Monday, April 5, 2010

Maoists propose three alternatives on army integration

Sunday, 04 April 2010 05:35

Unified CPN (Maoist) has prepared alternative proposals for integration of its combatants considering other parties' stand against wholesale integration into the Nepal Army.

Maoist chairman Prachanda Aka Pushpa Kamal Dahal told media persons at his residence on Sunday morning that this party would table three alternatives during the Army Integration Special Committee meeting scheduled for later today.

According to Dahal, PLA combatants wishing to join the Nepal Army should be allowed to do so, or PLA to be kept as separate force or a new security agency should be created incorporating personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force. Number of personnel to be pooled out of the three security agencies should be equal to the strength of the Maoist combatants, Dahal added.

He also informed that parties will decide within this week whether the constitution will be promulgated within the time frame, claiming Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) have proposed for extension of Constituent Assembly (CA) tenure by six months or a year.

Only on Saturday, the three parties had reiterated their commitment to unveil new constitution by May 28 deadline. He said constitution within timeframe is possible on condition that parties agree on form of governance and number of states in federal system.

Additionally, Dahal said 'no confidence vote' against the current coalition government will be decided based on the support his party generates from UML leaders. He said, his party has the right to lead government being the largest party in the parliament.

Further, Maoist chairman said his party favours extending term for United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) until peace process ends here

Source: Nepal News

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