Former King ex­presses wor­ries about the lat­est po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion, ac­cuses par­ties of breach­ing un­der­stand­ing

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Former king Gya­nen­dra in his New Year mes­sage has ex­pressed his ire against the po­lit­i­cal par­ties. “How were the last 11 years? What hap­pened dur­ing the pe­riod? What im­prove­ments were made in the so­cial, eco­nomic and civic rights of the Nepalese peo­ple in the last 11 years?” the former King stated in his mes­sage. He also wished that na­tional in­tegrity, unity, sovereignty and in­de­pen­dence were not af­fected. The former king had clearly stated that the po­lit­i­cal par­ties were un­able to de­liver what they had promised dur­ing the po­lit­i­cal move­ment of 2006. He also showed his un­hap­pi­ness over the fed­er­al­ism and sec­u­lar­ism, which have been re­spon­si­ble for cre­at­ing di­vi­sions among the peo­ple. He also ac­cused the po­lit­i­cal par­ties of vi­o­lat­ing the un­der­stand­ings reached be­tween him and the po­lit­i­cal par­ties be­fore the re­in­state­ment of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The po­lit­i­cal move­ment of 2006 had ended af­ter the former king agreed to re­store to House. Though the former king did not elab­o­rate the un­der­stand­ings in his state­ment, he was re­fer­ring to the agree­ment be­tween the seven-party al­liance and him to re­tain con­sti­tu­tional monar­chy. Ev­ery­one knows well that late Gir­ija Prasad Koirala went against the agree­ments as well as the pol­icy of his party and agreed to abol­ish monar­chy in the hope of be­com­ing the first pres­i­dent of Nepal. But his plan was later thwarted by Pushpa Ka­mal Da­hal as well as

In­dia dur­ing the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. “We had ex­pected that re­in­state­ment of the Par­lia­ment in 2006 as per the agree­ment reached with the lead­ers of the po­lit­i­cal con­sid­er­ing the pub­lic as­pi­ra­tions would open the door for peace, sta­bil­ity and pros­per­ity by end­ing all the po­lit­i­cal crises in the na­tion. When sev­eral de­ci­sions were made go­ing against the agree­ment even af­ter the re­in­state­ment of the House, we silently sup­ported them keep­ing in mind the fu­ture of the na­tion and the well­be­ing of the Nepalese peo­ple,” the former King said. He also said over the last 11 years, the bal­ance of power be­tween the three or­gans of the government—ex­ec­u­tive, ju­di­ciary and leg­is­la­ture was dis­turbed and the po­lit­i­cal be­hav­iours which were against the es­tab­lished demo­cratic norms and val­ues sur­faced. He also ac­cused the po­lit­i­cal par­ties of fail­ing to act as per the pub­lic as­pi­ra­tions to­wards the path of peace, po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity and pros­per­ity. He also ex­pressed his dis­like over the grow­ing di­vi­sion among the Nepalese peo­ple on the ba­sis of ge­og­ra­phy. He said a sit­u­a­tion of mis­trust, dis­unity and sus­pi­cion among the Nepalese peo­ple has been cre­ated. He also warned that vis­i­ble and in­vis­i­ble ac­tiv­i­ties be­ing car­ried against Sanatan Dharma and religious be­liefs of the peo­ple have badly af­fected the Nepali so­ci­ety, and there is a risk these ac­tiv­i­ties might put democ­racy and sovereignty of the na­tion at stake. He also ex­pressed his con­cern over the mi­gra­tion of youths and de­lay in pro­vid­ing re­liefs to the earth­quake and flood vic­tims. Above all the king has said that the peo­ple have lit­tle trust on the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship, and this is likely af­fect the na­tional unity and ca­pa­ble na­tion­al­ity in the long run. Ob­vi­ously, the former King has men­tioned all the po­lit­i­cal and other anom­alies the peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enced af­ter the po­lit­i­cal change of 2006. The mes­sage of the former king has rightly in­cluded all the con­cerns of the peo­ple. The po­lit­i­cal par­ties which de­ceived the king in the past are now busy cheat­ing the peo­ple. They have failed to free the coun­try from the chaos and the peo­ple from their plights.

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