Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' in Jhapa

Posted by Anup Baral January 4, 2017 :
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal driving a transplanter at the launch of Paddy Super Zone program in Jhapa on Tuesday. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, commonly known as Prachanda is a prominent Nepali politician. He is currently the chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPNM). He started a revolution and won the support of the citizen of Nepal and led a guerrilla war against the government. He served as Prime Minister of Nepal from 2008 to 2009. He was again elected Prime Minister of Nepal on August 3, 2016 after his predecessor K.P. Oli resigned. Prachanda launched communist insurgency in February 1996 and the ensuing civil war led to the death of more than 17,000 Nepalese. However, the movement succeeded in forcing democratic elections in Nepal, which were held in 2008 and the CPN (M) emerged as the strongest party. Prachanda, hoever, resigned as Prime Minister on 4th May 2009 after his attempt to sack the army chief of Nepal, General Rookmangud Katawal, was scuttled by the President Ram Baran Yadav.

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