Prachanda warns Maoists may pull out on Army integration issue

December 10th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Dec 10 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has warned that his party will break the ongoing political continuity if the government continues to face hurdles in army integration and constitution-drafting processes.
Addressing at a function organised to mark the second anniversary of Nepal National Civil Servants” Organisation here on Tuesday, Prachanda said,” All should be careful not to let a situation in which the government leadership could break the continuity arise.”
“If there was lack of cooperation, the Maoists would pull out of government,” Kantipur quoted him as saying.
He said Maoists were committed to take the peace process to its logical conclusion with the integration of Maoist combatants into state security forces and drafting of a new constitution.
Prachanda conceded that the government had not been able to fulfill people’’s aspirations during its first 100 days.
He said security agencies have not been able to transform themselves as per the expectations of the people.
He further accused the Nepali Congress of not wanting change by refusing to join the army integration special committee under various pretexts.
This is the second time when Prachanda accused other political parties of non-cooperation with the government.
Speaking at a programme in Chitwan on Sunday, Prachanda warned that Maoist would quit the government by mid-January and wage a fresh struggle if the Nepali Congress refused to lend it a helping hand. (ANI)

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