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BP’s life-based documentary ‘Rajdrohi Rajneta’ screened

The Nepal Weekly
March 15, 2022

A documentary ‘Rajdrohi Rajneta (Rebellion Statesman)’ based on the life of Nepal’s first popularly-elected Prime Minster BP Koirala has been screened on Monday.    

The Sushil Koirala Memorial Foundation and anweshannews.com collaborated for the production and screening of the documentary.   

The documentary includes the incidents from 2031 BS to 2036 BS. According to chief editor of anveshannews.com, Jagat Nepal, it took almost six years to produce the documentary. The documentary has captured live reflections of then Justice Janakman Shrestha who gave verdict on the treason and sedition charges against veteran democratic leaders including BP and Ganeshman Singh during the premiership of former Prime Minister Kirtinidhi Bista, Dr Mrigendraraj Pandey who served as BP’s doctor, former administrator Surya Prasad Shrestha and senior advocate Krishna Prasad Bhandari.    

Likewise, the documentary has also caught the expression of leader Khum Bahadur Khadka who was with BP while returning Nepal with the National Unity and Reconciliation Policy in 2033 BS as well as of former Treasurer of Nepali Congress Rambabu Prasain. Both the leaders are no more now but their voices were taken earlier, according to Nepal.    

The documentary has also depicted how BP gave up the offer to become the first-ever President of Nepal for country’s sake before the leaders including BP returned home with reconciliation policy, chief editor Nepal added.    

The documentary has also vividly reflected how BP – also the founder of the Nepali Congress – returned Nepal on 16th Poush 2033 BS without caring eight treason and sedition charges against him and how referendum was declared in the country as the result of the democratic struggle launched under his leadership.    

According to Member-Secretary of the Foundation, Atul Koirala the documentary has minutely depicted BP’s declaration of national unity and reconciliation despite the fear of capital punishment on treason cases soon after entering the country from exile in India and crisis on nationalism. Other 12 documentaries are also in the pipeline as part of exploration campaign, according to Koirala shared.   

Though developed countries put priority to protect such historical anecdotes and evidences on their own, Nepal is lagging behind in carrying out such crucial task. Several such facts and materials are on verge of disappearance due to negligence of the state authority to this effect.    

The exploration campaign was put in place to protect the historical facts and materials, according to the anveshannews.com.

Other documentaries ‘Hijack for Democracy’ and ‘Mission Okhaldhunga’ are also in the final phase of editing, adds chief editor Nepal.  The documentary ‘Rajdrohi Rajneta’ was on Monday. Nepali Congress leaders were also present during the screening of the documentary.