter did not win the elections. This result makes clear, the voters no longer want a government of the same failed, aging high-caste men!]

NC senior leader Poudel seeks Deuba’s support for premiership (kh 14/12/2022) [???]

Government saddles Sheetal Niwas with disputed ordinance : Attempts to rope in new coalition partners by pardoning convicted criminals has come under withering criticism, even from within Nepali Congress, by Anil Giri and Nishan Khatiwada (kp 13/12/2022)

Can Gagan Thapa beat Deuba in prime minister race? Nepali Congress chief remains favourite as immediate change in parliamentary party leadership looks unlikely, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 12/12/2022)

Wives, cronies and company : Old parties’ leaders have given more ammunition to those who argue that PR is irredeemably corrupt (kp 12/12/2022)

NC General Secretary Sharma opposes ordinance brought to free Resham Chaudhary (kh 12/12/2022)

NC picks 32 PR lawmakers (rep 10/12/2022), NC finalizes names of 32 PR candidates for HoR (with list) (kh 10/12/2022) [Nepotism without any scruples!], NC submits name list of selected HoR members under PR (kh 11/12/2022)

Ganging up against Gagan Thapa : Sixteen days after winning the parliamentary elections, Gagan Thapa is facing hurdles within and outside the party on his journey to becoming a parliamentary party leader and future PM (nlt 08/12/2022) [The old failed leaders will never change! They had their chance, but they repeatedly failed to take it. Why on earth should they try again?], Gagan Thapa’s premiership bid, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 08/12/2022)

PM Deuba seeks Dr Shashank’s support for parliamentary party leader (kh 06/12/2022)

NC seeks betrayers’ list through party’s discipline committees (kh 04/12/2022)

New government will provide political stability: Leader Paudel (rep 04/12/2022) [Forget your dream world! The governing coalition has not even been able to preserve a simple majority. Political stability is impossible in the coming years! The entire guard of old politicians should resign immediately!]

NC Leader Dr Bhandari goes for young generation’s leadership (kh 02/12/2022)

Over half a dozen prime ministerial aspirants in NC (rep 29/11/2022)

NC leader Poudel starts wooing party leaders for premiership (kh 27/11/2022) [The country desperately needs young, dynamic and socially inclusive political leaders, not old, failed male Bahuns!], NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel seeks Madhav Nepal’s support for premiership (kh 28/11/2022) [Obviously he has not understood these elections!]

Too many PM hopefuls in Nepali Congress: Who will call the shots? Sher Bahadur Deuba, Dr Shekhar Koirala, Gagan Thapa, Ram Chandra Paudel, Dr Shashank Koirala and Prakash Man Singh are the major aspirants. But it’s not so easy (nlt 25/11/2022) [The new PM should belong to a younger generation. Consequently, only one of the mentioned can be considered!]

Gagan Thapa has tricky path to PM post : His party’s strength in the House as well as fate of ruling coalition will be decisive factors, by Anil Giri (23/11/2022), Is new troika in the making in Congress? Many find the prospect of Gagan Thapa, Bishwa Prakash Sharma and Pradip Paudel joining hands fascinating, by Anil Giri (kp 24/11/2022) [It would be a welcome and long overdue change, but social inclusion would still be lacking!], Young hope : Do the young leaders have it in them to defeat Deuba in the race for parliamentary party leader? (kp 25/11/2022)

Prakash Man Singh re-elected from Kathmandu-1 : Nepali Congress leader won for the fourth time beating Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader Rabindra Mishra by just 125 votes (nlt 22/11/2022), Gagan Thapa elected from Kathmandu-4
Thapa has garnered 21,302 votes, while his nearest rival Bhattarai secured 13,855
(nlt 22/11/2022), I’ll start preparation for parliamentary party election: Gagan Thapa (kh 22/11/2022),
People aspire to see new face in leadership: Gagan Thapa (rn 22/11/2022)

NC suspends three leaders for not supporting coalition candidate (kh 19/11/2022)

People want me to become the Prime Minister: Prakash Man Singh (rep 16/11/2022)

Gagan Thapa portrays himself as future PM, by Sunita Bhul (kh 15/11/2022), The generation Gagan : Why people of all walks want Nepali Congress politician Gagan Thapa to win November 20 election? (nlt 16/11/2022), Why we need Gagan Thapa to lead Nepal : This election, we have the opportunity to bring the derailed system back on track. We have the opportunity to replace the old and obsolete leadership with energetic and visionary leaders like Gagan Thapa, by Anoop Bikram Shahi (nlt 18/11/2022)

NC takes action against five candidates for non-cooperation with party (kp 14/11/2022)

Mohammad Firdosh Alam is contesting elections on the back of his murder-accused father’s influence : The Nepali Congress candidate brushes off allegations against his father, says leaders of rival parties have conspired against him, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 13/11/2022)

Gagan Thapa will become the PM after the upcoming elections: Economist Dr Wagle (rep 12/11/2022)

I have no choice but to win elections to become PM: Gagan Thapa (kh 09/11/2022)

NC expels 74 people, including central member Dinesh Koirala (kh 08/11/2022)

Nepali Congress mum on secularism, vows to strengthen federalism : The party’s manifesto says it will create 1.25 million job opportunities in the next five years, if voted to power, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/10/2022) [A party that is not clearly in favour of secularism is against proper inclusion of all groups in society!], Congress pledges free healthcare, experts doubt its implementation : The party has committed to increasing insurance amount to Rs1 million from the existing Rs100,000 (kp 30/10/2022), NC pledges zero carbon emission in Nepal by 2045 (rep 30/10/2022) [???]

Congress manifesto stresses national interest in foreign policy : The grand old party is set to unveil the manifesto for next month’s parliamentary and provincial elections on Saturday, by Anil Giri (kp 29/10/2022), NC unveils election manifesto  (kh 29/10/2022), Nepali Congress claims border dispute with China in its official document : The existing border disputes with both India and China will be solved through political and diplomatic dialogues, states the manifesto of Nepali Congress (nlt 29/10/2022), Pledges to create 1.2 million jobs within 5 years (rn 29/10/2022) [Yawn! Always the same empty election promises from the same failed politicians!], What Swarnim Waglé has to say on the manifesto unveiled by Nepali Congress : “The manifesto issued by the Nepali Congress conveys hope and inspiration to the younger generation” (interview) (nlt 29/10/2022), NC to establish museums in all seven provinces (kh 30/10/2022)

Rebel candidates continue to be a headache for Nepali Congress : The party asks them to withdraw from the race. Congress members have also been inactive in constituencies where alliance partners have fielded candidates, by Anil Giri (kp 23/10/2022)

Contractors with deep pockets are wading into electoral politics : Among the parties, Nepali Congress has fielded most contractors for first-past-the-post seats of lower house, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/10/2022)

Nepali Congress seeks departure in manifesto for November elections : The party’s blueprint for national development will address issues of unemployment, social justice, digitalisation, information technology and economic growth, by Anil Giri (kp 15/10/2022))

Why is Arzu Rana Deuba toiling away in Sudurpaschim Province? Many people see it as her entry into full-time politics, by DR Pant (kp 14/10/2022)

NC expels rebel candidates for five years (rep 13/10/2022)

Nepal’s parliament elections 2022: Nepali Congress denies ticket to eminent economist Dr Swarnim Waglé
Waglé is recognized in Nepal as a public intellectual and emerging leader looked up to by the younger generation for his reformist credentials and accomplishments
(nlt 09/10/2022)

Congress to field candidates in 90 federal seats : The Shekhar Koirala-led dissident group has been arguing that the party shouldn’t have settled for fewer than 100 seats, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 09/10/2022), NC fields 86 candidates for HoR election (With list) (kh 09/10/2022)

NC row: Koirala faction reiterates demand of 40 percent share (kh 07/10/2022), Congress camps close ranks with revision to proportional candidacy : Koirala faction, which had demanded fairness in candidate selection, gets 35 percent share, by Purushottam Poudel and Nishan Khatiwada (kp 07/10/2022)

NC to proceed with nominations of candidacies for FPTP system (kh 04/10/2022), Nepali Congress holding meeting to select candidates for Nov 20 elections (kh 06/10/2022)

NC not to include recently-nominated central members in PR list (kh 03/10/2022)

Congress camps close ranks with revision to proportional candidacy : Koirala faction, which had demanded fairness in candidate selection, gets 35 percent share, by Purushottam Poudel and Nishan Khatiwada (kp 03/10/2022)

NC row: Disgruntled camp wants names of Arzu and Manju to be removed from PR list (kh 30/09/2022), Time has come for a rebellion in the party: NC Gen Secy Thapa (kh 30/09/2022), NC row: PR closed list dispute takes new shape (kh 01/10/2022) [Presumably Deuba wants to build up his wife as a potential successor in case he does have to give up his offices "in the distant future" for reasons of age!], NC office bearers’ meeting to revise the proportional list (kh 01/10/2022)

NC’s disgruntled camp to continue protest against party leadership : Holding tea-reception as part of its phase-wise struggle (kh 29/09/2022), Congress’ Koirala faction continues protest over PR candidacies : They demand revision of the PR lists and 40 percent of the party’s total candidacies for federal and provincial elections (kp 29/09/2022, NC Prez Deuba to give 30 percent ‘share’ to Shekhar-Gagan camp (kh 29/09/2022), NC leaders hold meeting to revise PR candidates’ list (kh 29/09/2022)

EC’s code of conduct not practical: NC spokesperson (rn 28/09/2022) [Just as the constitution and laws?????]

NC’s Koirala faction in Thamel to increase pressure against PM Deuba (kh 26/09/2022), NC’s disgruntled faction announces agitation program (kh 26/09/2022), NC row escalates as disgruntled camp announces agitation (kh 27/09/2022), Congress faction to drive a hard bargain on selection of election candidates : A leader close to Deuba admits that the establishment faction had been trying to corner the Koirala-Thapa camp, by Anil Giri (kp 27/09/2022), NC closely watching activities of Koirala faction: Spokesperson Mahat (kh 27/09/2022), Rift in NC over lists of PR candidates : The Koirala faction has accused Deuba of ignoring deserving candidates (ht 27/09/2022), Activities of Shekhar faction lack discipline, party will take action: NC Spokesperson Mahat (rep 27/09/2022) [Since its inception, the NC has been a faction-prone party, like most of Nepal's political parties. Moderation is urgently needed!], NC row: Preparations underway to “revise” PR candidates’ list (kh 28/09/2022), Shekhar faction staging protest at NC party office (rep 28/09/2022), Disgruntled Koirala faction organizes sit-in at Sanepa (kh 28/09/2022)

Wish to lead the country, says senior NC leader Paudel (kh 25/09/2022)

NC row: Koirala camp holding a gathering : "Strategy to exert pressure on NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba" (kh 24/09/2022), Congress’ Koirala camp ups the ante against Deuba : Leaders from rival Shekhar Koirala camp accuse party president of excluding their nominees on PR list, by Anil Giri (kp 24/09/2022), NC in trouble as disgruntled camp warns of rebellion (kh 25/09/2022)

NC leader Rana Deuba being fielded as PR candidate in Nov 20 elections (kp 19/09/2022) [Nothing against Ms Rana Deuba, but this smacks of nepotism. Since the FPTP candidates are almost exclusively male, the nomination of the prime minister's wife for the PR list should already mean her safe re-entry into the parliament.]

It’s either 40 percent ticket share or poll boycott, rival camp threatens Deuba : Leaders supporting Koirala-Thapa faction voice their fears of the Congress not fielding candidates from the camp, by Anil Giri (kp 18/09/2022)

Candidate hopefuls in Congress could rebel if party settles for fewer seats, leaders and observers say : Dissidents including Shekhar Koirala insist party should keep around 100 lower house seats for itself, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 16/09/2022)

NC restricts previous PR-elected lawmakers from becoming PR candidates again (kh 15/09/2022) [NC, CPN (MC) and all the other parties had better restrict the previously directly elected politicians from running again. After all, these predominantly male, high-caste politicians are the ones responsible for the whole misery of the state, not so much the MPs elected through the PR system!]

Ruling coalition is meant to ward off possible alliance against NC, interview with Pradip Poudel (kh 12/09/2022)

NC Madhesh Province decision not to accept the coalition without 60 percent seats (kh 09/09/2022) [In view of the poor performance of the NC in the previous elections, such a demand is completely out of touch. completely absurd! Regardless, candidates should be chosen by the voters and not selected by party politicians!]

rging electoral alliance is NC’s unanimous decision: Spokesperson Mahat (kh 04/09/2022)

Poudel aspires to be prime minister after Thapa, as Deuba unlikely to give way : Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel who lost 2017 polls, is making an all-out effort to win this time. Insiders say aspirations are fine but there’s party charter too, by Anil Giri (kp 04/09/2022) [Someone who at the time blocked the work of the Constituent Assembly for more than half a year just to satisfy his personal desire to be Prime Minister for once is definitely not qualified, although Deuba is no better!]

As seat-sharing talks linger on, leaders tell Congress not to settle for less than 100 seats : Deuba says the party should be ready for some compromise to keep the coalition intact, by Anil Giri (kp 01/09/2022)

“NC will not share seats in its ‘stronghold’ constituencies”, interview with Mohan Basnet (kh 30/08/2022)

Dispute in Congress over election seats as leaders want a bigger bite for the party : While Deuba appears ready for a compromise, several leaders insist party should not settle for less than 100 seats, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 28/08/2022) [more than 60 per cent of the candidates?]

NC asks committees to recommend election candidates by September 5 (kp 27/08/2022)

Democratic Autocrat : Giving all authority of selecting candidates to Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepali Congress has started a hybrid democratic-autocratic practice (sp 19/08/2022)

NC Prez Deuba nominates 10 women as central members (kh 16/08/2022) [Nominations are always more democratic than elections!? According to Clause 15 of the Political Party Act, the proportion of women at all levels of a party should be at least one-third. Moreover, almost all of the 10 women belong to Tagadhari castes....]

Tarun Dal demands President Bhandari’s resignation (kh 15/08/2022)

In Congress, rival faction ups the ante seeking fair share of seats for its leaders, by Anil Giri (kp 14/08/2022) [This is selfish in the interest of the old failed and non-inclusive top politicians. Adequate participation of women, Dalits and other marginalised groups would be much more important!]

Electoral alliance out of fear and compulsion: NC leader Poudel (kh 14/08/2022)

NC disgruntled faction led by Koirala faction demands 40 percent seats in Nov 20 elections (kh 13/08/2022)

NC ‘mandates’ party President Deuba for formal nomination of candidates (kh 13/08/2022)

NC President Deuba calls meeting of party leaders to discuss seat allocation (kh 08/08/2022) [Democracy looks different!]

Cadres protest demanding NSU be given full shape (kh 08/08/2022)

Prakash Man announces his desire to be PM to develop the country (rep 06/08/2022)

Political activism of the first lady: Towards better or worse?, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 26/07/2022)

A cautious Congress keeps close eye on communists in view of Dahal’s wiles : Maoist Centre chair’s active initiatives to build a left alliance in the name of socialist centre cause suspicion, with some wondering if it’s former rebel leader’s latest subterfuge, by Anil Giri (kp 26/07/2022)

NC to forge an electoral alliance in parliamentary elections to garner clear majority (kh 18/07/2022), Congress decides to fight upcoming elections under alliance : Seat-sharing with coalition partners set to be tough as it wants the lion’s share (kp 19/07/2022)

NC President Deuba under fire for bypassing Koirala camp (kh 17/07/2022), NC President Deuba in hot water (kh 18/07/2022)

Electoral alliance should be formed with minimal damage to NC: Shekhar Koirala (kh 16/07/2022), NC should consider electoral alliance: Leader Koirala (kh 16/07/2022)

NC makes public proposed hierarchy of office bearers, members (kh 12/07/2022) [Since most of these office bearers are male Tagadharis, their continued control of the state is ensured!]

NC’s disgruntled camp dubs electoral alliance “futile” : NC holding CWC meeting even today (kh 12/07/2022)

Bill related to Constitutional Council should be withdrawn: Dr. Koirala (kh 11/07/2022)

Dr. Shekhar Koirala faction holds separate meeting ahead of office bearers’ meet (kh 10/07/2022)

Nepali Congress General Secretary Gagan Thapa breaks the silence over alleged financial crime by Finance Minister : Nepali Congress was criticized for embracing silence to the alleged involvement of an outsider to change tax rates in the fiscal policy by the Finance Minister (nlt 04/07/2022)

Congress camp puts pressure on Deuba, saying he failed in governance and party : Leaders from rival faction worry he is acting more like a chief of the five-party coalition than party president, by Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2022), Simmering discontent in NC : Political setback for Deuba, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 04/07/2022)

NC’s disgruntled faction charting out strategy to exert pressure on party leadership (kh 30/06/2022), “Party must convene CWC meeting and review local election” : We are urging the party president to fulfill his leadership responsibilities, interview with Dila Sangraula (kh 30/06/2022), NC Prez Deuba under pressure; disgruntled faction holding meeting even today (kh 01/07/2022), Congress’ Koirala camp blasts Deuba for poor leadership, government irregularities : Deuba camp dismisses charges as a pressure tactic aimed at securing more positions for dissidents in party bodies, by Anil Giri (kp 01/07/2022)

Deuba’s six months as Congress chief: Success in polls but party left in disarray : Party yet to form several committees and departments while many central committee positions are still vacant. Insiders say leadership failed to adhere to party charter, by Anil Giri (kp 10/06/2022) [All Nepali political parties lack democratic structures and processes. They are under the authoritarian control of ageing and failed high-caste male politicians who cling to their posts, disregard the diversity of society and deny the participation of women, youth and migrants!]

Local election results satisfactory; now time to prepare for general election: Gagan Thapa (kh 25/05/2022)

NC cadres thrash central member after party’s ward chair candidate lost in his ward (kh 17/05/2022)

A left turn Congress is taking as the party attempts to counter communist forces : The grand old party, which believed in free and open market policy, is now toeing the line leftist forces followed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/05/2022)

Arzu under fire for her remarks to stop grants where Congress loses : Analysts say her remarks reflect a lack of understanding of how the state functions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/05/2022) [This is not only offensive, it is criminal and corrupt!]

Chitwan NC members resign en masse (rep 07/05/2022)

Nepali Congress takes action against rebel candidates (nlt 06/05/2022) [It would be better to take action against the so-called party leaders who disregard the democratic rights of citizens and local party politicians!], NC, Sankhuwasabha, takes action against 23 rebel candidates (kh 06/05/2022)

Excessive focus on Bharatpur mayoral race may cost Nepali Congress dearly : Deuba is bending over backwards to save the alliance, irking party members no end, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/05/2022)

Nepali Congress in turmoil as alliance politics chafes scores of local leaders : Insiders say leaders and cadres in lower committees deprived of their right to speak up, by Anil Giri (kp 28/04/2022) [The party leaders' understanding of democracy is exactly the opposite of democracy!], Deuba urges ‘rebel’ NC leaders and cadres to withdraw their candidacies (rep 28/04/2022) [Local politicians should not be called rebels just because they stand up for democracy and federalism, which are disregarded by the party leadership!], Ruling alliance directs rebel candidates to withdraw candidacies : Nepali Congress is making a last-ditch effort to appease Jagannath Poudel who has filed an independent candidature against Renu Dahal in Bharatpur Metropolis to withdraw his candidacy (nlt 29/04/2022) [Nepal is a federal state. The national party leadership cannot issue directives in this regard, at best recommendations!], Rebel candidates, supporters and seconders will be expelled if their candidacies are not withdrawn: NC (rep 29/04/2022)

Irregularities in NC ticket distribution: Shekhar (ht 28/04/2022)

Congress faces revolt in grassroots bodies over seat-sharing decision : Disgruntled leaders and cadres in several units vow to defy alliance and contest local elections as independents, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/04/2022) [The top politicians of all major parties continue to practise the centralist state!]

Discontent brews in Congress after allies finalise seat-sharing for 17 major cities : A section in the party and observers denounce alliance politics, saying such a practice shrinks democratic space, by Anil Giri (kp 21/04/2022) [Nepal is a federal state in which the national party leadership can only make recommendations to the local party level, but should not impose any directives, especially regarding the nomination of local election candidates and electoral alliances!], Biratnagar NC to defy ruling coalition’s decision : To contest polls without alliance (kh 21/04/2022)

Pre-local election dynamics in Nepal : Theory and reality, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 20/04/2022)

NC sets up 'province desk' at party office (kh 19/04/2022)

NC Stands To Benefit From Poll Alliance : Having allied with the ultra-rightist party of Kamal Thapa's RPP-Nepal and pro-Christian party, Nepal Pariwar Dal, Oli has made his intentions clear, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 19/04/2022)

NC’s Joshi faction to forge electoral alliance with UML in Tanahun (kh 17/04/2022), NC flexible on poll alliance, to have no truck with UML (ht 17/04/2022) [??], CPN-UML to support Joshi's son (ht 18/04/2022) [Here, too, nothing more than flawless nepotism!]

Local level free to use discretion regarding electoral alliance: NC Gen Secy Thapa (kh 16/04/2022), NC cadres against electoral alliance in local election: Leader Thapa (kh 18/04/2022)

NC Gen Secy Sharma questions govt’s decision to suspend governor (kh 15/04/2022)

NC endorses election manifesto (kh 14/04/2022) [Local elections do not so much need a party manifesto at the central level. They are primarily about the local concerns and interests of the voters, and these vary widely from region to region. The same applies logically to electoral alliances.], Electoral alliance will not serve NC’s interest: Gen Secy Thapa (kh 14/04/2022)

Congress leader Shashank Koirala asked to furnish clarification over his Rs60 million remark : The amount spent is much higher than the ceiling of Rs2.5 million set for an individual candidate (kp 11/04/2022), Shashank gets EC show cause notice (ht 12/04/2022)

Action against governor causes unease among Congress leaders : Leaders say the party has been dragged into Maoist agenda and the uncalled for decision could backfire, by Anil Giri (kp 10/04/2022)

NC leader Koirala warns against forging electoral alliance with Maoist (kh 06/04/2022)

NC directs district committees not to hurry in finalizing local election candidates (kh 05/04/2022)

Congress comes up with formal decision on poll alliance : Members of rival Nepal Congress faction fear that alliance with communists could harm the party’s voter base, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/03/2022)

Nepali Congress to take a final call on electoral alliance today (nlt 29/03/2022), Nepali Congress set to decide today in favour of poll alliance : Party dissidents say Deuba is more driven by his desire to secure his next term as prime minister than safeguard the long-term future of the party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/03/2022) [Like all the other old top politicians, Deuba is not the future of NC. But thanks to the direct election system, an electoral alliance of other parties could once again throw the NC back into irrelevance!], Coalition or no coalition? NC in debate and discussion, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 29/03/2022), NC decides to form electoral alliances based on local circumstances and needs (kh 29/03/2022), Nepali Congress decides to partner with some communist forces for local elections (nlt 29/03/2022)

To form election alliance or not: NC in a Hamletian dilemma : Will today's CWC meeting take call on it? (kh 28/03/2022)

Koirala-led NC faction assembling against appointments of NSU, NTD presidents (kh 28/03/2022), NC leaders warn of protest if Shekhar Koirala camp not accommodated in parliamentary committee (kh 29/03/2022), Shekhar's faction in NC continues its protest against Deuba (ht 29/03/2022) [Long may the disunited NC continue to nurture internal power struggles!]

NC CWC members pile pressure on President Deuba to contest polls without alliance : NC holding CWC meeting even today (kh 27/03/2022)

Congress leaders want poll alliance for local polls on needs basis : Other members of the ruling coalition have been waiting for an official decision by Nepali Congress central working committee on an electoral alliance for upcoming elections, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/03/2022), Nepali Congress leaders favour poll alliance in CWC meet, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/03/2022)

NSU, Tarun Dal stage protest against PM Deuba : Koirala faction is irked by party president's recent nomination (ht 26/03/2022) [Nepotism, undemocratic party statutes and non-inclusive nominations instead of elections are the typical features of all political parties and their factions!]

NC off to a fashionably late start to finalize candidates for local level election, by Sanjeev Nepal (kh 25/03/2022)

Poudel group stresses need to form alliance in local polls (kh 25/03/2022)

NC forming parliamentary board to select candidates : Calls CC meeting on Friday (kh 24/03/2022) [What kind of democracy is this? Local candidates must of course be decided by the local party base, not the central level. This sounds like nepotism again!]

I will contest elections from Kailali-5: Dr Arzu Deuba (kh 24/03/2022) [This should be decided by the party base in Kailali 5, not from above. Furthermore, obviously not enough family members of the top politicians can sit in parliament!]

Alliance not necessary if party gets united: NC leader Koirala (kh 23/03/2022) [If other parties form an alliance, even a unified NC could face problems like in 2017. And CPN (MC) and CPN (US) probably need an alliance to survive!]

Dismissive statements on interpretive declaration casting shadow on credibility of Congress leaders : Observers argue that though the interpretive declaration on MCC Compact does not have legal validity, it is disingenuous of the political leaders to dismiss the document which helped pave the way for MCC implementation (nlt 15/03/2022)

Nepali Congress door-to-door election campaigning begins today (nlt 13/03/2022)

NC must forge an electoral alliance to ensure success: PM Deuba (kh 10/03/2022)

Party to take action against those involving in defeating official candidates: NC Veep Gurung (kh 09/03/2022) [Democracy is when the party leadership selects the candidates and the party base is not allowed to have a say!]

NC conducting door-to-door campaign targeting local election (kh 08/03/2022)

Nepali Congress Emerges Stronger, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 08/03/2022)

NC Spokesperson Dr Mahat rules out electoral alliance among ruling partners (kh 02/03/2022)

Maoist Center and Unified Socialist must quit govt if they vote against MCC: NC leader Thapa (kh 22/02/2022) [But then the Deuba government would also be finished and possibly KP Oli would be brought back to power and that must be prevented at all costs!]

Election alliance as per need: General Secretary Thapa (kh 15/02/2022)

Prakash Sharan Mahat appointed Nepali Congress spokesperson : A former minister, the Congress central member is considered close to party President Deuba (kp 07/02/2022)

UML will help NC if proposal to impeach speaker tabled: Secretary Rayamajhi (kh 03/02/2022) [???]

Congress forms 37-member central work execution committee : The mechanism, as powerful as the Central Working Committee, will take up the issue of local election and its date (kp 28/01/2022), Congress forms 37-member central work execution committee : As per party charter, the central work execution committee exercises the authority of the Central Working Committee, but decisions taken by CWEC have to be approved by the CWC, by Anil Giri (kp 29/01/2022)

Confusion in Nepali Congress over polls, particularly local elections : Deuba is in a fix as he feels obliged to coalition partners while he faces pressure from his own party leaders, by Anil Giri (kp 23/01/2022)

Nepal’s ruling party Nepali Congress asks New Delhi to immediately stop road construction in the Lipulekh area : Nepali Congress has categorically claimed that Lipulek, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani are Nepal’s territory and India should respect historical evidence (nlt 15/01/2022)

'Foreign aid with unreasonable conditions unacceptable' Nepali Congress General Secretary Bishwo Prakash Sharma said he is against taking foreign assistance by accepting unreasonable conditions (ht 07/01/2022)

NC leader Koirala asks Deuba the criteria of nominating central members (kh 05/01/2022), Koirala faction to up the ante if qualified leaders sidelined (kh 06/01/2022), Koirala faction ups ante against Deuba : Rejects alliance with any party in the upcoming elections, by Anil Giri (kp 06/01/2022), NC will contest upcoming polls alone, says Koirala (kh 08/01/2022), NC has endorsed my political agenda, says Dr. Koirala (rn 09/01/2022)

We want justice, won’t bargain for power sharing: Gagan Thapa (kh 05/01/2022)

NC Gen Secy Thapa vows to end factionalism in party (kh 04/01/2022)

NC President Deuba nominates 10 central members, including senior leader Poudel (kh 01/01/2022) [And what is democratic about this approach? The selected persons are not socially inclusive either!], NC Prez Deuba nominates three more leaders to CWC : Gurung, Poudel and Shahi have been made central members today (kh 02/01/2022), Deuba nominates ‘defeated leaders’ to central committee (rep 02/01/2022) [Quite obviously, he wants to ensure that there continues to be no generational change under his leadership!], Deuba accused of nominating only supporters to Congress central committee : Among 13 nominated, just two, or mere 15 percent, are women, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/01/2022)

NC General-Secy Thapa stresses on the need to connect society with children (rep 27/12/2021)

NC’s Road Ahead After General Convention, by Birendra Madai (rn 27/12/2021)

NC politics: Factionalism exists, rank and file are “clientelistic” loyalties, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 27/12/2021)

Dahal resigns from executive director of NC policy institute (kh 27/12/2021)

Everyone Will Be Represented In Party - PM Deuba (rn 25/12/2021) [This will only be the case when the proportion of male Bahuns and Chhetris at all levels of the party is reduced to no more than 15 per cent in total and the seats hitherto occupied by them are given to members of all other sections of society in proportion to their share of the population! Incidentally, this applies to all political parties!]

Dr. Shekhar Koirala ranked 20th in NC order of precedence (kh 25/12/2021)

Authorities sit on probe report as Banke activists’ sit-in nears month : One of the accused, former Constituent Assembly member Badshah Kurmi is contesting for Banke district president of the ruling Nepali Congress, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/12/2021)

How the Nepali Congress finds its way depends now on how Deuba behaves : Party president has emerged as even stronger leader, he should be accommodative and more liberal, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 24/12/2021)

NC To Get A Boost, by Mukti Rijal (rn 23/12/2021) [This sounds a bit euphoric. The power structures of this socially still non-inclusive party have not changed that much, at least in very modest ways!]

NC jamboree fails to give message of inclusion, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/12/2021)

New faces of hope in Nepali Congress: Will they be able to live up to their promise? Analysts say Gagan Thapa and Bishwa Prakash Sharma must keep themselves away from the entrenched interest groups within Nepali Congress, while at the same time never deviating from reform agendas, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 21/12/2021), Next generation Nepali Congress : Many of these young leaders started their political careers after restoring democracy in 1990,  by Achyut Wagle (kp21/12/2021), NC Turns Over A New Leaf, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 21/12/2021)

Dila Sangraula top among central members (Women Open category) (kh 21/12/2021) [The open category is obviously only for Tagadharis. Somehow the non-inclusive character of the NC has to be ensured!!], Binod Chaudhary wins NC Central Member post securing popular vote (kh 21/12/2021), Nepal’s richest man in Nepali Congress courts controversies, raises moral questions (nlt 21/12/2021)

16 new faces elected in NC’s Central Working Committee from open category (rep 20/12/2021)

NC Gen Secy Sharma decides to resign from spokesperson (kh 20/12/2021)

‘Consent of ruling alliance necessary to proceed towards MCC’ (kh 19/12/2021)

NC leader Shekhar Koirala becomes party central member as per party statute (kh 19/12/2021)

Can Congress Create Charisma?, by Atindra Dahal (rep 18/12/2021)

Chitra Lekha Yadav from Deuba panel elected CWC member (kh 18/12/2021), Arjun Jang Bahadur Singh elected as NC CWC member (backward area) (kh 18/12/2021), Seven of 13 NC office bearers from Deuba camp (ht 18/12/2021)

Congress’ Deuba group wins eight of 13 office bearer positions : Counting of votes for Central Working Committee members is underway, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/12/2021)

The Young Turks of Congress : Gagan Thapa and Bishwa Prakash Sharma win general secretary posts, heralding a change in the grand old party, by Anil Giri (kp 17/12/2021)

Upadhyaya, Pariyar and Angdambe elected NC joint general secretaries (nlt 17/12/2021), Dina Upadhyaya elected NC Joint General Secretary (women) (kh 16/12/2021), Bhishma Raj Angdembe from Deuba panel elected NC Joint General Secretary (Adivasi/Janajati) (kh 17/12/2021), Jeevan Pariyar from Koirala faction elected NC Joint General Secretary (Dalit) (kh 17/12/2021), Farmullah Mansur elected NC joint general secretary from Muslim cluster (kp 17/12/2021)

Party in need of change: What next for Deuba and Nepali Congress? Deuba won the presidency in Nepali Congress but he has failed to come up with agendas and visions to set up the future political course for the party, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 16/12/2021), Same old faces : The truth of the matter is that back door dealings are an open secret (kp 16/12/2021)

Gagan Thapa, Bishwa Prakash Sharma elected NC general secretaries (nlt 16/12/2021), Khadka, Gurung elected NC Vice Presidents (nlt 16/12/2021)

NC Gen Convention: All results to be out by Dec 20 : Vote count for office-bearers to begin from today itself (kh 15/12/2021)

Sher Bahadur Deuba is reelected Nepali Congress President : Deuba defeated Shekhar Koirala by 907 votes to get reelected as party chief for the second time in a row, by Ashim Neupane and Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 15/12/2021), NC Gen Convention: Deuba re-elected Nepali Congress President (kh 15/12/2021), Sher Bahadur Deuba defeats Shekhar Koirala to reclaim Congress president post : The leader is faced with a host of challenges—from giving a direction to the party to leading it to the next elections, by Anil Giri (kp 15/12/2021)

Can Congress elect new leadership to bring the party back into the reckoning? As delegates vote, insiders and observers say the grand old party must reinvent and revamp itself—both on ideological and organisational fronts, by Anil Giri (kp 14/12/2021)

Second round of election for Nepali Congress’ presidency : As none of the four candidates secured more than 50 percent of votes, Nepali Congress delegates have to vote again to choose the party’s president (nlt 14/12/2021), Singh and Nidhi’s role decisive in electing president as NC goes for second round of voting (kh 14/12/2021), Deuba most likely to win presidential poll as Singh and Nidhi vow support for him (kh 14/12/2021), Kalyan Gurung to support Deuba in second round of voting (kh 14/12/2021)

NC Gen Convention: Candidates asking for votes as voting delayed (kh 13/12/2021), NC leader Shekhar Koirala makes his panel public (with list) (kh 13/12/2021), NC Gen Convention: Voting begins to elect new leadership (kh 13/12/2021), Journalists misbehaved at NC General Convention; photojournalists put down cameras (kh 13/12/2021), NC 14th General Convention: 600 votes cast till 2 pm (kh 13/12/2021), NC 14th General Convention: 878 votes cast so far (rep 13/12/2021), NC General Convention: Election committee extends voting hour till 9 pm (kh 13/12/2021)

Congress set to see four-way contest for party top post : Old equations break down after rapid change in party dynamics on nomination day as the grand old party prepares to vote to elect new leadership for next four years, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/12/2021), NC General Convention: 58 candidates withdraw candidacies from central members (nlt 12/12/2021), Neupane withdraws candidacy from NC President, five leaders still in the fray : Neupane announces to support Dr. Koirala (kh 12/12/2021), Sixty candidates, including a Presidential candidate, withdraw candidacies : Surendra Chaudhary withdraws candidacy from the post of Joint Gen Secy (kh 12/12/2021), NC leader Meen Vishwakarma withdraws candidature for central member (kh 12/12/2021), NC 14th General Convention: Leaders and cadres busy seeking votes (kh 12/12/2021), We all will unite against PM Deuba in second phase of election: Bimalendra Nidhi (kh 12/12/2021), We have to take the shortcomings in the party seriously and move forward: Poudel (rep 12/12/2021)

NC 14th Convention : Will It Take Socialist Course?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 12/12/2021) [No, the NC only calls itself socialist. In reality, it is a party clearly to the right of centre with conservative elements that question the most important achievements of today's constitution, such as the republic and secularism!]

I Should Win The Party Presidency In Present Circumstances: NC President Deuba (rn 12/12/2021) [Kina? You should lead the current government until the next elections, but you don't have to be party president as well. Germany has just elected a new chancellor who will continue not to be the chair of his party! The new leader must stand for the democratic and socially inclusive future of the party and you are not doing that!]

PM Deuba urges senior leader Poudel not to retire from politics (kh 12/12/2021) [It is high time for you both to say goodbye to political leadership roles!]

Congress convention: No ideological debate, just kerfuffle : The grand old party seeks transformation but the gathering is purely technical to elect new leadership without any discussions on programmes, principles, goals, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 11/12/2021), NC’s General Convention Day 2: Candidates register nominations, canvass for votes : Candidates are scheduled to register their nominations by 5 pm today. The voting for the new working committee will take place on Sunday (nlt 11/12/2021), NC general convention: Namelist of 4,743 representatives released (kh 11/12/2021), NC leader Singh filing nomination for presidency after unveiling concept paper today (kh 11/12/2021), NC leader Sujata Koirala joins Singh’s camp, announces candidacy for vice president (kh 11/12/2021), NC leader Gurung registers nomination for presidency (kh 11/12/2021), Deuba faction in the soup: Spokesperson Sharma not to back off from Gen Secy’s race (kh 11/12/2021), Gachchhadar and Khadka picked for vice presidents from Deuba panel : Candidate for gen secy yet to be finalized (kh 11/12/2021), NC leader Shekhar Koirala finalizes his panel : Dr. Koirala enjoys support of senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel (kh 11/12/2021), Dr Shekhar Koirala and his panel members register nominations (rep 11/12/2021), Dr Shekhar Koirala's leadership a must to transform Nepali Congress: Gagan Thapa (rep 11/12/2021), NP Saud distancing himself from Deuba camp : Assures Shashank Koirala to be with him (kh 11/12/2021), Shashank Koirala rejects NC President Deuba’s offer for the post of Vice-President (kh 11/12/2021), Mahesh Acharya registers nomination for NC Vice-President (kh 11/12/2021), Senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel pulls out of race amid Congress convention : Issuing a statement, the aspirant for the top post said he decided to stay away from the competition in view of the ‘evolving situation’ in the party (kp 11/12/2021), General Secretary’s aspirant NC Spokesperson Sharma joins leader Singh’s panel (kh 11/12/2021), Rapid dynamics change in Congress as nominations are being filed : Dissatisfaction grows in the Deuba camp after one general secretary post offered to Sitaula group (kp 11/12/2021), PM Deuba registers candidature for NC President (kh 11/12/2021), Deuba and his team file nominations : Bijay Kuamar Gacchadar and Purna Bahadur Khadka are vice president candidates. Pradip Paudel and Prakash Sharan Mahat vying for general secretary posts (kp 11/12/2021), Veep Nidhi files nomination for NC president : Nidhi's panel includes Divyeshwori Shah as vice president candidate and Rajaram Karki as general secretary candidate (kh 11/12/2021), Six leaders, including PM Deuba, in the fray for NC presidency : Deadline for filing nominations expires at 5 pm (kh 11/12/2021), Yuvaraj Neupane files candidacy for NC prez (rep 11/12/2021), Leaders Khand, Karki and Lekhak register candidacy for NC’s central members (rep 11/12/2021), Industrialist Chaudhary files candidacy for NC central member (kh 11/12/2021), 39 candidates vying for 13 posts of office bearers (kh 11/12/2021), NC General Convention: Six leaders file candidacies for President (nlt 11/12/2021)

NC’s 14th General Convention kicks off in Kathmandu : There are 4,700 representatives for the General Convention who will elect new leadership during the three-day event (nlt 10/12/2021), Chaos in Congress as convention kicks off : Factions busy in last-minute haggling. While Deuba camp has its own challenges, the Poudel camp struggles to find a common candidate for the top post, by Anil Giri (kp 10/12/2021)

New faces should come forward for NC leadership: Defence Minister Rijal (rep 10/12/2021)

Poudel faction to meet again at 5 pm to decide on a consensus Presidential candidate (kh 10/12/2021), I will give up my bid for NC presidency if Deuba accepts Paudel as unanimous candidate for party president: Nidhi (rep 10/12/2021)

NC President Deuba faction fails to finalize office bearers’ list : Agree to meet again in the evening (kh 10/12/2021)

Mahottari Constituency 3 NC delegates not to participate in 14th General Convention (kh 10/12/2021)

Gagan Thapa announces candidacy for NC General Secretary (rep 09/12/2021)

'Dr Shekhar Koirala has not given up his presidential bid' (rep 09/12/2021)

We will select leadership by consensus to the extent possible: Deuba (rep 09/12/2021) [In a democratic party, the entire party leadership should be elected by the representatives of the members and not selected by the old leadership and presented for nodding off!], Senior leader Poudel not to attend NC Central Committee meeting (kh 09/12/2021), Deuba backtracks on his plan to add three Joint General Secretaries and 58 CWC members as rival faction stands opposed to it (rep 09/12/2021), NC’s CC meeting concludes by endorsing three proposals (rep 09/12/2021)

NC Gen Convention: To hold election for party leadership on December 13 (kh 08/12/2021), NC 14th General Convention: Party advised to focus on political and ideological discourse (kh 08/12/2021)

NC’s Poudel faction fails to pick a common presidential candidate (kh 08/12/2021), NC’s Poudel faction making last-ditch effort to pick a common presidential candidate today (kh 09/12/2021), I won’t back off from presidential race, says NC leader Singh (kh 09/12/2021)

NC’s 14th general convention: Priority on leadership than policy (kh 08/12/2021), With two days to go before NC Gen Convention, eight leaders staking claim for leadership (kh 08/12/2021)

With three days to go, disputes cast doubt over NC central general convention : "Central convention will be held to the extent possible" (kh 07/12/2021)

NC books 3,800 beds for representatives as 14th Gen Convention nears (kh 07/12/2021)

NC leaders of Poudel faction agree to field common candidate (kh 06/12/2021), Pressure mounts on Poudel camp as Deuba maintains confidence : Insiders say Congress could see some rapid changes in dynamics before the convention slated next week, by Anil Giri (kp 07/12/2021)

NC Gen Convention: Deuba faction wins provincial leadership in 3, Poudel: 2 and Sitaula: 1 (kh06/12/2021)

NC Province Convention: Nomination being filed in all seven provinces today, election tomorrow (kh 03/12/2021)

Competition heats up in Congress in lead up to general convention : No dearth of aspirants in the grand old party that has a history of factionalism. As of now, it’s a close fight between Deuba and Poudel camps, by Anil Giri (kp 02/12/2021)

NC Conventions in disputed districts postponed (kh 02/12/2021), NC to hold convention of 16 districts after General Convention (kh 02/12/2021)

PM Deuba urges youth leaders not to hurry in taking the party leadership : PM Deuba says Subarna Shumsher’s loyalty to democracy never diminished (kh 30/11/2021) [The youth must be taken into responsibility in the interest of the party's future! The old leaders like Deuba, Paudel a.o. have failed to often]

NC district convention: Deuba and Poudel factions in neck to neck competition (with list) (kh 30/11/2021) [Both belong to the failed generation of the past, they are not the future! If the party leadership continues to prevent a comprehensive generational change in this fundamental crisis of Nepal, it is bad for both the NC and the country!]

NC publicises revised calendar of events for provincial and central general convention (rep 30/11/2021)

Nepali Congress and the dynastic conundrum : Pursuit of fulfilling self-interest usually results in moral corruption, abuse of authority and misgovernance, by Sambridh Ghimire (kp 29/11/2021)

Unity a must among those who want new leadership in NC: Thapa (rep 27/11/2021)

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

Veep Nidhi declares candidacy for NC President (kh 25/11/2021)

Seven injured as fire goes in NC Pyuthan vote count center (kh 24/11/2021)

Not VP, my candidacy is for the post of party President: Gopal Man Shrestha (kh 22/11/2021)

Five NC cadres injured in clash in Rupandehi (kh 20/11/2021)

NC’s Province Assembly Conventions being held today : Around 9,000 leaders to be elected (kh 19/11/2021)

As Congress mega meet nears, president hopefuls are waiting for district results : Leaders say presidential contest will go into a runoff between Deuba and someone from the Poudel faction, by Anil Giri (kp 18/11/2021)

NC Gen Secy Koirala to run for party president in 14th General Convention (kh 17/11/2021)

NC President Deuba “not in favor of electoral alliance” with other parties (kh 15/11/2021)

NC leader Singh expresses dissatisfaction over Deuba holding CWC meeting at his residence (rep 15/11/2021)

NC set to hold 14th Gen Convention on Dec 10-12; schedule to remain unchanged (kh 11/11/2021)

NC leader Singh rules out relevancy of political mechanism (kh 10/11/2021)

We will endorse MCC Compact agreement through majority votes in parliament: General Secretary Koirala (rep 10/11/2021)

NRNA’s brush with politics : The Nepali Congress’s  interference in the  NRNA’s internal matters  is deplorable, by Naresh Koirala (kp 05/11/2021)

No possibility for early election: Gagan Thapa (rep 04/11/2021)

NC leadership needs transformation, not generational transition: Senior leader Poudel (kh 01/11/2021) [All parties are in urgent need of a generational change, away from the ageing and failed generation of politicians. And this is especially true for the NC!]

Sujata Koirala announces her candidacy for NC President (rep 01/11/2021)

Congress youth leaders call for political intervention to clean up mess in judiciary : Leaders close to Prime Minister Deuba say the independence of judiciary should be honoured and Supreme Court should resolve the crisis on its own. Parties in the ruling coalition are also largely in favour of letting the court find its way out, by Anil Giri (kp 30/10/202) [Nepal's party politicians have never respected the independence of the judiciary. On the contrary, they are in many ways responsible for the current crisis!], NC young Turks for cleaning up judiciary : 'NC should back those fighting against acts that undermined basic norms of democracy, justice' (ht 30/10/2021)

PM Directs NC Poll Body To Prepare Calendar For Dec-15 Convention (rn 27/10/2021), Nepali Congress’ General Convention proposed for Dec 13 to 16 (kh 27/10/2021)

Mandamus safeguards Constitution, democracy: PM Deuba : PM Deuba says SC should resolve problems seen in judiciary (kh 27/10/2021)

Discussion continues between NC Election Committee and the office bearers (kh 26/10/2021)

NC likely to postpone gen convention by one and a half months (kh 25/10/2021), NC Election Committee begins discussion on new schedule of General Convention (kh 25/10/2021), Congress set to postpone general convention again : Some leaders say convention by mid-December is not  certain, even more so if the country goes to early polls, by Anil Giri (kp 27/10/2021)

NC Senior leader Poudel rules out possibility of early election (kh 23/10/2021)

Call to make NC general convention amicable (kh 23/10/2021)

NC leader Thapa “displeased” with government’s functioning (kh 22/10/2021)

NC leader Singh requests Deuba, Poudel to opt for retirement from politics (kh 22/10/2021) [This is extremely urgent, but you yourself are also part of the generation that has to be replaced by a younger one!]

NC’s Gen Convention likely to be postponed yet again (kh 19/10/2021)

NC General Convention likely to be deferred (kh 15/10/2021) [Another postponement of the party conference can hardly be justified by the Corona pandemic. This is clearly about organisational deficits of the ruling party. According to § 16 of the Political Parties Act (PPA), elections to the party's central committee must be held at least every five years.  Both deadlines have long be§en exceeded. According to  54 of the PPA, this can lead to a fine or even suspension of the party!]

Unresolved disputes likely to delay Nepali Congress general convention by at least a month : While the party hasn’t been able to confirm active members in Bara, Rasuwa and Rautahat, ten districts are planning their conventions after Dashain, by Anil Giri (kp 12/10/2021) [Based on Nepali law, the NC is already an illegitimate party. Another postponement of the convention could no longer be justified by the Corona pandemic!]

Moment To Revamp Ideology, Leadership, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 10/10/2021)

Deuba and Poudel seem on equal footing in race to Congress leadership (kp 03/10/2021) [Both belong to the generation of old failed politicians who offer no future to the party!]

NC leader Singh firm on contesting party presidency (kh 02/10/2021)

Dissecting Nepali Congress Convention : Nepal’s grand old ‘democratic’ party is gearing up for the General Convention. Here is everything you need to know about the poll process and numbers, by Nishan Khatiwada (Nepal Live Today 29/09/2021)

Gagan Thapa appeals party cadres to choose the best leadership for NC reconstruction (kh 25/09/2021)

Singh announces candidacy for party presidency (rep 25/09/2021)

NC to begin village/municipal convention from Saturday (rep 24/09/2021)

NC leader Koirala denounces establishment faction’s hooliganism style (kh 23/09/2021)

New Foreign Minister Khadka sworn in amid reservation of NC’s Paudel faction (rep 22/09/2021), Deuba faces censure from own party over Cabinet expansion : The ruling coalition, despite a series of meetings,  has failed to provide names for ministerial posts,  earning bad repute for the government, by Anil Giri (kp 23/09/2021)

Sherchan elected as president of NC (BP) (rep 17/09/2021)

NC’s Poudel faction faces difficulty to choose a common candidate for party’s president (rep 16/09/2021)

NC Election Bolsters Inner Democracy, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 14/09/2021)

Nepali Congress race hotting up as party braces for November convention : Four clear factions have emerged in the grand old party, by Anil Giri (kp 13/09/2021)

Congress may have avoided risk of invalidation but challenges remain : The party has written to the poll body, informing about the start of its convention at the ward level. The party’s 13th general convention was held on  March 3-6, 2016, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/09/2021)

12 NC youth leaders object to convention schedule amendment (kh 11/09/2021)

NC disapproves resignation tendered by CEC coordinator Yadav (kh 11/09/2021)

NC general convention schedule revised (kh 10/09/2021)

NC Central Election Committee Coordinator Yadav resigns (kh 10/09/2021)

NC to elect two Gen Secy from 14th General Convention : NC leaders Pradip Poudel, Gagan Thapa and Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma have announced to vie for the post (kh 09/09/2021)

Language Commission recommends province-wise official languages before government (kh 06/09/2021)

NC youth leader Poudel to contest elections for Gen Secy (kh 06/09/2021)

Deuba appoints Kapileshwar Yadav as NSU Gen Secy (kh 06/09/2021) [In a democratic party, shouldn't such a position be determined by elections?]

Why Gagan Thapa’s candidacy can be good gesture for Congress—and other parties : Amid growing leadership handover debate, Thapa is set to contest for party general secretary, five years after an unsuccessful attempt for the same post, by Anil Giri (kp 05/09/2021) [But this alone is not enough. The NC cannot wait another five years for the failed old guard to finally step down. This could further accelerate the party's decline. One should not hope for the continued self-destruction of other leading parties!]

Younger generation showing interest in active politics (rep 04/09/2021)

NC Gen Convention: Tehrathum elects leadership in all wards unopposed : 1,686 office-bearers elected (kh 04/09/2021)

SC to hear writ petition on postponement of NC convention on Sunday (kh 03/09/2021)

NC to make inclusive representation mandatory (kh 03/09/2021) [Also at the highest party level? That would then mean that there would only be one male Bahun and one male Chhetri. That would really be a revolution, but it is probably only an illusion!], NC leader Koirala appeals to make 14th general convention a success (kh 03/09/2021) [Adherence to secularism and federalism, the implementation and improvement of the constitution and appropriate social inclusion at all levels of party and state are absolute prerequisites!]

Shrestha announces candidacy for Nepali Congress President (kh 02/09/2021)

NC leader Poudel calls for electing him as presidential candidate unopposed : Meeting even today (kh 02/09/2021)

NC’s ward convention uncertain in Kathmandu (kh 02/09/2021), NC’s ward convention put off in Kathmandu (rep 02/09/2021)

14th Gen Convention fever grips NC; ward convention from Sept 3 itself  : Election officials already in 53 districts (kh 01/09/2021), NC’s calendar of events for 14th general convention to begin from September 3 (rep 01/09/2021)

After Nidhi, Kalyan Gurung announces candidacy for NC President (kh 01/09/2021), Kalyan Gurung announces his candidacy for NC prez (rep 01/09/2021)

NC ward convention in Okhaldhunga, Khotang and Solukhumbu on Sept 3 (kh 31/08/2021)

Gagan Thapa announces candidature for party General Secretary (kh 30/08/2021), Leaders start announcing candidacies as Gen Convention approaches (kh 31/08/2021)

Congress rival factions reach truce, focus now on new leadership : Amid the pandemic, making arrangements for food and accommodation for thousands  of leaders and cadres will be a tall order for the general convention organisers, by Anil Giri (kp 29/08/2021) [Deuba, Poudel etc. are outdated models of a failed generation of politicians. The change to a much younger generation of responsible politicians has also been prevented in the NC for a long time!]

NC’s Poudel faction holding internal discussions following deal with PM Deuba (kh 28/08/2021), NC Poudel faction to concentrate on Gen Convention; irate district presidents breaking their fast today (kh 28/08/2021)

NC Vice Prez Nidhi announces to contest for presidential post, sets up contact office (rep 27/08/2021)

Election officers being deputed as NC’s 14th Gen Convention nears : Final list of active memberships to be published Friday 26/08/2021)

NC row: Poudel camp starts discussions for consensus (kh 23/08/2021), NC leaders seek consensus on common candidate to challenge establishment side (kh 23/08/2021)

NC claims long-overdue active membership row resolved : Task-force to submit report to party President Deuba at 5 pm (kh 22/08/2021)

It’s wrong to bring ordinance bypassing parliament, says NC leader Thapa (kh 18/08/2021)

NC amends party statute, curtails rights of active members : Only regional reps and ward presidents to be voters in municipal conventions (kh 16/08/2021)

NC entrusts Sitaula, Rijal and Lekhak to resolve disputes over active membership (kh 15/08/2021)

Nepali Congress to hold general convention on November 25-29 : The party has constitutional and legal obligations to hold its general convention before mid-September, by Anil Giri (kp 15/08/2021) [Then the NC will already have been an illegitimate, unconstitutional party for more than two months!], NC National Convention rescheduled to November-end (ht 15/08/2021)

Ruling Nepali Congress holding CWC meeting today : Likely to come up with new schedule for 14th Gen Convention (kh 11/08/2021)

NC Poudel faction for timely holding of Gen Convention to maintain legitimacy : Special Gen Convention next possible option (kh 10/08/2021)

NC General Convention : Ideology Vs Cult. Not renewing membership, 50000 active members of NC have expressed their frustration about the 14th General Convention (sp 06/08/2021)

General Convention in August not possible: NC Gen Sec Dr Koirala (kh 06/08/2021) [In any case, the party leadership did not do its homework in time. The general secretary should bear a special responsibility in this respect.]

My claim for party president stands: NC Vice President Nidhi (kh 06/08/2021)

NC CWC’s validity expires after September 8: Senior leader Poudel (kh 05/08/2021) [Under Article 269 (4) (b) of the Constitution, the party as a whole should lose its registration with the Election Commission and thus its legitimacy!]

NC’s 14th Gen Convention unlikely on Sept 1-4 : Membership dispute in 13 constituencies (kh 04/08/2021), PM Deuba, NC Vice President Nidhi hold talks at Baluwatar : Discuss integration issue (kh 04/08/2021)

NC leaders trio Nidhi, Koirala and Singh meet at Chaksibari again (kh 31/07/2021), Nidhi, Koirala and Singh hold meeting to discuss alliance for general convention, national politics (rep 31/07/2021)

Deuba govt has no excuses for mistakes like Oli-govt: NC lawmaker Thapa (kh 30/07/2021)

NC to develop new criteria to resolve dispute on active membership (kh 30/07/2021)

NC preparing to adjourn 14th Gen Convention till mid-December : NC leaders in regular contact with EC officials (kh 30/07/2021) [The convention is already months overdue making the NC an illegitimate party if it is not held in September according tp article 269 of the constitution!], Nepali Congress general convention likely to be postponed till mid-December : Faction led by Poudel accuses Deuba of creating new issues to push back the convention scheduled for September, by Anil Giri (kp 31/07/2021)

NC records over 850,000 active members (kh 30/07/2021)

NC’s active membership postponed in 121 wards : To be sorted out after Gen Convention (kh 29/07/2021)

NC leader Dr Koirala demands to initiate process for party’s General Convention (kh 29/07/2021)

NC should speak the voice of Madhesh and democracy: Dr. Amaresh Kumar Singh (kh 27/07/2021) (inteview)

NC’s Active Membership Probe Committee submitting report today : CWC to sort out remaining dispute on active membership (kh 27/07/2021), NC’s largest active members range between ages 41 to 60 : Distributes new memberships to 443,678 (kh 27/07/2021), NC’s 14th General Convention: Over 852,000 verified as active members (rep 27/07/2021)

NC senior leader Poudel calls meeting of his faction (kh 25/07/2021), With Congress leading government, its general convention becomes uncertain : Dispute over party membership, focus on governance, pandemic, natural calamities and Deuba’s desire to lead party for another term could mean it will be postponed, by Anil Giri (kp 25/07/2021) [After the CPN-UML, the NC is also showing its major democratic flaws and losing its legitimacy!]

Ruling NC postpones ward convention slated for July 27 : Likely to tweak Gen Convention schedule, too (kh 24/7/2021)

NC decides not to hold party meetings at PM’s official residence in Baluwatar (rep 22/07/2021)

NC finalizes distribution of active memberships in 143 constituencies (kh 20/07/2021)

NC issues whip to its lawmakers to attend HoR meeting, vote in favor of PM Deuba (rep 18/07/2021) [Such whip is against the recent decision of the SC!]

NC President Deuba calls emergency meeting of office-bearers at 3 pm (kh 17/07/2021)

Three Koiralas’ hold discussion on NC 14th General Convention (kh 17/07/2021)

NC 14th Gen Convention won’t be postponed even for a single day: PM Deuba : Active membership issue finalized in 75 districts (kh 17/07/2021), NC finalizes active members of 75 districts (rep 17/07/2021)

NC leaders gather at General Secy Koirala’s to discuss about the government and the general convention (kh 15/07/2021)

NC Faces New Challenges, by Mukti Risal (rn 15/07/2021)

NC Vice President Gachchhadar turns up at court (kh 14/07/2021), NC leader Gachhadar released on Rs 1 million bail (kh 14/07/2021), Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar, an accused in Baluawtar land scam, released on Rs1 million bailThe Congress vice-president is released a day after his party president Deuba was appointed prime minister, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2021)

NC has to still sort out active membership row in 55 constituencies out of 165 : 49 days to go prior to 14th Gen Convention (kh 13/07/2021)

For an inclusive Congress : Caste, class, culture and gender diversity is imperative to end the status quo, by Sambridh Ghimire (kp 12/07/2021) [And with it comes an unwavering commitment to federalism and secularism. Advocates of a return to the Hindu state should have no place in this party!]

As its convention date nears, Congress keeps a close eye on fresh developmentsThe party awaits court verdict on House dissolution just as it keeps track of talks in the UML between Oli and Nepal factions, as a lot depends on how the situation unfolds, by Anil Giri (kp 08/07/2021)

Withdrawing my candidacy from contest for party President is not possible this time: Dr. Shekhar Koirala (kh 06/07/2021) [It is possible! If the NC is to play a leading role again, it urgently needs a completely new  and younger leadership elite that is socially inclusive and oriented towards democracy, secularism and federalism! The upcoming party convention offers a unique opportunity for this change. It should not be wasted!]

Women should have courage to compete in party’s key posts: NC leader Sitaula (kh 05/7/2021) [This is not a question of courage but of respect, equal recognition and integration in the arch-patriarchal society of Nepal!]

NC President Deuba intensifies talks with close leaders : Nidhi attending Deuba camp’s meeting again (kh 03/07/2021), With NC’s general convention just two months away, Deuba expedites preparations to contest again for party presidency (rep 03/07/2021)

NC battling hard to resolve active membership row as 14th Gen Con approaches (kh 02/07/2021), NC to hold ward convention based on old active membership where consensus fails (kh 03/07/2021)

NC holding office-bearers’ meeting today : To dwell on 14th Gen Con and active membership (kh 02/07/2021), NC leaders Nidhi, Koirala and Singh cancel today’s meeting with CWC members (kh 02/07/2021)

NC leaders Nidhi, Koirala and Singh intensify talks as Gen Convention nears (kh 29/06/2021), NC Veep Nidhi tries to woo Ram Chandra Poudel to support him (kh 30/06/2021)

Grand old party is in transition and seems to be in a dilemma : Nepali Congress is preparing for its general convention to elect a new leadership, but with too many aspirants to lead the party, leaders are busy forming alliances, by Anil Giri (kp 27/06/2021) [The old familiar party leaders, most of whom have already failed several times, who have led the party into the abyss over the years, are applying again, some of whom are seriously calling for a return to the Hindu state. If the NC now misses the chance for a fundamental change to a younger generation of politicians, an internal democratisation and, above all, social inclusion at all levels, the party will face a difficult future and that is not good for Nepal!]

12 NC leaders show interest in party leadership as 14th Gen Convention nears (kh 26/06/2021) [The NC needs a younger generation of party leaders who can represent the future of the party, not the same old faces forever!]

NC leaders Nidhi, Singh and Dr Koirala hold lunch meeting as they vie for party presidency (rep 25/06/2021), Three NC leaders agree on forming common view on party’s general convention (kh 25/06/2021)

NC grants 55 Mahasamiti members to former RPP leader Thapa (kh 22/06/2021)

NC President Deuba likely to contest for leadership again : Calls Vice-President Nidhi, and other leaders to discuss about candidacy (kh 19/06/2021) [Finally seize the opportunity for a fundamental renewal of the party's leadership. A former prime minister who has failed several times cannot seriously believe that he is the future of his party in his mid-70s! Finally give a younger and more socially inclusive generation the chance to change the guard!], NC leaders suggest Deuba to hold talks with Nidhi for finalizing leadership candidate (kh 20/06/2021), Deuba eyes second term, consults supporters : Youth leaders claim party majority wants new leadership, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/06/2021), Nidhi to vie for top NC post (ht 21/06/2021)

Active members reach 800,000 as NC gears up for 14th Gen Con (kh 19/06/2021)

NC CWC meeting decides to foster five-party alliance (kh 18/06/2021)

NC’s Poudel faction holds meeting on 14th Gen Con (kh 15/06/2021) [Within the NC, too, the factionalism should finally be ended, ideally by replacing the entire old leadership! No one from this old guard of failed politicians has any significance for the future of the party!]

NC decides to hold 14th general convention from September 1 to 4 in Kathmandu (rep 12/06/2021), Nepali Congress proposes holding its  14th general convention on September 1-4 : Provincial and local level conventions will be concluded by August, according to the revised schedule, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2021)

Congress at a crossroads—party must hold convention by September, but how : Nepali Congress has already exhausted provisions that allow the delaying of general convention, and it cannot push it any further. And there is a pandemic, by Anil Giri (kp 12/06/2021)

NC President Deuba calls party officials’ meet to discuss general convention date (kh 11/06/2021)

NC concludes active membership-related task in 61 districts (kh 31/05/2021)

NC should seek option to party’s upcoming general convention: NC senior leader Poudel (kh 30/05/2021)

Why didn’t NC Prez Deuba agree to go for impeachment and no-confidence motion? (kh 22/05/2021)

NC calls office-bearers’ emergency meeting to discuss President’s move (kh 22/05/2021)

NC to stake claim on govt formation after discussion with all parties (kh 11/05/2021)

Nepali Congress decides to defeat PM's floor test (ht 09/05/2021)

PM Oli seeks NC support, Deuba rejects : NC, as the main opposition, cannot vote in favor of PM: NC President Deuba (kh 05/05/2021)

To Prime Minister Oli’s relief, Deuba rules out no-confidence motion : With Janata Samajbadi Party not wholly supportive of  such a motion, the numbers would not be enough to  oust Oli, the opposition leader says., by Anil Giri (kp 01/05/2021)

NC puts off CWC meeting as some members test positive for COVID-19 (rep 28/04/2021)

NC holding office-bearers’ meeting today : To dwell on 14th general convention, fix agenda for CWC meet (kh 25/04/2021)

Not keen on becoming PM: Deuba (ht 19/04/2021) [This statement is once again mendacious!]

NC will not topple a majority govt: NC President Deuba (kh 18/04/2021)

NC leader Koirala smells a rat on UML-Maoist Center collusion (kh 14/04/2021)

Deuba’s intriguing dilemma and his credibility chasm : The onus of taking political process forward is upon the Congress chief. But given the dynamics in his party, and his relations with Oli and other parties, he is hesitating, by Anil Giri (kp 09/04/2021)

As Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party hem and haw, politics has stagnated : Congress leaders say Deuba must take a lead, but he is still reluctant with one eye on the polls. Maoist Centre’s indecision on withdrawing support complicates things, by Anil Giri (kp 06/04/2021), NC's New Initiative JSP In Decisive Position, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 06/04/2021)

Will vie for NC party leadership, says Nidhi (ht 05/04/2021)

NC urges JSP-N to help form govt (ht 05/04/2021)

Nepali Congress appears to be ready to get the ball rolling : The main opposition decides to seek Oli’s resignation and start process to form a government led by its president, by Anil Giri (kp 03/04/2021)

NC extends time for renewal of active membership (kh 03/04/2021)

Deuba’s silence has resulted in status quo—and it is benefiting OliCalls are growing within the Nepali Congress that the party president must take initiatives to form an alliance with Maoist Centre and Janata Samajbadi Party to unseat Oli, by Anil Giri and Binod Ghimire (kp 22/03/2021)

NC seeks formal proposals on power-sharing: NC leader Mahat (kh 20/03/2021)

PM Oli should step down on moral ground: NC Chief Whip Khand (kh 19/03/2021) [And why does the NC not participate in an immediate ousting of Oli?], PM Oli has lost all moral, ethical grounds to rule: NC leader Thapa (kh 19/03/2021)

As Deuba gets nod to lead government, efforts on to build coalition to oust Oli : The former prime minister, however, has an eye on party’s general convention in August as well as on next general elections before playing his card, leaders close to him say, by Anil Giri (kp 13/0372021) [Oli must be replaced immediately, but not by Deuba. The latter acted in 2002 in a similar way to Oli now, exclusively to preserve his own power. It would be a chance to change to younger politicians like Gagan Thapa!]

Congress to wait for Oli, Janata Samajbadi and Maoist Centre moves before making its own : An alternative government with the Nepali Congress at the helm only if the Maoist Centre withdraws support to Oli and he fails to strike a deal with Janata Samajbadi Party, by Anil Giri (kp 12/03/2021), PM Oli should be toppled at any cost: NC leaders (kh 12/03/2021), No decision reached despite one-hour-long discussion between NC and JSP leaders (kh 12/03/2021)

Congress revising strategy as court decision changes political equations : With the CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre revived, the main opposition is exploring  two options—leading the government and going for early elections, by Anil Giri (kp 09/03/2021)

NC obstructs House session demanding withdrawal of ordinances (kh 07/03/2021)

Congress lawmakers against backing Oli and rather for leading new government : But with a formal proposal yet to be made to the party  and the Nepal Communist Party besieged with legal  complications, it is in no hurry to make a decision, by Anil Giri (kp) [The problem here is not the NC party, but its top politicians: Sher Bahadur Deuba, who has already failed four times as PM, behaved in 2002 just as KP Oli does now, asking the then head of state to dissolve parliament in order to prolong his personal power, which heralded the end of the 1990 political system and the split of his party. In 2010, Ram Chandra Poudel blocked the work of the first Constituent Assembly for months simply because he wanted to become PM, although he had no chance of success. When will the political parties realise that a younger and more open-minded generation is needed immediately?], NC leaders Deuba, Poudel and Shekhar not to run after PM’s post (kh 06/03/2021)

NC should join government: Shashanka Koirala (kh 03/03/2021), Deuba says he is ready to shoulder the responsibility as a PM (kh 03/03/2021) [It cannot be a democratic solution if Deuba, who in 2002 putsched against the state and democracy in a similar way as Oli did recently, is now to be made his successor!]

Nepali Congress mulls over at least four options amid rising political uncertainty : Leaders say a deal with Oli cannot be ruled out provided that he agrees to play along, either to let the party lead the government or create a situation for an early election, by Anil Giri (kp 02/03/2021)

Congress weighs options as both Oli and Dahal-Nepal factions make overtures to it : The party has emerged as a clear beneficiary but its  leaders are hesitant to make any move until a formal split of the Nepal Communist Party, by Anil Giri (kp 25/02/2021), NC calls its office-bearers' meeting to discuss evolving situation after parliament restoration (rep 25/02/2021)

Congress A Mute Spectator?, by Narayan Upadhyay (ht 23/02/2021)

Deuba reluctant to organise protests against House dissolution : Some Congress leaders suspect a tacit understanding between Deuba and Oli could be the reason, by Anil Giri (kp 21/02/2021)  [Two autocratic opportunists show their anti-democratic sentiments. For Deuba, too, it is only about personal power, not about law and constitution!]

Difficulty of being Congress : The public expects much more from the grand old party (kp 19/02/2021)

People are fed up : Undemocratic practices have been the hallmark of politicians across parties (kp 18/02/2021)

Congress proposes August 23-26 for convention, but its confusion persistsThe party continues to be divided over whether it should make its strategy with elections in focus, as Deuba wants, or strongly oppose Oli’s move, as demanded by Poudel, by Anil Giri (kp 18/02/2021)

Politics of convenience of Nepali Congress : Nepali Congress is putting its feet in two boats in its response to House dissolution. In other words, Congress is playing a politics of convenience but will it help?, by Rajaram Bartaula (rep 09/02/2021)

HoR dissolution: NC’s sister organizations demonstrating across country today (kh 06/02/2021)

All eyes on Nepali Congress for joint agitation, but it’s not ready to commit : Parties opposed to Oli’s House dissolution move are prodding the Congress  to jointly launch protests, but they are perplexed by Deuba’s reluctance, by Anil Giri (kp 05/02/2021) [Sher Bahadur Deuba is keen to become Prime Minister for a fifth time. So cooperating with the coup leader Oli seems to be the quickest and safest way. The unconstitutionality of Oli's actions interests him, as it does Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, only marginally!], Nepali Congress takes undemocratic road : Nepali Congress leaders choose to undercut their own leadership, undermine judicial independence and even hamper party unity, by Kalyan Man Shrestha (ae 05/02/2021)

Appointments to constitutional bodies receive widespread flak : Questions raised over Nepali Congress’ role as party supporters feature on list of appointees, by Anil Giri (kp 04/02/2021)

Amid political uncertainty, Congress seems to have forgotten about its general convention : Deuba faces charges within the party of putting excessive focus on power games rather than holding the convention which must be held by September if the House is restored, by Anil Giri (kp 30/01/2021) [Deuba, who has failed several times as prime minister, is eager to become prime minister again. He does not need a party convention that might elect a new party president. In this context, it must be remembered that Deuba's internal power struggles in 2002 made Gyanendra's subsequent coup and the demolition of the 1990 constitution possible at all. Deuba acted in 2002 in a similar way to Oli today!]

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NC to stage nationwide demonstration against HoR dissolution on Feb 12 (kh 26/01/2021), Nepali Congress announces fresh round of protests against dissolution of House : The party is to organise large-scale protests at all district headquarters, including the Capital, on February 12, by Anil Giri (kp 27/01/2021)

Confusion and dilemma in Nepali Congress continues, now with eyes on leading government in provinces : Views differed in the party over House dissolution. Now there are questions whether it should join hands with Oli or Dahal-Nepal faction in Bagmati and Province 1, by Anil Giri (kp 23/01/2021) [It is becoming clear that the feigned outrage over the dissolution of parliament is sheer mockery. Oli's coup is gladly accepted if it means that one can regain power oneself. What rotten politicians!]

Deuba, Poudel struggle to forge common stance on House dissolution : Party needs to send message of unity, maintain balance in ties  with both factions of communist party, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 20/01/2021)

Nepali Congress to organize protest programs in all 6,743 wards against House dissolution on Thursday (rep 20/01/2021)

NC’s Ambivalence Under Scrutiny, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 17/01/2021)

Congress undecided regarding no-confidence motion filed against Chief Minister Poudel : The Congress leaders are of the opinion that the party is undecided, as the ruling Nepal Communist Party is yet to be split officially, by Subash Bidari (kp 17/01/2021)

NC stages demonstration in all local levels (ht 17/01/2021)

Nepali Congress will go for election if apex court does not overturn govt decision: Deuba (rep 13/01/2021)

Why the Congress is hemming and hawing, failing to make a firm stance : The party that had been licking its wounds after the 2017 electoral defeat is suddenly licking its lips at the thought of returning to power whichever way the situation unfolds, by Anil Giri (kp 12/01/2021) [The answer is quite simple: Just like the top politicians of the NCP, those of the NC are only concerned with personal power and access to coffers, not with the state and the people, and certainly not with the rule of law!]

Congress in driver’s seat as power play begins in provinces : Both factions of Nepal Communist Party need backing of opposition party to further their cause in the provinces, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/01/2021) [Das bedeutet also Umverteilung der Macht im Kreis der schon längst wiederholt gescheiterten Politiker ohne Charisma und Moral, denen am Land und seinen Bürgern nichts gelegen ist!]

NC demonstrating in 330 provincial constituencies against HoR dissolution today (kh 09/01/2021)

Deuba eyes leading government as Oli hints at an understanding : After holding one round of protest against House dissolution, the Congress party has decided not to go for joint agitation amid talks of a power-sharing deal between Deuba and Oli, by Anil Giri (kp 03/01/2021) [The two most incompetent prime ministers in recent history among the numerous power-hungry and self-serving politicians at the helm of political parties are poised to deal a death blow to democracy, the Constitution, their parties, indeed the entire state! Deuba must take note that Oli will never give up his personal claim to power. For this he is ready for everything!], NC announces nation-wide protest against house dissolution (rep 03/01/2021)

Nepali Congress’ refusal to join protests raises eyebrows : Dahal-Nepal faction reached out to it but Deuba wants to wait for verdict on House dissolution before deciding on protest, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2021) [In the hope of coming to power again as soon as possible, Deuba, who has failed four times as PM, willingly accepts the destruction of democracy and the constitution by KP Oli!]

Congress, JSP-N rule out any : truck with Dahal-led NCP, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 31/12/2020)

Oli govt is a terrorist govt: NC Prez Deuba (rep 28/12/2020), NC leader Poudel upbeat about revival of House of Representatives (rep 28/12/2020)

आश्चर्य, कांग्रेसले दीपावली किन गरेन ! नेकपामा काँक्राचिरे ठाडो विभाजन भएका बेला नेपाली कांग्रेस, जनता समाजवादी वा आफूलाई वैकल्पिक शक्तिका रूपमा स्थापित गर्न कसरत गरिरहेका राजनीतिक दलहरूका लागि अहिले निर्वाचन घोषणा हुनु राजनीतिक चिट्ठा पर्नुसरह हो [Wonder why Congress did not celebrate Diwali! For the Nepali Congress, the Janata Samajwadi Party or the political parties that are trying to establish themselves as an alternative force at a time when there is a sharp division in the NCP, the announcement of the election is like a political lottery.], by Achyut Wagle (ka 28/12/2020)

Nepali Congress organizing nationwide protests today (rep 28/12/2020)

Dissolution of House exposes the fault lines in Nepali Congress : Detractors accuse Deuba of being soft on Oli and say only agitation can ensure timely polls if the House is not restored, by Anil Giri (kp 25/12/2020), NC leadership unanimous that PM's move is unconstitutional and undemocratic: Deuba (rep 26/12/2020)

House reinstatement or elections, Congress party divided over future course of action : Some leaders are in favour of using elections to party’s advantage as they reckon ruling NCP is heading towards split, by Anil Giri (kp 23/12/2020) [You cannot win democratic elections by supporting the destruction of the constitution and democracy! What opposition performance can the NC show at all?], Whether to hit streets or not against HoR dissolution: NC in Hamletian dilemma (kh 23/12/2020), Deuba, Paudel differ on House dissolution (ht 24/12/2020)

Don’t get tempted by power, dissolution of HoR “unconstitutional”: NC (kh 22/12/2020)

As Oli finds strong opposition in his own party, Congress yet to realise it is the main opposition : A day after agreeing to withdraw the ordinance, Oli called and then cancelled the Constitutional Council meeting, later refusing to even discuss it in the Cabinet. The leadership’s failure is the reason behind Nepali Congress’ floundering in performing the role of an effective opposition in a democratic dispensation, leaders and analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp) 18/12/2020)

NC not to participate in CC meet: Leader KC (kh 16/12/2020)

Congress holds mass rallies to proclaim it’s back in business. But is it? : Analysts say it’s already too late for it to focus on raising issues from the House and work as an effective opposition party that can really hold the government to account, by Anil Giri (kp 15/12/2020) [A backward-looking party that advocates an exclusionary and discriminatory Hindu state has no future in a modern and inclusive multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual state of Nepal! The leadership of the NC also urgently needs to be replaced by a younger and open-minded generation!]

Congress awakening: Too little, too late—and misplaced, analysts sayThe main opposition is holding rallies in the midst of a pandemic to hold the government to account. But many are questioning why it’s not demanding the House session, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/12/2020) [In the eyes of the top politicians of all parties, parliamentary elections serve exclusively to procure a majority for the personal power satisfaction of the top politicians. They then behave like authoritarian absolute rulers and negate the sovereignty of the people. They do not understand that even after the election they only have a few special rights, but a lot of duties, even as opposition politicians!], Main opposition Nepali Congress stages massive demonstration against government across the country (rep 14/12/2020) [see photos], Govt could be tacitly supporting pro-monarchy protests: NC President Deuba (rep 14/12/2020) [The Oli government provokes the pro-monarchy protests through its negative policies, but leading NC politicians verbally support the movement in strong form through their demand for a return to the Hindu state!], NC General Secretary Koirala bats for Hindu state (kh 14/12/2020) [This is an affront to the numerous people who do not belong to the Hindu way of life and to Nepali women, after all more than 51% of the total population, who have been regarded as inferior creatures in the Hindu-oriented state for centuries! Nepal does not belong to the at best 6% male Bahuns like Koirala!], NC will get new leadership thru 14th general convention: Koirala (kh 14/12/2020), Gagan Thapa declares govt as most incompetent (kh 14/12/2020)

NC President Deuba calls emergency CWC meeting (kh 12/12/2020)

NC to launch agitation from Dec 14; Deuba to address in Makawanpur (kh 11/12/2020) [Constructive oppositional politics for the past three years would have been better than street agitation in times of pandemic!]

NC directs cadres to stage nationwide protest against govt (kh 10/12/2020)

NC President Deuba walks out of all-party meeting (kh 08/12/2020), Monarchists took to the streets due to govt’s incompetence: NC (kh 08/12/2020) [The incompetence of the oppositional NC should be mentioned as well! A democratic system requires a strong and active opposition and this has not been provided by the NC!], NC's 'Flawed' Leadership, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 08/12/2020)

How a rudderless Congress became an ally in communist regime’s folly : When the Oli administration continued to work against the system, the opposition failed to rise to the occasion and remained a mute spectator, observers and leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 05/12/2020)

Nepali Congress to stage protest against government across the country on Dec 14 (rep 05/12/2020)

Senior Congress leader Ram Chandar Poudel arrested in Tanahu : Police say the leader was taken into custody for violating prohibitory orders that were imposed after a dispute in the district over the inauguration of a bridge, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 02/12/2020), Arrest of NC leader Paudel is an indication of totalitarianism: President Deuba (rep 02/12/2020), Congress decries its senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel’s arrestPoudel, taken in custody for ‘violating prohibitory orders’, was released after three hours, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 03/12/2020), Poudel inaugurates bridge, a day after police detained him : Congress cadres hold rallies protesting the leader’s detention by Tanahun police, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 04/12/2020)

China, Nepali Congress ramp up war of words on border encroachment : NC sticks to its stance; China uses its mouth-piece for allegations, by Amrit Raj Kaphle (kh 30/11/2020)

NC will stay in opposition: Singh (rep 24/11/2020)

कांग्रेस र कम्युनिस्ट आत्महत्याको बाटोमा : नेकपाको लोभको झगडालाई जतिसुकै सैद्धान्तिक आवरण दिए पनि त्यसको मूलमा सांस्कृतिक र नैतिक विचलनको चिन्ता छैन [Congress and communists on the path of suicide : No matter how much ideological cover is given to the struggle of the CPN (Maoist) for greed, there is no concern of cultural and moral deviation at its root], by Puranjan Acharya (np 22/11/2020)

District presidents asked to send details of NC active membership (kh 21/11/2020)

Political gatherings being held despite pandemic (ht 20/11/2020)

Nepali Congress General Convention likely to be postponed until June (kh 18/11/2020)

Will generational change in party leaderships be for the better? Experts aren’t optimistic.Politicians have made a career of politics rather than having the intention to serve the people and therefore it is the value system in politics that needs to change, they say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/11/2020)

Nepali Congress general convention likely to be deferred, new date yet to be fixed: With the central working committee deciding to extend the deadline for active membership distribution to mid-December, the convention will be deferred, leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 14/11/2020)

What is Nepali Congress thinking about China?, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 14/11/2020)

China ramps up intimidation of border findings, sends letter undiplomatically (With full text), by Gajendra Basnet (kh 14/11/2020) [Whatever the facts of the case, if Mr Shahi makes such claims, then he is in the burden of proof, not China!]

NC decides to appoint Sunil Bahadur Thapa as the party’s Joint-General Secretary, by Sunil Bahadur Thapa (rep 13/11/2020)

Nepali Congress hands over the responsibility of resolving internal dispute to its two general secretaries : Issues concerning the 14th general convention to be decided by the party’s Central Working Committee on Thursday, by Anil Giri (kp 09/11/2020)

कांग्रेस रूपान्तरणका अनिवार्य सर्त : समुन्नत नेपाल, सम्पन्न र सम्मानित नेपालीको संकल्प साकार पार्न कांग्रेसले आफूभित्रको नीतिगत संकट हटाउन जरुरी छ [Mandatory conditions for the transformation of the Congress :In order to realize the resolution of a prosperous Nepal, a prosperous and respected Nepali, it is necessary for the Congress to remove the policy crisis within itself], by Sudarshan Acharya (np 08/11/2020)

NC leaders make another bid to settle disputes (kh 07/11/2020)

कुम्भकर्ण कांग्रेस : सरकारको खबरदारी गर्न र जनताको पक्षमा आवाज उठाउन कांग्रेसले जनमत पाएको हो, तर सत्तामा हुँदा निदाएको कांग्रेस प्रतिपक्ष भएको तीन वर्षसम्म पनि जागेको छैन, by Prakash Dhaulakoti (np 06/11/2020)

Nepali Congress CWC meeting postponed to Monday (kh 05/11/2020)

All is not well inside country’s primary opposition party too : A faction of the party led by senior leader Ramchandra Poudel is dissatisfied with President Sher Bahadur Deuba camp’s response to its demands related to the general convention, by Anil Giri (kp 04/11/2020)

Nepali Congress calls central committee meeting next Friday (rep 29/10/2020)

NC more as democratic farce : Clearly, younger pretenders to the throne are no different from the corrupt oldies, by Bihari Krishna Shrestha (kh 20/10/2020), I will announce my candidacy for NC President: NC leader Gurung (kh 20/10/2020) [interview]

NC cadres clash with police in Sarlahi (ht 15/10/2020)

Nepali Congress likely to defer its 14th general convention : Party leaders cite Covid-19 pandemic, senior leader Poudel’s demands for dissolving party departments and non-distribution of active membership as the reasons, by Anil Giri (kp 09/10/2020)

Oppn lawmakers resort to vandalism as Province 5 Assembly meeting deliberates on proposal to name the province as Lumbini and make Dang its capital (rep 05/10/2020) [The destruction of public property by office bearers must be punished severely!], NCP conflict plays out in Province 5, Congress jumps into the fray : Provincial assembly members from the opposition resort to vandalism amid dispute in the ruling party over  declaring name and capital of the province, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/10/2020), An assembly of vandals : Nepali Congress must show that a well-behaved opposition is paramount to democracy (kp 07/10/2020) [These MPs have disqualified themselves as representatives of the people, now and for all future! That they personally pay for the damage done is the least they must do! Nepal must show that it is a democratic constitutional state!]

Four including NC leader Arjun Narasingha KC test COVID-19 positive (kh 03/10/2020), Gagan Thapa among more than 60 NC leaders, cadres tested positive for COVID-19 (rep 04/10/2020), NC Headquarters closed for five days after leaders test positive (kh 04/10/2020)

NC office-bearers holding meeting at Sanepa (kh 03/10/2020)

Jumping on the Hindutva bandwagon : Nepali Congress has  nothing to offer the electorate save  its history, by CK Lal (kp 30/09/2020)

NC leadership barring women to take the lead: Arzoo Deuba (kh 29/09/2020)

Nepali Congress shadow cabinet fails in its purpose : When it comes to criticising the government over public hardships and bad governance, the main opposition is unable to make its presence felt, by Anil Giri (kp 16/09/2020)

Thirty months of poor governance and a weak opposition : Despite a huge mandate, the ruling Nepal Communist Party has failed to deliver on many fronts and the main opposition Nepali Congress has been a mute spectator, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/09/2020)

NC preparing to postpone its 14th General Convention (kh 11/09/2020), NC National Convention likely to be deferred : COVID pandemic, differences in some districts attributed to delay (ht 13/09/2020)

Nepali Congress  rival camps trade barbs over 14th  general convention : Deuba’s rivals accuse him of trying to postpone the event, allies defend him, by Anil Giri (kp 07/09/2020)

Paudel faction in bid to thwart Deuba’s ploy (ht 06/09/2020

Isn’t it time for Nepali Congress to reinvent itself?, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 01/09/2020)

Oli to focus on govt, Dahal on party affairs, states NCP task force (ht 26/08/2020)

Despite call for changes in Nepali Congress, old guard clings on to power : With six months to go for the general convention, alliances are being built, but younger leaders are not ready to take over, by Anil Giri (kp 23/08/2020) [The two major parties do not differ at all in this respect. The generation of failed, incompetent, authoritarian and largely aging or sick politicians clings to power and posts!]

NC top brass brace for race to top party post, by Ram Prasad Dahal (rn 20/08/2020)

12 Congress leaders urge Deuba to scrap decision to form party departments: The party charter allows a maximum of 50 members in one department. Deuba is preparing to form seven more departments soon, according to Congress leaders.(kp 12/08/2020) [Deuba is not less authoritarian than Oli! Wjhat a shame for democracy!!]

NC Central Departments Get Full Shape (rn 10/08/2020)

Nepali Congress lacks internal democratic culture, says Dr Shekhar Koirala, interview by Govinda Luitel and Ek Raj Bastola (kh 10/08/2020)

Nepali Congress likely to postpone its 14th general convention: While Covid-19 makes it difficult to host the event, leaders say disputes within the party compound the challenges, by Anil Giri (kp 09/08/2020)

NC Should Uphold Democratic Values, by Mukti Rijal (rn 06/08/2020)

Deuba’s unilateral moves lead to polarisation in Congress as party gears up for general convention: Despite protests from the Poudel faction, the party president says he will

continue to form more committees as he reserves the right to do so, by Anil Giri (kp 31/07/2020), Paudel, Koirala ask Deuba to play fair (ht 31/07/2020)

Shashank Koirala says he would contest for the party president (kh 30/07/2020)

30 RPP leaders including Joint General Secy Thapa resign en masse: Sources said Thapa plans to join NC soon (rep 26/07/2020)

NC expels its three leaders including Joshi on disciplinary ground (rep 26/07/2020)

So far seven vie for Nepali Congress top post: Convention in February but federal structure of the party yet to be formed , by Anil Giri (kp 24/07/2020)  [All politicians mentioned as candidates for the top party post belong to the generation of failed party leaders!!]

No Option But To Vote For Nepali Congress (NC)?, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 22/07/2020)

Deuba concedes meeting emissaries of PM Oli and Prachanda (kh 05/07/2020) [Neither Oli nor Dahal nor Deuba nor any other so-called top leaders of the CPN and NC should play a role in the election of a new PM and government. They all failed miserably often enough, proving their incompetence and disinterest in policies that are oriented towards the interests and welfare of the state and its people.]

Congress to stand against seven-year provision for naturalised citizenship, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/07/2020) [The NC should do more to combat the fundamental unequal treatment of women in Nepalese citizenship law. But the party does not do this, because its leaders are similarly patriarchal and backward-looking as the politicians of all parties in the country!]

Nepali Congress calls Central Working Committee meeting to reschedule local-level conventions: The party has not decided whether to postpone the general convention, by Anil Giri (kp 29/06/2020)

Congress vows to take to the streets alongside politically unaffiliated youths: While the youths have largely remained politically unaffiliated so far, the involvement of the Congress is likely to bring the movement under a political flag, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/06/2020) [This movement would be better left in the hands of civil society, as it directly addresses the concerns and needs of the people. For decades, all political parties, especially the Nepali Congress, have put the needs of the multi-ethnic and multicultural population behind personal power aspirations and interests!]

In a symbolic gesture to Madhes, Congress registers its own constitution amendment bill: The bill is the same one that was registered by then government led by party President Deuba in 2017, by Anil Giri (kp 03/06/2020) [In reality, even the NC has no understanding for the concerns of the Janajati and Madheshi. The present non-inclusive constitution was passed in 2015 under the then NC Chairman and PM, late Sushil Koirala!]

Nepali Congress central committee directs lawmakers to vote in favour of constitution amendment: The government has registered a constitution amendment proposal to update the country’s map that includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/05/2020)

Nepali Congress to support constitution amendment, but with conditions: While a group of leaders rally support for the proposal, others want the government to commit to meaning diplomatic dialogue with India, by Anil Giri (kp 30/05/2020)

Covid-19 crisis fails to unite Nepali Congress leaders: Rank and file of the opposition receive different messages from top leadership and are confused about the official stance of the party, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 07/04/2020)

After a brief calm, conflict returns to the Nepali Congress: The rival faction has taken exception to some recent appointments by President Deuba, saying it’s against the party charter and code of conduct, by Anil Giri (kp 05/03/2020), NC dissidents to 'fight back' against Deuba's unilateral moves (rep 05/03/2020)

NC Prez Deuba forms 13 departments amid boycott by rival faction (rep 01/03/2020)

Congress shadow government to probe corruption but not many are optimistic: The party’s failure to act as an effective opposition stems from their fears that their criticism of the government could boomerang on them, say analysts, by Anil Giri (kp 25/02/2020) [In the past, many leaders of this party have been part of the corruption system as well!]

NC general secy calls on UP CM Yogi Adityanath (ht 14/02/2020) [Renewed Hindu state ambitions within NC???]

Congress objection to anti-graft body’s move may be right, but the means is wrong, analysts say: Instead of raising its voice against systemic problems and corruption in Parliament strongly, the main opposition is resorting to House obstruction, by Anil Giri (kp 10/02/2020), NC obstructs House for third day in a row (ht 10/02/2020), NC ends Parliament obstruction after three days (ht 12/02/2020)

Nepali Congress accuses anti-graft body of witch-hunt in Lalita Niwas land scam: Why were Madhav Nepal and Bishnu Poudel spared, but Gachhadar charged, opposition asks, by Anil Giri (kp 07/02/2020)

Dhungana appointed NSU president (rep 31/01/2020)

Internal dispute in Nepali Congress’ student wing hinders Free Student Union election: Infighting in the Congress party has tricked down to its student wing, by Bijnod Ghimire (kp 30/01/2020)

Thaw in Congress party allows for February 19-22 as dates for its general convention: Despite a punch up among its student leaders in the afternoon, the Nepali Congress appears to have temporarily put its factionalism aside, by Anil Giri (kp 28/01/2020)

NC rival factions bury hatchet after month-long disputes (rep 25/01/2020)

Pressure mounts on Sher Bahadur Deuba as rival faction ups the ante: Ram Chandra Poudel group, which has backing of a host of senior leaders, wants to hold ‘decisive talks’ with party president today, by Anil Giri (kp 24/01/2020)

Poudel-led NC faction captures Deuba’s liaison office (rep 21/01/2020)

Nepali Congress, Unite (rep 16/01/2020)

‘NC leadership will change after 14th convention’ (ht 15/01/2020)

Faced with factionalism, a beleaguered Congress still can’t get its house in order: At a time when the party should be acting as a check on the Oli administration, it is too busy dealing with factional infighting, by Anil Giri (kp 07/01/2020), NC district chiefs lambast party leadership, by Rishan S. Nepal (ht 07/01/2020)

Gender insensitivity and Nepali Congress: The party elite, and Congress itself, think that women cannot be effective political actors, by Prabha Poudyal (kp 07/01/2020)

NC leadership decisions to influence national convention, interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (ht 06/01/2020)

Paudel camp to boycott today’s CWC (ht 02/01/2020), Abide by party decision, says NC Prez Deuba (ht 02/01/2020) [Both Deuba and Paudel should go for the sake of the party's future! The NC needs a youger and more democratic leadership!!]

A weak opposition is only emboldening the ruling party: The Nepali Congress never recovered from its 2017 electoral loss and, analysts say, amid infighting, it has largely failed to act as a proper check on the ruling party, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 31/12/2019)

NC extends Deuba’s tenure as party prez: Paudel faction miffed at central working committee decision (ht 28/12/2019) [Both of them must go if the party shall have a democratic future!], NC to hold 14th general convention in Feb 2021 (rep 28/12/2019), Paudel faction rejects decision to extend leadership’s tenure: ‘Deuba’s unilateral move has put party in crisis’ (ht 29/12/2019), NC rival faction to boycott all meetings of the party until unilateral decisions revoked (rep 29/12/2019), NC leader Nidhi urges Paudel to attend next CWC meeting (ht 31/12/2019)

Opposition politics revisited: Nepali Congress has an opportunity to make its presence felt by addressing popular issues, but it is being hampered by internal differences, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 24/12/2019)

Deuba’s bid to woo Paudel fails, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/12/2019), Deuba fails to take Paudel on board (ht 16/12/2019), Deuba under pressure to fix party’s general convention date (rep 16/12/2019), Deuba faction proposes 14th general convention by the third week of February 2021: An unconvinced Poudel camp takes issue with one-year term extension of elected bodies and the possibility of appointing loyalists by the establishment, by Anil Giri (kp 17/12/2019), The opposition counts in a democracy, but the present political outlook for Nepali Congress looks dire: Should the party keep dithering, the danger is that national politics could become shallow and prolonged with the continued dominance of one party (kp 17/12/2019), NC warring factions inch closer to pact: CWC term to be extended: by one year till mid-March 2021, by Roshan S. Nepal(ht 17/12/2019), NC factions ‘agree’ to hold 14th convention by mid-March, 2021 (rep 18/12/2019), NC CWC deferred: Talks stalled over number of NSU office bearersd (ht 19/12/2019)

NC’s national convention to be postponed (ht 10/12/2019) [???], Paudel camp boycotts NC CWC meet, by Roshan S.Nepal (ht 13/12/2019) [It's high time for the NC to get rid of its ld and failed leaders like Deuba, Paudel and some others!]

NC likely to lose 7 seats in upper house, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/12/2019)

Nepali Congress is in decline because its leaders are corrupt: Revitalising the party would threaten the interests of these leaders and dismantle the mechanisms through which they accumulate power and money, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 09/12/2019)

Intra-party betrayal behind by-election loss: Deuba (ht 08/12/2019)

NC registers historic victory in Dharan (ht 03/12/2019)

Deuba’s statements on Kalapani ‘aggressive and ultra-nationalist’, party leaders say: Leaders from the Congress have criticised Deuba’s recent statement alleging that New Delhi published India’s new political map after consulting with KP Sharma Oli, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2019)

Nepali Congress, govt in Catch-21 situation: NC catches govt going wrong way 21 times in 21 months (ht 20/11/2019)

NC opposes any move to deny pension to retired civil servants, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/11/2019)

Party cannot afford to lose, says NC leader (ht 16/11/2019)

General strike hits life in Banke (ht 16/11/2019)

NC veep says party has got rid of factionalism (ht 08/11/2019) [Since its foundation in Indian exile in the late 1940s, the NC has always been affected by factionalism. This party will never change!]

NC struggles to finalise candidates (ht 06/11/2019), Congress fields Paudel from Kaski (ht 07/11/2019)

Tarun Dal Banke says its leader was framed (ht 02/11/2019)

The crimes Alam has been accused of are grave, but his party has little to say: Nepali Congress leaders continue to insist that an individual’s crimes do not reflect on the party, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/10/2019) [The cover of criminals in their ranks has system in many Nepali parties!]

Deuba tells PM Oli to end CC majoritarianism (ht 23/10/2019)

Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam arrested in relation to 2008 Rautahat blast: The politician faces charges of burning those injured in the explosion alive in a brick kiln, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/10/2019)

Congress’ shadow cabinet has largely failed to check on government activities: Since its formation five months ago, the shadow government of the main opposition party has yet to hold a single meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 01/10/2019)

Gachchhadar faction may emerge as ‘powerful’ in NC (rep 01/10/2019)

A strong government needs a stronger opposition: Nepali Congress should snap out of its trance and do its job in Parliament (kp 24/09/2019)

Banke attack prompts NC to obstruct both houses, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/09/2019), Congress obstructs Parliament for second day over Banke incident, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 17/09/2019), Nepali Congress ends House obstruction (ht 19/09/2019)

With the anniversary of constitution promulgation approaching, Congress proposes amendments: Nepali Congress, under whose leadership the constitution was promulgated, has said it will make amendment one of its protest agendas, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 09/09/2019) [The NC was in government when this constitution was passed. Later, its current chairman, Sher Bahadur Deuba, was PM. But he and all the male Bahuns at the top of the party were against a constitutional amendment. Obviously, they are calling for such a change now in order to stage themselves, knowing full well that they lack the necessary two-thirds majority!]

NC to launch second phase of campaign to expose government (ht 06/09/2019)

NC against restoring Hindu state: Nidhi, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 06/09/2019) [Many in your party have a different opinion, especially the leading Bahuns!]

Deuba vents ire against gov't for dissolving Dalit Development Committee, by Kamal Subedi (rep 06/09/2019)

NC CWC agrees on 14 agendas (ht 04/09/2019)

Ahead of general convention, Congress leaders ask if the event will upend status quo: Second-rung leaders from two major factions are preparing to challenge the current leadership (kp 03/09/2019)

‘On citizenship, NC should stick to provisions of 2007 statute’ (ht 31/08/2019) [Shekhar Koirala once again calls for a return to Hindu state!]

NC brass under fire for failure to make its presence felt, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 28/08/2019), Wake up Nepali Congress (rep 29/08/2019)

Deuba blames intra-party rift for his dismal performance (ht 24/08/2019) [He should be grabbing his own nose!]

Leadership Challenges Of NC, by Mukti Rijal (rn 22/08/2019)

Prohibiting competition, NC to form 7,991 interim structures through consensus: The party is yet to take a decision on forming interim structures in seven provinces and giving continuity to the present central working committee, by Anil Giri (kp 13/08/2019) [The NC, as well, is not democratic but it is controlled by high-caste male ethnic elites, similar to the NCP!]

Congress leaders clear decks for party’s 14th General Convention: Party will publish a timetable for the convention after the drafting panel submits a new directive on forming interim party structures, party Vice President Bimalendra Nidhi says, by Anil Giri (kp 06/08/2019)

All NC interim structures to be in place 'via consensus' by mid-Dec (rep 04/08/2019)

Congress indecisive on interim party structure and general convention as dispute deepens: Deuba is seeking a term extension by one year. The Poudel faction opposes the plan, by Anil Giri (kp 02/08/2019) [Both these failed old leaders must quit immediately!], Rift in NC over general convention date (rep 02/08/2019)

NC's 14th national convention: Paudel camp holds meet after CWC fails to decide (ht 31/07/2019)

Gagan Thapa: The young people of today can’t connect with Congress: The Nepali Congress leader talks about institutions, his party, and the ministry he’d like to lead next time, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 28/07/2019)

NC factions divided on forming interim structures (ht 28/07/2019)

Congress, the party that stood for democracy, attempts to control its own members: Party members say use of restrictive measures by the leadership to stifle opinions is cause for concern, by Anil Giri (kp 22/07/2019), NC takes disciplinary action against rebel candidates, their supporters (rep 23/07/2019)

A Congress lawmaker’s support for ruling party’s motion puts main opposition in dilemma: Amresh Kumar Singh goes against his own party which has been raising voice against the government in Parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/07/2019)

Congress at a crossroads: The oldest political organisation in the country is frantically searching for its footing, by P. Kharel (kp 15/07/2019)

Deuba faction in favour of putting off general convention date (ht 14/07/2019), There’s no reason for delaying national convention, interview with Gagan Kumar Thapa (ht 15/07/2019)

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

Chart the road ahead: Only a strong opposition can keep  the ruling party on its toes (kp 09/07/2019)

NC begins homework to form interim committees, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 09/07/2019)

Pressure mounts on Deuba to hold Congress general convention: Facing opposition in the party, Deuba finally agrees to table an agenda to hold the party’s 14th General Convention by mid-March, by Anil Giri (kp 08/07/2019)

NC rival faction presses for timely general convention, establishment seeks to defer it (rep 03/07/2019)

Congress’ awareness campaign fails to enthuse party members who say problem lies with top leadership: Factional feud, ad hoc attitude and reluctance to embrace change are the bane of the country’s oldest party, leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 16/06/2019)

arun Dal condemns gangster Bhandari's arrest (rep 09/06/2019) [Just as other Nepali parties, the NC is close to criminal elements!]

NC forms shadow government, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 21/05/2019), Shadow and  substance: The shadow government needs to know its purpose to be effective (kp 23/05/2019)

Deuba stresses on ending intra-party friction (ht 18/05/2019) [Then please resign from your position! This might be very helpful!]

NC’s nationwide awareness campaign begins in Kaski (ht 09/05/2019)

A broken Congress under pressure to perform as effective opposition: The country’s grand old party has been facing  criticism for failing to raise crucial issues, by Anil Giri (kp 02/05/2019)

Deuba slams party critics (ht 23/04/2019)

NC awareness campaign to kick off on April 24 (ht 17/04/2019)

Congress reacts to what it calls Oli’s indecent comments against opposition: Main opposition reminds the prime minister to maintain the dignity of his position, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/04/2019), NC to launch campaign against govt (ht 16/04/2019)

Deuba warns of action against leaders (ht 15/04/2019)

NC leaders call for unity during Pokhara by-election, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 13/04/2019)

Deuba says no to early Congress convention: Fifty-two district presidents warn of signature drive to exert pressure, by Anil Giri (kp 06/04/2019)

NC dissidents threaten signature campaign (rep 05/04/2019)

NC failed to operate as per party rule: Singh (kp 31/03/2019)

'Oli's hand strengthens as NC wrangles within, wavers on agenda' (rep 27/03/2019)

NC general secy backs for reinstating Hindu state thru referendum (rep 23/03/2019) [This is in the same way anticonstitutional as Raut's demand for a eferendum on an independent Madhesh state! Both referenda would be aimed at destroying Nepal's unity and multicultural identity! The Nepali Congress is about to destroy its former democratic ideals!], Shashank’s referendum remarks irk Congress, by Anil Giri (kp 23/03/2019), Shashank denies making remarks about referendum on religion, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/03/2019) [He made  similar statement in the past! So, there is no reason to doubt that he did it again!!]

Feeling cornered, Deuba in last ditch attempt at consensus: Deuba to meet dissident leaders Sunday (rep 17/03/2019)

Congress rival factions in bid to form united force to challenge Deuba, by Anil Giri (kp 07/03/2019)

Nepali Congress district chiefs warn of calling special general convention, by Anil Giri (kp 06/03/2019)

Student union adrift: The Nepali Congress needs to understand the qualities its future leaders must possess, by Ranjan Kafle (kp 04/03/2019)

NC failed to play role of opposition: Koirala (ht 28/02/2019), NC in Leadership Crisis, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 01/03/2019)

Congress crisis deepens, by Anil Giri (kp 27/02/2019)

‘Conspiracy to delay general convention’ (ht 26/02/2019)

Nepali Congress student union members clash outside party office (kp 25/02/2019), 16 hurt as NSU factions clash at NC HQ (ht 25/02/2019)

NC statute passed in a snub to Maha Samiti, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 25/02/2019), NC CWC endorses party statute bringing changes in key provisions (rep 25/02/2019)

Deuba vents ire on Koirala clan (ht 21/02/2019)

Nepali Congress 4.0 : Does Nepali Congress have the vision to lead the country in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? If answer is no, it has to get back to the drawing board, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 13/02/2019)

Congress leaders blame factionalism for delay to form party departments: While the party struggles to find direction, insiders say its role as the opposition is not effective either, by Anil Giri (kp 12/02/2019)

Disconnected Congress leaders fear elections, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 12/02/2019)

NC’s Foreign Policy Deviation, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 10/02/2019)

NC holds nationwide anti-government protest rallies (ht 05/02/2019)

Congress criticises government, NCP over Venezuela stand, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 04/02/2019)

Deuba threatens protest against govt (ht 02/02/2019)

NC to continue protest in Parliament, streets, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 31/01/2019)

Cabinet meets Congress’  demand on two hospitals: Government decides to bring hospitals named after NC leaders under federal government, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/01/2019), Govt’s olive branch fails to appease NC: Feb 4 protest on despite a  decision not to scrap hospitals named after the Koiralas, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 30/01/2019)

Congress mum on wide-body deal: Aircraft purchase scam issue missing from minutes at Deuba’s behest, party insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/01/2019) [This proves the hypocrisy of Nepalese politicians. Civil society is much more effective if the political parties do not participate!]

Congress to hold protest rallies across country (ht 28/01/2019)

Path of peril: Even though politics of here and now demands repositioning of Nepali Congress, playing to the religious gallery might prove to be irreversible route fraught with perils, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 23/01/2019)

Tarun Dal demonstrates against government (kp 23/01/2019)

NC’s parallel district committee formed (ht 23/01/2019)

Poudel calls for enquiry into Deuba’s role in aircraft deal, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2019) [An incompetent party leader trying to bring down another incompetent internal party opponent?], Deuba denies involvemen, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/01/2019)

NSU stares at dissolution of its CWC, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 14/01/2019)

Nepali Congress could be better opposition (rep 10/01/2019)

NC MPs register public importance motion on road carnage (rep 09/01/2019) [This is justified, but one must still ask why they did not become active when their party was in government!]

Opposition is rising: Government should heed the issues raised by the opposition party and work to fulfil the promises made to the people and the country, by Shankar Tiwari (rep 09/01/2019), Shadow govt under Deuba on cards, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 09/01/2019) [A four times failed PM is not the right person! He has highest responsiblity for state failure himself!]

NC to pressure govt to punish wide-body scam guilty (rep 09/01/2019)

NC grows offensive against govt as its main oppn role criticized within party (rep 08/01/2019)

Saffronization of Congress: The liberals, moderates and youth leaders in Congress must safeguard their party against the communal, sectarian allure of right wing Hindutva ideology, by Chhering Yonzon (rep 07/01/2019)

Nepali Congress preparing to execute amended statute (ht 07/01/2019), Onus of uniting NC rests on party president, says Paudel (ht 07/01/2019) [Neither Deuba nor Paudel are the right persons to unite this party!]

General convention on time, says Deuba (kp 05/01/2019)

Trying to rise: Until Congress gets multidimensional, changeable and dynamic actors in  leadership position, the party won’t be able to come out of the blind alley, by Shankar Tiwari (rep 26/12/2018))

Congress to have 14 office bearers, by Anil Giri (kp 22/12/2018) [There cannot be enough positions for power greedy politicians! This is typical for Nepal's big parties and proves non-democratic structures and interests!!], 14-member office-bearer body, 8 joint general sec’ys for NC: Mahasamiti meeting to conclude today (rep 22/12/2018) [With all the failed leaders remaining in top positions, the NC has once again missed the much needed rejuvenation!], District heads against naming central leaders to General Convention (rep 23/12/2018), Congress leaders put up united face, endorse statute, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 24/12/2018), NC jamboree ends on a positive note, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 24/12/2018) [There is nothing to be called positive: The failed old leaders are having themselves celebrates once again. There is no rejuvenation. The number of superfluous leadership positiona has been extended. Most of all: Many party leaders distance themselves from past democratic ideals and call for a return to the Hindu state! The NC has missed the chance to become a constructiuve, democratic and inclusive opposition party!]

RPP to cooperate if NC ‘carries’ agenda of Hindu-state: Thapa, by Rishi Ram Baral (ht 22/12/2018) [???!!!]

Nepali Congress Mahasamiti meet extends as leaders remain at odds, by Anil Giri (kp 21/12/2018), Factional disputes prolong Congress Mahasamiti, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/12/2018), Rival NC factions fail to forge consensus: The main agenda on Thursday was the number of office bearers and their election or selection (ht 21/12/2018)

Defining Moment for NC, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 21/12/2018)

NC leaders in fix as calls for Hindu state grow (rep 18/12/2018) [Such a party would no longer be entitled to represent the people of multi-ethnic and multi-religious Nepal!]

Nepali Congress must reinvent (rep 17/12/2018), Grand lost partyThe Mahasamiti shouldn’t turn into a missed opportunity to regroup (kp 18/12/2018)

Congress Mahasamiti to discuss pressing issues, by Anil Giri (kp 15/12/2018), NC Mahasamiti meet set to begin today: Around 1,600 representatives from across Nepal and beyond are participating in the four-day event (rep 15/12/2018), NC factions in bid to iron out differences (ht 15/12/2018), Congress leaders lash out at government: Former vice-president Singh says the Mahasamiti meeting is a good  opportunity for the party  to correct its mistakes (kp 16/12/2018), Nepali Congress torn over draft charter, by Anil Giri (kp 17/12/2018), Call for restoration of hindu state (kp 17/12/2018) [NC showing its true anti-secular face by denying Nepal's multiethnic, multreligious and multicultural identity], NC likely to get additional veep, joint general secretary (rep 17/12/2018), NC’s policy departure: Perhaps for the first time in its political history, NC places India on equal footing with China in its foreign policy agenda, by Suresh C. Chalise (rep 17/12/2018), Leaders whip up frenzy over factionalism, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 17/12/2018), Congress struggles to end charter impasse, by Anil Giri and Sailendra Adhikari (kp 18/12/2018), Leaders scrambling to break gridlock over party statute (ht 18/12/2018), 7 office bearers, 161 CWC members in NC, by Anil Giri and Sanjay Lama (kp 19/12/2018), NC general convention to elect all office bearers but treasurer, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp 19/12/2018), NC agrees on eight office bearers, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 19/12/2018)

NC Maha Samiti meet a formality? Real reason for increasing number of office bearers is to strengthen factions, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 14/12/2018)

Oli government on the path to  authoritarianism: Congress, by Anil Giri (kp 12/12/2018)

Nepali Congress approves policy to ‘lift country’s economic status’, by Anil Giri (kp 11/12/2018)

Congress agrees to expand office bearers and CWC: If the Mahasamiti meeting approves the agreement, the party will have two vice-presidents, three general secretaries and four joint general  secretaries and a treasurer from the next general convention, by Anil Giri (kp 10/12/2018) [There cannot be enough positions for male Tagadhari leaders in this party!]

Congress braces for hostile top panel meet: Koirala-backed Poudel faction says draft statute favours Deuba camp, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/11/2018)

Deuba, rival camps hold separate meets (ht 29/11/2018)

Mahasamiti meet may be early run at new Congress leadership, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/11/2018)

NSU announces to hold its general convention on January 12 (rep 28/11/2018)

Need an opposition: The Nepali Congress must unite to keep the government on its toes (kp 27/11/2018) [The party will not be able for this under its old failed leaders!]

Congress proposes more central members in its draft statute, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/11/2018) [This is the wrong way: The party leadership needs a rejuvenation. All the failed old leaders must go!], NC draft statute proposes barring leaders from holding two positions (rep 26/11/2018)

Nepali Congress hold crucial meeting today, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/11/2018)

Nepali Congress launches attack on government, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/11/2018)

Congress student wing panel gets new term, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 19/11/2018)

NC divided over student wing leadership (kp 18/11/2018), Fracas at NC office: Student wing groups fight over NSU statute amendment, general convention date, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 18/11/2018)

Congress youth leaders push for party revamp: Plan to present new strategy to Mahasamiti and Central Working Committee, by Anil Giri (kp 16/11/2018), NC’s new course: Statute amendment, by Shobhakar Parajuli (ht 16/11/2018)

Deuba under fire from rival faction leaders (kp 13/11/2018), Deuba fails to play effective opposition role, says Poudel (kp 14/11/2018)

NC nominates Gachhadar as vice president: Ram Chandra Paudel  faction denounces the decision saying it was steamrolled by party President Deuba without securing sufficient consensus, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/11/2018) [In a democratic party, all positions should be filled by election, not by nomination!], NC suspends party rules to appoint Gachchhadar as vice-president (rep 07/11/2018), Gachhadar named NC VP ‘flouting party statute’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 07/11/2018), Gachchhadar's nomination sparks intra-party fued in NC: Rival faction fear Deuba's hold (rep 11/11/2018)

NC set to postpone Maha Samiti meet (ht 06/11/2018) [??], Congress Mahasamiti meet postponed to December (kp 07/11/2018)

Will retire only after restoring party: Deuba (kp 04/11/2018) [The NC needs a new beginning with a young generation of leaders and not the restoration of failed politics and personalities!!]

Youth Leadership In NC, by Mukti Rijal (rn 25/10/2018)

NC has three options with regard to selection of office bearers (ht 25/10/2018)

Poudel, Koirala close ranks against Deuba, by Anil Giri (kp 16/10/2018) [All the failed NC leaders continue the destruction of this old party!], NC’s Paudel camp holds meeting (ht 16/10/2018)

Time For Compromise Than Conflict, by D.M. Thapa (rn 13/10/2018)

Congress defers central working panel meeting indefinitely: Party does not cite reason, but observers believe the widening rift between rival factions is the cause (kp 11/10/2018)

Congress meeting put off over charter row (kp 06/10/2018)

Rival Congress camps join forces to rein in Deuba’s power ambition: The draft statute of Nepali Congress offers leeway  to the party president to expand his power (kp 05/10/2018)

Congress deploys six teams for feedback on draft charter: Nepali Congress General Secretary Khadka-led panel circulates new 12-page draft (kp 25/09/2018)

Koirala will lead Congress: Shashank (kp 24/09/2018) [???], Koirala family will take over NC leadership: Shashank Koirala, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 24/09/2018) [Why? The NC needs younger leaders, especially non-Tagadharis, most of all women!]

Nepali Congress statute amendment: Preliminary draft proposes more power to president (kp 23/09/2018) [??? NC on the way to selfdestruction?]

Nepali Congress plots its revival (kp 11/09/2018)

Four types of membership proposed in NC (rep 10/09/2018)

Nepali Congress statute amendment: Charter drafting panel to submit report by October 1 (ht 03/09/2018)

NC told to amend statute to ensure 33pc seats for women (kp 28/08/2018)

Nepali Congress party poised for epochal meet, by Anil Giri (kp 23/08/2018), Nepali Congress In The Throes, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 24/08/2018), Congress forms panel to amend party charter (kp 24/08/2018), Faction-ridden Nepali Congress forms 11-member statute drafting committee: Different factions differ on when to hold Maha Samiti meeting, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 24/08/2018), Congress defers apex body meeting (kp 26/08/2018), NC Maha Samiti meeting on Nov 21-25 (rep 26/08/2018)

Factionalism will plunge party into crisis, says NC General Secretary Koirala (ht 23/08/2018) [It already has! The NC has been succesfully practising it for decades!]

Congress leaders quietly campaigning for party presidency (rep 21/08/2018) [Please not again someone from this old generation of failed male leaders! The party needs a completely new beginning!]

NC to discuss ways to lower tax rates: The party is in favour of tax rates that average people can pay, says NC spokesperson, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20708/2018)

Revisiting BP’s socialism: Most Nepali Congress leaders use BP’s ideas when they speak, but they do not always practice or implement it when they are in power, by Ambika P. Adhikari (rep 14/08/2018)

Deuba’s absence delays CC meeting for a week (kp 08/08/2018)

Road to recovery: Had Nepali Congress honored its ideological principles, the party would not have plunged so low as it now finds itself in, by P. Kharel (rep 06/08/2018)

Blessing in disguise: Nepali Congress may have become weak but it still remains an effective deterrent against possible communist hegemony, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 05/08/2018)

Cultivating Better Opposition Culture, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 04/08/2018)

NC’s Role in Parliament, by Narayan Upadhyay (kp 18/07/2018)

Congress must rise: What Congress leaders would have us believe as authoritarianism is actually hubris, arrogance and total disregard to public concerns which every party has displayed while in power, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 11/07/2018)

Gachhadar threatens to quit NC (ht 10/07/2018)

Questions for Congress: Questions for Congress; Why should Congress leave Socialist International with which it has long and intimate relation and join Progressive Alliance?, by Suresh Chalise (rep 08/07/2018)

Be Careful, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 05/07/2018)

NC to oppose govt’s ‘unpopular moves’ (kp 04/07/2018)

Mahat urges Congress leaders to unite and tackle problems (kp 24/06/2018)

Nepali Congress district presidents’ conclave: NC factions spar over convention, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 21/06/2018), NC district presidents for reorganizing party structure, by Ashok Sujan Shrestha (rep 21/06/2018), NC district presidents want unity (ht 21/06/2018), Govt making totalitarian moves: NC district chiefs (kp 23/06/2018), Ruling parties out to push Nepal into fresh round of instability: NC (rep 23/06/2018), NC accuses govt of totalitarian tilt (ht 23/06/2018)

Deuba pledges to free NC of betrayers (ht 19/06/2018) [??]

Congress clash: Sister wing polls suggest Deuba losing grip, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/06/2018), Deuba faction faces humiliating defeat in Trade Union Congress (rep 17/06/2018), Koirala duo meet as dissident NC leaders regroup against Deuba (rep 17/06/2018)

The old party’s new test: NC continues to disappoint those who like to see it act up as a robust opposition (kp 15/06/2018)

Congress dissidents close in on Deuba, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 12/06/2018), ‘Timely general convention needed for NC unity’ (ht 12/06/2018)

NC forms shadow governments in Khotang local units (12/06/2018)

Leaders rue NC’s ‘poor’ performance (kp 08/06/2018)

Congress has ‘golden chance’ to mend ways (kp 03/06/2018)

‘Congress will fight any attempts to suppress democracy, free press’ (kp 28/05/2018)

No one can ask me to get out, says Nepali Congress President Deuba (ht 28/05/2018) [Yes, you are the best guarantee for NC's further decline!!]

Koirala vows to end group feuds within congress to boost unity (kp 17/05/2018)

Congress conundrum: Though party leaders claim otherwise, the Nepali Congress’ electoral defeat was not mainly due to the formation of the left alliance, by Asmita Verma (kp 17/05/2018)

NSU factions to hold parallel events (kp 09/05/2018)

Many NC leaders leave Deuba as rift grows (rep 07/05/2018)

Deuba appoints office bearers to key posts amid factional feud: Rival leaders Poudel and Sitaula are left fuming after NC President Deuba appointed his loyalists to key posts in the party (kp 05/05/2018)

Deuba begins parleys with rival faction (rep 03/05/2018)

Nepali Congress In Turmoil, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 02/05/2018)

Row puts off NC meet (kp 01/05/2018)

Cong Mahasamiti to meet in four months: CWC takes responsibility for poll defeat; Poudel objects to decisions (kp 30/04/2018) [Poudel must be aware that he is part of the failed generation of NC leaders!], Left alliance main reason for defeat: NC; The party decided to dissolve parliamentary board, central work execution committee (ht 30/04/2018)

Reviving Congress: Nepali Congress needs to reach out to common people. Policies and programs need to be modified as per the needs of the society, by Ganesh Mandal (rep 29/04/2018)

Those close to Deuba defend leadership at NC meet (rep 26/04/2018), Gachhadar, Shrestha defend Nepali Congress leadership (ht 27/04/2018), Poudel slams Deuba at NC’s CWC meeting (kp 28/04/2018), NC Central Working Committee meeting to conclude today (ht 28/04/2018), Deuba struggles over party office-bearer picks: Gachchhadar stakes claim to vice prez (rep 28/04/2018)

Youth leaders press for early party convention: Seven youth leaders submit paper to party leaders explaining reasons for the poor election results (kp 25/04/2018), NC second-rung leaders demand early general convention (rep 25/04/2018)

NC leaders demand change in leadership (rep 24/04/2018)

NC leader Gurung withdraws support to party President Deuba (kp 23/04/2018), NC's KB Gurung withdraws support to Deuba, demands general convention (rep 23/04/2018)

‘Intra-party rift behind NC’s poll debacle’ (ht 17/04/2018)

Koirala's bid to bring disgruntled leaders together (rep 15/04/2018)

Congress CWC panel convenes next week (kp 11/04/2018)

Two NC leaders divided over outcome of PM’s India visit (kp 10/04/2018)

NC top leaders assemble in Nuwakot and press for unity (kp 22/03/2018), Congress poll review meeting begins today: NC President Deuba faces tough fight at CWC from rival factions (kp 23/03/2018), Run party as per its statute: Nepali Congress treasurers (ht 23/03/2018), Singh, Sitaula seek early convention (kp 24/03/2018), ‘End factions and rebuild party’ (kp 25/03/2018), NC CWC reviews party’s election defeat (kp 25/03/2018), Congress factions gear up for change in party leadership (kp 26/03/2018), NC continues discussion on poll debacle (ht 27/03/2018), Failure to call blockade a blockade caused poll defeat: Dr Koirala (rep 27/03/2018), NC leaders raise issue of ‘poll ticket sales’ (ht 28/03/2018), NC CWC meeting postponed (ht 01/04/2018)

Deuba hastens naming party office bearers: Rival Nepali Congress groups keen to defer appointments to negate party president’s power (kp 21/03/2018) [The failed old leaders are conrtinuing to destry this grand old party!]

Grand old party: The party of BP Koirala, the Nepali Congress, urgently needs to reimagine and reinvent itself (kp 19/03/2018)

Sitaula faction meets to press for NC reforms (kp 17/03/2018)

Top NC leaders ask partymen for effective role in HoR (kp 15/03/2018)

Nepali Cong CWC meeting on March 23 to review poll debacle, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/03/2018)

Deuba is NC PP leader: Appoints newcomer Gachhadar as his deputy (kp 06/03/2018) [Continued lack of perspective and intra party struggles are guaranteed!!]

NC In Doldrums, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 04/03/2018)

Singh versus Deuba likely in NC PP leader election, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 28/02/2018), Deuba under pressure to pull out of PP race: Poudel says party president should give chance to new leaders (kp 01/03/2018) [But new, not old leaders please! Not only Deuba has failed!], I will become PP leader: Deuba (ht 01/03/2018), Poudel faction ‘trying to weaken Congress’ (kp 03/03/2018), Prospects of consensus parliament leader fade as Congress blocs spar (kp 04/03/2018), Deuba and Singh to run for parliamentary leader’s post (kp 05/03/2018)

NC youth leader Joshi launches campaign to revive party's lost glory (rep 28/02/2018) [At the age of 54, he should not be called a youth leader!]

NC prez Deuba responsible for election debacle: Poudel (kp 26/02/2018), Paudel slams Deuba’s handling of party affairs (ht 26/02/2018)

Shashank Koirala says ready to be NC PP leader (ht 21/02/2018), Race for Congress PP leader begins: Deuba pushes for leader by consensus; Koirala and Singh eye hot seat (kp 22/02/2018) [In the interest of the party's future, the position should be given to the younger generation!], Congress postpones CWEC meeting (ht 22/02/2018), NC CWC to expedite PP leader election (ht 23/02/2018), Deuba faces steep  pressure to resign: Prakash Man Singh lays claim to PP leader’s post (kp 24/02/2018), Deuba, Singh all set for PP leader race (kp 25/02/2018), NC meet okays draft PP statute; party to form shadow government (ht 25/02/2018), NC passes federal parliamentary party statute (rep 25/02/2018)

Congress youth vow to revive party (kp 20/02/2018), Youth leaders to put Deuba under pressure to reform Nepali Congress, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 20/02/2018)

Singh to challenge Deuba's bid for parliamentary leader (rep 19/02/2018)

Nepali Congress to play role of responsible oppn, strengthen party (kp 18/02/2018)

Congress plans to rebuild party after poll rout (kp 17/02/2018)

NC repeats old faces under PR category (rep 14/02/2018)

Congress approves statutes (kp 10/02/2018)

Congress deputes leaders to oversee provincial works (kp 04/02/2018)

Polish and politics: Nepali Congress cannot rise from the ashes of the election defeat by evoking such simple mantras as boot polish, by Abhi Subedi (kp 04/02/2018)

NC task force to lay groundwork to pick PP leader (kp 02/02/2018)

Delays hit Congress’ provincial activities (kp 31/01/2018)

Congress leaders shine shoes to showcase servanthood, by Anup Ojha (kp 31/01/2018) [??]

Congress a divided house over PP leader (kp 29/01/2018)

Deuba faces ire in party over govt decisions: Leaders fear NC will suffer long due to wrong moves; After the elections, the government is not  mandated to decide on long-term policy matters, says leader Gagan Thapa, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/01/2018)

Khand calls for reform in Nepali Congress (ht 27/01/2018)

Nepali Congress: A Divided House?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 24/01/2018), After the fall: When country watched Dhanaraj Gurung break into sobs in front of television camera while explaining how the party shunned him, people had decided, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 24/01/2018)

‘Election loss due to NC’s own weaknesses’ (kp 24/01/2018)

NA poll: Province 7 NC women leaders make a pitch for Arzoo (kp 23/01/2018)

Congress seeks written report on poll debacle (kp 21/01/2018), Pressure mounts on Deuba to review election debacle (kp 23/01/2018)

Deuba under fire in party meet (kp 19/01/2018), NC leaders oppose govt decision on state HQs, guvs (kp 19/01/2018), Time for introspection, say NC CWC members (ht 19/01/2018), NC CWC members rap Deuba over poll debacle (rep 19/01/2018)

Koiralas in bid to ‘revive’ Congress (kp 17/01/2018)

NC CWC to meet tomorrow: To discuss National Assembly election, review loss in polls, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 17/01/2018)

Deuba urged to dissolve NC panels ‘formed against charter’: Poudel requests Deuba to get rid of Parliamentary Board and Central Executive Committee and start revamping the party (kp 16/01/2018)

Congress CWC to discuss poll debacle: Spokesman Sharma: Says medicine for the party, in the given circumstances, would be ‘retirement’ of leaders above 70 years (kp 15/01/2018) [The future NC leaders should be in their 40s or maybe 50s!]

Opposition the best option: By staying away from power, NC has the opportunity resolve internal issues and regain its lost glory, by Prawash Gautam (kp 14/01/2018)

What’s next for the Nepali Congress? The Pradip Giri and Gagan Thapa duo can rejuvenate Nepal’s founding democratic party, by Puranjan Acharya (nt 12/01/2018)

Bishwa Prakash Sharma picked NC spokesman (kp 10/01/2018), NC CWC to take some time to convene (ht 11/01/2018)

NC group begins consultations for party reform (kp 09/01/2018), ‘NC leadership not abiding by party statute’ (ht 09/01/2018)

NC factions in blame game over poll loss (kp 08/01/2018)

Nepali Congress Maha Samiti meet likely in April, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 07/01/2018)

Leadership Transfer in Nepali Congress, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 06/01/2018), Poudel faction presses for change in NC leadership: A factional meet to devise strategy tomorrow (kp 07/01/2018) [Yes, Deuba, Poudel and some others must go and transfer responsibility to a younger generation!!]

NC and Reconciliation, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 05/01/2018)

I’ve politically matured to lead party: Shekhar (kp 04/01/2018) [And bring the judiciary under the control of parliament??]

Deuba defiant despite debacle: Blames ‘internal reasons’ for poll loss; Chides leaders asking him to resign (kp 01/01/2018), NC Mahasamiti not to discuss leadership change (kp 02/01/2018) [RIP!], NC’s electoral setback: All party members need to introspect to figure out what went wrong and where, by Arjun Narsingha KC (kp 02/01/2018), Nepali Congress youth leaders slam party leadership, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 02/01/2018), Youths in NC demand Mahasamiti meet (rep 02/01/2017)

Rival NSU factions mark the Day with separate functions (rep 01/01/2018)

NC’s Electoral Debacle, by Mukti Rijal (rn 28/12/2017)

NC bigwigs say no to change of leadership: Second-rung leaders, meanwhile, fear losing their grip on the party if they backed the youth leaders’ call for leadership change (kp 27/12/2017), Congress youth leaders intensify intra-party consultations (kp 27/12/2017)

Picking up the pieces: The restoration of political centrism is critical for the Nepali Congress and its future, by Suresh Chalise (kp 26/12/2017)

Failure Of NC Leadership, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 25/12/2017), Saving the tree BP planted: The NC must demonstrate that it is bound by principles of public service and high ethical standards, by Naresh Koirala (kp 25/12/2017)

NC soul searching after poll debacle (rep 24/12/2017)

Rising from the ashes: If the Nepali Congress doesn’t overhaul its leadership, it will soon be extinct, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 22/12/2017)

NC youth leaders meet to discuss party rebuilding (kp 21/12/2017)

Nepali Congress In The Opposition, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/12/2017), Rout to revival: NC’s political manoeuvrability in national politics has hit its lowest point ever, by Achyut Wagle (kp 20/12/2017), Evaluating NC’s ‘loss’: Judging by the popular votes this time for Nepali Congress, communist victory appears nothing more than an outcome of political match-fixing, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 20/12/2017)

Youth leaders press NC brass for  reforms in party: Senior Congress leaders, however, maintain that all the leaders should be  held responsible for the party’s poor showing (kp 20/12/2017)

Public confessions: NC will have to reform its political direction and keep  Oli’s authoritarian populist behaviour in check, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/12/2017)

Post-poll prospects: Hill voters accused Congress of not speaking strongly against the blockade while Madhesis were disenchanted with its inadequate support for statute amendment, by Pramod Jaiswal (rep 19/12/2017)

NC to call CWC, Mahasamiti meetings shortly (kp 18/12/2017)

‘Left alliance formation led to NC’s loss’: Congress leaders say PR vote results suggest people’s faith in the party remains intact (ht 17/12/2017)

NC fails to retain strongholds in Province 4, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 16/12/2017)

Intra-party rift to blame for poll debacle: District commit-tees asked to submit details (kp 14/12/2017) [Please don't make it that easy! A complete exchange of the old and failed leadership abd a return to the social roots and ideals is necessary], Failure to read nationalistic wave cost Cong dearly: Bhandari (kp 14/12/2017), The party is over: If the scale and depth of the current defeat doesn’t wake up the NC, what will (kp 14/12/2017), NC CWC meeting to introspect poll lossAlso on top of the agenda is making the party cadre-based, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 14/12/2017), Leadership change not a solution: Koirala (ht 14/12/2017) [But a precondition! Politicians who want to bring the judiciary under the control of parliament are also not qualified for leadership!]

Unraveling Nepali Congress’s defeat, by Pratik Rimal and Dilip Prakash Karki (rep 13/12/2017)

Congress should do some soul-searching, say leaders: Calls get louder for holding special general convention immediately, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/12/2017), Top NC leaders fail to rescue party, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/12/2017) [They are the main reason for the NC defeat!!], Weak link with common people blamed for Nidhi’s unexpected loss, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 11/12/2017), Internal feud blamed for NC’s defeat (kp 12/12/2017), Time NC top brass opted for graceful exit: Youth leaders, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 12/12/2017), Deuba ‘in no mood’ to resign as NC chief: Yet to make public statement on the party’s worst electoral debacle ever; Voices in the party have grown for immediate reforms, including change in leadership, following  the NC’s worst performance in polls (kp 13/12/2017), NC Tanahun seeks action against Joshi (ht 13/12/2017)

An agitated NC mulling over quiet introspection: Senior NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel says the party will discuss the  possible reasons behind poor performance, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/12/2017)

NC unveils five-year development roadmap (ht 05/12/2017)

The Congress conundrum: If not for its self-defeating ways, the NC would have been a natural  choice for a majority of those believing in liberal democracy, by Mohan Guragain (kp 21/11/2017)

Gagan to head NC’s poll publicity wing (kp 09//11/2017)

Women candidates few and far between in NC: Party leadership struggles to quell charges of nepotism and favouritism, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/11/2017)

NC unveils election manifesto (kp 012/11/2017), NC advocates for wealth redistribution, social insurance (kp 01/11/2017)

Cong factions play favourites as party selects candidates: Deuba flexing his muscles in ticket distribution; Poudel not happy, Sitaula camp in a tight spot, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/10/2017) [Really a democratic party with dictators at its top!], Deuba urges all to vote for democracy (kp 29/10/2017) [See link before!]

Congress discusses changes to Proportional Representation list (ht 29/10/2017)

NC not keen on democratic alliance, allege FSF-N, RJP-N, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 28/10/2017)

NC decides constituencies for top leaders (kp 27/10/2017)

Former RJP-N gen secy joins Congress (kp 24/10/2017)

Bhattarai-led Nepali Congress (BP) formed (ht 21/10/2017)

NC-NDF unification to address Madhes issues: DPM Gachchhadar (ht 21/10/2017) [You claimed the same when you left the NC in 2007!]

Federal and provincial polls: NC working to finalise candidates for 1st phase (kp 20/10/2017)

To ally or not to ally: Congress needs Madhesbadi parties for its very survival while these parties can do without such an alliance with NC, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 18/10/2017)

A homecoming for Gachhadar: NLF, NC merge to ‘stop rise of authoritarianism, save democracy and ensure broader acceptance of statute’ (kp 17/10/2017), NDF merges with NC (ht 17/10/2017)

Madhes parties, NC to join forces against left bloc (kp 17/10/2017)

88kg gold smuggling: Congress PR candidate arrested; Police: Those held earlier named Man Bahadur Tamang as point person, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/10/2017)

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

Deuba expands NC Parliamentary Board (kp 15/10/2017)

NC forms board to pick election candidates: Deuba ‘violates’ party charter, includes graft convict Khadka (kp 12/10/2017), NC forms parliamentary board to finalise poll candidates (ht 12/10/2017), Chaos in Cong over candidates (kp 13/10/2017)

NDF likely to merge with Nepali Congress (ht 10/10/2017) [Everything forgiven and forgotten that has been so important in 2007??], NDF prepared to merge with Congress (ht 14/10/2017), Congress, NLF to seal unification deal today (kp 16/10/2017), NDF’s merger with NC postponed at the last minute (ht 16/10/2017)

Nepali Congress recommends poll candidates in Ramechhap (ht 08/10/2017)

Congress not to repeat PR quota lawmakers (kp 07/10/2017) [??]

NC facing hard time picking election candidates in Province 7: As many as 62 persons have been recommended from Doti alone (ht 06/10/2017)

Left electoral alliance leaves NC in tight spot: Leaders say party to discuss its future strategy at today’s CWC meeting; Some Congress leaders are of the view that the  Maoist Centre has lost moral and political  ground to stay in government (kp 06/10/2017)

NC joins forces with five parties for poll alliance: Parties decide to form a seven-member taskforce to finalise details of ‘democratic’ bloc (kp 05/10/2017)

Poudel faction calls for CWC meeting: Leaders of the faction demand immediate formation of the parliamentary committee to finalise candidates  for the federal and provincial elections (kp 27/09/2017)

Shekhar accuses Deuba of violating party system (kp 30/08/2017)

30 NC leaders resign en masse (ht 11/08/2017)

Shining light: If NC fails to dissect some of its controversial decisions, it may again fall to second place in future elections, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 01/08/2017)

NC begins poll campaign in Province 2 (kp 30/07/2017)

Dispute within NC further delays cabinet expansion (rep 26/07/2017)

Factionalism is a curse to NC: Sujata Koirala (kp 25/07/2017)

‘Distribute party tickets thru district committees’ (ht 24/07/2017)

Let’s pave the way for new generation, Paudel tells PM (ht 23/07/2017), Grand aging party: NC Vice President Poudel has rightly said, his party needs more vitality at the leadership level (kp 24/07/2017)

In NC meeting, Poudel, Deuba trade barbs over poll outcome: Party president promises to initiate action against ‘saboteurs’ (kp 21/07/2017) [This is exactly what ails the party: Reckless power struggles among failed leaders leike Deuba and Poudel and no understanding of the needs of people and country!!], ‘NC ticket to likely winners in third phase of local elections’ (ht 21/07/2017), Backstabbing main reason behind poll defeat: NC leaders (rep 21/07/2017), Poudel faction blames Deuba for UML’s poll gains (rep 23/07/2017)

Leaders from Koirala family unite again to challenge NC leadership (rep 20/07/2017)

Dismal poll showing set to top Congress’ CWC agenda (kp 20/07/2017)

Congress Must Learn From Mistakes, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 19/07/2017)

Nepali Congress to hear from Province 2 leaders ahead of polls: Party to assess its position in the eight Tarai districts to devise a strategy for the third phase of local polls (kp 14/07/2017)

Congress in need of soul searching, says Paudel (kp 10/07/2017) [Yes, please send the whole generation of old leaders into retirement!!]

Ministerial portfolio sharing triggers rift within ruling NC, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 06/07/2017) [Typical NC behaviour!!], The gulf between first and second rung leaders in Congress is growing, interview with Gagan Thapa (rep 06/07/2017)

Deuba struggles to expand Cabinet: PM on a tightrope with too many ministerial aspirants within his party (kp 05/07/2017)

Congress ‘weakened’ in Deuba’s home district, by DR Panta and Mohan Budhair (kp 03/07/2017)

Madhes and Nepali Congress: Forgotten roots; BP and his Congress party prevailed in the 1959 general election, winning 72 of 109 seats. Congress won nearly all its seats in Madhes, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 28/06/2017)

NC decides to send central representatives to 35 districts for poll (rep 20/06/2017)

Factionalism blamed for NC’s loss in Ramechhap (ht 18/06/2017)

The country is watching: NC’s decline can be arrested if Deuba changes his course and party members rise to the challenge, by Naresh Koirala (kp 16/06/2017)

NC’s KMC defeat due to party disunity: Singh; Party central committee member Nabindra Raj Joshi says time has come for the Congress leadership to review the party’s defeat (kp 13/06/2017)

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

Leaders’ absence affects NC’s election campaign in Kailali (ht 07/06/2017)

NC cadre on protest to fight ‘unfair’ nomination (kp 29/05/2017), NC leader on fast-unto-death (ht 31/05/2017)

NC to finalize poll candidates by Saturday (reop 26/05/2017)

Congress Can Bounce Back, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 24/05/2017)

Congress committed blunder, says Koirala (kp 23/05/2017)

Congress defends electoral alliance with ruling Maoists (kp 06/05/2017), Honour poll alliance: NC, Maoist leaders, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 07/05/2017)

Dissatisfaction in NC over new poll alliance, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 05/05/2017)

Lady Justice (nt 05/05/2017)

Factionalism rears ugly head in Congress (kp 03/05/2017)

NC unveiling poll manifesto today (kp 25/04/2017) [Local elections require locally different programs, not national standards ordered by the central party elite!], Nepali Congress takes a dig at rival parties, by Anil Giri (kp 26/04/2017), NC election manifesto for local polls puts focus on economic prosperity, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 26/04/2017)

Congress conundrum: Despite Deuba’s potential to be an icon of integrity, his image is gradually turning to that of a ruthless politician, by Achyut Wagle (kp 11/04/2017)

‘Judiciary should be overseen by legislature’ (kp 09/04/2017) [NC General Secretary demands removal of separation of powers!!!], Koirala backtracks on criticism of court (kp 10/04/2017) [Nevertheless he has shown his true mind!], Undemocratic democracy: Proof of how far we have fallen is a senior leader demanding that the judiciary should be kept under parliament, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 14/04/2017)

NC divided over polls in one go or two phases: Majority of lawmakers and CWC leaders are for voting in one go but party chief has hinted at possibility of two-phase elections (kp 08/04/2017), NC for putting amendment bill to vote: Open to holding polls in two phases if UDMF takes part (ht 08/04/2017)

NC manifesto drafting panel in full shape (kp 02/04/2017)

NC Objection To SC Verdict: Mocks Independence Of Judiciary, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/04/2017), Contempt case registered against NC president (kp 03/04/2017)

NC to hold mass rallies in all seven provinces (rep 01/04/2017)

‘NC should bridge UML, UDMF rift’ (ht 28/03/2017)

Ensure participation of Madhes parties in May polls: NC leaders (kp 27/03/2017)

Khadka calls for referendum (kp 27/03/2017) [There has already been referendums in form of Jana Andolan II and the CA elections!!], Khadka seeks referendum for Hindu state (rep 27/03/2017)

NC lawmakers from Tarai pressure party for amendment (ht 18/03/2017), Pressure in Congress to approve amendment bill before May vote (kp 19/03/2017)

Some NC leaders want local polls after amending statute (ht 12/03/2017), A section of NC asks leadership to act (kp 15/03/2017)

NC Paudel faction demands CWC meeting: NC lawmakers from Madhes want judicial commission to probe Saptari incident (kp 08/03/2017)

Poudel faction ups the ante against Deuba (kp 26/02/2017), Paudel faction unhappy with Deuba’s ways, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 26/02/2017), Paudel faction wants CWC, PP meet as rift widens in NC (rep 27/02/2017), NC rival faction criticises Deuba, prime minister (kp 07/03/2017)

2 Cong MPs say will vote against amendments (kp 15/01/2017)

Nepali Congress: A Lost Legacy, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 30/12/2016)

NC brass pressed to put charter revision on hold: Office bearers for announcing date for local elections immediately (kp 26/12/2016)

Deuba urges NC cadres to prepare for local polls: The NC president also expresses hope the main opposition UML will come to consensus on  the statute amendment bill (kp 14/12/2016)

NC initiates campaign to widen support base: NC leaders will visit their allocated districts to  study about party’s grip  at the grassroots for  a month, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 12/12/2016)

Foresight and handshake: It is the first real indication of Deuba rising above partisan politics within the Nepali Congress, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 22/11/2016)

NC leaders drumming up support in Tarai (kp 21/11/2016)

Constitution amendment: Congress divided over way forward, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/11/2016)

Deuba working on key nominations, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 18/11/2016)

‘No discussion in party on statute amendment’ (kp 11/11/2016)

NC municipal heads for local polls in March-April (kp 11/11/2016)

Tarun Dal conclave uncertain yet again (kp 09/11/2016), Tarun Dal conclave begins today (kp 12/11/2016), NC leaders ask cadres to get focused on polls (kp 14/11/2016), Bid for unanimous Tarun Dal team, by Sarin Ghimire  (kp 16/11/2016), Basnet likely Tarun Dal head, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 16/11/2016), Tarun Dal office bearers picked on consensus, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 17/11/2016), Jitjung Basnet elected Nepal Tarun Dal President (ht 17/11/2016)

Dispute surfaces over NC order of precedence (kp 07/11/2016)

In NC, ‘dither and delay’ is the order of the day, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 26/10/2016), Flip-Flopping NC, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/10/2016)

Factionalism Gets NC Nowhere, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/10/2016) [The NC has been ridden by factionalism since its earliest days!]

All eyes on Deuba as CWC meets shortly, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 15/10/2016)

Shashanka Koirala demands referendum on Hindu state (ht 15/10/2016) [The statement by the NC General Secretary reflects the staunch conservative and anti-inclusive minding of many NC politicians!!], Shashank for referendum to decide on Hindu state, by Shiva Puri (kp 16/10/2016)

Deuba unlikely to fill vacant party posts before Chhath, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/10/2016)

Divide and rule: Nepali Congress and its manifold intraparty feuds, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 17/09/2016)

3rd NWA general convention today, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 14/09/2016), NWA convention begins: Leaders remember late Mangala Devi, say women empowerment key to successful democracy, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 15/09/2016)

NC nominations before Dashain, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 09/08/2016) [Which year?], NC fails to fill vacant posts of office bearers, by Ashokm Dahal (rep 08/09/2016)

Tarun Dal convention likely to be postponed (kp 05/09/2016), Tarun Dal conclave postponed till Sept 19 (kp 12/09/2016)

Youth leaders of NC concerned about their roles: After NSU committee members were barred from standing for elections, held almost after a decade, youth leaders say they might have no roles in the party (kp 02/09/2016) [a non-inclusive party controlled by failed old male Tagadharis!]

Children under 16 years of age barred from NSU membership (ht 01/09/2016)

Tarun Dal gears up for conclave: NC Youth wing to hold general convention on Sept 9-11, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 31/08/2016)

NC leaders unsure of Deuba’s deputy: Congress President Deuba left for Singapore on Friday for a checkup of his digestive problems, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 29/08/2016)

Heavy suits: The successful conclusion of the NSU election was a litmus test for NC’s commitment to holding local, provincial and state elections by 2017, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 27/08/2016)

NC district chiefs to talk local body restructuring (kp 21/08/2016)

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)

Politics and the young: The stereotypical image of youth politicians as violent goons needs to change, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 10/08/2016)

Nine NSU cadres file candidacy for gen secy (ht 04/08/2016) [Thank god, all of them are Tagadharis, predominantly Bahuns, among them even one women! This reflects the NC understanding of inclusion even under its younger generation!], NSU steps up preparations for national general convention (ht 05/08/2016), NSU gen convention set to start tomorrow: Nepali Congress student wing is holding its general convention after a decade-long gap, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 06/08/2016), Age bar set for candidates competing for NSU posts (ht 06/08/2016), Student politics: The youth of today are the vehicles of change for a better tomorrow, by Asmita Verma (kp 07/08/2016), NSU conclave begins after a decade, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 08/08/2016), Cloud of uncertainty hangs over Nepal Students’ Union election, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 09/08/2016), NSU closed session today: The convention hits a snag following a dispute regarding representatives in some districts which resulted in the postponement of the closed session on Monday (kp 10/08/2016), Union likely to elect new leadership on Saturday, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 11/08/2016), Disputes delay NSU election (ht 12/08/2016), Election panel to take out voter list today: Nain Mahar and Manoj Acharya likely to battle it out, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 13/08/2016), Deep division dampens NSU election: NC leaders say names of ministers only after the conclave, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 15/08/2016), NSU prez aspirants file nominations: Mahar chosen from the establishment side, Poudel faction undecided over its candidates, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 16/08/2016), NSU to elect its new leadership today, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 17/08/2016), NSU voting continues till late night (ht 18/08/2016), Mahar lands NSU top post
after victory in tight race
, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/08/2016), Mahar elected NSU president, by Kokila KC (ht 19/08/2016)

NSU cadres seek to resolve disputes before national convention (ht 23/07/2016)

Row over representatives continues to rankle NSU (kp 18/07/2016)

Poudel urges Deuba to act in agreement, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 18/07/2016)

NC’s Khadka reminds Deuba ‘of his pledges’: Khum Bahadur seeks ‘due respect and nomination for Congress vice-president in return for help to Deuba' (kp 08/07/2016) [Convicted criminals should never play any role in a democratic party!!]

NC’s Role Under Scrutiny, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 03/07/2016)

NC president, senior leaders irked by Sujata’s ‘treatment’, by Remain absent from GP memorial event after PM Oli made chief guest, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 02/07/2016)

Congress picks focal persons to watch over House committees (kp 24/06/2016)

NC demands specifics on reconstruction delay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/06/2016) [This may be reasonable but the question remains why this party as well did nothing when it was leading the government!!]

5 more join Cong PP body (kp 23/06/2016)

Picking deputy a tough call for NC President Deuba: As per the party statute,  all the nominations  were supposed to be made  within two months of the general convention that concluded on March 7, by Satin Ghimire (kp 22/06/2016)

Student leaders sceptical about NSU holding polls: Factionalism, high number of aspirants, student leaders say, could postpone  the poll date  once again, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 21/06/2016)

‘NSU convention should not be delayed’ (kp 10/06/2016)

NSU meeting to fix convention date (kp 07/06/2016)

Nepali Congress to hold pending polls (ht 05/06/2016)

Deuba names four members to PP working committee (kp 03/06/2016)

NC begins consultations on local bodies’ polls (ht 26/05/2016)

NC student union working to hold convention from Sept 19 (kp 22/05/2016)

Has NC Lost Ideological Compass?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/05/2016)

Deuba under fire for delaying nominations, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 20/05/2016)

Deuba yet to fill NC positions, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/05/2016)

Leaders criticise Deuba for ‘immature’ move: Half a dozen leaders close to Poudel meet the NC chief to convey that his failed bid at toppling government had ‘tarnished’ the party’s image, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/05/2016), NC MPs rap Deuba over 'failed attempt' to oust Oli (rep 07/05/2016), Proposal for Dahal-led govt not from NC: Nidhi (ht 07/05/2016), Shekhar defends NC’s failed bid to change govt (kp 08/05/2016)

NSU to hold its conclave in June (kp 02/05/2016)

NC sister wings prepare for conclaves (kp 21/04/2016)

Will Congress Join Government?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/04/2016)

Deuba in Delhi for wife’s care: Informal preparations going on for meetings with top Indian officials (kp 19/04/2016)

NC will not join Oli-led govt: Koirala (ht 17/04/2016)

Opportunities, Challenges Before NC, by Tribhuvan Chandra Wagle (rn 16/04/2016)

Tarun Dal convention in September (ht 15/04/2016)

The litmus test: Deuba has rightly stressed resolving Madhes standoff is high on his agenda (kp 11/04/2016)

Deuba sets eyes on completing his team: New Congress president will have to nominate three office bearers—vicepresident, general secretary and joint general secretary—and 11 central committee members (kp 08/04/2016)

42 lawmakers in fray for NC PP election (ht 08/04/2016), Deuba loyalists make Congress PC majority (kp 09/04/2016), Deuba panel sweeps
NC PP members poll
(ht 09/04/2016), Deuba panel sweeps parliamentary party also (rep 09/04/2016)

Deuba trounces Poudel to become NC PP leader: Cements control over party with second big win, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/04/2016), Deuba elected NC Parliamentary Party leader, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/04/2016), Deuba wins with 139 votes against Paudel's 67, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/04/2016)

Nepal Tarun Dal gears up for convention (ht 05/04/2016)

NC PP statute revision ready: Endorsement of rules will lead to PP leader poll (kp 03/04/2016), Congress amends its PP statute (kp 05/04/2016), NC amends parliamentary party statute (ht 05/04/2016), Nepali Congress PP meeting sees heated debate (rep 05/04/2016), Deuba, Poudel in race: 206 Cong Members of Parliament set to vote today (kp 06/04/2016)

Sitaula-led panel to support Deuba for PP leader, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/04/2016), Supporters ask Poudel out of PP leader race: Koiralas advise him to back Deuba in return for key roles, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/04/2016)

Congress president to delay appointments: Deuba faces tough job giving a semblance of unity, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/03/2016), Paudel tells Deuba to implement ‘one man one post’ in Congress (ht 24/03/2016), Deuba, Poudel in a tight race for PP leadership (kp 25/03/2016), Deuba asked to support Paudel as PP leader (ht 25/03/2016), NC to decide PP leader poll date today (kp 26/03/2016), Poudel supporters want PP vote deferred (kp 27/03/2016), Poudel backers at odds over going to PP poll, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/03/2016), Poudel panel puts pressure on Deuba to defer PP election: Calls on NC chief to hold the poll only after amendment of the statute (kp 29/03/2016), PP poll likely after statute amendment (kp 31/03/2016), NC settles row over PP statute amendment (ht 31/03/2016)

NC gears up for PP leader vote: Deuba in bid to be unanimous Parliamentary Party leader; President Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and Prakash Man Singh to compete for the position (kp 22/03/2016), NC preparing for parliamentary party leader election (ht 23/03/2016)

Cong ‘to take lead’ to end political standoff, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/03/2016)

Can Kangress Reclaim Its Soul?, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 18/03/2016)

Deuba takes up NC mantle, vows unity: Ram Chandra Poudel likely to be given the position of senior leader, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/03/2016), Deuba nominates seven CWC members: To pick 14 more after vote on parliamentary party leader, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/03/2016), Lead from the front: Deuba should stay firm on commitment to federalism, republicanism, secularism (kp 17/03/2016), Deuba assumes office as NC president: Picks Paudel, Sitaula, KC, Yadav, Acharya, Thapa, Chaudhary as CWC members (rep 17/03/2016)

NC in no hurry to form or join govt: Deuba (ht 16/03/2016)

Congress puts marginalised communities on the margins, by Dewan Rai (kp 15/03/2016) [NC has missed the chance to turn into a progressive and inclusive party with clean and non-corrupt politicians that is no longer dominated by male Tagadharis as it is needed by the country!]

Early Congress Mahasamiti meeting likely (kp 14/03/2016)

Victory Of Deuba Over Poudel, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 13/03/2016)

Anti-federal, pro-Hindu could surround Deuba in NC nucleus, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/03/2016) [including corrupt elements like Khum Bahadur Khadka], Chief: Congress’ll take lead in constitution implementation (kp 11/03/2016) [anti-federal and anti-secular??], Old faces maintain lead (kp 11/03/2016), A glass half-full: The NC, the oldest democratic party of our country, is most undemocratic in its practices, by Amma Raj Joshi (kp 11/03/2016), NC CWC vote counting goes on at snail’s pace (rep 11/03/2016), Shekhar Koirala on top in NC CWC vote count (ht 12/03/2016), Deuba headed for CWC majority (kp 13/03/2016), 21 members elected to Congress CWC (ht 13/03/2016), Nepali Congress vote counting to conclude today: Deuba on the safe side with comfortable majority in the Central Working Committee in sight (kp 14/03/2016), Deuba panel takes comfortable lead in CWC positions (rep 14/03/2016), Deuba panel holds sway over apex body: Of the 64 directly elected CWC members, 36 are said to be close to him, by Kamal Dev Bhattrai (kp 15/03/2016), Deuba panel has comfortable majority in Congress CWC (ht 15/03/2016), 13 new faces elected to NC central committee: 15 old faces lose, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/03/2016)

NC CWC election: Majority of old faces; Deuba supporters have the upper hand so far (kp 10/03/2016) [Including a corrupt criminal in top position! And predominantly male persons! Obviously, this party will never change!], Nepali Congress vote counting on (ht 10/03/2016), A lot on his plate: Election results offer NC, Deuba another opportunity to improve on mixed record (kp 10/03/2016), Back again: There are many reasons why Deuba will be much more than a footnote in Nepal’s political history, by Deepak Thapa (kp 10/03/2016), Thapa to continue efforts for Congress transformation (ht 10/03/2016), Mixed poll result may move Deuba to strive for party unity, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/03/2016), A new dawn, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 11/03/2016)

Factionalism in faction ‘led’ to Poudel’s defeat: Loss likely to throw the camp into further disarray, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/03/2016), Shashank new gen secy on back of BP’s legacy: Sita Devi Yadav edges Chitra Lekha Yadav by eight votes to claim party’s treasurer post, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/03/2016), Shashanka elected NC general secretary: Sita Devi wins treasurer’s post with  a narrow margin of just eight votes, by Prakash Acharya (ht 09/03/2016)

Now the hard part: People hope to see structural changes in the Nepali Congress following Deuba’s win, by Artindra Dahal (kp 09/03/2016) [How this? He is already the most often failed NC politician and represents the old factionalism! Only a younger generation can bring structural changes!], Will Deuba impact national politics right away?, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 09/03/2016)

Deuba defeats Poudel: Eighth Nepali Congress president takes party leadership out of the Koirala family after two decades, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/03/2016), New Congress chief has his task cut out, by Anil Giri (kp 08/03/2016), Roaring win for Sher Bahadur Deuba: Elected NC president after defeating Paudel by 526 votes, by Prakash Acharya and Tika R. Pradhan (ht 08/03/2016), NC 13th general convention: Deuba romps home (rep 08/03/2016)

NC votes for top posts: 1,348 ballots cast; Delayed by storm, row, counting starts at 2:00am (kp 07/03/2016), Cong talks EVMs, takes water tanks (kp 07/03/2016), No major policy, structural changes (kp 07/03/2016), To new NC leadership: Resolution to key issues will lead to stability and growth, which in turn leads to long-term stability (kp 07/03/2016), NC leaders could not differentiate between BP’s ideals and his tactics, interview with Puranjan Acharya (kp 07/03/2016), NC General Convention: New Generation Should Emerge, by Mukti Rijal (rn 07/03/2016), Poll for NC CWC over, result delayed, by Prakash Acharya and Tika R. Pradhan (ht 07/03/2016), Vote for NC president inconclusive, runoff from 2-5 pm today, by Thira L. Bhusal and Ashok Dahal (rep 07/03/2016)

Congress set to elect new party prez, CWC: 315 contenders in fray for 64 positions, including three office bearers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/03/2016), NC endorses policy and programmes; voting for new leadership today, by Prakash Acharya (ht 06/03/2016), Ballot puts leadership acumen to test in NC, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 06/03/2016), Jamboree in full swing on last day of campaigning, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 06/03/2016), We are working to end factionalism in party, interview with Nabindra Raj Joshi (kp 06/03/2016) [??], Concerns raised over low participation of women (kp 06/03/2016) [!!]

3-way toss-up as NC race hots up, by Anil Giri (kp 05/03/2016), Amid election heat, policy debate put on back burner, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 05/03/2016) [!!], ‘Transforming party my goal’, interview with Gagan Thapa (kp 05/03/2016), ‘We’ll end factionalism’, interview with Arjun Narsingh KC (kp 05/03/2016) [Yes, this is proved by the current escalation of factionalism within the party leadership!!], The Con(g)-race!: It really doesn’t  matter who becomes the next NC President; All the three  candidates will do nothing to transform the party, nor will they find middle ground and bring all the Kangaroos together, by Guffadi (kp 05/03/2016) [satirical but very true!], NC promises another constitutional amendment (ht 05/03/2016), 375 in fray for 64 NC CWC posts, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 05/03/2016)

NC General Convention: New Generation Should Emerge, by Mukti Rijal (rn 03/03/2016)

Busy establishment side throws leaders into tizzy: Faction split into three camps with Poudel, Sitaula and Sujata deciding to enter the fray, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 03/03/2016), Deuba announces his candidacy for top job: Picks KC as general secretary, Yadav as treasurer (kp 04/03/2016), 4-day Cong General Convention begins: All three party presidential hopefuls claim they are a cut above others, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/03/2016), Koirala clan on Poudel’s side: Poudel reached Shashank’s residence to court support of the Koiralas, widely considered to be the establishment, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/03/2016), Youths pushed to the margins (kp 04/03/2016) [!!], Food for thought: NC plenum has seen an astonishing lack of ideas to keep nation hopeful (kp 04/03/2016)

Congress full of equations, likely to see 3-way contest: Two leaders from establishment may vie for top job unless there is last-minute agreement (kp 02/03/2016), Deuba vows to lead party ‘differently’, by Kamal Dev Bjhattarai (kp 02/03/2016), In-laws of equilibrium (kp 02/03/2016)

NC likely to squander opportunity to evolve, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/03/2016), Establishment camp struggles to choose candidate for top job (kp 01/03/2016), NC dissidents refuse to budge: Paudel offers to make Sitaula the leader of parliamentary party and assures Sujata DPM’s post in the next government, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 01/03/2016) [Power and positions for the old privileged elite, but what does the party offer to people and country?], Aspirants for NC prez find finalizing panels tough going (rep 01/03/2016)

NC not adopting federal structure in party for now, by Ashok Dahal (rep 29/02/2016) [Is this a hint that the NC is going to distance itself from the idea of federal state?]

Madhes ‘key’ for party presidential hopefuls, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/02/2016), For Poudel, it depends on what he offers to leaders: Sujata Koirala announces she will also enter the fray (kp 28/02/2016), Tough negotiations under way in NC: Four aspirants of the establishment side continue to stay as rigid as ever about contesting the party presidency (ht 28/02/2016), NC factions watch rival moves on candidates: Deuba wants to take leaders left out on other side; Uphill task for Poudel to keep establishment united, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/02/2016), I haven’t come this far just because my father was a big leader, interview with Prakash Man Singh (kp 29/02/2016) [Why else?], NC not to increase office bearers: Paudel, Deuba and Sitaula likely to contest for post of party president, by Prakash Acharya (ht 29/02/2016)

Biennial NSU gen convention not held even once in decade: General convention of the student union has been deferred six times in the last five years (kp 28/02/2016) [!!]

Rival factions in final bid to pick candidates: Deuba camp in ‘comfortable position’; Establishment side in a fix, by Anil Giri (kp 27/02/2016) [Unchanged fight for power and positions among failed leaders! No understanding of the need of the hour!!], NC establishment to field Paudel for party prez (ht) [The one who prevented the work of CA-I for more than eights months only because he wanted be become PM?? May god save Nepal!], NC polls now in hands of kingmakers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 27/02/2016)

Indian spooks: Without conviction-driven politicians like BP, people suspect the loyalty of Congress leaders who are known to kowtow before their Indian masters, by Biswas Baral (rep 25/02/2016), Debunking myths: By no means does economic liberalisation that the NC adopted in the 1990s contradict BP’s idea of socialism, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 26/02/2016), Internal Democracy Within Nepali Congress, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 26/02/2016)

NC draft policy, programme document offers broad strokes: Fails to impress even insiders, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 24/02/2016), No more factions: Koirala’s demise has left a void in the Congress but also an opportunity for it to unite, by Prem Raj Joshi (kp 24/02/2016), Rival NC factions differ on number of office bearers: Deuba camp to oppose establishment side’s proposal to increase official posts in the party, by Prakash Acharya (ht 24/02/2016) [This old generation of failed leaders will never change and should be kicked out for the sake of party and Nepal!], NC establishment carries on bid to find common candidate, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/02/2016), ‘Policy draft unacceptable’ (kp 25/02/2016), Nepali Congress factions hoping to garner last-minute support (ht 25/02/2016) [Still no understanding of the necessity of fundamental changes in persons as well as in programs!!], NC split over Office Bearers size: Agreement on increasing quota for marginalised groups to meet constitutional requirements, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 26/02/2016), NC leadership urged to review party’s NGC document (ht), NC leadership urged to review party’s NGC document: CC leaders say its policy and programmes do not address post- constitution challenges (ht 26/02/2016), Congress to revise party policy and program (rep 26/02/2016)

Congress CWC members call for probe into Koirala’s death, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/02/2016)

Koiralas will stick together no matter who we support as party president, interview with Shekhar Koirala (kp 22/02/2016), Koirala clan counts for Cong candidates: Poudel, Deuba, Singh and Sitaula reach out for help, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/02/2016), Shashanka Koirala prescribes pills for party unity (ht 23/02/2016)

Establishment divided over prez candidate: The Koiralas stand for a unanimous presidential candidate who could end factionalism in the party (kp 21/02/2016), Nepali Congress factions preparing to finalise names for office bearers’ positions, by Prakash Acharya (ht 21/02/2016) [Besides Gagan Thapa only failed old leaders ad extremely corrupt criminals, all of them male and predominantly Thagadari!!]

Deuba rolls the dice, but move cuts no ice: Poudel says not keen to swallow parliamentary party leader post bait, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 19/02/2016), Aspirants for party prez intensify bids to line up support (rep 19/02/2016) [Please save party and country from this failed, undemocratic and incompetent generation of politicians!!]

44 Congress district presidents elected (kp 19/02/2016)

Statute, Madhes to top agenda (kp 17/02/2016)

Youth leaders for overhauling NC ideology, organisation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/02/2016)

Deuba eyes NC leadership as establishment side fragments, by Prakash Acharya (ht 16/02/2016) [Deuba has been the most often failed PM of Nepal! With him, the party has no future!]

Let the party begin There’s a whole lot of things the Congress  needs to do after its general convention, by Nabin dra Raj Joshi (kp 16/02/2016)

Cong opens talks in a bid to close ranks, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/02/2016), Passing the torch: It will be interesting to see if the Koirala dynasty becomes history or makes history, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/02/2016), NC establishment faction in bid to forge unity, by Prakash Acharya (ht 14/02/2016), Establishment struggles to decide key candidates: Deuba-led camp appears united in looming elections (kp 15/02/2016), Managing aspirants for top posts tough job for Deuba: Wooing key leaders from establishment faction also, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/02/2016)

Bad timing: The Congress should have read the mood in Madhes before scheduling its convention, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 12/02/2016)

Congress after Koirala: Leadership void feared, by Anil Giri (kp 10/02/2016) [Ideal occasion to hand leadership over to a younger and more inclusive generation! Else, the decline of the party will continue (39 percent of the votes in 1991, only 25 percent in 2013)!!], Nepali Congress puts off programmes for 13 days (ht 10/02/2016), Congress first family faces uncertain future: Will factional politics end? Or will it further deepen? (kp 11/02/2016), Death sparks leadership debate in Koirala faction, by Ashok Dahal (rep 11/02/2016)

Narahari Acharya suffers stroke, condition stable, by Arjun Poudel (rep 10/02/2016), Narahari Acharya’s condition stable (ht 11/02/2016), 'Narahari Acharya neurologically more alert' (rep 11/02/2016), Acharya ‘critical but stable’ (kp 12/02/2016)

On the death of Sushil Koirala: Ex-PM, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala passes away (ht 09/02/2016), Sushil Koirala’s demise poses potential problems for Nepal (ht 09/02/2016), Sushil Koirala’s final rites on Wednesday (ht 09/02/2016), “I’ve already understood…,” said Sushil Koirala before breathing his last (ht 09/02/2016), Indian delegation pays tribute to Koirala; to return today after meeting Oli, Thapa (ht 09/02/2016), Adieu Sushil Da (photo feature) (kp 09/02/2016), Nation wakes up to shockFormer PM and NC President Sushil Koirala, who led constitution-drafting to its conclusion, dies at 78 (kp 10/02/2016), Adios Sushil Da (1939-2016): Man of few words but many strengths, by Kamal Dev Bahattarai (kp 10/02/2016), Koirala’s home district in outpouring of grief, by Janak Nepal (kp 10/02/2016), Was Koirala’s illness ‘kept in dark’ for political expediency?, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/02/2016), Nepal’s friends send words of comfort in hour of grief (kp 10/02/2016), Women politicians hail late leader’s role (kp 10/02/2016), Rest in peace: Known for his simplicity, Koirala leaves behind a mixed legacy as leader (kp 10/02/2016), Former PM Sushil Koirala passes away (ht 10/02/2016), Was to be admitted to TUTH on Mon (ht 10/02/2016), Condolences pour in for Koirala (ht 10/02/2016), Foreign leaders hail former PM’s simplicity, by Lekhanath Pandey (kp 10/02/2016), Koirala family mourns in Nepalgunj (ht 10/02/2016), Madhes shocked at former PM’s demise (ht 10/02/2016), Homage to Koirala: If leaders benefit from his virtues and become wiser from his mistakes and weaknesses, it will be the best homage they will be paying to their departed leader (ht 10/02/2016), Remembering late former PM Sushil Koirala: Those who worked closely with him recall him as having an innate characteristic of doing what he considered was right for the nation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 10/02/2016), Constitution promulgation, Koirala's biggest achievement, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 10/02/2016), Multiple complications led to sudden death: Dr Yogi (rep 10/02/2016), Adieu, Sushil da, by Swarnim Wagle (rep 10/02/2016), Ex-PM Koirala's sudden demise takes country aback, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/02/2016), True achiever: If Sushil Koirala had been close to India he would not have been the only Nepali prime minister who was not invited by India on assuming office, by Prateek Pradhan (rep 10/02/2016)

Congress leaders underline need to revamp party (ht 09/02/2016)

Youth leaders should be given key positions within the party, interview with Gagan Thapa (kp 08/02/2016)

NC Rukum regional convention uncertain (ht 08/02/2016), Elections in 65 districts today (rep 08/02/2016), NC conventions over in 62 dists (kp 09/02/2016), NC convention held in Gandaki, Dhaulagiri (ht 09/02/2016), Voting in Kailali called off on account of dispute (ht 09/02/2016), KC, Pangeni and Ghale win NC regional polls (ht 10/02/2016)

Koirala, Deuba locked in tight race for delegates (kp 07/02/2016) [Hopefully, the delegates understand that these failed leaders have been responsible for the continued decline of the party! The NC got 39 percent of the votes in 1991 but only 25 percent in 2013! The party is not able to reflect the needs of the hour!], Both NC camps claim to have emerged stronger (ht 07/02/2016), Clash erupts between Koirala and Deuba factions (ht 08/02/2016), NC rival factions locked in tight race in western region (rep 08/02/2016), Paudel seeks support from party bosses (ht 08/02/2016), I’ll resolve Madhes issue if elected party chief: Deuba (kp 09/02/2016) [Just as you solved the Maoist insurgency in 2001 without having any agenda??]

Congress constituency conventions convened (kp 06/02/2016)

Tarai protests affect NC local conventions, by Ashok Dahal (rep 06/02/2016)

Nepali Congress And Dalits, by Tribhuvan Chandra Wagle (rn 06/02/2016) [Dalits have never played any role in the traditional hierarchical thinking of the NC leaders! See candidate selections for all parliamentary elections after 1990!!]

No party for young men: With the 13th General Convention of Nepali Congress around the bend, youth leaders are hoping to break the glass ceiling, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 06/02/2016)

Run-off voting may decide new NC prez, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/02/2016)

Koirala, Poudel hard-pressed to make peace: The idea of both standing for party president does not sit well with leaders of establishment faction (kp 03/02/2016)

SLMM cadres attack NC leaders’ homes, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 02/02/2016), NC warns of retaliation if SLmm ‘attack’ continues, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 03/02/2016) [Retaliation of crime by crime?? What about rule of law?]

‘Tourist leaders’ routed in NC local convention, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 01/02/2016), Influential NC leaders defeated in local conventions (rep 01/02/2016)

NC needs to do lot more to promote internal democracy, by Prakash Acharya (kp 31/01/2016)

NC holds local conventions run-up to cong jamboree, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/01/2016)

Will Koirala clan retain NC leadership? Members of the Koirala family have led the 69-year-old party directly or indirectly for six decades so far, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/01/2016), Koirala camp infighting could give Deuba edge (kp 31/01/2016)

NC working to amend its statute (ht 28/01/2016)

No enthusiasm in Madhes ahead of NC general convention (rep 28/01/2016), NC ready for conventions despite possible disruption (kp 29/01/2016), NC’s Madhes leaders concerned about possible disturbances by UDMF cadres (ht 30/01/2016)

Paudel says he will contest for NC presidency (ht 28/01/2016)

NC urges parties to end blockade (kp 26/01/2016)

Koirala begins exercise to consolidate his strength, by Prakash Acharya (ht 26/01/2016)

General convention: NC appoints district election officers (kp 24/01/2016)

Deuba stakes claim to NC’s top post (ht 24/01/2016)

Other party supporters listed as NC members (kp 22/01/2016)

Agitating parties plan to disturb NC village, municipal conference (ht 22/01/2016)

NC proposes 4-tier party structure (kp 21/01/2016)

Sujata Koirala vying for post of Congress prez (ht 21/01/2016)

Time to revive BP’s democratic socialism, interview with Ram Chandra Poudel (rep 21/01/2016)

Sushil Koirala should not vie for top party post: Sujata (kp 18/01/2016)

NC leadership urged to connect with Tarai: Youth leaders say stands taken by Prime Minister KP Oli and Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato on Madhes are inappropriate (kp 17/01/2016), Report on Tarai stir submitted (ht 17/01/2016)

Congress debating internal democracy, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/01/2016)

Team mobilised to gauge Deuba’s support base (kp 15/01/2016)

Deuba doubts NC’s strength (ht 15/01/2016)

Factional dispute in NC over party charter revision: Increasing office bearers’ number bone of contention, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/01/2016)

Nepali Congress In Doldrums, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 13/01/2016)

Koirala in ‘wait and see’ mode on NC presidency, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/01/2016), Poudel hopeful Koirala will back his presidential bid (kp 12/01/2016)

NC membership decision short-lived: Renewed row threatens preparations for party’s 13th general convention scheduled to be held in March (kp 11/01/2016)

Party is over: Parties should revise charters to permit senior office holders for a fixed period (kp 11/01/2016)

Poudel: Will vie for NC prez, by Binod Bhandari (kp 09/01/2016), Campaigns of Deuba, Poudel rile Koirala (kp 10/01/2016), NC needs change of leadership, says Sitaula (ht 10/01/2016)

Congress organisation structure to be attuned to federal shape: Leaders say party restructuring will begin during the upcoming general convention while the next summit will complete the mission, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/01/2016)

NC Veep Poudel to visit India (kp 04/01/2016)

NC leaders in race for party presidency step up campaigns, by Prakash Acharya (ht 31/12/2015)

New dust-up in Congress just as dust was settling: Rival camps led by Sushil Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba dispute over increasing key party positions, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/12/2015)

Congress settles active membership row (kp 29/12/2015)

Kingmakers in Cong: It’s quid pro quo: Personal ambitions of key second-rung leaders likely to swing the leadership contest, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/12/2015) [These so-called kingmakers are failed politicians themselves, partly even criminals found guilty like Khum Bahadur Khadka!!!]

Congress membership row rages (kp 25/12/2015)

Congress youth leaders claim seat in apex body, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/12/2015)

Panel set to finalise NC membership list: The panel is asked to submit a report to party prez within three days (kp 21/12/2015), NC probe panel gets three days to settle membership dispute (ht 21/12/2015)

Poudel firm on running for NC chief despite odds, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/12/2015)

Main oppn Congress grappling with dispute over membership: Some Central Working Committee members are against a report presented by the Narahari Acharya-led committee (kp 17/12/2015), Nepali Congress CWC divided over report on active membership (ht 18/12/2015)

Convention fever grips NC brass: Three-man race likely for party president’s post, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/12/2015) [This race of old failed politicians proves that the NC does not understand the need of the hour! In this way it's a party without future!!], Deuba to make desperate bid for party president, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/12/2015) [Only to remember: This politician already badly failed in 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2004-5!!]

Now Congress begins statute publicity drive (kp 09/12/2015)

Sujata to vie for top job at Nepali Congress (ht 23/11/2015)

NC lawmakers tell party to take initiative to resolve Tarai unrest, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/11/2015), NC in bid to form major forces’ common stance: Holds meeting with ruling parties on Madhes stir (kp 22/11/2015), Divided NC seeks unity among Big 3, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/11/2015), Get serious about crisis, NC tells govt (ht 22/11/2015)

NC to press govt to pass reconstruction bill at earliest (ht 17/11/2015) [It should have been passed already five months ago when the NC was heading the government!!]

NC gearing up for 13th NGC, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/11/2015)

Poudel: Ready to vie for NC president (kp 11/11/2015) [Please not another one of the generation of failed leaders!]

Congress reveals reason behind PM, prez polls: Says differences with UML on Tarai, NRA issues prompted into races (kp 06/11/2015), Differences led to split in NC-UML alliance: Koirala, by Prakash Acharya (ht 06/11/2015)

NC demands NRA chief exec post: Refuses to join govt talks team, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 05/11/2015)

NC feels urgency to redeem image: Some leaders urge the party leadership to reach out to the agitating Madhes-centric parties to resolve the Tarai crisis (kp 04/11/2015) [But the NC leaders have highest responsibility for the unconstitutional procedure of writing a non-inclusive constitution!?], Young turks urge NC old guard to clear way: Advise Koirala, Deuba and Paudel to take lead role in resolving crisis, by Prakash Acharya (ht 04/11/2015), Koirala asked to hand over Nepali Congress leadership: NC leaders tell him to take recent criticisms in stride, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/11/2015)

Koirala under pressure to quit as PP leader: Central members rue party’s failure to get any of major state positions, by Anil Giri (kp 02/11/2015), Top Congress leaders grilled at CWC meeting, by Prakash Acharya (ht 02/11/2015), NC leaders come down on party brass (kp 03/11/2015), NC top leaders engage in blame game, by Prakash Acharya (ht 03/11/2015)

NC Central Working Committee meeting today (kp 24/10/2015), NC CWC meet to disucuss Prez, Veep elections today (rep 24/10/2015), CWC meet entrusts NC office-bearers to pick prez, veep candidates (rep 25/10/2015)

Presidential election: NC to pick candidate after Dashain (kp 20/10/2015)

NC reviews defeat in PM election (ht 15/10/2015)

NC to hold convention within next six months (kp 22/09/2015)

15 NC leaders, including lawmakers resign (ht 08/09/2015)

NC to postpone convention thru CWC meeting, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 29/09/2015), NC calls CWC meet for convention deferral (kp 31/08/2015), NC plans to hold convention by March (rep 01/09/2015), Congress defers gen convention, by Anil Giri (kp 02/09/2015)

Cong seeks clarification from Singh (kp 27/08/2015)

NC Kaski urges cadres to remain united (ht 24/08/2015)

NC party office padlocked (ht 21/08/2015)

NC General Convention hangs in the balance (kp 17/08/2015)

NC general convention: Preparations get under way (ht 12/08/2015)

NC lawmaker Karna assaulted (ht 15/07/2015)

NC general convention deferred by a week (kp 11/07/2015), NC reschedules its general convention for Sept 19-22 (ht 11/07/2015)

Stick to democratic values: NC leaders (kp 08/07/2015)

Parliamentary Party meeting: NC brass draws flak for ‘giving in to leftist agenda’; Members warn of flouting party whip and disowning constitution without the names, demarcation of states , by Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2015)

NC district presidents for invigorating party (ht 03/07/2015)

NC cadres on warpath (ht 24/04/2015)

NC factional feud: 14 districts yet to submit party membership forms (kp 17/04/2015), Conclaves of NC wings ‘unlikely’ before September: There are slim chances of holding conventions of sister organisations before the general convention due to the factional feud (kp 19/04/2015)

Sujata says she will vie for party presidency (ht 05/04/2015)

Congress factional animosity worsens, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 26/03/2015), Nepali Congress general convention: Deuba faction intensifying preparations (ht 26/03/2015)

Sashank to contest for Congress president (ht 16/03/2015)

Deuba faction lashes PM for ‘govt, party failures’: Disciplinary charges against Sujata and 182 others revoked (kp 24/02/2015), Koirala’s ‘inability’ slammed in NC CWC (ht 24/02/2015) [This fact was well-known long before he was made party chairman and PM!!!]

NC CWC tells party leadership to be more flexible: Leaders suggest putting questionnaire panel’s proceedings on hold for dialogue with opposition (ht 23/02/2015)

13th NC general convention in Sept, by Anil Giri (kp 19/02/2015), NC general convention in September, by Prakash Acharya (ht 19/02/2015)

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