KATHMANDU: A book on the life and times of Surya Bahadur Thapa was launched in the capital by the Surya Bahadur Thapa Foundation.
The book maps the political journey of a statesman who became prime minister five times.
On the occasion, PM Deuba said the late leader Surya Bahadur Thapa was an experienced, practical and able person, who became prime minister not only in the panchayat system but also in multi-party democracy.
Releasing the former prime minister Surya Bahadur Thapa’s autobiography titled ‘Mero Nau Dashak’, at a programme organised on Thursday, PM Deuba viewed that the late Thapa is one of the most unforgettable persons in Nepali politics. “Thapa is a well-known politician in Nepal’s political history. He was a farsighted person,” PM Deuba said, reminding that various reforms were done in his time. The referendum was held during his premiership.
The autobiography of late Thapa can be an interesting and solid resource to know about Nepal’s politics and history, according to PM Deuba.
The book has incorporated the life history of noted politician Thapa — the experiences he had during his childhood, youth and adulthood. “I believe this book can be an inspiring work for new generation of politicians,” PM Deuba viewed.
The book brings references to WWII, international events surrounding the independence of India, Nepal’s 2007 BS revolution, political transition from 2007 to 2017 BS, the 2036 BS referendum, the 2046BS people’s movement and declaration of multiparty system, Maoist conflict, the 2062/63BS second people’s revolution and upheavals around Constituent Assembly.
The decisions made during his premierships are also explained in the book.
At the function, former prime ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai shed light on the various aspects of the life and contribution of late Thapa.