From The Editor


May 29, 2011, 5:45 p.m.
The uncertainty over the fate of the constituent assembly has gone to the wires for the second time in a year. The consensus rhetoric apart, the political parties have done little to put into practice what they preached since the CA was first extended last year. As we went to the press we were not sure what would follow the May 28 deadline. Nor were the actors involved in the high-voltage drama. They were playing their own roles and wanted others to dance to their tunes. Confusion continues to galore. The only thing that became a little clear this time was the drawing the lines along the communist and the non-communist camps. Although the camps had their own fissures, the communist camp dominated by the Maoists was under pressure from the national as well as international quarters. What results that pressure will bring about will probably determine the course of politics Nepal will take in times to come irrespective of whether the CA will be extended or not.

Keshab Poudel

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