Lead­ers are afraid even from the shadow of the for­mer King

People's Review - - FRONT PAGE - By Our Re­porter

The other day, when the for­mer king was seen dancing at a pri­vate party in Kathmandu, co-chair­man of the Com­mu­nist Party of Nepal (CPN) Push­paka­malDa­hal saw a se­ri­ous threat to the present re­pub­li­can­ism. When the for­mer King was en­cir­cled by thou­sands of peo­ple in Pokhara dur­ing his pri­vate so­journ there, one CPN MP Jha­p­atRawal de­manded to the fed­eral par­lia­ment to re­strict the for­mer King’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Rawal said, the for­mer King was per­form­ing against the spirit of the con­sti­tu­tion. It is sur­pris­ing that Rawal, a law­maker, is not aware about the free­dom guar­an­teed by the con­sti­tu­tion to the Nepali cit­i­zens. Presently, the for­mer king is a com­moner and as per the con­sti­tu­tion, he can en­joy the rights guar­an­teed by the con­sti­tu­tion. If peo­ple will gather in front of him, this is not the fault of the for­mer King but the re­spect given to him demon­strated by the peo­ple.

It seems, the present day lead­ers have be­come zeal­ous from the in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity of the for­mer King whereas the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers are los­ing their height due to their in­volve­ment in ram­pant cor­rup­tion, com­mis­sion and mal-gov­er­nance.

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