Source: News Bharati English03 Aug 2016 12:27:39
Kathmandu, August 3: After receiving crucial backing from the agitating Madhesis in Nepal, Maoist Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" is all set to become the Prime Minister for the second time. He is said to be the country’s 39th prime minister to swear in.
Dahal, popularly known as Prachanda, is the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal. He will replace caretaker Prime Minister KP Oli, who resigned on July 24 after no-confidence vote that was necessitated after Dahal withdrew support to the coalition that Oli led. The CPN-Maoist Centre President's candidacy was proposed by Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba, and backed by senior Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara. Dahal has also served as Nepal's Prime Minister from 2008 to 2009.
There 595-member Parliament of Nepal has 42 of the Madhesi parties. They extended their support hinting that they would be a part of ‘Prachanda’ government. Maoist chief Prachanda and NC chief Deuba prior Maoist chief Prachanda and NC chief Deuba signed the agreement with the Madhesis just prior to the form filling process for Prime Minister's election.