Saturday, May 9, 2009

Maoist Politburo calls for rectification of unconstitutional move that re instated General Katawal

KATHMANDU, May 9 (Xinhua) -- The politburo meeting of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) on Saturday decided not to from the new government till the President rectifies his unconstitutional move.

Removal of the Chief of Nepal Army (CoNA) is the precondition of next government formation, senior leader of the UCPN-M Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Friday told Xinhua ahead of Saturday's politburo meeting.

The party on Saturday discussed the political situation of the country after the party stepped down from the government over the President Ram Baran Yadav's intervention in the Cabinet decision to sack the army chief.

The politburo meeting, held for some three hours in Nepali capital Kathmandu also decided to conduct another meeting on Sunday, according to local news website eKantipur.

The UCPN-M decided to intensify the struggle from both the streets and the House, claiming the regressive and progressive forces have been active in the name of foreign intervention, according to eKantipur.

The politburo concluded that the Nepali Congress (NC) demand for the fresh verification of the UCPN-M's armed force, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is not significant. It said that the PLA strength issue has been exaggerated and publicized as a conspiracy to halt the ongoing peace process and constitution drafting.

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