Thursday, April 30, 2009

Maoist secretariat asks govt to take action against army chief

Picture : Dina Nath Sharma

Unified CPN (Maoist) has decided to go ahead with the plan to take action against army chief Rookmangud Katawal.

Maoist leaders suggested the government to take action against Katawal after a marathon meeting of the party's central secretariat Thursday.

Talking to reporters after the meeting held at Prime Minister and party chairman Prachand's Baluwatar residence, Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said the government has been advised to show 'maximum flexibility' while taking action against the army chief.

He added that 'maximum flexibility' would mean an understanding with ruling ally CPN (UML) and the main opposition Nepali Congress on the action against Katawal.

Sharma, however, didn't explain the nature of the action, but hinted at the sacking of the army chief as the meeting upheld the party's earlier position on the issue.

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