Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Nepal’s newly-elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda to congratulate him and assured India’s full support.
During the telephonic conversation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also invited him to India.
Prachanda was elected by lawmakers as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the second time.
The 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre chief was elected Prime Minister with 363 votes in favor and 210 against him. Out of a total 595 members, 22 did not vote.
He was backed by the largest party in the House, Nepali Congress, constituents of the United Democratic Madhesi Front and the Federal Alliance and some other smaller parties.