Nepal's ruling parties have agreed to give away an important political committee's leadership to Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, chairman of the opposition party UCPN (Maoist), leaders here said Wednesday.
Shortly after visiting the world-famous Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu and offering special prayers there, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Nepal`s President Ram Baran Yadav and discussed a wide range of issues with him.
Describing her three-day visit to Nepal as very successful, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said the two countries have resolved to extend their cooperation in a number of areas to strengthen bilateral ties.
Twenty-one months after they split, Nepal`s two Maoist parties led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda and Mohan Baidhya `Kiran` Thursday announced a working alliance which may just be the first step towards their re-unification.
Nepal`s vanquished Maoist party led by Prachanda is on the verge of a split after serious differences emerged between him and the dissident faction led by former premier Baburam Bhattarai over the party`s humiliating defeat in recent polls.
The Nepali Congress today emerged as the leading party in polls to elect an assembly that will draft Nepal`s new Constitution, securing a 14-seat lead over CPN-UML while Prachanda-led Maoists were a distant third.
Maoist supremo Prachanda was elected to Nepal`s Constituent Assembly after winning one of two seats he contested by a narrow margin, as three of his close relatives faced humiliating defeats in the polls.
Nepali Congress took a narrow lead over the CPN-UML while the UCPN (Maoist) was at a distant third as the counting continued today for the election to the Constituents Assembly that will draft Nepal’s new Constitution in the country after years of political turmoil.