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Ruling alliance facing troubled waters

The Nepal Weekly
January 31, 2023
PM Dahal and Rabi Lamichhane

By TNW correspondent

The path forward for the current government is neither comfortable nor encouraging, say senior politicos on the basis of the move made by the Rastriya Swatantra Party for claiming continuation of Home Ministry under it.

Former PM Oli the key leader behind current multi-party alliance is learnt to have backed the RSP’s claim. PM Dahal is learnt to have differences on the point. This has created a gap between the CPN UML and the Maoist Centre, one former parliamentarian said in Kathmandu Monday.

Whether the point would lead to the break-up of the alliance or not cannot be predicted at the moment, argue media analysts. But the issue will create hurdles in the path to political stability.

Other parties in the government are also not happy over the ministries that they have got. Their demand is too high. The issue of reserving Home Ministry as special for the RSP would send messages of sorts to them. “They would add stress to the PM who is already troubled by various challenges to political stability,: one media worker observed.

Will another coalition among parties be worked out keeping in view the current troubles before the government? No one could predict about it. But that option cannot be ruled out, pointed out a senior politico in Kathmandu.

That the initial days of the present government should pass in tackling alliance-structure problems could not be taken as promising according to a politician. “The government should have been busy in doing action to respond to people’s expectations.”