Pashupati Shamsher JBR

Pashupati Shamsher JBR

Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)

Election Area: Sindhupalchok-3

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Chairperson of Parliamentary Committee of RPP, Pashupati Shamsher JBR served as a chairperson at RPP, before the merger of RPP and Janashakti. Internal commitment has been made for his appointment as a chairperson after Surya Bahadur Thapa’s tenure, during merger time. Plunged into politics in 1973, he is still holding the position of influential leader of Nepalese political arena.

A member of High level Central Performance Committee of RPP, Rana became a member at 1973’s National Assembly and served the cabinet for the first time in 1976. He was Minister of State for Education (1977-78) with the addition of Transport and Tourism (1978-79), Minister for Water Resources (1983-84) with Communications (1984-86), Minister for Panchayat and Local Development (1986 - 88). After the end of the Panchayat, he served as Minister for Foreign Affairs, for Finance, Water Resources and Communications (1990-1994) and Minister for Water Resources (1995-97 and 1997-98).

After the restoration of democracy, he was elected thrice to the parliament i.e. 1991, 1994 and 1999, but lost 2008 CA election.

In 2002 he was elected president by the General Congress of the RPP, giving the party a more pro-democratic orientation and opposed to the policies of King Gyanendra proclaimed on 1 February 2005 following the establishment of direct rule of the King, Pashupati SJB Rana was placed under house arrest.  Ended the period of direct rule of the King, the RPP Party has decided to remain in opposition, not adhering to the Government of the seven parties.

Born on May, 1941 in Kathmandu, Rana is the grandson of Mohan Shamsher, the last prime minster of Rana family. He is the son of Bijay Shamsher and Sarala Devi Rana. He holds Bachelor’s Degree from Oxford University, UK. He has two daughters.

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