Prez disrupted the peace process: Prabhakar

SURKHET: Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Janardan Sharma ‘Prabhakar’ on Monday accused President Dr Ram Baran Yadav of disrupting the peace process.

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Surkhet chapter of Revolutionary Journalists’ Association, Sharma claimed the President’s move to overrule the decision to oust Chief of Army Staff Rookmangud Katawal was unconstitutional.

“The President doesn’t enjoy any such right, according to the constitution. This has put the peace process in peril,” Sharma said. He also said the international forces had provoked the President to take such a decision.

“The President violated the interim constitution and disrupted the peace process. The recent political developments have seriously affected the integration of People’s Liberation Army combatants,” he opined.

He also said the fate of the PLA fighters would be decided by the nature of the new government.

“Things will go smoothly if the new government is committed to peace-building. Or else, the situation will aggravate,” he added.

Sharma, who is also the politburo member of the Unified CPN-Maoist, said his party would be compelled to launch Jana Andolan III to correct the President’s unconstitutional move. “But our protests will be peaceful,” he added. Sharma also said the present struggle was between the forces that are for and against the peace process. He accused the President of acting as per the advice of the forces that are against the peace process. Sharma also said his party was disrupting the House session to take the country on the constitutional track.

Sharma also challenged other parties to garner the support of 301 CA members required to form a majority government. He said his party wasn’t creating any hurdle in the formation of a new coalition.