Retirement? Not a Chance, Only Active Politics, Says Prachanda

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has stated that he does not envision a “retired life” for himself. He mentioned that although he contemplated political retirement a decade ago, he has now resolved to continue leading an active political life.

“Being actively involved has helped me navigate through numerous difficulties, troubles, and pains. Retirement poses significant challenges. I have always envisioned leading an active life, and perhaps retirement isn’t in the cards for me,” he expressed during a podcast with Sanjay Silwal Gupta. “However, being active doesn’t solely mean holding an executive position.”

He clarified that an active political life doesn’t necessarily equate to always occupying an executive role.

“I want to make it clear that my commitment to an active political life does not imply an incessant pursuit of the Prime Minister, Chairman, or any such position. These roles entail their own process and recognition. I am preparing myself in some way for it. Taking a hiatus from active politics seems improbable in my life,” he conveyed in his discussion with Gupta. “I once contemplated retiring around 2070 BS, but it doesn’t appear likely now. Retirement seems more daunting to me. I am not asserting that I will remain the party chairman indefinitely. Even if I aspire to become Prime Minister again, it’s not solely within my control. There are established protocols. I remain committed to contributing to the welfare of the people of our nation and the world through social service and active participation in politics.”


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