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khadga Prasad Sharma Oli

khadga Prasad Sharma Oli

 

 EARLY LIFE

 

  • Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli was born on 22 February 1952 at Terathum. He is the eldest child of Mohan Prasad and Madhumaya Oli.Oli was born to a humble family of farmers.
  • Oli was raised by his grandmother, Rammaya after his mother died of smallpox when Oli was four.
  • He resided mostly in Jhapa during his early political life. Oli started his studies at Himalaya Higher Secondary School in Damak municipality of Jhapa district at the age of 12 after he migrated to Jhapa District in 1963 AD.
  • He also served as a Primary School teacher for Science, Maths in a local school of Jhapa District.
 POLITICAL CAREER

 

  • Oli began his political career in 1966. He joined the Communist Party of Nepal in February 1970. He became involved in subversive politics and was arrested for the first time in 1970.
  • A year later he became a district committee member of the party and soon the chief of the Jhapa Movement Organizing Committee in 1972.
  • Oli was imprisoned for 14 consecutive years from 1973 to 1987. After his release from prison in 1987, he became a central committee member of UML in-charge of the Lumbini Zone until 1990.
POLITICAL CAREER

 

  • After the 1990 People’s Movement, he was elected as a member of parliament from Jhapa constituencyin 1991. He held the post of chief of the foreign department of the CPN (UML) in 1992.
  • Oli was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs as part of the interim government of Girija Prasad Koirala in 2006.
  • Oli was defeated in the 2008 Constituent Assembly election from Jhapa-7. He was elected from Jhapa-7 in the 2013 Constituent Assembly election and became leader of the CPN-UML Parliamentary Party on 4 February 2014, defeating party Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal by a vote of 98 to 75.
PRIME MINISTER – ANTI INDIA?

 

  • Oli was subsequently elected as the Chairman of CPNUML in July 2014 during the ninth general congress.
  • He was elected as Prime Minister in a parliamentary vote on 11 October 2015, receiving 338 votes out of 597. He was sworn in on 12 October.
  • His first stint was dominated by the economic blockade imposed by India upon the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal.
  • He took a defiant stance against India’s position to amend the constitution and signed trade and transit treaties with China to counter Indian dependence.
PRIME MINISTER – ANTI INDIA?

 

  • Following the withdrawal of support from the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) on 13 July 2016 from the existing coalition government acting Prime Minister KP Oli seemingly shrank to a minority which pressured him to resign.
  • On the third day, 24 July 2016, after addressing the opposition parties in parliament, Oli announced his resignation.
  • Oli was appointed as Prime Minister of Nepal for second time on 15 February 2018 after CPN-UML became the largest party in the House of Representatives.
  • He passed a motion of confidence with on 11 March 2018 with 208 out of 268 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives.
  • KP Sharma Oli has said that people entering Nepal illegally through India were spreading Covid-19 in the country and that “Indian virus looks more lethal than Chinese and Italian now”, stoking another controversy a day after after he released a “new map” claiming parts of Indian territory.