Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka was born in Bhojpur on March 20, 1949. He started political career from 1966 with his association in the student movement. He has been active in the Nepali Congress party politics starting from the party's student department. Dr Khadka is presently the central member of the party.
He was elected the member of the Constituent Assembly from Udayapur constituency -1 in the election in 2008 and also elected to the Constituent Assembly for the second time from the same constituency in 2013.
Dr Khadka was elected the Member of the House of Representatives from the same constituency in 2017. He was the Minister for Urban Development in 2013 and served as the advisor to the then Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai in 1999. Dr Khadka has also served as the Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) in 2000.
He also served jail terms five times at different times as well as faced numerous arrests in Kathmandu and Biratnagar in course of the political movement for establishment of democracy. Dr Khadka, who has special interest in study and social service along with politics, is active in politics since four decades. He holds a PhD degree in Economics and is considered an influential leader in the Nepali Congress. He is decorated with various medals including the Constituent Assembly Medal.
Source: National News Agency Nepal