Will Jhakku Prasad Subedi become the next PM of Nepal?

In January, Jhalanath Khanal was slapped by Devi Prasad Regmi at a party function in Itahari. A month later, he became the Prime Minister of Nepal. UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Jhakku Prasad Subedi has become the latest slapping victim when he was slapped by Prem Raj Devkota, a tea-shop owner at Tinkune.

Jhakku was walking back home from the Maoists' Party Office in Parisdanda around 6 pm when Devekota invited him to his shop for a cup of tea. He then asked Jhakku when the Constitution was going to be completed and as Subedi was explaining the situation to him, he planted a slap on each cheek. Subedi did not retaliate but fled the scene. He later informed the police who have arrested Devkota who will be punished as per the Public Offence Act. But what does this mean for Jhakku's political future? Will he become the next Prime Minister of Nepal? Most likely not, however a promotion cannot be ruled out!