|┬áK.P Oli (File photo)|
The CPA signed between the Girija Prasad Koirala led interim government and erstwhile CPN (Maoist) brought the former rebels into the mainstream of national politics and jumpstarted the peace process.
Oli, who is known for his sometimes outrageous remarks on the current state of national politics, told journalists at a press meet in Jhapa that the amendment of the peace agreement is necessary so as to allow the Nepal Army to start recruitment drive to fill up vacant positions and purchase weapons and ammunitions for training.
Describing the Maoist combatants as "guerillas", the UML leader said that Nepal Army is a "national army" and that they can't be viewed on the same level as the "Maoist guerillas".
He also accused the Maoists of being the major impediment for the formation of a "national consensus government". nepalnews.com