Nepalese Rejected Federalism And Secularism

Nepalese Rejected Federalism And Secularism

Feb. 3, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -15 January. 30- 2015 (Magh 16, 2071)

In an opinion poll, conducted by Interdisciplinary Analysts reveals that overwhelming majority of Nepalese people are against the agenda carried out by Nepal’s four major political parties mainly-Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist and Madhesh based parties.

At a time when Nepali Congress and CPN-UML rejected to consider to send Federalism and Secularism, overwhelming majority of Nepalese people rejected the federalism and overwhelming supported to make Nepal has Hindu State.

Among the interviewers from different parts of Nepal, 71 percent want to see Nepal as Hindu State and only 22 percent favor secularism. Among the political leaders, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi is popular among the leaders with 68 percent followed by president Dr. Baran Yadav 61, Sushil Koirala 58 and Gagan Thapa 58.

Interestingly, even 41 percent of population said they have not heard about federalism.  Among the institutions Nepalese have high trust on Radio 65 percent followed by newspapers, Television, Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority and Nepal Army. Thirty-two percent people still favor Nepali Congress (32) as a most popular party followed by CPN-UML 23 and  Nine percent respectively. MJFN-(D) has support of 2 percent. Eighty-three percent of interview population said that they are not the member of any political parties. Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist has 7,5 and 2 percent of members respectively.

Out of the interview, 70 percent of people said that they want to identify as Nepali.  People think country is moving in wrong direction. Poverty is main anxiety of majority the people. Majority of people considers poverty and unemployment are two major problems facing the country followed by Price Hike, lack of development and infrastructure and corruption and new constitution has not been formulated said  Nepal Contemporary Political Situation Opinion Survey Main Findings of NCPS XI & Trends.

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