Nepal’s former King Gyanendra Shah inaugurated ‘Bhabisya Mahapuran’ in Jhumka of Sunsari District March 1, 2012. The organizers claimed that Mahapuran of such type was held for the first time in the country, it has been reported.
On his way from Biratnagar Airport to Jhumka, ex-King Gyanendra was escorted by hundreds of motorcycles and people from all walks of life lined up along the road to welcome the former King.
“Five litres of petrol was provided free for each motorcycle by local royalists”, local media in Biratnagar have it. The usual phenomenon.
Whether all those men and women who fought with each other to have a short glimpse of the former king too were sponsored is not yet known?
In a brief stopover at Itahari, the former sovereign talked to few locals and asked for their wellbeing. Majority of them, urged the King to take the charge of the nation once again. The same scene was repeated in Jhumka where the Hindu religious ceremony had been organized. Thousands of people were present at the inauguration site where the King was invited as the chief guest.
People’s craze! Compulsion factor too appears to have worked.
Delivering his speech at the program, a former senior United Marxist Leninist cadre regretted his earlier decision to join the communist party and fighting against the institution of monarchy. The King only smiled. But the smile perhaps sent a loud and clear message.
He was also presented with a memorandum by the organizers wherein it has been urged repeatedly to get the country out of current crisis. But how can he?
After the ceremony in Jhumka, Gyanendra Shah returned to Biratnagar wherein addressing a press-meet organized in Hotel Ratna, he indirectly urged political parties to strengthen nationalism, public security and democracy.
“I would like to stress on three things, which I have found in a weak state at the moment. Nationalism, public security and democracy are three vital things we need to strengthen, then only the prevalence of peace and stability was possible.”
“We need to work together (Ma Haina Hami). Peace and stability is still possible,” he said and added, “Without Nepal being a Nepali is not possible.”
“Let’s all unite to save the nation”, ex-Nepal King said.
While talking to the media Gyanendra Shah looked in a serious mood. Hmmm! Sonia....
His supporters present in huge numbers outside the hotel were chanting anti-republican slogans.
“Hamro Raja Hamro Desh Pran Bhanda Pyaro Cha”
Shah returned to Kathmandu later in the evening.
Gyanendra’s trip to Biratnagar is being linked to his fresh trip to India where he has reportedly met with Indian leaders of various shades and colors including Chairwoman Smt. Sonia Gandhi of Indian National Congress Party.
Plus claim observers, Indian Ambassador’s Jayant Prasad’s stay in New Delhi while Gyanendra Shah was also there and upon return urging Nepali Congress and Maoists to unite with the Royalists could not only be taken as a mere conjecture.
Sleuths in New Delhi even claim that Nepal‘s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bijaya Kumar Gacchedhar had also met with the former King in New Delhi.
The present day ruling elites must have been in a panicked state. Only but natural. igh placed sources claim that Mr. Phani Pathak, former King’s press secretary, talked to be excessively close to RAW Indian intelligence agency, managed the entire affairs efficiently.