By Shreyashka Vikram Raj Maharjan on Oct 29,2017 - 22:14
Nepalaya Publication gearing up its rpublish yet another important personality of Nepal’s modern history for its readers. An autobiography of Lal Babu Pandit, a political personality who hails from the southern plains of Nepal, was unveiled coinciding with the Chhath festival.”Singhadurbar Badalne Sangharsha” was written in coordination with journalist Mukesh Pokharel. This book binds four decades of Pandit’s politcal career, his struggles and triumph’s for the audience.
Lal Babu Pandit, is a Nepalese politician affiliated to theCommunist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) UML who assumed the post of the Minister of General Administration on 25 February 2014 under Sushil Koirala’s. He is known for his honesty and courage to take on the scourge of corruption and malpractice.In 2014 he recieved major attention for creating a list of 1,100 senior government officials who held permanent residency in foreign countries and announced to take action against the people on the list. He managed to pass the Civil Service Act (fourth amendment) bill from the Legislature Parliament. The bill prohibited bureaucrats of holding PR, DV of other nations and job at a same time. He claimed that he received a number of death threats for his controversial action but it didn’t hinder his determination to cleanse the political system of Nepal.
“We decided to publish Lal Babu Pandit’s biography thinking his life and struggle would be an interesting read,” said CEO of Publication Nepalaya Saijan Maskey. ‘The book sheds light on a political leader, who showed tremendous hope and aspiration amidst utter political chaos,” she added.
The press statement quoted Lal babu, “I saw corruption and mal practices everywhere after I became a minister and hence I thought the process of change needs to start from within. I have sincerely put forward the work carried out during my tenure as a minister. I hope people who are committed to change and nation building will read this book.”
The book starts with, him receiving a call from the Party Chairman informing him on being nominated for a ministerial post, while he was commuting in a public bus in Kathmandu’s Ringroad, and ends with him leaving the government quarters back to his rented apartment. “Sharing one’s life story is putting yourself on trial,” said Pandit. “I leave it up to the readers to judge and decide.”
The book will be available in stores in November and is to be priced at Rs 325.Tags - Lal Babu Pandit , Autobiography , Politics , Nepal
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