Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Maoist leader claims parties are provoking army for coup

A senior Maoist leader has claimed that some political parties are provoking the Nepal Army to take over the power by means of a coup.

Speaking at Reporters' Club Wednesday, central secretariat member of the Maoist Lila Mani Pokharel said some parties want military coup to instigate political chaos in the country.

Pointing fingers at Rastriya Janashakti Party chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa, Pokharel said Thapa's statement were part of a mission for military coup. He also criticised the initiative taken by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and reiterated party's stern stand to sack army chief Rookmangud Katawal even at the cost of the government leadership

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