Maoist led government on brink of failure: Alliance leader

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Kathmandu, Oct 25 (UNI) A senior leader of the ruling coalition alliance and former deputy Prime Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari has said the Maoist-led government is on the brink of collapse, according to local media reports.

''Because of the obstinate nature of the Maoists, the government is heading to failure,'' Kantipur quoted Adhikari, a senior leader of the UML, as saying in Biratnagar.

The present government is working disregarding the people's mandate, he said.'' Debate on formation of a special committee to look after the Army integration, failure of the government to provide people with relief and inability to start the constitution drafting process among others bode the government heading to failure,'' the minister added.

The integration of nearly 20000 former fighters of the Maoists living in various camps, monitered by the United Nations, across Nepal has been debated among the political parties.

There is a strong pressure not to integrate the politically indoctrinated Maoists in the Army. Nepali Congress has said only the combatants who meet the criteria of recruitment should be integrated in to the Army while Maoists want to integrate all.

The Nepali Congress spokesperson Arjun Narsingh KC said his party will not hinder the integration of the Maoist combatants who meet the criteria set up into Nepal Army.

Madhesi parties, who are also the coalition partners in the Communist-led government of Nepal, have opposed the politically indoctrinated former rebels' integration into the national Army.


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