ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEPAL-Broadening Base of Movement for Democracy

leaders now in the United Front legislature party are known to be loyalists of Dorendra Singh who indeed tried his best, though in vain, to secure for them Con- gress(I) nominations. Any aggravation of the inherent tensions in the coalition is likely to induce large-scale desertions from the United Front back to the Congress(I). For instance, the six-member Congress(S) group in the United Front comprises almost entirely Dorendra Singh loyalists who had no ideological or programmatic differences with the Congress(I). Significantly, the Congress(S) nominee who was expected to be sworn in as cabinet minister on February 24 did not take the oath of office and secrecy that day and the Congress(S) continues to be unrepresented in the ministry.

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