Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has resigned from his post today.
In an address to the nation from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Prachanda announced his resignation with effect from today.
The Prime Minister said that he resigned from the post as per the understanding with the Nepali Congress, in the backdrop of a 'long draught of morality' in politics in Nepal for long. Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) Prachanda was elected to the post of Prime Minister on August 4, 2016 with the support of different parties including Nepali Congress.
Addressing the nation, PM Dahal said he had played a significant role to building up social harmony between Tarai, Hill and the Mountain and improving trilateral relations among Nepal, India and China.
Signing the the China-proposed ambitious project One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative was an another important achievement made during my premiership, said Dahal.
He maintained that the country experienced a 12-year-low inflation rate and is on its way to witness the economic growth by 7.5 per cent in 24 years after the load shedding was ended in his premiership
Similarly, the prime Minister said the Kathmandu Valley citizens will fulfilled their dream to drink Melamchi water by October this year, as he termed his another great achievement.
The fast-track and the postal highway projects which were the major issues of political discourse but had not fallen into the priority of any previous government became possible during his leadership, prime Minister Dahal said.
He boasted on his able leadership that made it possible to hold the first phase of local level elections reaching the central rights to the people doorsteps.
PM Dahal further said his premiership was highly successful in expediting reconstruction works and increasing the amount to the quake victims for rebuilding their demolished houses.
The office of the president has informed that the resignation given by Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal from the post is in effect from today itself.
According to the president office, president Bidhya Devi Bhandari has asked the incumbent council of ministers to carry out works until the next government is formed.