Madhav Nepal became the chairman of the CPN

Madhav Kumar Nepal smiles after officially being nominated for Nepal's Prime Minister at the Parliament House in Kathmandu May 23, 2009. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Kathmandu: Madhav Kumar Nepal has become the Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal.

A meeting of Prachanda-Nepal Central Committee members held in the capital on Tuesday decided to make Nepal chairman in place of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The group claims that 315 out of 447 central members participated in today’s meeting.

The meeting decided to remove Prime Minister Oli from the post with effect from today.