Parliament: behind the scene

Posted in फोटो फिचर at 3:36 am by www.PHALANO.com

by Rajesh KC

Aye !!! Along with other MPs, CPN-UML MP Sushila Nepal raises her hand to endorse the historic proposal on women’s rights in parliament on Tuesday (May30, 2006). The House of Representatives unanimously endorsed a landmark proposal on women’s rights that allows citizenship through the mother’s name. The House also endorsed 33 percent reservation for women in all state machineries, among other things. The ‘motion of public importance’ was presented by CPN (UML) MP Vidya Devi Bhandari on Monday.

This was the first time I got an opportunity to capture moments inside parliament.

The House was supposed to start at 1400 hours.

Mr Punctual (Madhav Kumar Nepal) arrived at 1355 hours

At 1412: UML parliamentarians chat as the House proceedings is delayed.

A 1936 painting by Balakrishna Sama picturising a Rana hunting safari in Bardaha, 1932.

At 1430: Many members still haven™t turned up. On the way, maybe.

Red carpets, well carved pillars and beautiful paintings- inside the parliament.

Parliament house was actually built during Rana regime as entertaintment theatre. Shree Teen Ranas, as they were titled, used to watch Mujra dance and watch performance through the window inside the theatre.

At 1436: Important house activity “ fiddling with the microphones!

At 1442: Please wake me up when the house starts functioning “ a member of the audience.

Please wake me up too!- an MP

The Royal Chair

Brass lions are installed near the Royal chair.

At 1456: Let’s take a look at today’s news. MPs reading newspapers as they wait for the House to begin proceedings.

At 1456: Let’s take a look at today’s news. MPs reading newspapers as they wait for the House to begin proceedings.

Inside the hall, there are 4 different paintings of Rana’s hunting

At 1456: Let’s take a look at today’s news. MPs reading newspapers as they wait for the House to begin proceedings.Inside the hall, there are 4 different paintings of Rana’s hunting
Chandeliers, imported from England

At 1518: Some MPs go to the cafeteria for tea and snacks.

Some MPs sharing words of wisdom with journalists (middle) at the cafeteria.

At 1556: The Speaker of the House of Representatives Subhas Nemang finally arrives.

At 1602: The House starts

An MP recounts how he was held at gun-point and threatened by vigilantes near Koteshwor the other night.

Excuse me please!… It’s just a nap-wake me if it™s important.

CPN-UML MP surrounded by microphones

Who’s this snoring? Let me put on my glasses first.


Home Minister assures MPs of law and order.

Can I also close my eyes for a while? Don™t worry my ears are open.

I can™t understand why no one’s bothered to wake me up?

Can I use your shoulders to rest my weary head awhile, please?

Psst… psst…hey buddy, wake up!…There’s a camera pointed at us.

Audience, listening attentively to the MPs.

CPN (UML) MP Vidya Devi Bhandari presenting the ˜motion of public importance™.

NC (D) MP Narayan Prasad Saud supports the landmark proposal on women™s rights. 

Aye !!…. voting for the proposal-Citizenship through mother™s name.

सान्सद्ज्यूरू, उठ्नुस् !!…आजलाई सक्यो । Wake up, MPs!…Today’s house is over.

Oh, really?

Thank you… See you tomorrow!


It was really a historic day today…for tomorrow!


(The above times are times when the pictures were taken)

photos by Rajesh KC


  1. nepallover said,

    July 16, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    teseri sutnu ta bhayena…………………………………..desh kasari chalaunay aafai sochhnu,,,,,,,I FEEL EMBARACED LOOKING AT THE PEOPLE WHO RUN MY COUNTRY…

  2. aasik...........china said,

    July 16, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    Rajesh G…,
    u did a great job in ur career this time too, n i surely watched ur photos always in kantipur n now in web, i really appreciate ur courage n boldness doing all these things………
    n to comment more on these photos, i m now compelled to think that we nepalese have been in dark that we were feeding all those lazy worms n suking leeches all these days by our own sweat & blood. Now, the parliament meeetings should be recorded so that we can know the seriousness of the MPs towards nepal. This will help alll nepalese to elect the appropriate candidate , at least throw away bad ones.

  3. Devendra said,

    July 25, 2006 at 2:49 am

    God bless Nepal!!!

    Nepal ko Neta la sleep gerna time china…. bichhera dhari Kam gerchhan!! also dheri maya garchhen Nepal ra nepali lai…
    nepali ko future Sapana !!! naii banayaa…..!!!
    I am really hopeless with my Neta.. i can’t belive them and all nepali do… So!!! you can see easily… how much they are worry about Nepal…

    And think!!! How they could give devoir to Nepal… Me and all nepali want good deviser Neta!!! which may devotedly improve Devlopment in Nepal….

    Thank you!!! Rajesh Brother!! thank you very much for giving me chance to tell something about Our Neta!!! And i am very sameless with those People…

    …..!!!!!!Ma Mora Pani Mero Dashh Bachhi Rakhoshh!!!!!!!!……

  4. Lochan Sapkota said,

    August 18, 2006 at 6:11 am

    We prefer our politcians to inside the so called “Parlimentary Hall” at least we know they are sleeping rather than transferring money from the goverment account to their name and their family members. No wonder why the previous regimn had to close the parlimentary just becasue of there is ghost in that building.
    Anyway have a good night and sweet dreams oh by the way i know what they will dream of “India taking over our country”

  5. Deepak Raut/Group 4 Falck Nepal said,

    August 18, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Dear Rajesh,

    Salute on your work and shame to those law makers. When they have already slept for that long period, why they are sleeping again?

  6. Rana,Tika Ram said,

    August 20, 2006 at 12:53 am

    i can’t see mp sleeping….please wake up and go to bed early and do the right thing . u r suppose to speak for people’s right………………
    ghar ma gayera sutnu hola…… sansad ma chahi no.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  7. chetan limbu uk shroncliff said,

    August 21, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    its one of the great work …to inform n show the general people about the ongoing processes in the parliament n the nature of mps..who cannot stand awake when house is running….what people can aspect from such mps..and what he has in his head about country n the people whom he is responsible….the head of house should panalise such nature of mps…or should quit the seat for young generation…

  8. ram bashyal , chicago usa said,

    August 22, 2006 at 9:18 am

    Wonderful viewing of janapratinidhis activity in the house.Many of them come to show treir face so that they can claim that they came to work for the country.
    Jaya desh jaya janapratinidhis
    jaya NEPAL

  9. sarita karki/kathmandu(Nepal) said,

    August 25, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    This question is for photographer? what things u want to show as the condition of Nepal, political parties or the conducting in Nepal.Is the time to sleep?

  10. Bikram Kami said,

    August 27, 2006 at 6:18 am

    अल्‍छी नेताहरू !!!!!!!!!!!
    Politics is always dirty
    No matter how u present it.

  11. BEL BAHADUR SONY DUBAI UAE 121430 said,

    August 27, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    i can™t see mp sleeping¦.please wake up and go to bed early and do the right thing . u r suppose to speak for people™s right¦¦¦¦¦¦
    ghar ma gayera sutnu hola¦¦ sansad ma chahi no.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  12. jyotsana Joshi ,Kathmandu said,

    September 6, 2006 at 12:28 pm

    Sansad jyu haru
    good afternoon
    sansad bhawan lai aphno bed room bhanera sochnu bhaeko chha ki kya ho? Aba ta uthnus…..jagnus…..des ko condition yesto daridra bhaiskyo……aba pani sutchau bhane jau chodera ….aba ta laz bhanne kura bujha. Mantri jyu bhanauda haru sansad member bhanauda haru aru government ma aunda complain garnu sajilo chha ….khoi….timiharule ke garyo? laz lagdaina ? sakchau bhane kehi gara…..navae kurshi choda …..yetro janata ko awaz sunda pani laz lagdaina ? Des ko yesto condition banauna ko lagi GANTANTRA lyaeko ho? GANTANTRA ko meaning janata lai dukha dinu ho? Chahidaina yesto GATICHADA GANTANTRA. Ydi yestai ho bhane hami kathmandu basi uthnu parcha ,Des lai bchaunu parcha yesta NETA bhanauda haru le kehi garne chhaina……yeniharu nai Nepal Desh ko lagi ABHISHAP ho ……PISACH ho…….DUSTA ho…. aba hami nepali nagarik ko rup ma bachna ko lagi kunai party sanga depend hune hoina hami aphai jagnu paryo…….chahindaina kunai party…….hami matra Nepali nagarik hau .Kehi pani asha nagaru na ta yi maobadi le nai kehi garcha? na ta emale …na ta congress le nai kehi garcha? kasaile ke hi gardadaina………Sabaile hami janta lai jhukyaudai chha, yo kura hamile bujnu parchha…………ke garne sochau sathiharu…..

  13. Jhamu, Finland said,

    October 22, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Nothing will happen to the country from these corrupted and visionless MPs. They are so talkative with sweet words for people and democracy ..but they interest is to make people ullu and utilize democracy and people support for personal..family…cronis…and their core cadres benefit and welfare…..My beautiful country is always capitived by some people…..Rana….then King….Panchayet….So called Democratic Leaders n parties….like congresss….UML….These parties are corrupted………In my country there is everything….but due to the top leaders…parties….Top goverenment official….and top other parties like leaders followers journalist…laywers….They are the obstacle of my country…..who held Top top position, they are corrupted …visionlesss……and inefficient….so my country is always backward….though there is everything…….When nice nepali people understand this facts n throw all these dirty to my country…..

  14. Ramesh Jung Rana Riyadh K.S.A said,

    October 28, 2006 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks Rajesh
    I enjoyed your deed along with some sorrow. Really, when does the day come that our MPs feeling as the Leaders of the poor Nepali. Still, Some of Our leaders seems very useless but not all. Some of them are very worthy to appreciate too. Anyway, You have made them alert with your pics. Lets see and wish may God give them the power to think about the pityful Nepalees.
    Hope you will never be behind in the course of such tidyness.
    Ramesh Rana

  15. Bharat/ virginia said,

    December 17, 2006 at 11:14 am

    parliament house is not guest house ok?
    behave yourself and dont forget your job.

  16. tanishq ktm said,

    December 21, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    how disguesting are all those so called “NETAS” who were sleeping at the parliament house…..
    good job rajesh ji…

  17. subba said,

    January 2, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    thank’s rajes kc jee,keep on take picture one day you”ll be
    achieve your aim.
    i m always be with mps vidya,because i really
    love you vidya, and i hope in the future that you can sucecssfor evry things, fainally i wish you all the best.

  18. Hem USA said,

    January 21, 2007 at 1:19 am

    Thanks Rajesh
    Your pictures are really wonderful.It shows that the leaders hadn’t changed yet.Their activities in the parliament shows that they are not responsible towards the people.I used to say them as people’s MP but above pictures indicates that they need to improve a lot to be sworned by the title”people’s MP”.

  19. Naresh, Nepalgunj said,

    February 5, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    The snaps you pictured are great to expose the real faces of our great MPs. These lazy people are sleeping and enjoying as if Young Nepalese sacrificed their lives just to send them in Singha Darwar and sleep there. They have no right to enjoy on the scarce bred of poor Nepali people.

  20. dil rai kabul said,

    February 13, 2007 at 11:38 am

    thank’s rajeshji
    wonderful your pictures, i would like to soport for evrything to vidya and realy i love you vidya beacuse woman have to dosomthing in our contry that’s all i have to say for today, see you vidya.

  21. nicosia,cyprus said,

    March 10, 2007 at 12:30 am

    this samsad of nepal are really going to sell my country…if that also could be done by the nepal band and hartalll……samsad bhawan is the place whear they should rase the voice of people it is not the place to goo and sleep…..they dont care what seroius discussion is going on….that that dont matter they are happy that by sleeping they are going to get bhatta and sallary what a great politician was generated by our country

  22. suman Rai said,

    March 23, 2007 at 11:39 am

    In national parliament, all MPs go to sleep “How come they represent the country for Peace, Democracy and Developement?”

  23. sagar khanal lumbini arghakhanchi nepal said,

    May 16, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    hii sagar khanal lumbini arghakhanchi dakabang 6 m chan chuu ki mero desh sadai amar rhosh thanx …………

  24. belfast uk said,

    May 23, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    important mp’s role on the parliament !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks PHALANO.COM
    thos mp’s should be see their actibites …sleeping etc
    will they improve after the seen

    krishna acharya ,prema acharya ,prakriti acharya
    kawasoti ,nepal
    but now belfast uk

  25. raj said,

    June 30, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    lazy and useless MPs. Burden to taxpayers

  26. dubai said,

    June 30, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    yesto chaal ho bhane pheri maoist ko baau niskancha. testa haru lai kina insult garinna through local and common medias like tvs and papers.

  27. Dhyan B.Rai, Kuwait said,

    July 2, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for photos,

    Tapainko kemera marphat hamile pani dherai kurako namuna
    dekhna payau.

    Yo ulto samayama MPs lai sarapau ta ashirbad lagne dar, nasarpauta
    man mandaina…..chunab ma matra biujhane netako hamilai awasyak chhaina.

  28. Rabindara Ghimire, Doha- Qatar said,

    August 7, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    ooooooooooooo still they r sleeping??????????!!!!!!!!!

  29. Raj kumar lama ,Belgium said,

    August 15, 2007 at 1:45 am

    Thanks Rajesh ji. “khai nabhayeko jatra hadigauma” Tasbirle bolcha.

  30. khusiman said,

    September 3, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    thanks a lot to provide such photos of parliament….. even my friends who do not like to hear about politics really enjoyed it……. in my view, it is due to this only we nepalese are unable to have development in our country…. while looking it, i thought about the proverb “i want to be governed by a lion rather then the thousand rats”. its shows that the members of parliment are acting like the rat…. they have no tention regarding the problem of nepalese…….. they even dont have any repect to time……. all these members should be kicked out from parliament….. how these people are recieving salary from goverment… dont they really feel shy?????????….
    thanks once again

  31. Samridhi, Logan,utah, USA said,

    October 2, 2007 at 11:38 am

    It™s really sad to see such scenarios unfolding in the parliament, which is actually supposed to be a place where a country™s future is mapped, ideas are shared and discussed and these so called “leaders” of our country are a disaster for our nation. What our country needs today is some visionary leaders who are young, innovative and are actually able to lead a nation and be able to bring some radical changes in our economy and development. It™s time for Nepal to have some REAL leaders: who can act and stir a nation to a direction of a safer and an affluent tomorrow.

  32. Drown/uk said,

    October 5, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    that’s why our country is back… shame on you POLITICAL LEADERS!!

  33. Madan NYC said,

    October 22, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Nothibg new!

  34. Binod/Australia said,

    November 15, 2007 at 7:43 am

    suterai jane bho netaharuko jindagi!

  35. irving texas said,

    November 18, 2007 at 8:19 am

    To all the nepali politicians who love nepal i want to request them to take all the political consequences going through in nepal seriously. ploitics is not done among the politicians butr is done for the well beings of the people of that country.
    when all the people of nepal want to have republican government then why do you feel like as if you are giving something out of your pockets.
    Do what the people of nepal like to do???
    Be what ever the people like you to be???
    Be the good politicians. i think all the politicians at this moments has forgotten the marma and desire of the people expressed during the jana andolan. There is something above the self that is nation and people.
    If you dont do today you will never be able to do it tomorrow. Do it today and creat the history. I know and trust Girija Prasad Koiral has that power and feelings of the people of nepal and i know he would create the history of nepal by declaring the republic before the election ending the unconstitutional, aristocratic and tyranny monarchy in nepal.
    YOu better look sometime backward so that you can find the clear vision for future. Do learn from past and design the map for future. When you think you need us we are always ready to do so. i promise that.
    You have the power and wills. You have the support of the people and the entire world. You have the time. what you dont have now???
    just do it right now.
    create the history that we like.
    mero nepal

  36. Jay Irving TX, USA said,

    February 25, 2008 at 12:33 am

    when there are problems there are also solution. now our country is going through the toughest moment in the history like othere countries which already passed that situation. till now our ways of politics and the vision for our future is narrow. it is all personal i dont criticize any one. it is all the ability of the person to run the nation. now we need the good person to run the nation. the problems is not that chronic that we cant solve that. just change your traditional ways of politics. when we have two neighbours we should be able to take the help of both. talking about the petrolium and electricity what i want to say is that we dont need 50000 mega watt of electricity as visioned by the maoist but keep repairing what we have. petrolium price is high every where. so try to cope the price of international standard. atleast we will not have shortage in the country. i want to tell the people protesting the price that there are no options, in this istuation we need to calm down. the country like ours have many options like the hydro electricity , wind mill for energywhich we need to explore. petroliuma ad coal has no future. i dont think it will support the demand of the world for more than 10 years. any way we have to search the other possible options. why are we doing delay in searching such technology. we have rivers that will support us for thusands of years. we have mountains that will make us pride. that time we will never have to beg for any nation for help. we will be the proudest of all when all other countries would be having loadsheding we will have light everywhere and anytime.

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