Sitaula doubts UCPN-Maoist, criticises PM

KATHMANDU: One of the key negotiators of the peace process Krishna Prasad Sitaula today expressed serious doubts over Maoists' intention towards the peace process.

He also criticised the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led coalition for its failure to devise a concrete action plan for the management of Maoist combatants and bring them under control of government's special committee.

Speaking at Reporters Club Nepal, Sitaula questioned why the Maoist leaders were giving political training to the combatants. "Moist combatants should be under the control of government's special committee," he said.

He suspected over the Maoists intention saying that Maoists did not bring forward any proposal to manage combatants when they headed the government and now they were pleading to manage combatants only after the promulgation of new constitution.

"These behaviours show that they are not honest towards the peace process," he said adding, the United Nations Mission In Nepal failed to monitor the cantonments properly.

He added that serious doubt rested at cantonments, where the government and other political parties except UNMIN do not have access.