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Prachanda

(prăchän`də) [the fierce one], nom de guerre of

Pushpa Kamal Dahal

(po͞osh`pä kəmäl` dəhäl), 1954–, Nepalese military and political leader, prime minister of Nepal (2008–9, 2016–17). Born into a Brahmin family, he earned a degree in agriculture and taught agricultural science. Politically a Communist, he became a member of the militant Maoist Communist party, rose rapidly in it, and soon was living underground. By the 1990s he had become chief military strategist and supreme commander of Nepal's Maoist rebels, and beginning in the mid-1990s he led a guerrilla insurgency. After a decade of bloody warfare and protracted negotiations, the rebels joined the government in 2006. In Apr., 2008, the Maoists won more than a third of the constituent assembly seats, and in Aug., 2008, Prachanda became prime minister. He resigned the following May when the president reversed his firing of the head of the army. In 2016–17 he again served as prime minister, this time under a power-sharing agreement between the Congress party and the Maoists.
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The trips by Pushpa Kumar Dahal - better known by his nom de guerre Prachanda - sought to whip up support for his idea of a 'trilateral cooperation' between Nepal, India, and China, an approach that the former prime minister has determined is central for Nepal's development and independence.
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After seeing no possibility of leader Prachanda getting elected, the Maoists decided at the last moment to back Khanal with their full strength of 237 votes.
It is believed Prachanda may influence Khanal and cause delay in the peace process and writing of the constitution for which the deadline was set for May.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Maoist leader popularly known as Prachanda,said a consensus agreement has been reached regarding how to take the peace process forward.