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Born on October 19, 1972 in Lispu, Shreechaur-2 of Okhadhunga, Yagya Raj Sunuwar is contesting the CA election from Okhaldhunga-1 representing CPN-UML. Son of Man Bahadur and Man Maya Sunuwar, Budhathoki holds Master's Degree in Political Sciences.

Chairman of Okhaldhunga District working committee of CPN-UML, Sunuwar began his political career from ANNFSU (5th) in 1988 and served as the secretary of Okhaldhunga Unit of Unified Left Front formed in 1989 to struggle against the autocratic regime.

He was the chairman of Free Students’ Union (FSU) of Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus in 1996 and the chairman of FSU of Mahendra Ratna College in 2000.  He became TU Council member in 2000 for three years and the coordinator of FSU Council during 2001 to 2003. Arrested on February 1, 2005 due to the protest against King Gyanedra’s unconstitutional move, he was released on May, 2006.

Sunuwar was defeated by UCPN-Maoist candidate in 2008 CA from Okhaldhunga-1. CPN-UML stood the 3rd position that time.


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