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Central member of UCPN-Maoist Pralhad Giri was born in 1950 in Auraha, Parsa. He is the son of Lagan Giri and Kailashi Giri and has two sons and a daughter. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History. He is contesting from Parsa-4 in the CA Election 2013 representing UCPN-Maoist.

He joined ANNFSU while studying in Thakurram Multiple Campus in Birgunj in 1971. He came into contact with the rebel group of Jhapa in 1975. He became a part of the Coordination Center at that time and even went to jail in 1977.

In 1933, he was appointed Parsa secretary of the CPN-UML. He vied for the vice-chairman’s post of Parsa District Development Committee in the local elections of 1993 but was defeated. He was the UML candidate from Parsa-3 in the parliamentary elections of 1994 and 1999. He was defeated on both occasions.

He quit UML in 2005 joined the Madhes movement and came into contact with Jaykrishna Goit, who had been launching armed movement in Terai, in 2006. He remained with Goit for a year but formed his own separate entity Samyukta Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha in 2007 and became its founder coordinator. Subsequent talks with the government led to an agreement and his group disarmed.

He joined UCPN-Maoist in February 1, 2013. He is senior vice-president of Senior Citizens Group, Parsa. 


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