Sher Bahadur Deuwa : Life and Background
Sher Bahadur Deuwa, was born in 2003 BS in Asigram VDC, Ward No. 5 of Dadeldhura district. He received his primary education from Asigram Primary School in Dadeldhura, lower secondary education from Mahendra Higher Secondary School and secondary education from Sitaram Higher Secondary School, Uchchkot Doti. He had started to make the politics of Nepali Congress his ideal from his school days.
After giving SLC , Deuba did not go to India for higher education. He was admitted to Trichandra College, Kathmandu in 2021 BS. After this, he became active in politics within the Nepali Union. In the process, he was arrested several times at different times. Deuba, who has a fearless nature, did not hesitate to fight with the professor in the interest of the students.
Sher Bahadur Deuwa : Political Background
Deuba, who has been actively working in the Nepali Students ‘Union, became the president of the Nepal Students’ Union for the first time in 2028 BS. After coming under the leadership of Nevisangha, he pushed his politics forward in a strong manner. Deuba, who had made himself strong in student politics, was appointed by BP in the Far West by giving him party responsibilities. At that time, he had reached Dadeldhura via Darchula and Baitadi from India.
When in 2046 BS, the Nepali Congress led the first people’s movement in the country. At that time, Deuba was studying at the London School of Economics. After the success of the Jana Andolan in 2047 BS, Deuba landed in Kathmandu from London. In the government formed in 2048 BS under the leadership of Girija Prasad Koirala, Deuba became the Home Minister. Within five years of becoming home minister, he became the country’s prime minister.
Deuba, who has gone through many ups and downs in politics, had the direct and indirect support of Kishunji and Ganeshman Singh in the growing power struggle within the Congress. Deuba challenged Koirala to lead the party at the party’s 10th Pokhara general convention. In the Pokhara General Convention in 2057 BS, Deuba had given his candidature for the post against Koirala but was defeated.
The Later Part of His Politics
At that time, the Maoist people’s war had taken hold in the country. The non-cooperation of the king and the army was also increasing in the Congress. The UML had besieged the parliament for 57 days, forcing the party president Girija Prasad Koirala to resign in June 2058 BS. He defeated Sushil Koirala and became a leader. With a party majority in parliament, he became prime minister for the second time.
Along with the political events, on January 6, 2006, Gyanendra took power by removing Deuba for the second time through the ‘Royal Coup’. At that time, Girija Prasad Koirala was preparing for a people’s movement against Gyanendra along with the Maoists. After the restoration of the parliament, Girija Prasad once again came to the forefront of discussions in Nepali politics. After this, Deuba merged with Koirala and returned to the original party.
After five decades in Nepali Congress politics and at the age of seventy, B.Sc. Deuba defeated party vice president Ram Chandra Poudel in the 13th general convention of 2072 BS and became the party president of Nepali Congress.
He was the Vice President of Socialist International from 2008 to 2012. He has been the International Vice President of the organization since 2013. During the democratic movement, he has repeatedly spent nine years in prison.
Prime Minister Deuba has visited India, China, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan, Qatar, South Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, France, Thailand, Greece, Belgium, United States, Colombia, Denmark, Australia and other countries.