KP Sharma Oli is one of the well-known politicians in Nepal politics. He is the current Prime Minister of Nepal and was the first Prime Minister elected after the adoption of the newly made constitution of Nepal.
KP Sharma Oli Wiki/Biography
The politician was brought into existence on the 22nd of February in 1952 in Terhathum, Nepal. He was born and brought up in a middle-class Kumaoni Brahmin family in Nepal. He follows the Hindu religion and holds a Nepalese nationality. He completed his education till high school from Himalaya Higher Secondary School, Damak Municipality, Jhapa, Nepal. After that, he left studies and started working towards social welfare.
Since childhood, he was inclined towards politics and always wanted to do something for his people and the welfare of society.
Siblings, Family, and Friends
The politician belongs to a Hindu Brahmin family in Nepal. His father Mohan Prasad Oli is a farmer by profession and her mother Madhumaya Oli was a homemaker who died when KP Sharma was only 4 years old due to smallpox. He was raised by her grandmother Rammaya Oli after his mother’s demise. He also has one sibling, her elder sister Bishnu Devi Siwakoti who is married and living happily with her family.
The politician marital is married. He is married to Radhika Shakya who is also a well-known politician in Nepal politics. The couple met for the first time in party meetings and other activities, after some time the couple decided to get married in the presence of their parents and other close relatives. The couple also has one daughter, not much information is available about her as she is away from limelight and media.
|Height (approx)||in centimeters: 172 cm|
in meters: 1.72 m
in feet inches: 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx)||in kilograms: 70 kg|
in pounds: 147 lbs
The 68-year-old politician has a decent personality. He is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and his body weight is nearly 70 Kg. He has grey color hair and also has blistering black color eyes. He didn’t have any tattoo painted on his body.
The politician started his career in 1966 when he opposed the party less Panchayat system in Nepal after that he joined the Communist Party of Nepal in 1970, and was arrested in the same year for his involvement in the subversive politics. He was released soon and for his hard work and dedication a year later he has rewarded with the post of the district committee member in the party and also the chief of the Jhapa Movement Organizing Committee in 1972.
In 1987 he became the Central Committee member in the party and has also become the leader of the Lumbini Zone till 1990. He rose to fame in Nepal politics after the People’s Movement which was held in Nepal in 1990. After that, he contested election for members of parliament from Jhapa-6 constituency. He won the election and held the post of the Chief of Foreign Department of the Communist Party of Nepal in 1992.
He was re-elected from the same constituency in 1994 and this time he held the position of the Minister of Home Affairs. He was again elected from the same constituency in 1999. In 2006 Oli’s political career took a huge turnaround and he was elected as the deputy chief minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. After that in 2008, he was defeated in the Constituent Assembly Election from his constituency Jhapa-7 and also lost the election for the chairman’s position of Communist Party of Nepal in 2009.
In 2013 he again contested election from constituency Jhapa-7 and this time he won the election and was also elected as the leader of the CPN parliamentary party in 2014. Also, he was elected as the chairman of the CPN in July 2014. After that, in October 2015 he was elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal in the parliamentary vote. His candidacy was supported by many political parties like “Unified Communist Party of Nepal”, “Rashtriya Prajatantra Party”, “Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum”, and the other 13 small parties.
But due to his trade and transit treaties with China Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) withdraw their support in 2016 from his candidacy and due to non-confidence motion by the party Prime Minister Oli had to resign and after that many other big parties withdraw their support from his candidacy and on July 2016 Oli announced his resignation after the withdrawal of support from the coalition government.
In 2018 Oli was again appointed as the Prime Minister of Nepal after his party became the largest party in the House of Representatives with the support of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre). Currently, he is serving as the Prime Minister of Nepal and the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal.
The politician found himself in many controversies. The first time he indulges in controversy for being involved in subversive politics in 1970. He was also behind the bars for 14 consecutive years from 1973 to 1987.
He also put himself in trouble when he accused the Indian government of his resignation as the Prime Minister of Nepal. He stated that the Indian government had created this political scenario against him as he stood against them for the economic blockade imposed by India.
Recently he was in a controversy when he was criticized for the poor investigation in the murder case of Nirmala Panta which led to a nationwide protest against him. He also created the headlines when his party issued a new map of Nepal in which they have included the disputed land of Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyaadhura territories against the inauguration of a road across the Lipulekh by the Indian government which also led to a cartographic war between the two neighboring countries.
Facts and Information
- In many interviews, the politician revealed his hobbies as he likes reading, cycling, and traveling. he loves to travel with his family and friends especially to his favorite holiday destinations Istanbul, Turkey, and Toronto.
- He also revealed that he loves to eat continental food and he is non-vegetarian by his food habits. For now, he creates the headlines for his pro-China stance. Recently he stated that the Indians had made a fake Ayodhya as according to him Lord Ram was a Nepali, not an Indian. His statement creates the headlines recently and became one of the hot talks between both the countries.