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Nepal: Once the Maoist guerrillas became Prime Minister for the third time, understand in 10 points how “Prachanda” rose to the top of power



Kathmandu. Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday appointed Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” as the country’s prime minister. Prachanda was a Maoist guerrilla before joining politics. He rebelled for a decade against the Hindu kingdom of Nepal. He is currently president of the CPN-Maoist Center. In a statement released by the office of the president, it was said that Prachanda, 68, was appointed Prime Minister of Nepal under Article 76 Clause 2 of the Constitution.

Under this constitution, the president can appoint that deputy as prime minister from among all the deputies who can prove a majority with the support of two or more political parties. Prachanda claimed the post of prime minister before the deadline given by the president and applied. The president had given time until 5 p.m. Sunday for this. The swearing-in ceremony of the new Prime Minister of Nepal will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Understanding the political equation of Prachanda and Nepal in 10 points

Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” became Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time.

Born on December 11, 1954 in Dhikurpokhari near Pokhara, Pushp remained underground for almost 13 years.

Dahal enters politics after CPN Maoists adopt path of peace

He led Nepal’s armed struggle for a decade from 1996 to 2006. A peace agreement was signed in Nepal in 2006.

Prachanda CPN-UML President KP Sharma Oli, RSP President Ravi Limichhane and several leaders met with the President and demanded to appoint him Prime Minister.

Prachanda has the support of 165 MPs in Nepal’s 275-member parliament. It includes 78 members of the CPN-UML, 32 of the CPN-MC, 20 of the RSP, 14 of the RPP, 12 of the JSP, 6 of the Janmat and 3 of the civil immunity.

An emergency meeting was held at the home of former Prime Minister Oli. At this meeting, everyone agreed to form the government under the leadership of Prachanda.

There is an agreement between Prachanda and Oli regarding the post of PM. Both will alternately hold the post of Prime Minister. Oli agreed to make Prachanda the first PM

Prachanda’s talks with Prime Minister Dueba failed. After that, Prachanda went to Oli’s own residence and asked for his support to become prime minister.

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