Home Ministry for Maoists `disastrous` for Nepal

The Maoists have been pressing for the Home Ministry in the new coalition.

Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 00:25 AM IST

Kathmandu: The main Opposition Nepali
Congress today said it would be "disastrous" for the country
if the Khanal-led coalition choses to allot the home ministry
to the Maoists, as they alleged the former rebels have failed
to abide by the landmark 2006 peace accord.

"It would be disastrous for the country if the
Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) is allocated to the UCPN
(Maoist), said Nepali Congress leader Ramsharan Mahat.

Kathmandu: The main Opposition Nepali
Congress today said it would be "disastrous" for the country
if the Khanal-led coalition choses to allot the home ministry
to the Maoists, as they alleged the former rebels have failed
to abide by the landmark 2006 peace accord.

"It would be disastrous for the country if the
Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) is allocated to the UCPN
(Maoist), said Nepali Congress leader Ramsharan Mahat.

The opposition say that such an agreement not only
violated the spirit of CPA, interim constitution and various
other pacts reached in the past, but also undermined the
constitutionally formed Special Committee for Supervision,
Integration and Rehabilitation of the 19,000 former Maoist
combatants.

Khanal has, however, dismissed reports that he had
agreed to hand over power to Prachanda as part of a "secret"
deal.

PTI