Maoist chief Prachanda takes oath as Prime Minister of Nepal

New Delhi: Maoist Chief Pushpa Kumar Dahal also known as Prachanda  on Thursday took oath as Prime Minister of Nepal for a second time.

Though Prachanda  was the only contender for the top post, he had to go through the voting as the Constitution requires the Prime Minister to prove support of the majority lawmakers in the House.

Mounting challenges on the domestic and external fronts are set to test the newly elected Prime Minister, his task is not easy, given the fact that Nepal stands at the very crossroads of political and constitutional history.

There are certain agendas of which he knew well before he became the Prime Minister -- striking a fine political balance among deeply-divided political ideologies, moving ahead with political consensus and fulfilling the promises he made during his speech in parliament before his election as the new Prime Minister, seven-point understanding with the Nepali Congress ahead of the exit of K.P. Sharma Oli-led government, and a three-point agreement with agitating Samuktya Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha.