Beijing 27 September: When Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda completed nine months in office during his third term, he visited the Kailash Mountain and received a Chinese welcome in Beijing on 10th Ashoj 2080 BS . This marks the first time he became Prime Minister for nine months.
During his third term in office, Prachanda completed his ninth month, and on that day, he attended a dinner hosted by Yuan JianJun, a member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party, on Asar 9, 2080 BS. In the course of his visit to China on the 9th of Asar, Prachanda had been invited as a guest of honor by Chongqing, a significant city in China.
Prachanda thanked chongqing for attaching great importance to developing friendly exchanges with nepal. He said that Nepal and China are friends and partners who understand, rely on and support each other, and the cooperation and exchanges between the two countries are constantly expanding. Chongqing has a long history and is full of vitality, and its development achievements are admirable. Nepal thanks Chongqing for its important assistance to Nepal’s development, and is willing to actively participate in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road,” promote trade between Nepal and the Chengdu-Chongqing region, further strengthen practical cooperation with Chongqing in agriculture, commerce and tourism, and better promote the prosperity and development of the two countries and the two places.
Relevant personnel from the Nepalese side, relevant personnel from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and responsible officials from relevant municipal departments attended the meeting.
Before this, Prachanda had become Prime Minister twice, and both of his terms lasted less than nine months. In 2065 B.S., he became Prime Minister for the first time, and in 2073 B.S., for the second time, but he couldn’t complete even nine months in office either time. In his previous terms, Prachanda had visited India, the United States, and China within the span of nine months, making this another significant occurrence in his leadership.
His ability to stay in office for an extended period is an unusual coincidence for leaders, and this time it was achieved with the support of the Nepali Congress, following the presidential election in 2079 BS.
In the 2070-2074 parliament, the Maoist Center had 84 seats in the 601-member Constituent Assembly. Comparatively, they now have only 32 seats in the 275-member parliament.
Even though he was the largest party at the time, Prachanda couldn’t hold the position of Prime Minister for more than nine months during his first tenure.
He first took the oath of office as Prime Minister on 2nd Bhadra, 2065 B.S. He resigned on 20th Baishakh, 2066 B.S., after then President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav reinstated then-Chief of the Army Staff Rukmangad Katawal, following which Prachanda resigned in protest.
Given the dynamics of internal politics, the balance of power, changed political behavior, and Prachanda’s conduct, it is almost certain that his current term as Prime Minister will not last long.
After becoming the Prime Minister, Prachanda visited New Delhi, for four days (17th to 20th Jestha 2080). His visit to China, on the other hand, lasted for seven days (6th to 13th Ashoj). However, this time, he explained that during his visit to China, he maintained a new achievement record by discussing matters with the United States.
After Chinese President Xi Jinping easily secured Nepal’s support, Prachanda criticized his actions within the country.
When examining the respect he received in Hangzhou and Beijing, it seems that Prachanda’s friendship, once strong between Nepal and China, has weakened considerably.
Prime Minister Prachanda, at the end of his nine-month term, plans to visit the holy Kailash mountain, known as the abode of Lord Shiva, which is another record in itself.