Kathmandu, Aug. 26 -- Nepal's Election Commission on Wednesday evening officially recognised and certified Madhav Kumar Nepal's UML (Socialist) and Mahanta Thakur's Loktantrik Samajwadi (LSP) parties.

Nepal's disagreement with K P Oli ended upsplitting Nepal's largest party, even though Oli has managed to woo back a dozen or so of the most influential Nepal-backers.

In almost identical but reverse symmetry, Thakur had sided with Oli, and that too ended up splitting his JSP so that he had to form a new one.

The registration of two new political parties has taken the total number of political parties in Nepal to 97. However, the way political leaders includingPrime Minister Deuba, and Oli when he was head of government, bent constitution...