GYANENDRA SHAH: Deposed King of Nepal Warns Monarchy May Come Back


GYANENDRA SHAH: Deposed King of Nepal Warns Monarchy May Come Back
by Darius Kadivar

Kathmandu: Criticising Parliament for failing to promulgate a Constitution, Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah on Saturday warned that monarchy could return if the people wanted. (See Related News)

"Monarchy may comeback if Nepalese people wish," Shah said here while addressing thousands of supporters and loyalists on his 66th birthday at his residence Nimal Nivas, Maharajganj in the outskirts of Kathmandu. (Source:

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Gyanendra Shah (Nepali: Jñānendra Vīra Bikrama Śāh) (born 7 July 1947) is the deposed King of Nepal.

During his life, he has held the title of the King twice: first between 1950 and 1951 as a child when his grandfatherTribhuvan was forced into exile in India with the rest of his family; and from 2001 to 2008, following the Nepalese royal massacre.

Gyanendra's second reign was marked by constitutional turmoil. His predecessor King Birendra had established a constitutional monarchy in which he delegated policy to a representative government. The growing insurgency of the Nepalese Civil Warduring King Gyanendra's reign interfered with elections of representatives. After several delays in elections, King Gyanendra suspended the constitution and assumed direct authority in February 2005, assuring that it would be a temporary situation to suppress the Maoist insurgency. In the face of broad opposition, he restored the previous parliament in April 2006. His reign ended approximately two years later, in 2008, when the Nepalese Constituent Assembly declared Nepal a republic and stripped the King of all titles and duties. (MoreHere)

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The King’s Exclusive interview on Nepalese TV:

Former King Gyanendra Shah, in an exclusive interview with Sagarmatha Television expressed his wish to see the Constitutional Monarchy restored but only if the people wished it.


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Former king Gyanendra of Nepal wants to be reinstated (bbc, July 6th, 2012)


Nepal's deposed king, Gyanendra, has said for the first time that he wants to return to the throne.

Speaking to the News 24 television channel, he said that he had made an agreement six years ago with his country's political parties that he would be a constitutional monarch.

But the government abolished the monarchy in 2008.

The former king said he did not want to be active in Nepal's politics, but did want a largely ceremonial role.

His move comes at a time of political turmoil in Nepal.

A constituent assembly was recently dissolved after failing to reach agreement on a new constitution.

Fresh elections are planned for November, but in the meantime Nepal is in a political vacuum.

The BBC's John Narayan Parajuli in Kathmandu say that many ordinary Nepalis are also frustrated with the failure of their politicians to make progress on key issues like unemployment.

He says it is unclear how many would see the return of the king, even in a ceremonial role, as a welcome development.

In a rare interview, the former monarch, now known as Gyanendra Shah, told News 24 that he had been forced to make an agreement with opposition parties in 2006 after weeks of anti-government protests.

"This included the reinstatement of the dissolved parliament, the appointment of a prime minister from among the parties, and restoration of constitutional monarchy and multi-party democracy," he said.

He said that the parties would have to answer for their behaviour.

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