Nepal govt is not considering sacking Army Chief: Dr. Bhattarai

January 2nd, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Jan 2 (ANI): Nepal Finance Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the government does not think it was necessary to sack General Rookmangud Katawal.
Nepalnews quoted him as saying that the government was not considering sacking the Army Chief. “We don”t think it is necessary,” he said.
A tension of sorts had erupted between the government and the Nepal Army after the latter was asked to stop the process of recruiting midway.
The Nepali Army has said that it cannot stop the process, as it does not violate the previous agreement since it is not making new recruitments but only filling positions that had become vacant.
Dr. Bhattarai said that, at present juncture, the Nepal Army should not try to recruit. “There won”t be big problem if there are some vacant positions for some time,” he said. (ANI)

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