Udaya Shumsher Rana
उदय शमशेर राणा
|Minister of State for Finance(Nepal)|
|President||Bidya Devi Bhandari|
|Prime Minister||Sher Bahadur Deuba|
|President Of Nepal Tarun Dal(Sister and Youth Organization Of Nepali Congress)|
|Born||27 February 1970|
|Political party||Nepali Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Urvashi Singh Rana|
|Children||Ayush SJB Rana, Samar SJB Rana|
|Alma mater|| Cornell University,|
St Stephen's College,
The Lawrence School, Sanawar,
St. Joseph's School, Darjeeling,
St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel
|Known for||Youth Leader Nepali Congress|
Udaya Shumsher Rana Nepali : उदय शमशेर राणा (born in 1970) is a Nepali politician and a youth leader who served as a Minister of State for Finance from 2017 to 2018. He was the president of Nepal Tarun Dal (NTD) a sister and youth organization of Nepali Congress from 2012 to 2017.
Rana was born in Lalitpur, Bagmati Province, to Sagar SJB Rana and Brinda Rana.He has spent most of his formative life in both Nepal and India. He is married to Urvashi Singh Rana and they have two sons Ayush and Samar.
He received his primary education from St. Xavier's School Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.For his secondary education he was sent to St Joseph's College (North Point) in Darjeeling and completed his high school from Lawrence School, Sanawar, India. He received his undergraduate (Bachelors in Arts) from St Stephen's College, University of Delhi and holds a master's degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (USA). He wrote his thesis on Nepal's foreign policy vis-à-vis India and China, which was titled “Foreign Policy of Nepal: Emphasis on relations with India and China”.
Rana has various publications in both Nepali and English in leading Nepali news mediaand has worked as a consultant to various NGO/INGOs including The Asia Foundation, SNV Nepal, ESPS/DANIDA and others. He is currently the Advisor to the Nepal Shooting Association.
Just like many Nepali Congress leaders, his political activism commenced in India.During his educational sojourn in Delhi, he established and became the first President of Nepal Students Union, Delhi (Student organization of Nepali Congress Party). In Delhi, he instigated protests and took out rallies in support of the ‘First People's Movement of 1989’ against the autocratic Panchayat System. His interest in global politics and economics led him to join the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) and later was elected as the Vice President.
Upon returning to Nepal he devoted majority of his young days in grassroots politics.By 1998, he was already affiliated to Nepal Tarun Dal and was serving as the district president. While being a member of NTD, he fought his first Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections from Lalitpur Constituency #1 in 2008. He lost by a narrow margin of thousand votes. Unfazed by his early loss, he redeemed himself in the Second CA elections in 2013 by defeating by opponent by a little more than 8000 votes. His victory in 2013 started his legislative career.
As a Member of Parliament, he was a member of the Finance Committee 2014-17 and was also a member of three sub-committees that finalized bills that was passed by the parliament as an Act, which are as follows:
2008 Constituent Assembly election
Lalitpur - 1
|Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)||Barshaman Pun||15,329||Elected|
|Nepali Congress||Udaya Shumsher Rana||14,011||Lost|
2013 Constituent Assembly election
Lalitpur - 1
|Nepali Congress||Udaya Shumsher Rana||18,560||Elected|
|CPN (UML)||Madhusudan Poudel||10,682||Lost|
2017 House of Representatives Election
Lalitpur - 1
|CPN (UML)||Nawaraj Silwal||26,951||Elected|
|Nepali Congress||Udaya Shumsher Rana||20,729||Lost|
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