Talking to media at a reception organised at the Vice-President's Office here on Sunday, Oct 27 Prachanda urged everyone not to hype the issue of army integration unnecessarily. "The integration and resettlement of the Maoist combatants would advance as mentioned in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Interim Constitution, and there is no need to exaggerate the issue," Prachanda said. "The agreement signed by the seven parties subsequently after the peace agreement also mentions the integration and resettlement," he added.
Prachanda also said that he has been discussing this with the parties in order to forge a common agreement. "Discussions are underway regarding the formation of the special committee to decide the fate of the Maoist combatants as part of the peace agreement. I predict that this will bridging the gap," he added. "There is a situation that demands the Maoist headship for the special committee, he said, added, However, I have no intention to delay the process due to our stand, Kantipur reported.