Bimalendra Nidhi

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Bimalendra Nidhi
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Former Home Minister
In office
4 August 2016 – 7 June 2017
Succeeded by Janardan Sharma
Former Deputy Prime Minister
In office
4 August 2016 – 7 June 2017
Succeeded by Bijay Kumar Gachhadar
Former Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Former Minister of Education and Sports
Former Minister of Industries, Commerce and Supplies
Former Minister of General Administration
Personal details
Born Bimalendra Nidhi
(1956-09-25) 25 September 1956 (age 61)
Janakpur, Dhanusa, Nepal
Nationality Nepali
Political party Nepali Congress
Spouse(s) Anamika Upasak Nidhi
Mother Prem Sagari Nidhi
Father Late Mahendra Narayan Nidhi
Residence Nagrain,Janakpur,Nepal and Mills Area,Janakpur dham,Nepal

Bimalendra Nidhi (Maithili/Nepali/Devnagari : बिमलेन्द्र निधि), is the former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal.[1] He is also a central-level leader of the Nepali Congress, the third largest political party of the nation.[2] He has served as minister and member of parliament, and was elected to the Sambidhan Sabha. He is newly elected vice-president of Nepali Congress.

Personal life[edit]

Born in a Maithil ethnic family of Madhesi people to Late Mahendra Narayan Nidhi, new Vice-president of Nepali Congress Party, and his spouse Late Prem Sagari Nidhi, Bimalendra Nidhi is the second son in the family. He is married to Mrs. Anamika Upasak Nidhi and has two sons, Abiral Nidhi and Anukul Nidhi.

Political career[edit]

Nidhi meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; August 2016.

Bimalendra Nidhi, popularly known among his colleagues as Bimalji and, also as Nidhiji incidentally the same name that his father was fondly remembered as, who was also a prominent figure in Nepalese Politics renowned as Gandhian Leader of Nepal, started his political career at a young age, witnessing the arrest of his father having sparked the interest in him.

He is the newly elected Vice-president of Nepali Congress Party.

He is the former Party General Secretary of Nepali Congress(Democratic) Party, a faction of Nepali Congress Party before Janandolan II movement citing differences in opinion, later assuming the same post after the two parties merged after the movement, until 2009.

He is the former President of the Nepal Students Union(N.S.U), the student wing of Nepali Congress Party.

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 also served as the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport.

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 seven years behind bars at different points of time.

Nidhi is a firm believer of B.P Koirala's democratic socialism, secularism, federalism, equality and the peaceful process of conflict resolution.

Nidhi was an elected member to the Constituent Assembly (Sambhidan Sabha) from Constituency Number 3 of Dhanusa District.

Education[edit]

He earned his M.A in Political Science from Tribhuvan University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://m.thehindu.com/news/international/prachanda-sworn-in-nepals-new-pm/article8943377.ece%7Ctitle=Bimalendra Nidhi sworn into Vice Pm With Home Ministry Portfolio and Prachanda into PM of Nepal}}
  2. ^ Das, Samir Kumar (2005). Peace processes and peace accords. SAGE. p. 289. ISBN 978-0-7619-3391-5. Retrieved 3 April 2011.