Dahal will be PM after Oli completes 2.5 years: Gautam

Oli Prachanda Agreement

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ will be the prime minister of Nepal once K P Sharma Oli completes two-and-half-year at the office, said leader Bam Dev Gautam.

“The party is ready to implement the agreement reached between Oli and Dahal during the unification between former UML and Maoist Center. Both the chairs respect the agreement,” said Gautam during an interview Janata Janna Chahanchan.

According to the “secret agreement”, the two chairs have agreed to lead the government “based on equality for equal periods of time”.

Dahal, in a television interview with Dhamala in early June, had said Prime Minister Oli would respect the agreement and was optimistic about getting the premiership after Oli completes two-and-half-year.

“When Oli completes half term, Prachanda will be the prime minister,” he said.

Gautam also claimed that NCP is the only force that can take the country to complete socialism.

“Nepal will be declared socialism within three years,” he said.