Hon'able Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel

Chairman Of Policy and Planning Commission Chief Minister Of Gandaki Province

Honorable Krishna Chandra Nepali (Nepali: कृष्णचन्द्र नेपाली) also known as Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokhrel is the Chief Minister of Gandaki Province. Pokhrel was appointed as Chief Minister on 12 June 2021 AD under Article 168 (5) of the Constitution of Nepal with the support of all the opposition. He is the parliament leader of the Nepali Congress in Gandaki Province and was elected from Nawalparasi East 1-1 in the historic first state assembly election of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in 2017 AD.

Honorable Chief Minister was born and raised in Tanahunsur, a historical place in Tanahun District, and has completed his primary education there. He has completed secondary education in India and higher education in Nepal.

He was elected as the president of the Nepali Congress Nawalparasi District four times (1991 to 2010 AD) and the Central Committee member at the 12th General Convention of the Nepali Congress. He has been active in politics for the past four decades and has repeatedly spent more than three years in prison during the democratic movement. 

He lived in exile in India from 1965 to 1971 AD with his father, the democratic fighter late Govardhan Sharma. Along with his involvement in political life, he has experienced teaching political science, geography, and history in various districts for a long time.

In the referendum of 1979 AD, the decision of the Council of Ministers transfers him to Jumla on the charge of active participation in multi-party campaigning. He left the teaching profession and was devoted to pro-people legal service as an advocate after the Panchayat repression and physical torture in 1979 AD. Many democratic political prisoners were released through his efficient advocacy. Due to dynamic leadership and active involvement in the democratic campaign and people's movement, he was physically and mentally tortured several times.

Besides, he has a history of active leadership in the student movement (1978 AD), election boycott (1980 AD), first people's movement (1989 AD), satyagraha (1991 AD), and second peoples movement (2006/07 AD).