Sunday, May 3, 2009

Brabarum Bhattarai says Army is behind Government decision to sack Rookmangud Katawal

Bhattarai claims army firmly behind govt decision.

Trying to allay fears that the Nepal Army is likely to refuse removal of its chief Rookmangud Katawal, Finance Minister and senior Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai has claimed that the army has already accepted the "new leadership" that is taking over command following the government decision.

"The army command has already accepted the new leadership and everything is moving ahead normally," Bhattarai told media persons after a brief meeting with five fringe parties Sunday afternoon.

"Our army is a disciplined army and we were quite confident that just because few individuals were undisciplined the entire army was not like that. And today's series of events has proven this right," Bhattarai said, "The entire army is united and has firmly stood behind the government's decision. The new leadership has already taken over the army's command. If you don't believe me then you can check it yourself."

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