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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masculine parties: Failure to ensure 33pc women representation in party committees shows ‘of men, for men and by men’ attitude of parties (ht 08/06/2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Law on political financing: You pay your money; Many anomalies in our political parties can be explained by lack of transparency and accountability in their sourcing and use of funds, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 04/05/2017)

Kishor Thapa is Sajha Party mayoral candidate for Kathmandu (kp 15/04/2017)

Holding their breath: People are curious to find out how rookie politician Mishra will deliver clean politics, by Kalpana Subedi Pandit (kp 12/04/2017)

Poor people, rich parties: Publication of financial statements puts political parties at the centre of public attention and investigation, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 09/04/2017)

Over dozen leaders, cadres quit NMSP (ht 05/04/2017)

MJF-D, RJP decide to unify (ht 05/04/2017) [new name will be Nepal Loktantrik Forum and MJF-D Chairman Gachhadar will lead it], Threshold provision triggers merger of fringe parties: MJF-L, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Dalit Janajati Party become Nepal Loktantrik Forum Party, by Binod Ghimire and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/04/2017), Two fringe parties merge with MPRF-D: New party named Nepal Democratic Forum (rep 06/04/2017)

Limbuwan party for leveraging election to strengthen its base, by Arjun B. Rajbanshi (kp 03/04/2017)

Sadbhawana cadres, leaders quit (ht 30/03/2017), Three central leaders, 17 others quit Sadbhawana Party (ht 31/03/2017)

Mishra quits BBC to form ‘Sajha Party’ (kp 01/03/2017), We want to inspire Nepali youths to believe that politics can be noble, interview with Rabindra Mishra (kp 20/03/2017), Sajha Party seeks local election ‘independents’ (kp 22/03/2017)

Fringe parties: Threshold design to disenfranchise marginalised groups; The bill related to political parties, which awaits parliamentary nod, requires a national party to pass 3 percent vote threshold in parliamentary polls (kp 10/02/2017)

Senior leaders divided over use of force in communist movement (rep 27/12/2016)

Ansari announces new political party (kp 18/12/2016) [There cannot be enough parties in Nepal!!]

NSN will attract cadres from other parties: BRB (ht 13/11/2016)

TMLP, SP intensify unification talks (kp 07/10/2016)

Submission of audit report: Election authority proposes axing defiant parties, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/09/2016), 11 parties removed from EC register (kp 24/09/2016)

Political Parties: Caught In Contradiction, by Mukti Rijal (rn 01/09/2016)

Naya Shakti Nepal applies for party registration at EC (kp 11/07/2016)

151 members in Naya Shakti top committee (kp 01/07/2016)

Dr. Bhattarai And New Party, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 15/06/2016), Old wine in a new bottle: An appealing prospect that is hollow from within,  how long will people believe in Naya Shakti?, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 18/06/2016), Bhattarai’s new challenges: You can do a lot of things on paper but when it comes to people, it is always trust that matters, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 19/06/2016), Glimmers of hope: Bhattarai’s party alone can forge a common front with the Janajatis and Madhesis to unite the country, by Pramod Mishra (kp 23/06/2016), Out-Oliing Oli!, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/06/2016)

NSN to continue with existing leadership (ht 15/06/2016)

Naya Shakti leftists in tug of war with democrats, by Ashok Dahal (rep 14/06/2016)

SJP merges with NSN (ht 12/06/2016)

Bhattarai's new 'leftist' party to be democratic (rep 26/05/2016)

CPN-ML’s general convention kicks off (ht 08/05/2016)

Commitments of New Force Nepal: It’s a political movement that will build on the latest achievements in the realms of knowledge and science, by Baburam Bhattarai (kp 06/05/2016)

Current Situation of Nepalese Political Parties, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 02/05/2016)

EC proposes bill to fund parties, by Prakash Acharya (ht 28/04/2016)

Naya Shakti close to unveiling party, ideology (kp 13/04/2016)

Parties at a crossroads: With a phase of revolution over, political parties need to address new national needs, by Mohan Guragain (kp 27/03/2016)

Naya Shakti to be registered ‘in April’ (kp 23/03/2016)

Naya Shakti launches city clean-up drive (kp 20/03/2016)

Over two dozen Chure bhawar men join RPP-N (kp 20/03/2016)

New test: Bhattarai has named his party Naya Shakti but most members are former Maoist leaders and retired civil servants, by David Kainee (rep 16/03/2016)

Election Commission scraps registration of 15 political parties (ht 07/03/2016), Minister weighs case against EC: Prem Bahadur Singh says he will challenge Election Commission’s decision to scrap his Samajbadi Janata Party at Supreme Court (kp 10/03/2016)

Parties to report progress towards inclusion (kp 04/03/2016) [There will be hardly something to report!]

Parties not ensuring full representation to be crossed off EC list: Political parties need to ensure inclusive representation of women, Dalits and marginalised groups in their working committees and those of their sister organisations (kp 28/02/2016)

Why Naya Shakti: Those involved in Naya Shakti have proven their commitment and dedication to serve the people at the grassroots for many years, by Pradeep Man Tulachan (rep 27/02/2016)

EC to scrap registration of 21 political parties (kp 26/02/2016)

FSF-N will fight for oppressed communities, says Yadav (ht 25/02/2016)

Over 4 dozen SSFN leaders quit en masse (kp 18/02/2016), Forty FSN-Nepal leaders quit party over inclusion row (ht 18/02/2016)

Naya Shakti unveils party principles: BRB says his new force would make efforts to maintain transparency and corruption-free society and politics (kp 08/02/2016), New Force awakens: Society and the country should give Baburam Bhattarai a chance to change if he wants to, by Janak Raj Joshi (kp 12/02/2016)

About 100 youth leaders, cadres desert Samajbadi Forum Nepal (kp 29/01/2016)

Naya Shakti forms 35-member Interim Council (kp 25/01/2016), Dahal, BRB playing one-upmanship, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/01/2016), Baburam Bhattarai inducts 35 members in his New Force’s ICC (ht 25/01/2016), Maoist leaders join Naya Shakti (kp 27/01/2016), Naya Shakti forms four depts (kp 28/01/2016), Of Naya Shakti and ‘halal’ revolutions, by Biswas Baral (rep 30/01/2016), Naya Shakti: Another Gimmick Of Bhattarai?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 31/01/2016), Riddled with contradiction: Baburam Bhattarai needs to come clean and perform public penance before Nepalis accept his new incarnation as a respected leader of Naya Shakti, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 01/02/2016), Checkered history: Naya Shakti leader Baburam Bhattarai has missed real opportunities to show his commitment to humanitarian values and peaceful development, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 06/02/2016), Bloody old wine: It is harder to forgive Bhattarai because he is an intelligent man capable of seeing the world from other people’s perspective, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 13/02/2016)

BRB says ‘Naya Shakti’ structure within a week (kp 21/01/2016), Bhattarai's new party not communist, just leftist (rep 21/01/2016)

New, old politics: Bhattarai’s new force will need to prove that it is not just another party among many others, by Surendra Regmi (kp 26/11/2015), BRB starts process to give shape to new party: To form organisational structure from grassroots (kp 29/11/2015)

MJF-N,FSP-N and KSRP to announce merger tomorrow (ht 14/06/2015), 3 parties to announce merger today: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Federal Socialist Party Nepal and Khas Samabeshi Party merge to form the new Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum (kp 15/06/2015), Three parties merge to become Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/06/2015) [It is the fifth strongest party in CA now!], MJF-N, FSP-N, KSRP merge to form fifth largest party in CA (ht 16/06/2015), MPRF-N, FSPN, KINP merge to form FSFN (rep 16/06/2015)

MJF-N, FSPN close to finalising merger deal for new party, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/06/2015)

Three fringe parties in unification bid (ht 21/04/2015)

2 RJP MPs form new party (kp 04/03/2015)

UCPN (Maoist) collected most money among big parties: NC, UCPN (Maoist) were in red in FY 2012/2013, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 11/10/2014)

Battle for Survival: Pushed to the corner after the second CA polls. pro-identity parties and political groups are leaving no stone unturned to bounce back, by Om Astha Rai (rep 26/09/2014)

FSPN leaders in dark over future (kp 13/08/2014), FSPN leaders join CPN-UML (kp 15/08/2014)

What Ails Parties?, by Shyam K.C. (rn 24/06/2014)

Dalit Janajati Party splits; issue with EC: DJP chief accused of appropriating CA member’s salary and fund for district (ht 22/05/2014)

Regional parties in the east pushed to the corner: A divided movement, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/05/2014)

FSPN leaders plan to quit the party: Senior leaders say the  party could lose half of its central members as the party leadership has failed to address their concern (kp 22/04/2014)

Three FSP-Nepal Vice-chairmen threaten to quit party for good (ht 17/03/2014), Three top leaders quit FSP-N (rep 06/04/2014)

Rai floats unity proposal to 5 parties (nn 04/03/2014), FSP preparing for merger talks with 10 parties (ht 05/03/2014)

A law for parties: Corruption in financing and a volatile political space require a comprehensive law regulating parties, by Tika P. Dhakal (kp 17/02/2014)

FSPN panel to lead unification efforts (kp 09/02/2014)

12 parties in bid to create alliance (kp 22/01/2014)

Majority of parties in breach of EC rules, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/01/2014), Party funding: Challenge For Transparency, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 18/01/2014), Kick them all out! all out! Most of our political parties have yet to submit their financial reports, and have been flouting deadlines time and again. But the Election Commission is turning a blind eye to it all, by Guffadi (kp 18/01/2014), Party funding: Challenge For Transparency, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 18/01/2014)

Ashok Rai party submits (kp 02/01/2014)

RJP asked to meet PR quota criteria (ht 01/01/2014)

Nepal's political parties (chart)
(last updated: 28/04/2017)

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