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Lekhraj Bhatta was born on March 24, 1960 in Gadesara-9, Doti. He is the son of Dasharath and Durga Devi Bhatta and holds a Bachelor's Degree.

Bhatta joined politics in 1973 and took the membership of Nepal Communist Party (Fourth Convention) led by Mohan Bikram Singh in 1976. He later joined CPN (Masaal) and CPN (Unity Center) to finally become a full-time member of CPN-Maoist in 1995. He went on to become central member in 2001 and politburo member. He was jailed for six months during the armed conflict launched by CPN-Maoist.

In the CA Election 2008, Bhatta was elected from Kailali-5 with 17,979 votes. His closest opponent Dirgha Raj Bhatta (NC) received 13,638 votes while Hari Shankar Yogi (CPN-UML) got 7,597 votes to come in third position.

Bhatta was appointed as Labor Minister in the government led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'. He looked after the Ministry for Commerce and Supplies in the government led by Dr. Baburam Bhattarai.

Close to party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Bhatta comes from a well-off family. Bhatta has revealed conflicting views on federalism: he has demanded separate state for Khas community as well if the nation is to adopt federalism based on ethnicity while he has openly advocated for integrated far-west region. His advocacy for an integrated far-west has drawn harsh criticisms against him from Tharuwan supporters in the party.

He is contesting from Kailali-5 in the upcoming election.


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