For­mer King ex­presses ire against po­lit­i­cal par­ties in his D'Day mes­sage

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For­mer King Gya­nen­dra in his Democ­racy Day mes­sage has asked the po­lit­i­cal par­ties why the is­sues of po­lit­i­cal agree­ments and un­der­stand­ing reached to re­solve the po­lit­i­cal dead­lock or in­sti­tu­inalise democ­racy, which also in­creased the na­tional pride, were not given pri­or­ity. Clearly, the for­mer king has ex­pressed his dis­sat­is­fac­tion over the po­lit­i­cal par­ties for not abid­ing the po­lit­i­cal agree­ments reached be­tween the party lead­ers and the king while end­ing the sec­ond po­lit­i­cal move­ment in April 2006. “Time has come to re­view whether our be­hav­iours have been sen­si­tive and re­spon­si­ble to the over­all well­be­ing of the peo­ple and the na­tion af­ter the po­lit­i­cal change of 2006 which was ush­ered in by us­ing the sov­er­eign power in­her­ent on us,” the for­mer king ar­gued the that po­lit­i­cal change of 2006 was pos­si­ble due the de­ci­sion taken by the monar­chy on April 24, 2006. The for­mer king had also re­minded the po­lit­i­cal par­ties of the uni­ver­sally pos­tu­lated as­sump­tion that in a democ­racy ev­ery­one feels that they are re­spected. He said hold­ing only pe­ri­odic elec­tions should not be con­fused as democ­racy. Only that po­lit­i­cal sys­tem which gives top pri­or­ity to the over­all well­be­ing of the peo­ple by strength­en­ing na­tion­al­ity, na­tional unity and sovereignty can be democ­racy, the for­mer king said in his mes­sage. He fur­ther asked whether the peo­ple should take safe­guard­ing of the in­ter­ests of lim­ited in­di­vid­u­als as democ­racy. “How long the peo­ple will tol­er­ate the sit­u­a­tion in which no ef­fort is made to main­tain the rule of law and good gov­er­nance?” the for­mer king has asked. Re­call­ing that the po­lit­i­cal change of 1951 was pos­si­ble due to the joint ef­forts of the king, the for­mer king had re­called the con­tri­bu­tion of his grand­fa­ther, king Trib­hu­van and all those who had laid their lives for democ­racy and paid trib­utes to them. Clearly, the for­mer king in his mes­sage has ex­pressed his dis­like to­wards the po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties of the lead­ers over the decade.

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