Who is Jhala Nath Khanal? Khanal is a senior political leader in
He is a former Minister of Information and Communication.
Before he joined UML, he was member of Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist). He was also the General Secretary of CPN(ML) from 1982－1986.
He was slapped by one recently publicly for failing to act as per people’s expectation
This small incident (as Jhalnath Khanal thinks and Opines in an interview subsequently) of Jhalnath Khanal being slapped in public should remind most of us the big incident ofshoesby Al-Zaidi some years ago. Al-Zaidi’s shoeing inspired many similar incidents of political protest around the world and I believe this should be the one in Nepali politics. The aftermath of the Bush incident created a huge controversy and the Nepali media came in support of Al-Zaidi then. Now it will be interesting to see how Nepali media will take this news (take note of newspaper news and editorials published today). Most bloggers and the public interactions on social media are already in support of Devi Prasad though.
Devi Prasad Regmee, a former CPN-UML cadre slapped party Chairman Jhalanath Khanal at a function today in Itahari. Jhalnath Khanal broke into blush and his spectacles fell along with the slap. “I couldn´t tolerate the party leaders ruining the country and slapped Khanal to express my anger” Devi Prasad justified; speaking to the media after being in police custody immediately.