Kathmandu, May 25: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' resigned after a brief stint of nine months. Prachanda announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as the Prime Minister. He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal after forging alliance with the Nepali Congress in August, 2016.
Keeping the promise of sharing power with coalition partner Nepali Congress, Prime Minister Dahal said, I feel proud to take leave of you as a successful prime minster. he wanted to address the nation through parliament but due continuous obstructions in the house he decided to directly go among the people.
In his 30-minute address to the nation, Dahal said that he took the command of the nation at a very difficult time but within a short span of 10 months government has successfully changed the conditions. PM Dahal also highlighted the achievements of his government. He said that foreign relations with neighbouring countries have further strengthened during his time.
He urged political forces to strengthen national unity by ending discrimination and exclusion. He said though the country was able to establish political democracy, it had not been able to achieve social democracy and progress in social justice. He urged political parties to devote their efforts for the same.
The PM used the occasion to list his government’s achievements. He said his government could end load shedding, achieve impressive economic growth that was the highest in recent years and successfully hold the first phase of local polls amid uncertainty.
Referring to Indo-Nepal relations he said that both countries have arrived on better understanding in various fields, especially in political, border and security, economic, connectivity, energy, water resources, education and culture.