Amod Prasad Upadhyay
|Amod Prasad Upadhyay
आमोद प्रसाद उपाध्याय
|Member of Nepali Congress Central Working Committee (CWC)|
Sep 21,2010 – Mar 2016
|Member of Constituent Assembly of Nepal from Morang-1|
May 27, 2008 – May 28, 2012
|Succeeded by||Rishikesh Pokharel|
|Member of Interim legislature of Nepal|
January 15, 2007 – May 26, 2008
|Minister of Education and Sports|
March 22, 2000 – May 23, 2002
|Prime Minister||Girija Prasad Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba|
|Member of Pratinidhi Sabha from Morang-1|
May 1999 – May 23, 2002
|Preceded by||Girija Prasad Koirala|
|Member of Rashtriya Sabha|
29 March 1936 |
|Political party||Nepali Congress|
|Alma mater||Banaras Hindu University|
Upadhyay was born in Biratnagar to Janak Prasad Upadhyay and Chandrakumari Upadhyay. He studied at Adarsha Vidyala in Biratnagar and completed his higher secondary education from Benaras, India. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University.
Upadhyay joined politics in 1956 as a Nepali Congress activist. An active member of the outlawed political opposition from 1960 to 1990, he was arrested and imprisoned several times by the Panchayat regime for his pro-democracy activities. He spent a total of 16 months under arrest.
He participated in the 1990 People's Movement and served in the Rashtriya Sabha from 1991 to 1995 as a nominated member. He contested and won the 1999 by-elections for the Pratinidhi Sabha from the Morang-1 seat vacated by Girija Prasad Koirala. Upadhyay was Nepal's Minister for Education and Sports from March 2000 to May 2002 in the cabinets of Girija Prasad Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba.
Upadhyay protested the royal takeover of Feb 1, 2005 and was held in detention for several weeks by the government of King Gyanendra citing the Public Security Act (PSA). Following the 2006 democracy movement and the reinstatement of the Pratinidhi Sabha, he served as the Chief Whip of the Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party in the reinstated house and the interim-parliament. In May 2008, he was elected to the Constituent Assembly of Nepal from Morang-1 and was a member of the Judicial System and Security Special committees.
The party's general convention in 2010 elected Upadhyay to the party's Central Working Committee (CWC) from Koshi Zone. He was picked by the CWC to head the Disciplinary Committee of the party on August 15, 2012.
1999 Pratinidhi Sabha Elections Morang-1 
|Nepali Congress||Amod Prasad Upadhyay||26,501||Elected|
|Communist Party of Nepal (UML)||Ram Kumar Rai||12,601|
Upadhyay was the only Nepali Congress candidate elected from the nine seats contested by the party in Morang district in this election.
|Nepali Congress||Amod Prasad Upadhyay||11,105||24.30||Elected|
|Communist Party of Nepal (UML)||Ganga Devi Dangi||8,799||19.26|
|M.P.R.F - Nepal||Tulu Ram Rajbansi||7,710||16.87|
|CPN (Maoist)||Shanta Maya Rai||6,945||15.20|
|Nepal Sadbhawana Party||Abdul Rahim Miya||6,165||13.49|
|CPN (ML)||Tusli Prasad Siwakoti||1,422||3.11|
|Rastriya Prajatantra Party||Ratna Rai||1,036||2.27|
Total Voters: 73,187 Votes Cast: 49,172 (67.19%) Valid Votes: 45,697
2013 Constituent Assembly Election Morang-1 
|Communist Party of Nepal (UML)||Rishikesh Pokharel||14,000||34.17||Elected|
|Nepali Congress||Amod Prasad Upadhyay||10,940||26.70|
|UCPN (Maoist)||Ganesh Uprety||6,501||15.87|
|M.P.R.F - Nepal||Binod Kumar Singh Gangain||3,359||8.19|
|M.P.R.F - Loktantrik||Mohammad Mahtab Alam||2,048||5.00|
|Nepal Sadbhawana Party||Abdul Rahim Miya||1,295||3.16|
Total Voters: 54,722 Votes Cast:44,191 (80.76%) Valid Votes: 40,975
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