Kumar Nepal, the top CPN-UML leader with ethnic Indian
origin, has emerged as the party choice to form a coalition
as the president on Sunday asked Parliament to chose a prime
minister to end the political deadlock in the country.....more
So how many
were in PLA?
Nepal after Maoists quit govt
Thousands of Maoist
supporters took to the streets of Nepal's capital Tuesday, a day
after the leader of the ex-rebels quit as prime minister
following a bitter row over the country's army chief.....more
always, India's to blame. No sooner had Prachanda quit as
Nepal's PM after having precipitated a crisis by sacking the
army chief who reportedly refused to toe the line by allowing
19,000 Maoist cadres to enlist than his comrade-in-arms, Baturam
Bhattarai, accused India of having engineered the whole sorry
mess, adding "It was an enormous blunder. It is going to cost
India all the goodwill it earned." ....more
prime minister resigns amid power struggle."
KATMANDU, Nepal – Nepal's prime
minister, a former guerrilla leader turned politician, resigned
Monday after a power struggle with the president while his party
vowed to launch mass protests and shut down parliament.
The resignation threw the impoverished Himalayan nation into
turmoil as political leaders scrambled to adjust and security
officials prepared for large demonstrations.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal made the announcement on
television Monday afternoon, one day after his attempt to fire
the army chief was blocked by President Ram Baran Yadav, who
belongs to the main opposition party and officially leads the