Federalism in Nepal: Issues and Concerns
The historic Jana-Aandolan II culminated into the declaration of the republic in Nepal on May 28, 2008 after the constituent assembly polls. 560 of CA members voted in favor of the republic, ending 240 years of monarchy. However, the question remaining in many Nepalese minds today is how is it that we ended up with the declaration of the federalism in our interim constitution without having ...
NRNA submits suggestions for new constitution
The Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) has submitted its suggestions for new constitution to chairman of constituent assembly Subas Nemwang on May 26 09. The suggestions submitted by the team led by former UN assistant secretary general and advisor to the NRNA Kul Chandra Gautam supports an executive president elected directly by the people.
Federalism in Nepal
If federal lines are drawn to create sub-national governments on majority rule of ethnicities, minor ethnic population or communities may always be a subject of repression. Subsequently, a new conflict of interest may emerge between the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ middle classes that may end up breeding antagonism in the community.
Dr. Alok Bohara speaks on federal structure through video link
Dr. Alok K Bohara, Professor at New Mexico University, USA, presents his concept paper on 'Co-operative Federal Structure of New Nepal' during a video conference organised by Nepalese for Restructuring Nepal in Lalitpur on Saturday. Constituent Assembly members, journalists and civil society reps join the discussion.
On Federalism, Ethnicity and Human Rights in Nepal
The Constituent Assemby must braid a constitution that will protect and promote the best interests of the braid that is the Nepali people and peoples; a constitution that helps create a Nepal free from domination from all centres of power, central as well as regional.
Geography should be the first basis for federal division of the country: Tripathi
Senior leader of Terai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) Hridayesh Tripathi has said that the first basis to be...
Nationality not in crisis: VP Jha (Exclusive Interview)
Newly elected vice president of Nepal Parmananda Jha has said that Nepal's nationality is not in crisis even as leaders of some political parties are talking about impending threat to nationality.
Opinion of ‘yes’ Vs ‘no’ on federalism
Inspiration to write this article has been gathered from the recent statement issued by Pradip Nepal and Chitra Bahadur KC’s questionable statements posted in Nepalnews in news form.
Ethnicity-based federalism is a must: Dev Gurung
Maoist leader and local development minister Dev Gurung has said that ethnicity-based federalism is the appropriate way to solve the problems facing the country.
Current zonal-based federalism will be more practicable: NWPP leader
Nepal Workers' and Peasants Party (NWPP) leader Sunil Prajapati has said that the existing 14 zones can be turned into provinces.
'Ethnicity based federalism will invite division'
Senior journalist Kunda Dixit has said that the country will see ethnic division in no time should federal system be founded...
Restructuring of State: Slogan of Decentralization Under Centralized Leadership
Economic, geographic and political feasibility notwithstanding, political leaders with centralized mindset in each party including Madhesis are ...
Serious discussion is needed on federalism: RJP chief
Chairman of Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP) Surya Bahadur Thapa has said serious political discussion is needed on the federal structure.
Federal system will harm national integrity: NPF Chief KC
Chairman of National People's Front (NPF) Chitra Bahadur KC has said that federal system will move the country towards separation.
'Ethnicity-based federalism will lead to civil war'
CPN (UML) leader Pradeep Nepal has said that ethnicity-based federal structure will ultimately invite civil war in the country.
Talking to Nepalnews Saturday, Nepal said the nation will have to be divided into more than a hundred provinces if ethnicity is be to be the basis of federalism.
Federalism should not jeopardise national unity: Dr. Mahat
Leader of Nepali Congress (NC) Dr. Prakash Saran Mahat has said that would-be federal structure should be determined by different aspects such as geography, economy, culture, ethnicity and historical background. Talking to Nepalnews on Friday, leader Mahat also retreated that geographical and ...
Cooperative Federal Structure: A workable politico-economic approach for New Nepal
The challenge for us is to come up with a workable solution that reduces ethnic tension, preserves ethnic pride, promotes economic cooperation, and preserves the national territorial integrity and the environment for the benefit of everyone.
Federal structure should not affect national integrity: RPP Chairman Rana
Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Pashupati Shumser Rana has said that the federal structure should not affect the national integrity. Talking to Nepalnews Thursday, chairman Rana said the problems the country is facing should be resolved through the federal and alternative systems by ...