Actress Karishma Manandhar was introduced to the party by UML chairperson KP Sharma Oli on Chaitra 8 After joining the party, Karisma said in a conversation with online news, “Of course, politics is for position. I consider myself worthy of it. ‘
After Karisma joined the UML, party leaders including Mahesh Basnet met actor Rajesh Hamal informally and requested him to join the party. He is the same Hamal who arrived in Delhi with Dinesh DC, another actor and coordinator of the cultural department close to the UML, during the visit of the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to India. Where he also met Bollywood actors.
Despite pressure from parties to enter the party, Hamal has not been open to any party in public. However, he says he is committed to the democratic faith.
Film director and analyst Sachin Ghimire says that Nepali actors are doing politics only on the basis of access and face and that it will not last long. He says, ‘It is good if the artist does politics with ideas. Doing politics in a democracy is also a matter of constitutional freedom, But now artists are doing politics only on the basis of face. ‘
He goes on to say, “How long will it last to try to make a name for oneself in politics?” That should always raise the question of what transforms the country. “
The Swagat Nepal-led Unnat Loktantra Party, which met on chaitra 7, decided to field actor Bhuvan KC as the mayor of Kathmandu in the local elections.
The next day, KC said that only normal talks were held with the leader, who is also a lawyer, but no decision was taken. Bhuvan, who had been in the UML in the past, was rumored to be joining the Rajendra Lingden-led RPP till last week.
But the actor KC entered the ruling party Congress last Tuesday, dodging these fears. In Baluwatar, Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba introduced KC, artistes’ association president Rabindra Khadka and actress Shweta Khadka to the party.
In an interview given to online news after joining the party, Bhuvan and Shweta said that they have joined the Congress to serve the country. He also argued that only the Democratic Party Congress could solve the artiste problem.
Film director and analyst Sachin Ghimire says that it is not the face but the thoughts that interfere in politics. The artist must have the morality to contribute to society by interfering with ideas.
Bhuvan and Shweta say that they have not entered the party for the post.
But his entry into the Congress is not only being widely commented on in the film industry, but also by bargaining for the leadership of the Film Development Board. Bhuvan has stated that he will not back down from the responsibility of the board if the party deems it necessary.
Bhuvan is not the only exception in claiming to lead the board and following the party. Similar speculations are being made about Shweta’s entry into the Nepali Congress. Director Nir Shah, who joined the Nepali Congress as a Maoist, was rumored to be nominated as a member of the National Assembly by the Nepali Congress last month. Shah himself did not reject the discussion.
However, Narayan Dahal, brother of CPN-M Central Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, was nominated as a member of the National Assembly. It is said that Shah, who is considered close to Baluwatar, was also interested in the chairman of the Film Development Board.
With just a few days to go before the local elections, the artiste’s party reshuffle and political party entry is not new. It seems that the discussion of the party entry and candidature of the artists has been going on since the Panchayat period Lately, there has been an increase in the tendency of artists to be divided into party camps.
It looks like a ‘conflict of interest’ between a political party trying to sell the face of an artist with a ‘face value’ in front of the public and a celebrity entering a party to make politics a safe landing. In the run-up to the local elections, bigwigs seem to be working hard to get famous artists into the party.
He says that it will not take long for an artist who cannot lead his field to change by getting involved in politics. “It is not the face but the thoughts that interfere in politics. The artist must have the morality to contribute to the society by interfering with ideas, ‘he says.
While Nepali film and music artists are opening in the party, rap singer Balen Shah has given independent candidature for the post of mayor of Kathmandu.
The artist, who is not interested in the party, is openly against Balen and is appealing to him to cast his vote in the election symbol Lauro. Most of the actors including Nirmal Sharma, Nischal Basnet, Swastima Khadka, Priyanka Karki, Swapnil Sharma and Benisha Hamal are now in favor of Balen.
They have even supported Balen at his doorstep. On the one hand, there are artists who are open to the party and on the other hand, there are people who support independent candidates like Balen.
The candidature of an artist like Balen also puts real pressure on the old party. Because not only his face, Attempts at ideological interference are also powerful, ‘says Ghimire,’ because Balen’s candidacy is a threat to the parties. The artist had to intervene not only with his face, but also with his thoughts. ‘