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Sher Bahadur Dueba lacks public speaking skills






Celebrating the 500 episode of the Saja Sawal a public discussion program, the Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Dueba was invited to face the citizen for his current position and visions regarding leadership and governance. During the program he lost his cool and showed his unpleasing and impatient side. After the program was aired in the channel the PM had to face a lot of criticism and social outcry in social media where his interview  trended  and went viral questioning the role and qualities of leadership in Nepal.

The political culture of Nepal certainly enlist long list of leaders  who have not been friendly with the people and the press. They have been rude and have spoken  randomly where in most case scenario, they have portrait  their level of understating.  In the past such issues were ignored due to lack of coverage but toady in presence of social media accountability, transparency and clarity has become an eminent aspect of public speaking and communication. One wrong move and you will be trolled, memed your photos will buzz the social media which can be a headache.  
 
Social media has become so powerful in context of public governance that there are good examples of how it has discouraged political leaders from misusing power and position. Though there are other issue of negative consequences as well but more or less people do use their power of Freedom of Expression at times.
The question that put Dueba  in the corner was asked by Mr. Bishal Bhandari



" Great leaders were given opportunities and they turn that opportunity into creating great results, you were given Nepal, and you have turned Nepal into current situation of poverty and corruption . Who should we blame for and who is responsible? If we look at current practice of  Britain, almost all the   PM come from oxford university. If you look at Nepal's history, we barely lack qualified leaders. When will we get the PM who can understand people's voices, problems  and issues."  

Being the PM for the fourth time Sher Bahadur Dueba was declared the 40th Prime Minister(PM) of Nepal. He was elected as Prime Minister  from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005 in the past.

Having such a great experience speaking at the public with such outrage and lack of courtesy simply shows his mentality towards public and governance process. He portrays the example of orthodox mentality and system that has been prolonging the Nepali politics in a more discussing way where corruption, nepotism, favoritism, power play, manipulation etc have evolved in a more stronger way.  
Sajha Sawal, is a weekly discussion programme produced by BBC Media Action in Nepal. The program is broadcast via BBC Nepali service, Kantipur Television Network and other 250+ FM stations across the country on every Sunday 9:00 PM NST.




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