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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Off The Beat: Home Minister Bimalendira Nidhi

Posted by Anup Baral October 20, 2016 :
Bimalendra Nidhi is the son of Mahendra Narayan Nidhi, former general secretary of Nepali Congress and Prem Sagari Nidhi . He was born on September 25, 1956 in Nagarain, Dhanusha. He has earned a Master's Degree in Political Science. He joined politics in 1969 and is the former Party General Secretary of NC (Democratic), a faction of NC before Janadolan II movement, citing differences in opinion, later assuming the same post after the two parties merged after the movement, until 2009. The former President of the Nepal Students Union, student wing of NC, Nidhi is the member of Central Working Committee. He has served twice as the Minister for General Administration, once as the Minister for Education and Sports and simultaneously for a period of a month as Minister of Industries, Commerce and Supplies. He was arrested time and again for his political views most notably in the People's Movement of 1990 and then the recent Janandolan II, having spent six years behind bars at different points of time. He was elected from Dhanusha-3 in CA Election-2008 with 15,582 votes. Hari Dev Mandale (CPN-UML) came second with 9,936 votes with Amresh Narayan Jha (Tarai Madhes Loktantric ) receiving 6,909 votes. He was with 2008 CA's Constitutional Committee and Public Account Committee.

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