KATHMANDU, June 9: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal on Friday claimed that the Nepal Army would not support President Dr Ram Baran Yadav if the latter sacks Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.
Alleging that the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML were exerting pressure on the president to sack Bhattarai, Maoist Chairman Dahal also asked both the parties not to drag the president into controversy. "Nepal Army won´t support the president if he sacks Bhattarai.
This is because the Nepal Army is now a republican army. The Maoists have taken a right decision, both constitutionally and politically," Dahal said while addressing a function organized by Tamang National Liberation Front in the capital.
Dahal also said that current struggle between the parties is for power. Referring to the allegations that the Maoist government´s announcement of fresh election date was their strategy to capture state powers, he questioned, “Is the state powers the private property of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML?” He also argued that the new constitution should be written by the CA elected by the people even if it requires holding elections four times.