Senior United Marxist Leninist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal claims that the Unified Maoists’ Party had to finally handover the militias to the Nepal Army because the party leaders feared that eventually they could become their targets.
“The Unified Maoists’ Party leaders feared that militias could point their guns towards their own leaders”, claimed Nepal while addressing a program in Kathmandu, Friday April 13, 2012.
To recall, a terrified Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Unified Maoists had himself accepted that the arms could be misused.
“It is likely that the arms could be misused. It is confirmed that the arms could be pointed towards you and me. Let us hand them over to the Army,” a terrified Dahal told at the Special Committee meeting. He added, “Please do not take this as our weakness.”
Mr. Nepal however claimed that, “Though majority of militia wanted to take voluntary retirement Chairman Dahal and Prime Minister Baburam forced them to join the Army.”
He also alleged that Prachanda and Baburam are delaying the voluntary retirement of Maoists’ militia.