CHITWAN: Chairman of the Unified CPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today claimed that the historic responsibility of governing the country had fallen on his party’s shoulder with the passing away of Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.

Inaugurating the First National Conference of Nepal National Contractors’ Organisation aligned to UCPN-M in Chitwan, Prachanda said, “Time has handed over the responsibility of governing the country upon us after the demise of Girija Prasad Koirala.” Prachanda asked all to fulfil the momentous and historic duty with caution and optimism.