Hisila Yami was born in Kathmandu on June 25, 1959. She has been active in Nepalese politics since 30 years, having maintained her own identity besides being the wife of former Prime Minister and UCPN-Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai.
Her family also has political background. She is the daughter of Dharma Ratna Yami, a freedom fighter during the Rana regime who later went on to become a minister. Yami herself has held portfolios of Tourism Ministry and Physical Planning. She is also a politburo member of UCPN-Maoist and President of the party’s All Nepal Women Association. With a Master’s Degree in Architect from UK, she was teaching at Pulchowk Engineering Campus before she went underground in 1996.
She was elected from Kathmandu-7 in CA Election-2008, defeating Rajendra Shrestha of CPN-UML. She received 12,276 votes while her closest rival Shrestha got 8,815 votes. Pramila Singh Dangol of NC came third with 7,707 votes.
She is usually accused of having taken unscrupulous benefits from her authority as wife of minister and prime minister, and also putting pressure on various government bodies for political appointments of her relatives. She was publicly accused of interfering in the proceedings of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited and Kathmandu Valley Development Authority and demanding for financial benefits.
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