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Nepali Congress Party

On a 1991 magazine there was a picture taken during the pro-democracy demonstrations: in it there were two flags, apparently two versions of the same flag: horizontal (vertical) red-white-red with four (three) red stars:

[Horz red-white-red] by Antonio Martins

[Vert red-white-red] by Antonio Martins

According to this is the flag of Nepali Congress Party, which is the ruling political party of Nepal

Giuseppe Bottasini

[Horz with blue stars] by Ivan Sache

I have to add my "sand grain" with the NCP flag according to W.Smith (1976).
Horizontal red-white-red, with four *blue* stars in the white stripe.

I have tentative explanation, which is totally uncertified:
In Novermber 1990 Nepal turned from an Absolute Monarchy to Parliamentary Monarchy after violent riots. If the NCP had to abandon it monpolistic situation, it might have had to abandon its monopolistic use of the national colours, and retained only the red, the blue being used by the opposition party(ies)

Ivan Sache, 29 Jul 1999

[NCP Flag] by Ivan Sache

From the party website, the stars should be red.
Dov Gutterman, 14 Apr 2000

Mongol National Organisation

[Mongol National Organisation]
contributed by Chris Kretowicz, 1 Apr 2001

The Mongol National Organization demands secularization of the state, equal rights to all religions and nationalities,declaration of the republic with King Birendra as a president for life.

Dr.Gopang Gurung is the leader of Mongol National Organization in Nepal.
Chris Kretowicz, 1 Apr 2001

Maoist Communist Party

In 1996 a Maoist insurgency was launched, which now controls a large part of the country. A special police force was formed to cope with this problem, but police brutality has only helped the movement grow. The party's symbolic aim is to fly their flag on the top of Mount Everest. It is a red flag with hammer and sickle. Should the Maoists overthrow the very feudalistic social system, it seems quite inevitable that the flag of Nepal will change.
T. F. Mills, 4 June 2001

The flag of Maoist Communist Party hoisted by guerrillas is available in issue 21 of Flag Report. The hammer and sickle have a specific design and position.
Jaume Ollé, 4 June 2001

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