Shiva_Maya_Tumbahamphe- Struggle for be house of Speaker of Nepal

Anita Shrestha
Posted January 13, 2020 from Nepal
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Shiva_Maya_Tumbahamphe-

When House of Speaker was sent to Jail after proof of rape. Then there was not house of Speaker of Nepal. And still have not decided from Nepal political party. In the vacant post,Shiva_Maya_Tumbahamphe  need to be promoted. But, male dominated political leaders don't want to giver her chance to be house of speaker. Therefore, political leaders said to give resignation from vice house of speaker. But, she doesn't give resignation. She has kept strong sound to be promoted her as house of Speaker of Nepal. But Political parties don't convince her. Therefore, now she has been taking very high voice/ advocacy to become house of speaker but political party is giving her to resign from vice house of speaker for bringing man in the house of speaker. Therefore, in Nepal now a days it has been great news.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_Maya_Tumbahamphe

Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe is a Nepali politician and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.[1] She has been active in politics for more than 40 years as a communist leader in Eastern Nepal. She has a PhD in political science from Tribhuwan University. Before becoming the deputy speaker of the house, she was the central committee member of CPN UML. She was nominated to be the ambassador of Nepal to Israel in 2016 but the cabinet was dissolved before her nomination was confirmed. Vijaya Subba, another prominent leader of CPN UML, is her brother.

Contents

1Early life and education

2Political Career

3Personal life

4References

Early life and education[edit]

She was born in Taplejung District.[2] She went to school in Jhapa District.[2] She took a break from politics to pursue her doctorate following the successful 2006 revolution. She went on to achieve a PhD in Political Science from Tribhuwan University. Her PhD thesis on "political movement of women in Nepal"[3] was titled Nepalma rajnitik mahila andolan: vislesanatmak adhyayan B.S. 2047-2060.[4]

Political Career[edit]

She has been active in politics for at least 40 years.[5] She has been politically active from Morang District.[3] She joined active politics as a member of CPN ML affiliated student union, ANNFSU.[2] She was central deputy chair of ANNFSU at the time she graduated from student politics in 2052 BS (1995-96).[2] She registered as a member of CPN ML in 2047 BS (1990-91 CE) and was elected to the central committee of CPN UML from the ninth general convention in 2071 BS (2014-15).[2] She was also the Morang District incharge of the party, before its merger with CPN MC in 2018.[2]

She was nominated for the post of ambassador of Nepal to Israel by the First Oli cabinet in 2016,[6][7] but the government was dissolved before her nomination could be confirmed.[5] She is considered to be a close ally of Prime minister KP Sharma Oli, in addition to being particularly close to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.[8]

She was elected to the federal parliament under the proportional representation system,[6] nominated by Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) (CPN UML), and elected as Deputy Speaker with the support of her party CPN UML, as well as Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) (CPN MC) of the left alliance, defeating Pushpa Bhusal (Gautam) of Nepali Congress, on 15 March 2018 by a margin of 143 votes.[1] Her election as deputy speaker was controversial due to the fact that the constitution prohibits having both speaker and deputy speaker from the same party, which has been the case since the merger of CPN UML and CPN MC.[9] Following the election as deputy speaker, she resigned membership of her party as per custom.[10] She was 53 years old when elected to deputy speaker.[2]

She is the younger sister of UML (now NCP) leader Bijay Subba, who is also the central committee member and a member of House of Representatives from NCP through proportional representation system.[8] Subba is said to have been inspired to pursue his own doctorate (in "the political movement of indigenous peoples") from the example of Tumbahamphe.[8] While Subba had once defected from the party and started his own party, Tumbahamphe has been a life-long member of CPN UML.[8] Tumbahamphe famously challenged Bhim Acharya to a trainer dual once, after Acharya reportedly suggested a need to bring in trainers from the Capital to educate party cadres in her district.[8] She supports increasing government expenditure on public education.[11]

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Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hello Anita,

How are you? Thanks for sharing this story about Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe. She sounds like an impressive lady with an inspiring history. So, is she the house speaker now or are you saying she's still being asked to step down to defer to a man? I'm not sure if I'm following. Does she inspire you? It sounds like it:-)

Hope you're doing well and having a great Monday!

Anita Shrestha
Jan 13
Jan 13

Yes dear

Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

I see. Thanks for clarifying:-)

Hello, Anita,

I hope Shiva will become Nepal's House of Speaker. I think she is truly deserving. Please update us. Thank you for sharing!

Lisbeth
Jan 14
Jan 14

Dear Anita,
Thanks for sharing dear :-).
Hugs

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi My dearest name sake,
How are you doing. I hope all is well. Thank you for sharing about Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe, she surely sounds like an iron lady and I hope and pray that she goes through as the house speaker. Have a lovely day.