Rajiv Gurung ( Deepak Manange) was sworn in as the Sports Minister
MP Deepak Manange i.e. Rajiv Gurung has been appointed as the Youth and Sports Minister of
Gandaki. Gandaki Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has appointed Manange as a minister.
As soon as the minister was appointed, Manange took the oath of office and secrecy on April 30.
He was administered the oath of office by state chief Amik Sherchan. Gurung, who split the
state’s social development ministry into a youth and sports ministry, has appointed Manange as
the new minister. Earlier, there was no Ministry of Youth and Sports in the state.
The UCPN (Maoist) central minister who was in charge of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Law, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development and Ministry of Land Management,
Agriculture and Cooperatives resigned after the split.
Manange, who has a background in criminal activities, was also jailed on a murder charge.
Manange, who has been involved in the political arena since the beginning of multi-party system
in Nepal, was previously involved in criminal activities. As soon as he started his political
journey, he continued to join various parties. He joined Nepali Congress, RPP, Sanghiya
Samajwadi Party and UML and joined CPN (Maoist) in 2076 BS. Before that, he was elected as
a member of Gandaki Pradesh Sabha in 2074 BS after winning the election as an independent
candidate. UML had helped him to win the election.
In 2061, Patre was sentenced to five years in prison by the appellate court for using a sharp
weapon against Chakre Milan. He was absconding at the time. He was arrested on April 20, 2008
in a case related to the killing industry of the same incident. He was released from jail as he was
allowed to fight the case outside the jail.
He has been appointed as the Youth and Sports Minister of Gandaki Pradesh on April 3, 2078
BS. With his appointment, discussions about him are spreading on social media. Somewhere
there are statuses expressing dissatisfaction with his becoming a minister and somewhere there
are statuses congratulating him.