Nepal plunges in a state of “Political Limbo”

In Politics, South East Asia on July 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Republic of  Nepal is once again back to square one. Madhav Kumar, Prime minister has resigned under pressure of his political opponents on 30 June 2010. In his address to the nation, he announced resignation to avert crisis and find a political resolution of peace process as well as finalization of constitution of the nation.

The Maoists insurgency brought an end to Nepal’s Monarchy and Maoist leader Prachanda became prime minister in 2008 since his Maoist Party emerged as largest single party in elections. However he had to resign in 2009 when his decision to sack Army Chief was not backed by his coalition partners and reversed by the President.

Madhav Kumar of communist party became prime minister with the support of Nepalese Congress party after resignation of Prachanda in 2009. He has now buckled under Maoist pressure on two counts ie rehabilitation of 19000 maoist guerrillas and failure to draft new constitution.

Madhav Kumar’s  resignation has thus plunged Nepal in a state of political limbo wherein all three major parties viz Maoists, Nepali Congress and Communists are trying to muster a coalition and form next govt in Nepal.

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