‘Prachanda’ became the Prime Minister for the third time
Madhav Nepal had on January 2 ruled out joining the government headed by Prachanda, the head of the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre. He said the party was doing well in the present political scenario and was not in favor of getting into any blame game. ‘Prachanda’ took oath as the Prime Minister for the third time on 26 December.
Prachanda held Oli’s hand instead of Deuba
This came a day after Prachanda’s party dramatically walked out of the Nepali Congress-led pre-poll alliance and announced a tie-up with opposition leader KP Sharma Oli’s CPN-UML. Prachanda has claimed the support of 169 members in the 275-member House of Representatives. A political party needs 138 seats to form the government under its leadership. The Nepali Congress led by Sher Bahadur Deuba has 89 seats, while the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Center have secured 78 and 32 seats, respectively.