Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji ‘Prakash’ claims that Nepal Army as is being claimed by some interested quarters will not only serve the orders of the President.
“The Army is not under the sole jurisdiction of the President,” claimed the Vice Chairman of Unified Maoists’ Party.
Pandora’s box about to open.
On his way back to Kathmandu, speaking at Janakpur Airport, August 21, 2012, Minister Shrestha replied when asked by scribes if there lay any possibility that President could sack the prime minister with the support of the Army.
“To claim that Nepal Army will only follow orders of the President or the Army institution is under the control of the President only is totally unconstitutional. The army is totally under the control of the government.”
The need of the hour is proper coordination between the Prime Minister and the President to search a way out from the preset political mess.
But who will patch up their increasing differences? Poltu Dada?
He however, claimed that President’s decision to decline ordinances presented by the government and to make public his views through a public statement is totally unconstitutional.
Spark is already there. What is awaited is the explosion.