NC objects recruitment in PLA

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has objected the fresh recruitment drive of People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Speaking at a press meet on Tuesday, vice president of the party Ram Chandra Poudel said PLA’s decision to start new recruitments is objectionable as PLA is under the Army Integration Committee - which comprises representatives from all major political parties and against the norms of the peace accord.

Poudel accused the PLA commander of working with pro-war mentality and trying to compare themselves with the national army. “The Maoists are using the peace process as an opportunity to accumulate power,” he said.

NC has also called for an immediate meeting of the Army Integration Special Committee to discuss the issue.

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