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Nepal Congress Party Demand Army Merger Before New Constitution

Posted by n3wday on February 20, 2010

Nepali Army soldiers demonstrate counterinsurgency preparations before U.S. military experts

This article was published on eKantipur on February 18, 2010.

Army integration before statute: Deuba

CHITWAN: Senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba said the new constitution cannot be promulgated without integration of Maoist’s People’s Liberation Army personnel. “The country is trapped in several problems due to the Maoists,” he said talking briefly to reporters in Bharatpur on Thursday.

The Maoists should honestly implement the agreements signed in the past, he said, adding that Maoist leaders should stick to politics of consensus.

In another context, the former Prime Minister said the High Level Political Mechanism should work on the basis of consensus. Referring to the incident at Congress headquarters on Wednesday, he said internal disputes need to resolve through mutual collaboration.

One Response to “Nepal Congress Party Demand Army Merger Before New Constitution”

  1. Alastair Reith said

    I think the title of this is a bit misleading. Deuba is not supporting the Maoists or army integration here. The Maoist position is that army integration should only take place AFTER a new constitution has been written. As the deadline fast approaches and they make serious threats of revolt, they don’t want to be disarmed and powerless right at the most critical point. The reactionary forces want to integrate the PLA ON THEIR TERMS (i.e. on the basis of a limited number of PLA fighters having to try out to get into the NA) before the constitution is written, so that the Maoists cannot use the threat of the PLA to push for a people’s constitution.

    http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/news-archive/2-political/4215-no-integration-before-promulgation-of-constitution-shrestha.html

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