KATHMANDU, Dec 8: As a member of Federal Democratic Alliance (FDA), the Mahanth Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) has stated that it would not submit the final list of proportional representation (PR) candidates to the Election Commission unless a commission is formed to investigate into alleged vote fraud.
"As per the decision of FDA, we have decided not to submit the close list of PR candidates," Brikhesh Chandra Lal, TMDP Vice-chairperson told Republica.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) has finalized its list of candidates for seats won under the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system.
A meeting of the party´s Central Committee (CC) meeting held on Sunday finalized the names of 24 candidates two days ahead of the deadline set by the Election Commission. The nomination has ensured representation of women, Dalits, indigenous nationalities and Madhesis.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Even as Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML are locking their horns over the issue of whether or not to retain the current president, various Madhes-based parties have stood firmly against electing a new president - at least until the promulgation of new constitution.
The leaders are more or less unanimous in that it is not good to raise the issue of presidential election “from the streets”. “Even if parties want to elect a new president, let them forge consensus in parliament and elect a new one,” Sarbendra Nath Sukla, Spokesperson of Tarai Madhesh Democratic Party, told Republica.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: A group of 18 dissident political parties has formed a Federal Democratic Alliance (FDA) with a view to exert pressure on the other major political parties and state agencies concerned to investigate alleged vote fraud and accommodate the agendas of the dissident parties in the new constitution.
UCPN (Maoist), Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP), Madhesi People´s Rights Forum Nepal (MPRF-N), Federal Socialist Party Nepal (FSP-N), Sadbhavana Party, Tarai-Madhes Sadbhavana Party, MPRF-Republican, Tharuhat Tarai Party, Sanghiya Loktantrik Rastriya Manch, Rastriya Janamukti Party and Federal Sadbhavana Party are among the 18 parties in the alliance.