We frequently complain about our leaders for Nepal’s current state. Yes, despite Nepal’s natural beauty, Nepali leaders have not been able to build the nation. The nation is driven by politicians, and which path the country goes in is entirely in their hands. Currently, the government is being shaped by some capable politicians. Nevertheless, there are a few names that come to mind when we talk about politicians, even when they are no longer alive. Today’s article names the top five beloved and forward-thinking politicians from Nepal.
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Madan Bhandari is the first name that comes to mind when we discuss the most popular politician in the nation. He was conceived on June 27, 1951. His primary political affiliation is with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist). He plays a significant part in elevating the nation’s communist movement. By defeating the mighty politician Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, he was elected as the nation’s prime minister for the first time in 1991. Bhattarai significantly contributed to the establishment of multiparty democracy in the country.
Madan Bhandari was born in the Taplejung district’s Dhungesangu village, where he spent his early years. He finished his education in Taplejung before moving to Varanasi, India. His affiliation with the Janabadi Sanskritik Morcha marked the beginning of his political career. Pushpa Lal Shrestha was the driving force behind this student movement, which united with Jhapa movement survivors in 1978. In 1972, Bhattarai joined the central committee. But in 1976, he quit the party.
Later, he joined the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist as a founding member. Since then, he has been actively involved in politics. He worked hard to make his party one of the most influential in the nation. During his time as prime minister, he also accomplished outstanding improvements for the nation. He was dearly loved by citizens and was really appreciated for his work.
On May 16, 1993, Madan Bhandari perished in a puzzling automobile collision in DasDhunga, Chitwan. Although the case has been closed with the explanation that it was an accident, many people think it was an intentional murder. After his passing, his wife Bidya Bhandari began actively participating in politics, and today she is the nation’s first female president.
One of the names on this list is Bhimsen Thapa. Additionally, he is Nepal’s first Rana prime minister. From 1806 to 1837, he served as prime minister. He began his career as the bodyguard of the then-king Rana Bahadur Shah after being born to Amar Singh Thapa and Sayuarupa Maya. He traveled to Varanasi, India, with the king when Bahadur Shah was banished from the nation. For his devotion to supporting the king’s return from exile, Bhimsen Thapa was given the position of minister in Nepal. He was appointed the country’s Prime Minister in 1806.
The Sugauli Treaty is one of his significant historical contributions. The Sugauli Treaty was used to end the conflict with the East India Company, which had about one-third of the country conquered. The Sugauli Treaty served as a sign of peace to end the conflict. The prime minister who constructed Dharahara and Sundhara is Bhimsen Thapa. During his rule, Nepal’s borders were also extended from the Sutlej to the Teesta rivers.
He is said to as a progressive prime minister since he made significant advancements for the nation.
Ganesh Man Singh
The most adored leader of all time is Ganesh Man Singh. He actively led the Congress Party at the time and upheld its principles. People continue to remember him for the improvements he brought about even after his death.
He was born on November 9, 1915, in Kathmandu. The fall of the Rana dictatorship is his most significant historical accomplishment. In 2007 BS, Ganesh Man Singh played a significant role in abolishing the brutal Rana Regime. He is one of the political figures who has spent his entire life promoting democracy in the nation. We owe these leaders the freedom and privileges we have today. Although there were other leaders, Ganesh Man Singh was a unique example of his sort. He had a roughly 40-year political career that was active.
In 1991, he became the first and only person from South Asia to win the United Nations Human Rights Award. He received this honor from the United Nations in recognition of his assistance in bringing about peace in Nepal. He is unquestionably one of Nepal’s most admired and adored presidents. However, he passed away at the age of 82, but we will never forget him.
Girija Prasad Koirala
Girija Prasad Koirala, another politician of Nepali Congress, is also on the list. He is one of the nation’s most powerful prime ministers. He served as prime minister of the nation four times during his active political career, making remarkable contributions to the nation. His birthday is July 4, 1924.
He was a central figure in abolishing the monarchy and establishing democracy in the nation. As prime minister, he strengthened international ties and oversaw a number of reforms, from infrastructure expansion to educational advancement. He participated actively in the civil rights struggle in the 1990s. The Panchayat system was abolished as a result of that campaign, which also established a multiparty democracy.
Girija Prasad Koirala died at age 84 on July 23, 2008.
Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
Kishun Ji, also known as Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, is by far Nepal’s most popular prime minister. Throughout his political career, he twice held the position of the prime minister of the nation. Many refer to him as the prime minister of the people. People still adore him even after his passing since he was highly renowned for speaking up for locals. He made a significant contribution to establishing democracy and ending the monarchy system.
In terms of his early life, he was born in 1934 in India. He has a degree in economics and is one of the most educated politicians in the nation. He also made a significant contribution to overthrowing the Rana regime. Additionally, Bhattarai helped form the Nepali Congress party. He passed away on March 4, 2011, but many of his admirers still think of him.