Narahari Acharya

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Narahari Acharya
नरहरि आचार्य
Ministry of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs of Nepal
Assumed office
25 February 2014
President Ram Baran Yadav
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala
Vice President Paramananda Jha
Personal details
Born (1953-09-27) September 27, 1953 (age 64)
Kathmandu
Nationality Nepali
Political party Nepali Congress
Parents
  • Umanath Acharya
  • Rewati Acharya
Website narahariacharya.com

Narahari Acharya, (Nepali:नरहरि आचार्य) a central member of Nepali Congress, assumed the post of the Minister of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly, Parliamentary Affairs and Peace and Reconstruction on 25 February 2014 under Sushil Koirala-led government.[1][2]

He is a member of the 2nd Nepalese Constituent Assembly. He won the Kathmandu–5 seat in Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2013 from the Nepali Congress.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Narahari Acharya was born on 27 September 1953 in Bisharnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal to Umanath Acharya and Rewati Acharya. He holds a Master's Degree in Humanities and has taught for 16 years at the Tribhuvan University. He is married and has two daughters.[5]

Political career[edit]

Acharya involved in politics joining Nepali Congress in 1968 though he only took the party membership in 1997. He became a member of the National Assembly in 1992 and was appointed as Minister for Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs.

He won the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2008 from Kathmandu-5 constituency with 13,245 votes defeating Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) general secretary Ishwor Pokhrel who had received 9,120 votes. He was also jailed for 1 year in course of his political activities.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "18 Ministers sworn-in, Cabinet meeting held". My Republica. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nepali Times | The Brief » Blog Archive » Meet the new cabinet of Ministers". Nepali Times. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "MyRepublica :: Election Special". MyRepublica.com. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nepalnews.com - News from Nepal as it happens :: Elected Members". Nepalnews.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Election Candidate - Narahari Acharya". Ujyaaloonline.com. Retrieved 17 July 2014.