PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) announces resignation

2017-05-24

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Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has resigned Wednesday afternoon after serving for 10 months.He announced his resignation while addressing the nation from his office at Singh Durbar.

He said successfully holding the first phase of local level elections was the greatest achievement of the coalition government.

Likewise, the government ended load shedding in the nation and signed in China-initiated One Belt One Road Project, he explained.

He also claimed he normalized relationships with southern neighbor India which he asserted was directed by emotions rather than reasons by his predecessor.

Dahal had planned to resign Tuesday addressing the nation through the parliament but could not due to House obstruction by the main opposition CPN-UML.

He was elected PM on July 26, 2016 following agreement with Nepali Congress (NC). He was to resign by the start of Nepali New Year (mid-April) paving way for NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba, as per the agreement. The leaders latter agreed to allow Dahal to conduct local elections before handing over the reins to Deuba.

The Dahal Cabinet, rendered caretaker after Dahal's resignation, will bring the budget for the fiscal year 2074/75.