Nepal PM Dahal's swearing in today

| Updated: Aug 04, 2016 18:36 IST

Kathmandu, Aug. 4 (ANI): Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Chairperson (CPN-MC) Pushpa Kamal Dahal will today be sworn into office as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal, a day after he was elected for the top post. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Dahal amid a special function at Sheetal Niwas, reports the Kathmandu Post. Dahal was elected after he secured 363 votes during the election for the post of Prime Minister held at Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday, while 210 votes were cast against him. He was supported by Nepali Congress, Sanghiya Gathabandhan, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and other fringe parties during the election. Dahal also known as Prachanda, led a guerrilla war against the government in the past and later served as prime minister of Nepal from 2008 to 2009. (ANI)