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Reactionary officials attempt to isolate the PLA

Posted by Sole on February 13, 2009

maoist people's liberation army

This article appeared on Nepal News 08 Feb 2009 under the title “Don’t attend PLA function: Prez tells PM, Defense Minister”. Dr. Ram Baran Yadav is the president of Nepal and a member of the reactionary Nepali Congress Party.

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, who has decided not to attend the upcoming Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) anniversary, has advised the prime minister and the defense Minister to also follow his example and shun the event.

Rajendra Dahal, press advisor to the president, told Kantipur Daily Saturday that the president is of the advice that if the prime minister and the defense minister, who are in the command structure of the country’s top security agency, the Nepal Army, attend a programme of another military or paramilitary forces then it will not send a good signal.

It must be noted that Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is also the chairman of the Unified CPN (Maoist) and Defense Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa is its senior leader.

Shital Niwas, the Office of the President, had received the invitation to PLA Day set for February 12.

Dahal said that Shital Niwas has already sent a reply informing that Dr Yadav’s will be unable to attend the programme.

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Koirala Claims the People Want Change

Posted by Sole on February 13, 2009

Girija Prasad Koirala

Girija Prasad Koirala

This article appeared on Nepal News 08 Feb 2009

A day after accusing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of having “failed the nation” due to his divided loyalty towards the Maoist combatants and the Nepal Army, Nepali congress president Girija Prasad Koirala has claimed that the general public has started looking for an alternative to PM Dahal.

Speaking to reporters Sunday morning before flying back to Kathmandu from his hometown Biratnagar where he went Saturday for rest, Koirala said that his successor to the post of prime minister is being forced to the corner by the present situation.
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