Bhojraj Pokharel

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Bhojraj Pokharel said : “It should take the decision as per the law and at the earliest, irrespective of what that decision may be. If one faction of the party is not pleased with the decision, then it can knock the door of the court,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “We cannot rule out untoward incidents if the rival factions sit together continuously on the same side of the aisle. The question is how long the political leadership could keep patience if the commission continues to delay taking its decision,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “With the dispute continuing, the question now is where the lawmakers of rival factions of Nepal Communist Party would sit in Parliament—in the seats allocated for the ruling party or the opposition, after the reinstatement of the lower house,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, February 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “After the January 24 decision of the commission failed to settle the dispute in the ruling party, the Dahal-Nepal faction submitted a new application seeking settlement of dispute,” “So the commission as a competent authority to settle the dispute must proceed with the second application” External link

kathmandupost Friday, February 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “Unless the players are ready, the game cannot commence,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “It’s natural that both sides will try to influence the poll body to make them look stronger,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “If polls were to be held, the players—the political parties—must be ready,” “And for that the Nepal Communist Party dispute must be resolved” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said ( about Commission ) : “It’s already becoming difficult for the Election Commission to hold the polls in April-May as the players, the political parties, still do not seem to be ready. The poll body cannot take a risk of pushing the election game through when the players are not ready,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, February 8, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said ( about Commission ) : “Though it is difficult to comment without looking at the necessary documents, it’s now up to the Election Commission to decide how to take up the issue,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “We see clear ideological differences in the Nepali Congress leadership. There could be pressure from cadres on the ground, there could be some geo-political factors in play,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “People usually do have the tendency of registering their names on voters’ list in the last hour. Many people eligible to caste vote might not have registered thinking that the elections would be held five years after the last elections,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “This raises the possibility of many people being deprived of voting rights in the elections announced for April and May,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Due to the same provision, there should not be a situation where many people are deprived of their voting rights,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “If around two million voters were added in a short gap in 2017, this shows the probability that a large number of people could be deprived of voting rights in the scheduled elections for April and May next year,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “The credibility of the commission is also at stake,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, December 25, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Election is a political game and politicians are the players. Unless the players are ready, the game cannot be played,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, December 25, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “The credibility of the commission is also at stake,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Election is a political game and politicians are the players. Unless the players are ready, the game cannot be played,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Only after dispute settlement, may the commission distribute election symbols,” “After distributing election symbols, the commission starts printing ballot papers, which is also a time consuming affair” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : "These elections showed that the polls can be held even amid such a health crisis," "But people's participation was less in some of them. In some countries, a tendency to curb voting rights has appeared by keeping polling booths away from the stronghold of the opposition parties citing the risk of coronavirus" External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “The election was considered impossible but somehow, we got it done,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “We initially had six months to do the election, with no legislation, no electoral system, no voter list and a country that had just emerged from a war. The people were terrorised and there was no access to large parts of the country. The country was not ready but we had to hold elections,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel recalls : “The night before the election, near midnight, I received a call from a very sensitive actor,” “I have not and will not name them but this person said that there was still time to postpone the election. ‘What will you gain from spilling the blood of thousands?’ the person said” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “Right now, the only way for political parties to raise funds is through donations, which leads to relations with businesses and criminals,” “There's no real evidence that state funding can reduce corruption but one advantage would be that at least the state auditor gets to look into party finances” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says ( about Madhav Nepal ) : “Everyone was happy at that time, from GP Koirala to Prachanda to Madhav Nepal, as a seemingly impossible task had been concluded,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “It is more about a gap between the delivery of leaders and the expectations of voters,” “It is a crisis of leadership” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “Honest people cannot contest direct elections anymore. The only people who can are criminals. Candidates are being bought and local leaders are selling votes to the highest bidder,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Oli tried to provide a kind of drive, but his focus is on the party and his faction rather than the nation,” “He doesn’t see all Nepalis as his constituents” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says ( about Commission ) : “The Election Commission can take away their seat if it wants to, but it doesn't have the capacity to track financial spending nor the ability to regulate or enforce it,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “The constitution gives the sovereign right to us, the citizens, but since we are not able to apply that right individually, we select representatives to work on our behalf,” “But in reality, who exercises that right? Whether elected or unelected, a handful of leaders” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chairman55.56%EN01/17/201117/01/2011
commissioner44.44%EN04/24/200824/04/2008
Names Lang Count
Bhojraj PokharelEN100.00%


 
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Last updated on 2008-04-10T10:45+0300.

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Bhojraj Pokharel said : “It should take the decision as per the law and at the earliest, irrespective of what that decision may be. If one faction of the party is not pleased with the decision, then it can knock the door of the court,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “We cannot rule out untoward incidents if the rival factions sit together continuously on the same side of the aisle. The question is how long the political leadership could keep patience if the commission continues to delay taking its decision,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “With the dispute continuing, the question now is where the lawmakers of rival factions of Nepal Communist Party would sit in Parliament—in the seats allocated for the ruling party or the opposition, after the reinstatement of the lower house,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, February 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “After the January 24 decision of the commission failed to settle the dispute in the ruling party, the Dahal-Nepal faction submitted a new application seeking settlement of dispute,” “So the commission as a competent authority to settle the dispute must proceed with the second application” External link

kathmandupost Friday, February 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “Unless the players are ready, the game cannot commence,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “It’s natural that both sides will try to influence the poll body to make them look stronger,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “If polls were to be held, the players—the political parties—must be ready,” “And for that the Nepal Communist Party dispute must be resolved” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said ( about Commission ) : “It’s already becoming difficult for the Election Commission to hold the polls in April-May as the players, the political parties, still do not seem to be ready. The poll body cannot take a risk of pushing the election game through when the players are not ready,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, February 8, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said ( about Commission ) : “Though it is difficult to comment without looking at the necessary documents, it’s now up to the Election Commission to decide how to take up the issue,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “We see clear ideological differences in the Nepali Congress leadership. There could be pressure from cadres on the ground, there could be some geo-political factors in play,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “People usually do have the tendency of registering their names on voters’ list in the last hour. Many people eligible to caste vote might not have registered thinking that the elections would be held five years after the last elections,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “This raises the possibility of many people being deprived of voting rights in the elections announced for April and May,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Due to the same provision, there should not be a situation where many people are deprived of their voting rights,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “If around two million voters were added in a short gap in 2017, this shows the probability that a large number of people could be deprived of voting rights in the scheduled elections for April and May next year,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “The credibility of the commission is also at stake,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, December 25, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Election is a political game and politicians are the players. Unless the players are ready, the game cannot be played,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, December 25, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel told : “The credibility of the commission is also at stake,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Election is a political game and politicians are the players. Unless the players are ready, the game cannot be played,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : “Only after dispute settlement, may the commission distribute election symbols,” “After distributing election symbols, the commission starts printing ballot papers, which is also a time consuming affair” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel said : "These elections showed that the polls can be held even amid such a health crisis," "But people's participation was less in some of them. In some countries, a tendency to curb voting rights has appeared by keeping polling booths away from the stronghold of the opposition parties citing the risk of coronavirus" External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “The election was considered impossible but somehow, we got it done,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “We initially had six months to do the election, with no legislation, no electoral system, no voter list and a country that had just emerged from a war. The people were terrorised and there was no access to large parts of the country. The country was not ready but we had to hold elections,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel recalls : “The night before the election, near midnight, I received a call from a very sensitive actor,” “I have not and will not name them but this person said that there was still time to postpone the election. ‘What will you gain from spilling the blood of thousands?’ the person said” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “Right now, the only way for political parties to raise funds is through donations, which leads to relations with businesses and criminals,” “There's no real evidence that state funding can reduce corruption but one advantage would be that at least the state auditor gets to look into party finances” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says ( about Madhav Nepal ) : “Everyone was happy at that time, from GP Koirala to Prachanda to Madhav Nepal, as a seemingly impossible task had been concluded,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “It is more about a gap between the delivery of leaders and the expectations of voters,” “It is a crisis of leadership” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “Honest people cannot contest direct elections anymore. The only people who can are criminals. Candidates are being bought and local leaders are selling votes to the highest bidder,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Oli tried to provide a kind of drive, but his focus is on the party and his faction rather than the nation,” “He doesn’t see all Nepalis as his constituents” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says ( about Commission ) : “The Election Commission can take away their seat if it wants to, but it doesn't have the capacity to track financial spending nor the ability to regulate or enforce it,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Bhojraj Pokharel says : “The constitution gives the sovereign right to us, the citizens, but since we are not able to apply that right individually, we select representatives to work on our behalf,” “But in reality, who exercises that right? Whether elected or unelected, a handful of leaders” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT



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chairman55.56%EN01/17/201117/01/2011
commissioner44.44%EN04/24/200824/04/2008
Names Lang Count
Bhojraj PokharelEN100.00%


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