Upendra Yadav

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Upendra Yadav
Upendra Yadav at Rajbiraj.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal and Health Minister[1]
Assumed office
1 June 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs[2]
In office
28 August 2008 – 4 May 2011
Preceded bySahana Pradhan
Succeeded bySujata Koirala
President of the Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal
Assumed office
15 June 2015
Member of the Pratinidhi Sabha
for Saptari 2[4]
Assumed office
4 March 2018[3]
Personal details
BornUpendra Yadav
(1960-12-11) 11 December 1960 (age 57)[5]
Bhagawatpur, Saptari, Nepal[6]
Political partyFederal Socialist Forum, Nepal
Spouse(s)Parbati Devi Yadav

Upendra Yadav is a Nepaelse politician serving as the Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister of Nepal.[7] He is also president of Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal (FSF).[8]

He is one of the most renowned politician in Nepalese politics.[9] He and his party has been fighting against political elites and ruling class of Nepal demanding proportional representation, equality and end of discrimination towards the Madhesi and indigenous Janjati and Adivasi people such as Maithali, Tharu, Rai, Limbu, Magar, Tamang including Women and politically backward ethnic groups.[10] Following the April 2008 Constituent Assembly election, the MJF (now, FSF Nepal) agreed to join a government headed by Prachanda, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). Yadav was subsequently appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and sworn in on 22 August 2008; he was one of four MJF members included in the Cabinet.[11]

Early life[edit]

Upendra Yadav was born on 11 December 1960, to a family of farmer in Bhgawatapur, Saptari district (present-day in Sunsari). He was born to Dhuni Lal Yadav and Fudani Yadav.

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  1. ^ "Ishwor Pokharel, Upendra Yadav appointed as DPMs". setopati.net. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  2. ^ "Former Minister List - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal MOFA". mofa.gov.np. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  3. ^ "First meeting of House of Representatives concluded". The Himalayan Times. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  4. ^ "Upendra Yadav wins parliamentary seat from Saptari-2". The Himalayan Times. 2017-12-09. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  5. ^ "Upendra Yadav is only 17 years old". Rojan Dahal. 2017-11-05. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  6. ^ Jha, Prashant (2014). Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781849044592.
  7. ^ "Nepali prime minister expands cabinet for fourth time". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  8. ^ "Upendra Yadav, Ashok Rai announce unity, form FSF-N - The Himalayan Times". The Himalayan Times. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  9. ^ "उम्मेदवार - उपेन्द्र यादव". election.ujyaaloonline.com. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  10. ^ "Madhesi demands neither is aimed at “separatism” nor for disturbing “communal harmony” - Upendra Yadav, President, Madheshi Janadhikar Forum , Nepal" Archived 2008-07-24 at the Wayback Machine., The Weekly Telegraph (Nepalnews.com), February 14, 2007.
  11. ^ "Cabinet formed including MJF, UML fails to join"[permanent dead link], Nepalnews, 22 August 2008.

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