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Tough Talk Bidya Devi Bhandari, Nepal’s First Woman President

Kantipur TOUGH talk interviewed by Dil Bhusan Pathak with Bidya Devi Bhandari President of Nepal. Today tough talk is focused on exclusive talk with first Nepali woman who become a president in Nepal political and personal discussion. Bhandari was born on 19 June 1961, in Manebhanjyang of Bhojpur, to Ram Bahadur Pandey and Mithila Pandey. She joined student politics at an early age. Bhandari is the wife of the late communist leader Madan Bhandari, known to many as a charismatic and influential leader of his time. She, however, came to limelight after the untimely demise of her husband in a road accident in 1993.
Bhandari was elected twice in parliamentary elections in 1994 and 1999 defeating the then Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Damanath Dhungana respectively. Bidhya, however, lost during the 2008 Constituent Assembly poll. She held the post of Defence Minister in Madhav Kumar Nepal led Cabinet. The party elected her under the proportional electoral system in the second CA elections in 2013.

Video source : TOUGH talk with Dil Bhusan Pathak

Dil Bhusan Pathak,is among the first Nepal journalist to report on the intensify Maoist conflict based in Nepalgunj (Midwest Nepal) in the late 1990s giving him the first break in his career in journalism (Best writer). He is a Nepal popular news-anchor/journalist. His intelligence in his more than a decade long career in journalism has established him as the best youth journalist of Nepal and for the same been awarded the Best Journalist of the Year, 2005 as well.

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