FROM ISSUE #138 (28 MARCH 2003 - 03 APRIL 2003) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The RPP did it, the Nepali Con-gress did it, the Sadbhavana has just done it, and now it looks like the UML is on the verge of splitting too. Bamdev Gautam calls his UML bosses ?a bunch of dictators? and threatens to form his own party which will be a broad alliance of ?patriots, demo-crats and communists?. Tenta-tively called the Democratic Socialist Front, the new party will try to bridge the rift between royalists and the Maoists and may emerge as a third force in Nepali politics.