Dahal drove the CPN (M) as it moved a communist revolt on 13 February 1996. In the subsequent normal war, more than 17,000 Nepalese kicked the container. Finally choices were held in 2008 and the CPN (M) ascended as the most grounded assembling. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal picked Dahal as Prime Minister in August 2008. He surrendered as Prime Minister on 4 May 2009 after his try to sack the furnished power supervisor, General Rookmangud Katawal, was limited by President Ram Baran Yadav.
Dahal is similarly comprehensively known by his nom de guerre "Prachanda", a name he went by in the midst of his guerrilla days. In Nepali and some other Indo-Aryan vernaculars, the word Prachanda is a modifier that signifies "irate".