Prime Minister Oli is currently running a minority government after losing the trust vote in Nepal’s 275-member parliament. On Monday, the Supreme Court said that Sher Bahadur Deuba will be the next PM of Nepal.
Sher Bahadur Deuba will be the next Prime Minister of Nepal (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Nepal Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba will be the next Prime Minister of Nepal. Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday issued an order directing Nepal’s President Vidya Devi Bhandari to appoint Sher Bahadur Deuba as the next prime minister and restore the House of Representatives for the second time in five months. However, Sher Bahadur Deuba is not going to sit on the throne of Nepal PM for the first time. Even before this, he has commanded the country from 1995 to 1997, then from 2001 to 2002, then from 2004 to 2005 and last from 2017 to 2018.
When the court ruled in favor of Deuba, a four-time prime minister, KP Sharma Oli suffered a major setback, who had been preparing for re-elections for several months. The court also said that the President’s decision to dissolve the lower house on Oli’s recommendation was “unconstitutional”. The Supreme Court has issued an order to convene the session of the House of Representatives on July 18 at 5 pm. Now the question is who is the next Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba and what is his political history?
Beginning with student politics
Sher Bahadur Deuba, chief of the Nepali Congress, was born on 13 June 1946 in the Dadelhura district of the far western region of Nepal. He began his political career as the president of the Far Western Student Committee. He also became the founder and president of the Nepal Students Union in 1971 and remained in this position till 1980.
According to The Kathmandu Post, Deuba was active in promoting a multi-party democracy in Nepal during the national referendum in 1980. After this, Deuba was appointed police in-charge of the Nepali Congress in the far western region in 1981. In 1986, in the midst of inter-party conflict, he formed a separate Nepali Congress Democratic Party. Deuba is going to become the Prime Minister of Nepal for the fifth time.
Has been Prime Minister four times
His previous term as Prime Minister began in June 2017 and ended in February 2018, after which KP Sharma Oli took over. Earlier Deuba was appointed Prime Minister in 1995, 2001 and 2004. Deuba has also served as the Minister of Home Affairs and has been elected as a Member of Parliament for the Nepali Congress from Dadeldhura district.
spent 10 years in prison
Apart from this, according to the Kathmandu Post, Deuba has also spent 10 years in jail. He has been jailed at different times between 1996 and 2005 for political reasons. Reportedly, in 2005, King Gyanendra Shah of Nepal removed him from his PM post citing incompetence. Please tell that Sher Bahadur Deuba is married to Dr. Azru Rana Deuba, who is an active member of Nepali Congress Party. According to The Kathmandu Post, the couple also has a son.
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